The Buzz at Beth El
The June Voice is here!
On June 24th, 65 Beth El members - accompanied by Rabbi Steve Schwartz, Cantor Thom King, and Dr. Eyal Bor - will arrive in Warsaw, Poland to begin the congregation's trip through Eastern Europe. While the synagogue has led numerous trips to Israel, this is only the second time in 20 years that Beth El has traveled to Europe.

Throughout their 10-day journey, the group will visit Warsaw, Kraków, Prague, and Berlin, following an itinerary that will bring them face to face with the sometimes glorious and often harrowing history of the Jewish people in Poland, Germany, and Czechia.

Want to know more? Click here to read the full issue of the Voice.
Celebrate This Weekend @ Beth El
Summer Onegs
First Oneg of the Season - June 7
Join us for Summertime Onegs, Friday evenings, immediately after services. June 7, July 5 and August 9. If you are able to co-sponsor any or all onegs ($18 per oneg), please contact Yvonne Epstein
at 410-484-0411.
Torah Cafe - Shavuot 5779
Saturday, June 8
You are invited to a coffee house style Shavuot celebration!
• 7:30 p.m.: Mincha Service with a special performance by the
Beth El Choir.
• 8:00 p.m.: Beit Midrash learning experience, guided by our Clergy. Devour the texts of our traditions with your cheesecake, and sip on an assortment of gourmet coffees and teas.
• 8:45 p.m.: Ma’ariv/Havdallah Service
• 9:00 p.m.: Don’t go home too early or you’ll miss the coffee house style live musical performances!
If you’re interested in volunteering or to RSVP, please email Cantor Blatt at
Shavuot Services
Sunday, June 9: Morning Service - 10:00 a.m.; Evening Service - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, June 10: Morning Service (Yizkor) - 10:00 a.m.; Evening Service - 6:45 p.m.
This Weekend
Friday, June 7
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Summer Oneg: 6:45 p.m., Front Patio

Saturday, June 8
Erev Shavuot
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - Bat Mitzvah of Brooke Baylin : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Shavuot 5779 - Torah Cafe (including Mincha Service):
7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium

Sunday, June 9
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Monday, June 10
Shavuot 2nd Day
Morning Services with Yizkor: 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Evening Service: 6:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Unable to attend Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, June 4 - Monday, June 10
Click here
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Biblio Closing Luncheon with Pikesville Librarian Paula Gallagher
Wednesday, June 12 at 12:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Paula will review contemporary favorites and apprise us of forthcoming novels. Cost: $20/person. *Reservations due by June 8* For information, contact Frida Fraiman at
or 410-303-9388.
Beth El Choir
Looking for an opportunity to express yourself? Then come and sing with the Beth El Choir. We’re preparing for another exciting year of song, celebration, and fellowship, beginning with the High Holidays
and ending with a concert, with a lot more beautiful and inspiring music in between. So for a year of fun and inspiration, let your voice be heard and join us! For more information, contact Cantor Thom King
at 410-484-0411 or
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning

Wednesday Night @ The Movies
Wednesdays, May 29 and June 5
This film is guaranteed to delight you! Join us in the
Myers Auditorium, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fee: $10 at the door.      
June 5: Dough  - facilitator, Ben Kreshtool, Beth El Ritual Director      
Click here for further information.
The 2018-2019 Program Brochure is available here
To register for ALL classes, regardless of fee,
contact Ellen Marks at  or 410-580-5166
The Family Corner

2022 B’nai Mitzvah Date Requests
If your child was born in 2009 and will be having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Beth El, you are welcome to submit requested dates for the year 2022. These B’nai Mitzvah dates will be assigned early this summer, and we try to honor your requests. Please know that we will do our best, but cannot guarantee a single Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Submit your 2022 B’nai Mitzvah dates to and indicate if you are requesting a Shabbat morning or Havdallah service.
The 2019-2020 Berman-Lipavsky Religious School Registration is OPEN
To register your kids to the Religious School at Beth El, click here .
To register your kids to our Hebrew School in Your Neighborhood, click here . For further information, contact Fran Davis at
The Soul Center

Wednesday, June 12, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. *Last session of the series
Join us for LIT erature based deep-dive into the memoirs of author
Dani Shapiro. We’ll get together for lunch in the Soul Center. Discussion facilitated by Rabbi Dana Saroken and Lucille Goldberg . Come at noon to grab lunch and a seat, our discussion will begin at 12:30 p.m. $20/person. Click here to for further information.
Summer Solstice Yoga Workshop
Friday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a 2-hour yoga workshop, led by Nila Mechali Berger. Renew and rejuvenate, reflect on the season gone by and set intentions for the summer season, 108 sun salutations, journaling, & mala bead bracelet and making refreshing drinks. $40 per person. Click  here  to register.
This workshop will begin in the Soul Center and weather permitting, will have both outdoor and indoor components.

7 Weeks, 7 Values
*Last session of the series
Tuesday, June 4 at 9:00 p.m.
via Zoom Webinar
Click here for more information.
Healing Service
Wednesday, June 12
at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Torah & Yoga - All Levels
Sundays, June 23 & 30
at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103