The Buzz at Beth El
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 - 5:30 p.m.
Monday, June 10: Morning Service (Yizkor) - 10:00 a.m.; Evening Service - 6:45 p.m.
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.
This Weekend
Friday, May 31
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, June 1
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 8:15 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, June 2
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Zentangle Drop-In: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment at Beth Israel: 5:45 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation

Unable to attend Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, May 28 - Monday, June 3
Click here
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

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.
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.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning

Wednesday Night @ The Movies
Wednesdays, May 29 and June 5
This series of films is guaranteed to delight you! Join us in the
Myers Auditorium, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fee: $10 at the door.      
May 29: Inside Hana’s Suitcase  - facilitator, Idan Zrihen, BZD    
June 5: Dough  - facilitator, Ben Kreshtool, Beth El Ritual Director      
Click here for a detailed description of each movie and further information.
New Classes Coming Up:

* Mah Jongg or Beginners: Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 12:00 p.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

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 29, 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.
Healing Service
Wednesday, June 12
at 9:15 a.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.
(last session for season)
Click here for more information.
Torah & Yoga - All Levels
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Zentangle Drop-In
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
(last session for season)
Click here for more information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103