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This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, November 17
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, November 18
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Tot Shabbat: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room *Kids up to age 5
Evening Services: 4:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, November 19
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Community Room
Religious School Parent Cafe: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Zentangling: 4:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Special Event

Monday, December 18 at 5:45 p.m., Chizuk Amuno

Join us at Chizuk Amuno for an evening of holiday lights and fun.

5:45 P.M.    Pasta Bar, Salad, and Latke Dinner, Hanukkah Games
6:00 P.M.    Our Students Perform
6:30 P.M.    Hanukkah Candle Lighting
6:45 P.M.    Fireworks Light Up the Sky

Cost for Dinner: 
By December 11 - $5 per person or $18 per family 
At the Door - $6 per person or $20 per family
Children 3 and under are free.

For registration information, please click HERE
Affiliates, Committees & Other Happenings

Wednesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
We meet monthly on Wednesdays at noon, usually in the Myers Auditorium. Bring a  brown bag, dairy lunch. Beth El provides coffee and tea. Our hostess of the month generously brings a delicious dessert.  On November 15, Gail Lipsitz will discuss Snow in August by Pete  Hamill. 
For information, please contact: Barbara Berkowitz 
410-296-8424, Carol Cummins 410-486-1504, Joan Flaks 410-486-6246, Gail Shugarman 410 486-1661 or  Rita Silverman 410 484-1731.

Tuesdays, November 21, 28 at 10:30 a.m., Schuster Library
Sisterhood is looking for knitters/crocheters and anyone who wishes to learn. 
We knit/crochet Afghans for Special People. We do this in individual squares and then join these squares together into an Afghan of love  for those who are home bound or in a nursing home.  For questions or to RSVP, please contact Susan Himmel at  or 410-484-7521.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
Mondays, November 20, 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Read more  here

Sex and Religion in the Supreme Court
Tuesday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $40/Beth El member; $50 non-member. Read more  here.

Wednesday Morning Series With Dr. Rosann Catalano: A Rabbi And A Theologian Walk Into A Coffee Shop
Wednesdays, November 29 and December 6, 13 at 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Fee: $40/Beth El member; $50 non-member. Read more  here

The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning's Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class Receives A Gift!
We are thrilled to tell you that The Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class has received a generous gift that will enable interested congregants to have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah experience. The program has undergone some changes from the original advertised class to accommodate this gift and provide a solid foundation for each adult. We will offer this B'nai Mitzvah journey, facilitated by Ben Kreshtool, from Thursday, December 7 through Thursday, May 17 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the Agus Library for a fee of $50. All participants will have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah on Sunday morning, Shavuot, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. in the Berman-Rubin Sanctuary.  

For more courses, check out the  2017-18 Adult Learning Opportunities Booklet.

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

The Family Corner
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Kicks off Saturday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m., Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Inclusive Shabbat services for school-aged children with special needs and their fa milies. 
Upcoming dates/locations: December 9 - Beth El Congregation; January 20 - Chizuk Amuno Congregation; February 24 - Beth Tefiloh Congregation; March 3 - Temple Oheb Shalom. For more information, please contact Mia Aronin at or 410-935-5171.  

Tot Shabbat - Honoring 3's
Saturday, November 18 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 age 5.

Religious School Parent Cafe
Sunday, November 19 at 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Looking for a little relaxing time while your kids are in school? Please join us at the parent cafe. Bagels and coffee will be available for you to enjoy. 

Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Kicks off Sunday, November 19 between 4:00-6:00 p.m, Barnes & Noble of Pikesville
This event will run from Sunday, November 19th to Sunday, November 26th. Families are invited to Barnes & Noble for a kick off celebration to hear guest readers, mingle with teachers, and shop for books. Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of the sales during the fundraiser, to our school!  All you have to do is bring the voucher you've received or just tell a cashier you are from Beth El Preschool, and they will ensure our school gets credit for your purchases. For more information, please contact Beth El Preschool at 410-602-2245.  
The Soul Center

Wednesdays, November 15, 22, 29 at 5:45 p.m., 
The Soul Center
These 30-minute transformational gatherings will allow you to step out of th e busyness of your life and experience the benefits of being present in the moment and free of self-judgment.  Generously sponsored by Robert and Florence Chertkof.

Thursday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Take a breath, enjoy a snack, chat with fellow caregivers and meet health and human service professionals to learn about valuable resources that can help
you take care of yourself and the ones you love.

Sunday, November 19 at 9:30 a.m., Community Room
This yoga class will include 10 minutes of inspirational Torah at the beginning, and then a full hour-long yoga class.  Please bring a mat and a water bottle.
$10/person. Click HERE to register.

Wednesdays, November 15, 29 and December 6 at 1:30 p.m., The Soul Center
Learn about these beautiful and exotic poems with Rabbi Dana Saroken. Then create an original, whimsical, and colorful piece of art based on the images of King Solomon's Song of Songs with teacher Judy Schlossberg using mixed media of paint, pen and collage. 
$125/person. Click HERE to register. 
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