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Purim Celebration

We're looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow! 

Purim Blogs:
This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, March 2
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Cultivating Character: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Friday Evening Meditation: 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Shabbat Unplugged Family Service: 6:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, March 3
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Learning Minyan Class: 9:45 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Services - Bat Mitzvah of Leah Goetz: 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Shabbat Morning Family Service - Alef: 11:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services - Bar Mitzvah of Bradley Felps: 5:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, March 4
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Shalom Aleichem Hebrew Class: 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Kolker Room
My Grown-Up and Me: 10:00 a.m., Community Room
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

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Affiliates, Committees & Other Happen ings

Winter Mitzvah Drive
Please join our Social Action Committee, from now through March 4th, in collecting non-perishable food items (cans, pasta, rice, cereal, etc.), toiletries (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), school supplies  (pencils, notebooks, markers, rulers, etc.)  and household  cleaners (dish det ergent, laundry  detergent,  floor cleaning products, etc.) to benefit the Community Crisis Center in honor of Purim. For more information, please contact the 
Beth El office at  410-484-0411 or Tammy Schnydman at 

Monday, March 5 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Our presenter will be Max Weiss, managing editor of Baltimore magazine and a film and pop culture critic. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 21st. Reservations are required. 
For more information, please contact  Marcia Boonshaft at or 410-484-3112 or  Myra Coonin at or  410-653-9435.

Wednesday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
This month Barbara Levenson will lead a discussion on The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelley.
For information, please call 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.

Sunday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
We will be having a dinner with entertainment in the Offit Auditorium. There will be a live musical performance of Annie Get Your Gun. Cost: $21/person. Reservations are required.  Please mark your envelope "Ruthye". For further information, call Ruthye Steinberg at  410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong  Le arning

Featured Event:
Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Join us for a lovely evening that will feature the Odessa String Quartet, a professional musical group established in 2012 by members of the orchestra of the Opera of Valencia. Click here for more information.

Wednesdays, February 28 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for more information.

Sunday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
For information click here or contact Fran Davis, School Administrator at  or 410-484-4543.

  The Inside Story of Theodor Herzl, From Private Individual to a Renowned Jewish Political Leader 
Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
A three part series.  $40/Beth El members; $50/non-members.  Click here for further information. 

Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22 and April 5 at 11:00 a.m., Agus Library
As our lives change, so do the demands on our time. Finding balance between the factors that compete for our time is one of life's greatest ongoing challenges. Explore this topic in four lessons.  $40 Beth El members, $50 non-members.

Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
In this three-part course taught by Cantor Thom King we will explore three different operas- Freudenthal Halevy's La Juive (The Jewess), Pietro Mascagni's L'Amico Fritz (The Good Neighbor Fritz), and Kurt Weill's Der Weg der Verheissung (The Eternal Road). No charge, sponsors are welcome. 

Beginning Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Jon Aaron, teacher at McDonogh School will begin the discussion for this 6  p art s er ies on Tuesday evenings at  7:00 p.m. in the Agus Library . Mr. Aaron will pose the question:  To Kill a Mockingbird: Whose Story is It?  Click  here  for more information.

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

Friday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m., Kolker Room
A musical Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Student Cantor Melanie Blatt. Families with children 3rd grade and above (siblings too!) are invited to join us for this fun and spirited service. Snacks will be served in the Kolker Room at 5:45 p.m.

Kol Echad: An Experiential Shabbat
Saturday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m., Temple Oheb Shalom
Inclusive Shabbat services for school-aged children with special needs and their families. For more information, contact Mira Aronin at or 410-935-5171.

Sunday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m., Community Room
Join us to a fun, educational, and enriching experience for adults and children 18 months to 5 years. A great parent-child or grandparent-child bonding experience. No charge. Please RSVP to Mandy Barish at
The Soul Center

Wednesdays at  5:45 p.m.,  The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information, click HERE

Sundays at 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information and to register, click  HERE.

Fridays at 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Drop-in and join us as we ease our way into Shabbat with guided meditation from our expert facilitators.  If you choose, we welcome you to stay for Shabbat services at 6:00 p.m.

Thursdays, March 8, 15 at 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center
With Rabbi Ben Shalva, explore the sefirot, the "Jewish Chakra System", through a combination of text study and meditation. $20/session. For further information and the complete list of dates, click HERE

Fridays at 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Join Rabbi Saroken for an hour discussion on Mussar, a set of Jewish character traits developed in the 17th Century to help us lead an ethical, balanced life. For further information and the complete list of dates,  click HERE

Friday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m., The Soul Center
The perfect "do together" activity for moms and their teens, best friends, and more. 
$20/household (includes 2 challot). Must be 13 or older. Limited space. For further information and to register, click HERE 

Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center
$18/person. For further information and to register,  click HERE

Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
$25/person. For further information, click HERE.

Wednesday, March 14 at 9:15 a.m., The Soul Center
With so many people in our community in need of healing, Rabbi Saroken will be leading a prayer circle/healing service. Anyone in need of healing or praying for your loved ones is welcome. For further information, click HERE
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