The Buzz at Beth El
This Weekend
Friday, August 3
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, August 4
'Learning Minyan' Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 8:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, August 5
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Welcoming Cantor Melanie Blatt
Melanie Blatt is settling in nicely to her new role as Cantor Educator and Director of Community Engagement. As you can see HERE , she’s already begun filling our halls - and our lives - with beautiful music. Just like the Carole King song, we’ve all “got a friend” in Cantor Melanie. To join Cantor Blatt at this year’s High Holy Day family services, and for a complete schedule of High Holy Day services, click HERE .
Summer Onegs
Friday, August 17 following Shabbat Evening Services
We will have a delicious oneg outside, under the evening sky.
We would be honored to have you co-sponsor the event for $18.
For further information, please contact Yvonne Epstein at
410-484-0411 or   yvonne@bethelbalto.com
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
The 2018-2019 Program Brochure is available here
To register for ALL classes, regardless of fee,
contact Ellen Marks at  ellenm@bethelbalto.com  or 410-580-5166
Affiliates, Committees & Other Happenings
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment with
Singer Michael A. Brown Sr.
Sunday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
We will be entertained by Michael Brown, a very personable singer. The cost for this event is $21.00 for members and $24.00 for guests. Reservations and payments are due no later than August 6, 2018. Reservations received after August 6th, will not be accepted.  Mark envelope “Ruthye”.   For further information, call Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at
443-857-7499.
Sisterhood Opening Brunch with Guest Speaker Rafael Alvarez
Sunday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
We are pleased to present Rafael Alvarez, a well known Baltimore television writer, journalist and writer as our guest speaker. Mr Alvarez has written episodes for the TV series Homicide and The Wire. His novels have a Baltimore connection and he is a frequent contributor to JMore Magazine. Registration is due by Friday August 17, 2018. For further information and to RSVP, please contact: Marcia Boonshaft at boonshaftjm@gmail.com or 410-484-3112 or
Myra Coonin at mbcoonin@comcast.net or 410-653-9435.
Fall Fashion Fest
Sunday, August 26 from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Come shop with some of your favorite vendors and discover some new vendors, following the Sisterhood Opening Brunch! For more information, contact Sonia Obstler at 410-653-2381 or seobstler@gmail.com or
Helen Bronstein at 410-653-5028 or helenbronstein@verizon.net
A Message to Religious School Parents
Registration for Religious School is OPEN for the 2018-2019 school year! Please register as soon as possible so we can accurately determine class sessions, number of teachers & classrooms needed and decide on student placement. You can register online at www.bethelbalto.com

If you have any questions, please contact Fran Davis in the religious school office at 410-484-4543 or fran@bethelbalto.com

The Soul Center
The P.O.D - Podcasts Over Drinks
Wednesdays, August 1, 8 at 6:00 p.m.
So, how does this work?
1. Choose a date or a theme that speaks to you.
2. Register & we’ll send you a link to the podcast & directions to that week’s P.O.D. host.
3. Listen to the podcast episode (in your car, on a walk/run) before Wednesday @ 6pm. They’re all about an hour long.
4. Come to the house ready for a great discussion, in a beautiful setting, with great people & refreshing summer drinks & snacks.
5. Leave feeling just a little more Soulful!
For further information and to register, click here .
Dusk Yoga
Thursdays, August 2, 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Take advantage of the longer days of summer to join us on a Dusk YOGAhike. Led by Kimberlee Strome and Dagmar Bohlmann, we’ll go on a 90- minute vigorous hike with stops for off-the-mat yoga and mindful Jewish inspiration sprinkled throughout. Space is limited. For location information and to register, click here .
YOGAhikes at Loch Raven Reservoir
Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m.
The Soul Center has partnered up with YOGAhikes to provide 90 minutes of off-the-mat yoga, vigorous hiking, and mindful Jewish inspiration. Join Rachel Siegal, Dagmar Bohlmann and Kimberlee Strome of YOGAhikes from 10:00 am-11:30 a.m. $25/person. Space is limited. For more information and to register, click here .
For further information, go to www.soulcenterbaltimore.org or contact
Julie Hettleman at julie@bethelbalto.com or 410-484-0411 x 1103