New Member Pre-Hanukkah Celebration
Monday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.
*This party is for new members who have joined Beth El on or after December 1, 2018. Please join us for a special New Member Families Pre-Hanukkah Party at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Schwartz. Latkes and refreshments will be served. To RSVP please email us at For further information, contact Jane Krosin at
Beth El Community Hanukkah Celebration
Sunday, December 22 at 4:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
All ages are welcome to join us for a fun Hanukkah celebration! Candle lighting (BYO menorah), holiday sing-a-long and light dinner. $5/person, kids under 12 are free. Open seating.
To RSVP or for more information, email Cantor Blatt at by December 12.
One of the best ways to get involved on # Giving Tuesday is in your own community.
In 2018, three members of our Beth El community shared their #ExtraordinaryMoments with you, here's a reminder of one of them: Joe Napora's Bar Mitzvah

Click here to learn more about # Giving Tuesday
Short Survey for Interfaith Families
Beth El's Interfaith Committee is collecting information to better understand the needs of the interfaith families in our Beth El community and beyond. Our goal is to create programming that supports and enhances the experience of this very important demographic in our community.
Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey . All information will be kept confidential.
This Weekend 
Friday, November 22
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
The Spark: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center Learn more
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, November 23
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - B'not Mitzvah of Maelan Altberger and Lucie Goldberg : 10:00 a.m.,
Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Prayground Shabbat: 11:15 a.m., Community Room *All ages
Evening Service: 4:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, November 24
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
New Moon Nia: 7:00 p.m., Offsite Location Learn more

Unable to attend the Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, November 19 - Monday, November 25
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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, Visiting Voices , contact Cantor Blatt at
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Beth El Sisterhood Book Review and Luncheon
with Rabbi Steven Schwartz
Wednesday, November 20 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Rabbi Schwartz will review the book The Uninhabitable Earth – Life After Warming By David Wallace-Wells. Although the topic for the book is climate change, and its method is scientific, its mode is Old Testament.
The book is a meticulously documented, white-knuckled tour through the cascading catastrophes that can soon engulf our earth.
Beth El Sisterhood General Meeting, Luncheon and Program with Guest Speaker Denise Koch
Monday, December 2 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Denise Koch, an Emmy Award-winning journalist with WJZ, will address the power of women and sisterhood. She is considered the premier
newscaster in Baltimore. For more information and to download your reservation form, click here . Reservations due by November 22.
Beth El Seniors Lunch and Bingo
Sunday, December 8 at 12:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Enjoy a tasty lunch, followed by multiple games of Bingo! Cost: $15/members; $18/guests. Reservation due by November 22. For more information and to download a reservation form, click here .
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El:
Baltimore Musicales - To Broadway with Love
Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Join the artists of Baltimore Musicales, Charm City’s acclaimed vocal music series, for an evening of songs and duets by some of the greatest Jewish composers and lyricists to write for film and stage. For more information, click here .
Fathers and Daughters in American Jewish Literature and Film with Author Ted Merwin, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, December 10, 17 & 24 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, and movies about the American Jewish experience, especially those written by women, often depict the father-daughter relationship in fascinating ways. Fee: $50/Beth El Congregation members; $60/non-members. Registration is required.    
 Click here for more information.
Jewish Short Stories
Tuesday, December 3
at 7:00 p.m.
Agus Library
Click here for information.
The Art of Seeing
Thursdays, beginning December 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Agus Library
Click here for information.
The 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet is out NOW!
Click here to download a copy.
The Family Corner

Prayground Shabbat *For all ages
Saturday, November 23 at 11:15 a.m., Community Room
Join us for a musical service as we sing and play together, Kiddush to follow . Click here for a full list of upcoming dates.
*Due to the cold weather, Prayground Shabbat will take place in the Community Room.
Family Shabbat Service - Led by Kitah Hay
Saturday, December 7 at 11:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Led by Cantor Melanie Blatt. Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and a wonderful family Shabbat experience. Each month, one grade from the religious school will be honored. Click here for a full list of dates.
The Soul Center

A Way In: What Matters Most
4 sessions, beginning December 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Drawing on Elana Zaiman’s concept of the “Forever Letter,” these workshops, with Goucher College Writing Professor Barbara Roswell, will give you a chance to flex your creative muscles as you reflect on what matters and why. Come to any or all of these four inter-related workshops. Click here for registration and more information.
Mikvah’s Sacred Waters: A Storytelling Event
Four women, Four stories, One Powerful Night
Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an intimate evening of storytelling and experience the myriad of ways a Mikvah immersion can mark life transitions in a sacred way. Register here .
Caregiver Cafe
Thursday, November 21
at 2:00 p.m.
Click here for information.
New Moon Nia
Sunday, November 24
at 7:00 p.m.
The Movement Lab
Click here for information.
Chair Yoga
Tuesday, November 26
at 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for information.
The Spark
Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
Click here for information.
Torah & Yoga
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for information.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103