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This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, March 16
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Cultivating Character: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Friday Evening Meditation: 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, March 17
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Services - Sisterhood Shabbat:  10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Tot Shabbat: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room
Evening Services:  6:15 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, March 18
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Shalom Aleichem Hebrew Class: 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Kolker Room
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
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Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m., Everyman Theater
Like so many great mysteries, it all began in an attic with a dusty old suitcase...The discovery of a stash of letters stamped with Swastikas opens clues to an untold family history spanning multiple generations in  The Book of Joseph -the gripping true story of resilience and truth-tracking determination spanning Baltimore and beyond. After the performance, Rich Hollander, a Past President of Beth El Congregation, will host a question and answer session. Click here for more information.

From now until Thursday, March 15
We are collecting non-perishable Kosher for Passover food (excluding Matzo) and cash/checks (to be used to purchase Kosher grocery stores gift cards). The food drive will benefit the women of the Jewish organization CHANA. For further information, click here or contact Barbara Green at 410-458-4423 or

Wednesday, March 14 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Rabbi Dana Saroken will review A Bride for One Night by Ruth Calderon. The cost of the luncheon and book review is $12.00.  For further information,
click here
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong  Le arning

Special Event:
Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
So many of us have laughed, cried and remembered childhood friends and neighborhoods thanks to Baltimore Jewish historian, Gilbert Sandler. No charge - sponsors are welcome.  Click  here  for further information. 

Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
For information, click  here

Thursdays, March 15, 22 and April 5 at 11:00 a.m.,  Agus Library
As our lives change, so do the demands on our time. Finding balance between the factors that compete for our time is one of life's greatest ongoing challenges. Explore this topic in four lessons. $40 Beth El members, $50 non-members.

The Inside Story of Theodor Herzl, From Private Individual to a Renowned Jewish Political Leader 
Mondays, March 19 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
A three part series.  $40/Beth El members; $50/non-members.  Click here for further information. 

Thursdays, March 15, 22 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
In this three-part course taught by Cantor Thom King we will explore three different operas. For further information, click here

Beginning Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Mr. Jon Aaron will pose the question:  To Kill a Mockingbird: Whose Story is It?  Click  here  for more information.

Beginning Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
We welcome Eyal Rob to Beth El for this amazing and very different weekend of learning and entertainment for the whole family. For further information, see each date: April 13, April 14, April 15

Please register for ALL classes, regardless of fee, to Ellen Marks at or 410-580-5166.
The Family Corner

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, March 17, 24 at 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room
Join Morah Becky for an interactive service filled with song, prayer, puppets and Torah stories. For kids up to 5 years old and their families.

Or Shabbat
Saturday, March 24 at 11:15 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.
The Soul Center

Special Event: 
Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Come join us for a fascinating conversation between Rabbi Saroken and Abby Stein that will move you - both as a Jew and as a human being. $18 ticket; $36 ticket + after party. For further information, 
click HERE

Thursday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., 
The Soul Center
With Rabbi Ben Shalva, explore the sefirot, the "Jewish Chakra System", through a combination of text study and meditation. $20/session. For further information and the complete list of dates, click HERE

Fridays at 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Join Rabbi Saroken for an hour discussion on Mussar, a set of Jewish character traits developed in the 17th Century to help us lead an ethical, balanced life. For further information and the complete list of dates,  click HERE

Wednesday, March 14 at 9:15 a.m., The Soul Center
With so many people in our community in need of healing, Rabbi Saroken will be leading a prayer circle/healing service. Anyone in need of healing or praying for your loved ones is welcome. For further information, click HERE

Thursday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m., The Soul Center
For further information, click HERE

Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m., The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information, click  HERE

Fridays at 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Drop-in and join us as we ease our way into Shabbat with guided meditation from our expert facilitators. If you choose, we welcome you to stay for Shabbat services at 6:00 p.m.

Sundays at 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information and to register, click  HERE.
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