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This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, November 10
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
The Braid - Challah Bake: 4:00 p.m, Soul Center *Registration required in advance
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, November 11
Morning Services - Bar Mitzvah of Brady and Andrew Pleis
10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Or Shabbat: 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library *Kids of all ages
Tot Shabbat: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room *Kids up to age 5
Evening Services - Bat Mitzvah of Megan Stadd: 4:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, November 12
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Community Room
The H. Allan Lipsitz 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert Featuring David Lipsitz and Friends: 3:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel *See details below
Zentangling: 4:00 p.m., Soul Center
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Beth El Seniors Dinner: 6:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium 
Affiliates, Committees & Other Happenings

Thursday, November 9 at 8:15 a.m.
Join us for a delightful day in Frederick, MD. Our first stop will be The Muse, a well- known craft shop in the area.  Here you will have the opportunity to observe a pottery  demonstration by the well- known potter Laura Silberman. After the demonstration, Whitney, the owner of the shop, will provide a short history of Frederick. $90/person. For more information, please contact  Linda Mondell at  410-486-1542 or / Ellen Wiesenberger 
at 410-484-6411 or

Sunday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The entertainer for the evening will be The History Lady. She will transform into Rosie the Riveter and involve some of us as volunteers during her performance. Come join us and be entertained! $21/member; $24/guest. For further information, please contact Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.

Mondays, November 13, 27 at 7:00 p.m.
This 3-session series will help Jewish parents and grandparents learn how to approach and communicate religion based issues with their adult children and much more. Fee: $36/person. Pre-registration required. To register, click HERE or contact Lara Nicholson at or 410-559-3532

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.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning

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Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of pieces from Hebrew, secular, classical and contemporary repertoires, presented by talented and engaging professional performers.  Free and open to the community.

Thursdays, November 9, 16, 30 at 4:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Morning Series with Dr. Rosann Catalano: The Bible and Economic Justice
Wednesdays, November 15 at 9:30 a.m.
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Mondays, November 13, 20 at 10:30 a.m.
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Mondays, November 13, 20, 27 at 7:00 p.m.
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Sex and Religion in the Supreme Court
Tuesdays, November 14, 21 at 10:30 a.m.
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Simple Strategies To Grow Your Wealth And Increase Your Happiness
Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.
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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. Please note that the original start date of October 26th has been changed to December 7th.  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.  

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Please register for ALL classes, regardless of fee, to Ellen Marks at or 
The Family Corner

Saturday, November 11 at 10:15 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. 

Saturday, November 11 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. For kids up to 5 years old. 

Parents Cafe and Discussion
Sunday, November 12 at 10:45 a.m., Soul Center
Looking for a little adult time while the kids are in school?  From 10:45 to 11:15 this Sunday, Jon Aaron, veteran Humanities teacher at McDonogh School, will lead a discussion on the topic of patriotism.  Using a provocative quote from Christopher Hitchens, noted essayist and political philosopher, to kick off the discussion, Jon will also share a Walt Whitman poem 
(or two) and a Kevin Kallaugher political cartoon to deepen the discussion.  

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.

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 families. 
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.
The Soul Center

Wednesdays, November 15, 22, 29 at 5:45 p.m., Soul Center
These 30-minute transformational gatherings will allow you to step out of the 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.

Sundays, November 12, 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., 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. 
The Braid
Friday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m., Soul Center
The perfect "do together" activity for moms and their teens, best friends, and more. Flavored with a pinch of Shabbat learning, unwind from the past week and reconnect as you braid freshly prepared challah dough into two take-home loaves ready to freeze or rise, bake and serve. $20/household (includes two challot). Must be 13 or over, space is limited. 
Click HERE to register. 
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