Giving Thanks
Beth El Members Express Gratitude Through Chesed
The Hebrew word "chesed" does not have a direct English translation. Commonly understood to mean loving-kindness, the Torah presents chesed as an ideal to which the Jewish people might aspire, a blueprint for how to treat one another. " Chesed is one of the 13 attributes of Hashem and is often associated with rachamim , the attribute of mercy," explained Cantor Melanie Blatt. "The two concepts are closely connected: acts of chesed are motivated by a feeling of mercy for those in need." Click on the picture to continue reading.
Thursday, November 7
at 6:45 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Created by Beit T’shuvah, a residential addiction treatment center, Freedom Song is an interactive play that enables communities to shine a light on the problem of addiction, while celebrating the possibility and hope of recovery. The cast members are not actors, but actual people in addiction recovery. For further information and to RSVP, please click here .
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 8
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
The Spark: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center Learn more
Beth El Welcomes Camp Ramah: 6:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, November 9
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: Veterans Shabbat - B'nai Mitzvah of Avi Pearl and Samantha Zooker : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Or Shabbat Family Service: 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library *All ages
Prayground Shabbat: 11:15 a.m., The Weil-Mandel Pavilion *All ages
Evening Service: 4:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, November 10
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Kristallnacht 2019 - A Legacy Lost: 2:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment with Pinny the King: 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium

Unable to attend the Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, November 5 - Monday, November 11
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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
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Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Veterans Shabbat
Saturday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m. (during regular Shabbat services), Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Beth El will be honoring our veterans during the Shabbat morning services. Members and guests are invited to join us, veterans are welcome to wear their military attire.
Kristallnacht 2019: A Legacy Lost
Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Musicals traditions of the German Jews. Featuring the choirs of Beth El Congregation and Brown Memorial Park Avenue Congregational Church. Led by Cantor Thom King. The event is made possible by The Patsy & Fritz Goldschmidt Memorial Music Fun and the Beth El Adult Choir Fund.
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment with Pinny the King
Sunday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Pinny is a classically trained Scottish singer, pianist and songwriter, performing an intimate spontaneous Jazz Club style show of his own songs, original lyric adaptations, Sinatra and requests. Sold Out
Interfaith Parents, Grandparents and Families:
Navigating the Holidays
Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Join Rabbi Steve Schwartz for an interactive discussion on navigating the holidays. Bring friends or anyone interested in this fascinating discussion. Questions? Contact Denise Franz at 410-3-4758 or .
Volunteers Needed!
Wednesday, November 13 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Offsite Location
Beth El is looking for volunteers for our Development Phonathon.
The phonathon will take place in an offsite location. Call scripts will be provided, food and drinks will be served. For more information, please contact our Development Associate, Bekah Waltemeyer,
at or 410-484-0411 x 1120.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El:
Legendary Ladies of Jazz with Veronica
Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The Legendary Ladies of Jazz is a tribute to pioneer women in jazz music history. These ladies lived, loved and bared their souls to us through lyrics and melody. With live singing and video images as the backdrop, take a journey through time and relive the music that became the soundtrack of an era of class and elegance. Listen and enjoy!
Introduction to Painting
Thursdays, beginning November 7 at 10:00 a.m., Room 207 (Religious School)
Explore creativity and self-expression through the art of Painting.
Fee: $150/Beth El Congregation members; $175/non-members. Fee includes materials. Click here for information.
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Wednesdays, beginning November 13 at 10:00 a.m.
Myers Auditorium
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Learn to Play Canasta
Wednesdays, beginning November 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Myers Auditorium
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Anti-Semitism: A Scourge
That Never Really Ends
Wednesdays, November
13 & 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Agus Library
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New Frontiers in Robotics Technologies
Monday, November 18 at 6:45 p.m., Myers Auditorium (A light dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. in the Kolker Room)
Join us for an evening with Professor Alon Wolf, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of robotics. Prof. Wolf is well-known for his robotic snakes, designed for use in urban search and rescue operations and in surgical medicine. Professor Wolf is the founder of the Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology . For more information and to register (required), click here .
The 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet is out NOW!
Click here to download a copy.
The Family Corner

Or Shabbat Family Service *For all ages
Saturday, November 9 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.
Prayground Shabbat *For all ages
Saturday, November 9 at 11:15 a.m., The Weil Mandel Pavilion
Join us for a musical service as we sing and play together in our beautiful Generations Park Kiddush to follow. *In case of rain, the service will take place in the Preschool Community Room. Click here for a full list of upcoming dates.
Friday, November 15 at 5:15 p.m., Schapiro Auditorium
We are coming together a bit before our congregational service on Friday night to bring in Shabbat with some extra songs. Led by Cantor Blatt and members of the Beth El community, we will sing familiar psalms from Kabbalat Shabbat to spiritually prepare ourselves for Shabbat. This service will be perfect for any age - from babies to bubbies. Come and join the fun!
The Soul Center

The Page: Love Letters with Meredith Goldstein
Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Just in time for The Festival of Jewish Literature, our always popular 
The Page  author series presents Meredith Goldstein, “Love Letters” advice columnist for The Boston Globe. Goldstein will be discussing her new book  Can’t Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions From a Modern Advice Columnist , with topics including work romances, millennial friends, family, and more. A perfect excuse for Girls’ Night Out! Bring your book club. Bring your best friends. Bring your soul squad.  
 To register and for more information, click here .
Chair Yoga
Tuesdays, Nov. 19 & 26
at 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
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Healing Service
Wednesday, November 13
at 9:15 a.m.
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The Spark
Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
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Torah & Yoga
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
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Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
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For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103