The Buzz at Beth El
Beth El Welcomes
Our New Members!
Matthew & Brooke Rothstein
and their children Ari and Micah.
Mazal Tov!
To Evelyn Morrison on the birth
of her great-grandson,
Carter Isaac Lewis. 
This Weekend
Friday, May 17
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Shabbat Service Led by Kitah Gimel: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Shir Joy - A Soul Center Shabbat Experience: 7:00 p.m., Community Room

Saturday, May 18
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - Bar Mitzvah of Jack Millman : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Tot Shabbat - Honoring Pre-K: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room
Shabbat Kiddush Speaker Series - Israeli Film: 12:45 p.m., Agus Library
Evening Services: 8:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, May 19
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Beth El 71st Congregational Annual Meeting: 10:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Zentangle Drop In: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Unable to attend Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
Beth El 71st Annual Meeting
Featuring Machaya Klezmer Band
Sunday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Don’t miss this important meeting:
• Complimentary Congregational Breakfast
• Annual Hazkarah (Memorial) Service
• Elections of Officers and New Board Members
This meeting is for Congregation members only .
RSVP to: or 410-484-0411.
Save the Date!
Come celebrate the revelation of the Torah
with a night of learning, prayer, and song!
Saturday, June 8 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
More information coming on next week's Buzz!
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, May 14 - Monday, May 20
Click here
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Shabbat Kiddush Speaker Series: Israeli Film
Saturday, May 18 at 12:45 p.m., Agus Library
From third-rate melodramas to international awards. With speaker Uta Larkey, Associate Professor at Goucher College.
JWV Annual Memorial Flag Project 
Sunday, May 19, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Volunteers needed! Each year we go out to a number of Jewish cemeteries and place American flags on the graves of our deceased Jewish Veterans. It is a very worthwhile project to assist the aging JWV members who are in their late 80s and 90s and who can no longer carry on this century old tradition themselves. We will meet at Beth El's rear parking lot (outside the school building). Please RSVP to Barry Steelman at 410-4846-0023 or Mike Blumenfeld at
Beth El Sisterhood Closing Luncheon and Installation of Officers
Monday, May 20 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Following the installation and lunch, we will be entertained by pianist Todd Twining, Music Faculty at The Bryn Mawr School and Director of Bryn Mawr Music School lessons program. Todd will be joined by Beth El’s Director of Education, Dr. Eyal Bor, on the clarinet. Click here for further information and registration form.
Wednesday, May 29 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Speaker Sheila Derman will review the book  The Woman's Hour  by Elaine Weis. Bring a dairy lunch and enjoy eating and talking with friends. No charge. For more information, contact: Barbara Berkowitz 410-296-8424, Carol Cummins 410-486-1504, Joan Flaks 410-486-6246 or Frida Fraiman 410-363-6464.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning

Wednesday Night @ The Movies
Beginning Wednesday, May 15
This series of 4 films is guaranteed to delight you! Join us in the
Offit Auditorium on Wednesday, May 15, 22, 29, and June 5,
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fee: $36 for all 4 films in advance or $10 at the door.  
May 15: Women’s Balcony - facilitator, Dr. Hana Bor, BHI, Towson University      
May 22: Aftermath - facilitator, Neil Rubin, Ph.D., Beth Tfiloh Dahan High School          
May 29: Inside Hana’s Suitcase  - facilitator, Sivan Chaban, FIDF    
June 5: Dough  - facilitator, Ben Kreshtool, Beth El Ritual Director      
Click here for a detailed description of each movie and further information.
NEW! The Best of Hamilton - Presented by Ellen Katz
Two Part Class - Tuesdays, May 21 and 28 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Experience America’s Groundbreaking Musical! If you are planning on seeing the musical Hamilton, wish that you could, or have already seen it, this event is for you! Click here for more information.
New Classes Coming Up:

* Mah Jongg or Beginners: Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 10:00 a.m. in the Myers Auditorium. Join Geri Willen and the group and learn this strategic game.Fee: $45 for Beth El Congregation members and $55 for non-members.
* Canasta for Beginners: Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 4:00 p.m. in the Myers Auditorium. Learn to play this popular card game with Geri Willen. Come and make new friends or bring your friends and make your own group of 4! Fee: $45 for Beth El Congregation members and $55 for non-members .
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

Tot Shabbat - Pre-K Honored
Saturday, May 18 at 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room
Click here for more information.
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, May 15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Join us for LIT erature based deep-dive into the memoirs of author
Dani Shapiro. Every 2 weeks we’ll get together for lunch in the Soul Center. There will be designated facilitators (chosen for their wit and wisdom) and lots for the group to delve into. Come at noon to grab lunch and a seat, our discussion will begin at 12:30 p.m. $20/person per session.
Click here to for further information and full schedule.
Shir Joy: A Soul Center Friday Night Experience
Friday, May 17 at 6:45 p.m.
J oin us for an immersive, elevated, spiritual excursion into prayer and song with Rabbi Dana Saroken, Elie Greenberg and the Shir Joy Band. You’ve got an option to join us at 6:00 p.m. in the Soul Center for delicious food and beverages to fill your belly and warm your soul. Dinner cost: $18/per person (Family max $72). Register here .
Caregiver Cafe
Thursday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
7 Weeks, 7 Values
Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m.
via Zoom Webinar
Click here for more information.
Jewish Meditation
with Cantor Melanie Blatt
Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
In partnership with Beth El Sisterhood,open to all. Click here for more information.
Torah & Yoga - All Levels
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
(Except May 26)
Click here for more information.
Zentangle Drop-In
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
(Except May 26)
Click here for more information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103