The Buzz at Beth El
This Weekend and Simchat Torah at Beth El
Friday, September 28
Morning Services: 7:45 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Back to School Shabbat in the Sukkah: 5:30 p.m., Preschool Playground / Sukkah
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, September 29
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - Bat Mitzvah of Noa Rone : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Tot Shabbat - Honoring 4's: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room
Evening Services: 6:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, September 30
Hoshana Raba
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Religious School Programs: 9:30 a.m., Assigned Classrooms
Torah & Yoga - Beginner Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Monday, October 1
Shmini Atzeret
*Offices and school closed
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Simchat Torah Celebration - Honoring the Beth El Leaders and Community: 6:00 p.m.,
Lebowitz Lobby
Evening Service - Simchat Torah: 7:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Tuesday, October 2
Simchat Torah
*Offices closed
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Click here for a special Simchat Torah video with Rabbi Schwartz and our Ritual Director, Ben Kreshtool.

Services will be live streamed here .
*High Holiday services are available to live stream for Beth El Congregation members only.
70 Years of Sisterhood
Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
We proudly present a documentary discussing the first 70 years of the Beth El Sisterhood. The presentation will be filled with photos, footage and interviews with members of our congregational family.
To RSVP and for further information, contact Ilene Merenbloom at 410-486-6822, Judi Snyder at 410-486-3226 or Rae Shalowitz at .
Congregation Celebrations
Simchat Torah Celebration
Monday, October 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us as we honor Beth El's leaders and community. The following groups will be called to the Torah for a special honor and hakafah:
Families • New Members • Men’s Club • Sisterhood
• Board & Past Presidents • Committee Chairs & Volunteers •
Seniors & Empty Nesters
* 6:00 p.m.: Happy Hour with wine, small bites and a family friendly
song session.
* 7:00 p.m.: Simchat Torah Ma'ariv service.
We're looking forward to seeing you all, please let us know if you're able to join us.
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings
Beth El Sisterhood Judaica Shop - New Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment and for more information, contact Beverly Penn at 410-486-2667 or Anita Steinberg at 410-653-2977 or Rhona Sober at 410-653-2782.
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. Cost 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.
Beth El Blood Drive
Wednesday, October 10 from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Walk-ins welcome. To schedule an appointment, please contact Steve Silber at 410-491-9157 or Sheryl Rief at 410-493-0517 or email .
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment with Pride of Baltimore Women Chorus
Sunday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Pride of Baltimore Chorus is an award winning community of women who love to sing a-capella four-part harmony barbershop style. Cost: $21/members; $24/guests *Reservations due by October 1* .
For more information, contact Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242 or
Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
Special Event:
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.
Ragtime Romp
Wednesdays, October 3, 10 & 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Celebrate the 54th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof
Thursday, October 4 at
7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Click here for more information.
Presidents We Should Remember
Monday, October 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for more information.
Introduction to Painting
Tuesday, October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20, 27
at 10:00 a.m.,
Religious School Room 207
Click here for more information.
Jewish Short Stories
Tuesday, October 9 at
7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for more information.
Winston Churchill and the Jews
Wednesday, October 10 at
7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for more information.

  • Learn to Play Canasta for Beginners classes, beginning Wednesday, October 10 and November 7 are now FULL. The next available class begins December 5.
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 27, RSVP to Mandy Barish at or 410-602-2245. *No charge
Tot Shabbat - Honoring 4's
Saturday, September 29 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
Torah & Yoga - All Levels
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Zentangle Drop-In
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Meditation Sits
Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m.
Click here for more information.
The Braid
Thursdays, beginning Oct. 4
at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Morning Mussar
Fridays, beginning October 5
at 8:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Power Yoga
Sundays, beginning October 7 at 8:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Healing Service
Wednesday, October 10 at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Spiritual Check-In
To register for a 30-minute Spiritual Check-In and for further information, click here .
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103