Happy Passover
חג פסח שמח
The Buzz at Beth El
In Loving Memory...
We come together as a community to remember our cherished loved ones who are no longer with us. Join us on the 8th day of Passover, this Saturday, April 7 for our Yizkor (Memorial) Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Berman-Rubin Sanctuary.
This Weekend
Friday, April 6
Shvii of Pesach
*Beth El Offices and School are closed*
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, April 7
Pesach Yom Tov Ha'aharon
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Learning Minyan Class: 9:45 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Services including Yizkor: 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Evening Services: 7:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, April 8
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

*On Thursday, April 5, offices are closing at 3:00 p.m.*
For weather closure information, p lease go to our  website ,
our  Facebook  page or call our Weather Hotline at 410-580-5080.
Entertainer-in-Residence Weekend Presenting:
Eyal Rob
Sponsored by The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
We welcome Eyal Rob to Beth El for this amazing and very different weekend of learning and entertainment for the whole family.
Friday, April 13:
6:00 p.m. - Evening Services in the Gorn Chapel
7:00 p.m. - Dinner in the Myers Auditorium. Program: "Made in Tel Aviv - The Contemport Music Culture of Israel".
Dinner cost: $36/adult; $9/child. RSVP by April 9 to Ellen Marks at ellenm@bethelbalto.com
Saturday, April 14:
10:00 a.m. - Shabbat Morning Service followed by a buffet kiddush lunch.
12:45 p.m. - Program in the Gorn Chapel:  From Hava Nagila to the Sticker Song - Seven Game Changing Songs in Israel’s Society .
Sunday, April 15:
10:30 a.m. - Informal program for the school and community in the Schapiro Auditorium:  Young Culture and Music of Today in Israe l.
Grandparents Day
Preschool Grandparents Appreciation Breakfast
Wednesday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
All preschool grandparents and special friends are welcome!
For more information, please contact Mandy Barish at mandy@bethelbalto.com or 410-602-2245.
Affiliates, Committees & Other Happenings
Empty Nesters/Baby Boomers
After Passover Dinner
Saturday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m.
We meet at 7:30 p.m. for drinks, dinner starts at 8:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Seniors Present: Barry Steelman
Sunday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Beth El member and baseball enthusiast, Barry Steelman, will discuss "Jewish Influence on Baseball". Dinner Cost: $21/members; $24/non-members.
Click here for more information.
Social Action Committee Project
Tuesday, April 17 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
We will be volunteering at Moveable Feast preparing and packaging meals. If interested, please contact Joanne Michaelson at jmichaelson@moneymailer.com as soon as possible.
Join Men's Club for an Italian Dinner and a Sports Talk with John Eisenberg
Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m., Kolker Room
John Eisenberg worked for major newspapers from 1979 until
2007. He won more than 20 writing awards, including several
first-place awards in the prestigious Associated Press Sports
Editors contest. $15/person, all are welcome! Click here for more information.
Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m., Everyman Theater
"Like so many great mysteries, it all began in an attic with a dusty old suitcase...". After the performance, Rich Hollander, a Past President of Beth El Congregation, will host a question and answer session. Click  here  for more information.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
Special Event
Program Change: 1st Wednesdays @ Beth El:
An Evening with Machaya
Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Steve Roberts is unable to come to Baltimore at this, so we will have the pleasure of sharing the evening with Machaya Klezmer Band! Click here for information.
To Kill A Mockingbird:
Who's Story is it?
Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 at
7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for information
Inspirational Women in the 20th Century
Tuesdays, April 10, 17, 14 and May 1 at 10:30 a.m.,
Agus Library
Click here for information
Jerusalem And The Holy Land In The Jewish, Christian, And Muslim Religious Imaginations
Wednesdays, April 4,11,18, 25,
Agus Library
Click here for information
Women in the Tanakh
Mondays, April 9, 16, 23, 30 at
10:00 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for information
Learn to Play Canasta for Beginners
Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25; May 2 at 4:00 p.m.,
 Myers Auditorium
Due to popular demand, we're adding another beginners class on Thursdays, April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 4:00 p.m.
Click here for information
Celebrating Israel's 70th Birthday:
Wednesday Night @ The Movies
Wednesdays, May 23, 30; June 6, 13 at 7:00 p.m.,
Offit Auditorium
 Share 4 Israeli films as we celebrate Israel’s milestone 70th birthday. Each film will represent a different story in the history of the growing State of Israel. There will be 2 speakers: one with an American perspective and one with an Israeli perspective presented at each screening.  
Click here for information.
For more courses, check out the 
Please register for ALL classes, regardless of fee, to Ellen Marks at  ellenm@bethelbalto.com  or 410-580-5166
The Family Corner
Shabbat Morning Family Service - Honoring Alef
Saturday, April 14 at 11:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and a wonderful familt Shabbat experience led by Cantor Melanie Blatt. Each month, one grade from the Religious School will be honored.
My Grown-Up and Me
Sunday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m., Community Room
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and special friends are all invited! For children 18 months through 5 years old.
Click here for more information.
The Soul Center
Special Event
An Evening with Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty discussing her new book Life Reimagined: The Science, Art and Opportunity of Midlife.
To pre-register and for more information, click here .
Healing Service
Wednesday, April 11 at
 9:15 a.m.,
The Soul Center
Click here for information
The Braid
Friday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m.,
The Soul Center
Click here for information
Zentangling
with Adele Stuckey
Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m.,
The Soul Center
Click here for information
Weekly Meditation
Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m., The Soul Center
Click here for information
Friday Evening Meditation
Fridays at 5:20 p.m.,
Schuster Library
Click here for information
Torah & Yoga
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.,
The Soul Center
Click here for information
For further information, go to www.soulcenterbaltimore.org or contact
Julie Hettleman at julie@bethelbalto.com or 410-484-0411 x 1103