The Buzz at Beth El
This Weekend
Friday, September 14
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, September 15
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Tot Shabbat: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room *kids ages 0-5
Evening Services: 7:15 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, September 16
First Day of Religious School
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Religious School Programs: 9:30 a.m., Assigned Classrooms
YOGAhikes : 10:00 a.m., Cromwell Valley Park
Annual Service of Remembrance: 11:00 a.m., Beth El Memorial Park
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Yom Kippur at Beth El

Tuesday, September 18
Erev Yom Kippur
*Offices and school close at 12:00 p.m.
Kol Nidre Service: 6:30 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary and Offit Auditorium *Reserved seating

Wednesday, September 19
Yom Kippur
Morning Service: 9:30 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary and Offit Auditorium *Reserved seating
Early Childhood Family Service: 10:00 a.m., Myers Auditorium *Ages 2-5; Babysitting will be available in the Schuster Library (the location has been changed to be more accessible to families) .
Family Service Option #1: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel *2nd graders and above; Registration required
Preschool Activities: 10:45 a.m., Myers Auditorium
Teen Service: 11:00 a.m., Religious School rooms 213 & 214.
Family Service Option #2: 11:30 a.m., Gorn Chapel *2nd graders and above; Registration required
Ne'ilah Service: 6:30 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary *Open seating
Shofar: 7:50 p.m.

Services will be live streamed here .
*High Holiday services are available to live stream for Beth El Congregation members only.
High Holy Days 2018 / 5779
The High Holy Days are underway and we're looking forward to having all of you here at Beth El, enjoying our services and celebrating together. For full schedule of services, including family services, please click here . See Beth El's complete guide to the
High Holy Days here .
High Holy Day Family Service Registration
Please join us for our High Holy Day 2018/5779 family services.
Click  here  to register. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
For further information, contact Fran Davis at 410-484-4543 or
Annual Service of Remembrance
Sunday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m., Beth El Memorial Park
This service is led by Rabbi Steven P. Schwartz, Rabbi Dana Saroken and Cantor Thom King. Individual, Interfaith and Family Lots are available with convenient payment plans. Contact Sarah Rohan at  to arrange a personal consultation.
Dining with the Stars
Sunday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an elegant sit-down dinner and live music in our newly decorated Sukkah. Cost: $18/person. *Adults only
For further information, click here .
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings
Steak, Salmon, Suds & Schwartz in the Sukkah
Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m., Beth El Sukkah (rear parking lot )
Join our Men's Club as they welcome guest speaker Keith Mills, WBAL Radio & TV sports personality, and our own Rabbi Steve Schwartz. Seating is limited , registration due September 19.
Cost: $30/member; $40/guest (At the door - $35/member; $45/guest). For further information and to pre-register, click here .
Sisterhood Luncheon and Program with Guest Speaker Jennifer Gilbert
Monday, October 8 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Jennifer Gilbert is an Emmy award winning television news anchor at
WBFF-TV. For questions and to RSVP, please contact:
Marcia Boonshaft at or 410-484-3112
or Myra Coonin at or 410-653-9435.
Reservations due by Friday, September 28.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
Ragtime Romp with Dr. Daniel Weiser
Wednesdays, October 3, 10 & 24 at 10:00 a.m.
This series will look at the rise of Ragtime music in the first decades of the 20th century as the first true "American" music. For further information, click here .
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El Presenting Pianist Yulia Lipmanovich
Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Dr. Yulia Lipmanovich, a Russian born concert pianist and distinguished piano teacher, has appeared in major concert halls as a soloist with orchestras and chamber groups throughout Russia, Israel and Europe. Click here for further information.
Celebrate the 54th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof with Ellen Katz
Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
No creative work has ever won our hearts and imaginations so thoroughly as the musical Fiddler on the Roof, which is marking its 54th anniversary. Click here for further information.

  • Intermediate Bridge, beginning September 29, is now FULL.

  • Learn to Play Canasta for Beginners classes, beginning Wednesday, October 10 and November 7 are now FULL. Information regarding a new class will come soon.

  • Joseph Cassar's class, Monet, Impressionism and Giverny, beginning October 30, is now FULL. His next available class, The Art of the Classical World, begins Tuesday, March 12.
The 2018-2019 Program Brochure is available here
To register for ALL classes, regardless of fee,
contact Ellen Marks at  or 410-580-5166
Family Corner
Back to School Shabbat in the Sukkah
Friday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Join us for a musical Shabbat service for Preschool, Day School and Hebrew School families, led by Cantor Melanie Blatt, followed by dinner and fun in the Sukkah. Reservations due by September 17, RSVP to Mandy Barish at or 410-602-2245. *No charge
Tot Shabbat
Saturdays, beginning September 15
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 ages 0-5.
Click here for full list of dates.
Beyond the Cover
Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m.,
Paper Source
A book experience for parents with young children. For full list of dates and locations,
click here .
The Soul Center
Spiritual Check-In
Sign up for a 30 min. meeting with members of our Beth El clergy, where you’ll have a chance to explore questions such as “When do you feel most inspired jewishly?” “How might you want to grow in your Judaism this year?” “What do you think is missing or might be an area of growth in your spiritual or religious life?”
Leave feeling affirmed, guided and with opportunities and assignments to help you stretch and grow and deepen your commitments and knowledge in the year to come. To register for a 30-minute Spiritual Check-In, click here .
YOGAhikes - Cromwell Valley Park
Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m.
The Soul Center has partnered up with YOGAhikes to provide 90 minutes of off-the-mat yoga, vigorous hiking, and mindful Jewish inspiration.Registration required. Click here to register and
for further information.
Caregiver Café
Thursday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m.
In order to support and honor those who are giving care to loved ones, we offer our monthly caregiver café.  Click here for further information.
Torah & Yoga - Beginners
Sunday, beginning Sept. 23
at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Zentangle Drop-In
Sundays, beginning Sept. 23
at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Meditation Sits
Wednesdays, beginning September 26 at 5:45 p.m.
Click here for more information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103