The Buzz at Beth El
"... I've found that the more effort I invest in  teshuva (personal transformation),
the more powerful the High Holy Days feel and the more likely I am to change my behavioral patterns, relationships, and life for the better!" - Rabbi Dana Saroken
Click here to continue reading Rabbi Saroken's High Holy Day Reflection.

On behalf of the clergy, board of trustees, and staff of Beth El Congregation, we wish you all K’tiva Va’Hatima Tova - May you all be inscribed for a good and sweet year.

#Reflect4Rosh  is a series of provocative questions, designed to help guide teshuva.
To learn more and participate, please go to our Facebook page
or read our High Holy Day Guide here .
Click here for a full High Holy Day schedule
Sunday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m., Outdoor Pavilion

Join us for a fun Rosh Hashanah celebration for the whole family!
* Apple dipping and honey treats for kids
* Get your new year's photo with our clergy in our "Clergy Photo Booth"
* Live music and much more!
We're looking forward to seeing you all there!

Questions? Please contact us at 410-484-0411
Beth El Congregation Security Statement
The security of our congregants, community, and facilities is of paramount concern and we take your safety very seriously. While Beth El makes security an integral part of our culture year-round, we remain especially vigilant during the High Holy Days. Click  here  to read the full statement.
This Weekend 
Friday, September 27
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, September 28
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, September 29
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Erev Rosh Hashanah Pre-Pray: 5:00 p.m., Outdoor Pavilion
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service: 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary

Monday, September 30
Rosh Hashanah (Day 1)
Offices and Schools Closed
Rosh Hashanah Service: 9:30a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary and Offit Auditorium *Reserved Seating
Family Services:10:00 a.m. *For a complete schedule of Family Services, including Early Childhood and Drop Off Services, click here .
Tashlich Service: 4:45 p.m., Druid Ridge Cemetery
Mincha/Maariv Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Tuesday, October 1
Rosh Hashanah (Day 2)
Offices and Schools Closed
Morning Service: 9:30 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary *Reserved Seating. Open seating starting
at 10:30 a.m.
Early Childhood Family Service: 10:00 a.m., Myers Auditorium *Preschool-1st Grade
Family Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel *2nd Grade & Above
Evening Service: 6:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Unable to attend the High Holy Day services? Live stream available here .
Please contact Josh Powell to get a password (Beth El Congregation members ONLY )
at or 410-484-0411 x 1117.
Beth El Memorial Park
Upcoming Event:
* Annual Service of Remembrance  - Sunday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Click here for full details. Questions? Please contact Ben Kreshtool at
or Yvonne Epstein at or call us at 410-484-0411
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, September 24 - Tuesday, October 1
Click here
Interested in getting hospital and bereavement notices from Beth El?
Please sign up here .
If you know of anyone who might need a C hesed visit, please fill out this form so that we have all the details we need and no one is forgotten. Thank you for partnering with us to provide Chesed to our members in need. For information regarding our Chesed group, contact Cantor Blatt at
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Beth El Men's Club Presents: Steak, Salmon and Scotch in the Sukkah with Rabbi Steve Schwartz and Scott Garceau
Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m., Beth El's Big Sukkah
Scott’s talk will include up-to-date reports on the Orioles and Ravens as well as the local college sports scene. Cost: Men's Club member - $35/advance or $40/at door; Guest - $45/advance or $45/at door. For more information and to make a reservation, click here .

*Interested in joining the Beth El Men's Club? Click here .
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers needed for the Blood Drive on October 23. For information, please contact Steve Silber at or 410-491-9157.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
Special screening in honor of Rabbi Mark G. Loeb's
10th Yahrzeit Anniversary:
Voices of Baltimore - Life After Segregation
Thursday, September 26 at 6:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel
The film captures and preserves the rich oral histories of seven African-Americans who grew up in the Mason/Dixon border area of Baltimore, Maryland during the Jim Crow Era. The screening event will include a discussion facilitated by Dr. Hana Bor and Dr. Patricia Welch. For more information, click here .
The History of Women's Fashion Part 2
Wednesdays, beginning October 2
at 10:30 a.m. , Agus Library
Click here for information.
To Kill a Mockingbird: Whose Story is it?
Thursdays, beginning October 3
at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Click here for information.
The 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet is out NOW!
Click here to download a copy.
The Family Corner

Or Shabbat
Saturday, October 12 at 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library
Or Shabbat is led by Morah Becky, the T'filah Team and Mitzvah Monsters in the Schuster Library. Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and a wonderful family Shabbat experience.
Prayground Shabbat
Saturday, October 12 at 11:15 a.m., Outdoor Pavilion
Join us for a musical service as we sing and play together in our beautiful Generations Park Kiddush to follow. For kids up to 5 years old and their families. *In case of rain, the service will take place in the Preschool Community Room. Click here for a full list of upcoming dates.
The Soul Center

New The Spark
Fridays, beginning October 4, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
A deep dive into inspirational Jewish learning with Rabbi Saroken and friends. From unlocking the secrets of the holidays, to cartwheeling through Genesis, to learning from the Hasidic masters. For more information and to register, click here .
Torah & Yoga
Sundays, beginning October 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for information.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for information.
Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103