The Buzz at Beth El
* * Happy 4th of July ! * *
T h i s W e e k e n d
Thursday, July 4
Independence Day - Offices/School closed

Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Friday, July 5

Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Summer Oneg: 6:45 p.m., Front Patio
Saturday, July 6

Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library

Morning Service - Seersucker Shabbat: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel. Come in your best Seersucker outfits and join us! What is Seersucker?

Evening Service: 8:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Unable to attend Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
This Month in the Voice
Indispensable Judaism - Beth El Introduces its New Mission Statement
and Core Values
On a brisk morning in January 2018, Beth El’s Board of Directors, senior staff, and clergy began shaping the congregation’s vision for the future. Their challenge was to articulate the synagogue’s mission and values. Want to read more? Click here for the full July/August issue of the Voice.
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, July 2 - Monday, July 8
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Interested in getting hospital and bereavement notices from Beth El? Please sign up here .
Beth El's Trip to Eastern Europe
On June 24th, 65 Beth El members - accompanied by Rabbi Steve Schwartz, Cantor Thom King, and Dr. Eyal Bor - arrived in Warsaw, Poland and began the congregation's trip through Eastern Europe. While the synagogue has led numerous trips to Israel, this is only the second time in 20 years that Beth El has traveled to Europe. Click here to see photos shared by Rabbi Schwartz and our traveling congregants. To read more about the trip, go to our Facebook page.
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Beth El Seniors Shabbat
Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Join us on Saturday for a special Senior Shabbat during the regular Shabbat Morning service, followed by a kiddush.
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment with Cantor Thom King
Sunday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Join us on for a dinner and entertainment with Beth El's own, Cantor Thom King. Cost: $21/person. Reservations due Thursday, July 4. To RSVP or for more information, contact Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish
at 443-857-7499.
Beth El Choir
Looking for an opportunity to express yourself? Then come and sing with the Beth El Choir. We’re preparing for another exciting year of song, celebration, and fellowship, beginning with the High Holidays and ending with a concert, with a lot more beautiful and inspiring music in between. So for a year of fun and inspiration, let your voice be heard and join us! For more information, contact Cantor Thom King at 410-484-0411 or
The Family Corner

Prayground Shabbat *Ages 2-5
Saturday, July 20 at 11:15 a.m., Beth El's Playground
All are welcome to celebrate Shabbat in the Summer with Cantor Blatt on July 20 and August 10. Come join our musical Tot Shabbat service as we sing and play together in our beautiful Generations Park! Kiddush to follow. RSVP to Cantor Melanie Blatt at
The 2019-2020 Berman-Lipavsky Religious School Registration is OPEN
To register your kids to the Religious School at Beth El, click here .
To register your kids to our Hebrew School in Your Neighborhood, click here . For further information, contact Fran Davis at
Host a Shinshin!
The CJE is looking for host families for our Shinshinim this coming school year. If you're interested in making your home a living bridge to Israel, this is the opportunity for you! Click here for information.
The Soul Center

The POD - Podcasts Over Drinks
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 at 6:00 p.m.
So, how does this work?
1. Choose a date or a theme that speaks to you.
2. Register & we’ll send you a link to the podcast & directions to that week’s P.O.D. host.
3. Listen to the podcast episode (in your car, on a walk/run) before Wednesday @ 6pm. They’re all about an hour long.
4. Come to the house ready for a great discussion, in a beautiful setting, with great people & refreshing summer drinks & snacks.
5. Leave feeling just a little more Soulful!
Click here for registration and more information.
Healing Service
Wednesday, July 3 at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Chair Yoga
Thurs., July 11 & 25 at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for more information.
The Path
Sunday, July 14 at 8:30 a.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