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High Holy Days 5780/2019
The High Holy Days are coming our way and Beth El has plenty of new surprises planned for you!
Click on the picture below to see our High Holy Day Guide 5780/2019 and get all the information you need for the coming holiday season. We're looking forward to seeing you all here at Beth El!
Support the Israel Bonds 5780 High Holy Days Appeal at Beth El
At the opening of the conference that created Israel bonds (Jerusalem 1950) Prime Minister David Ben Gurion said, “Neither our security nor our future is safe, and there is not yet attained the main purpose of the State of Israel.”  These words, spoken almost 70 years ago, are still true today.  Click here to learn more.
This Weekend 
Friday, August 30
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary

Saturday, August 31
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Evening Service: 7:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, September 1
The Paddle: 8:30 a.m., Soul Center - off site location
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Monday, September 2
Labor Day
Offices and schools closed
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Unable to attend Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
Beth El Memorial Park
Upcoming Events:

* The Jewish Funeral & Advance Planning  - Sunday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Soul Center
* Beth El Memorial Park Open House  - Sunday, September 22, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
* Annual Service of Remembrance  - Sunday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Click here for full details. Questions? Please contact Lisa Silverstein at
Why and How to Pre-Plan Your Jewish Funeral
Surely you're familiar with the adage: failing to plan is planning to fail. You're likely great at planning things you enjoy, like vacations or life's celebratory milestones. But when it comes to pre-planning your Jewish funeral, you'd prefer to procrastinate. Indefinitely. 
Continue reading here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, August 27 - Monday, September 2
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Interested in getting hospital and bereavement notices from Beth El?
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Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Sisterhood Opening Luncheon with Guest Speaker Dan Rodricks
Sunday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Congratulations to the Beth El Sisterhood for a sold out Opening Luncheon! If you have any questions, please contact Marcia Boonshaft at or 410-484-3112 or Myra Coonin at or 410-653-9435.

** On the day of our Opening Meeting, there will be a one-day special
20% off sale for the entire Judaica Shop except tallit, kippot and special orders. The Shop will open at the conclusion of the meeting.
Fall Fashion Fest
Sunday, September 8 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Come shop with some of your favorite vendors and discover some new ones, immediately after the Sisterhood Opening Luncheon. Click here for full list of vendors.
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment with Performer
Shannon Wollman
Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Cost: $21/members; $24/guests. Make checks payable to Beth El Seniors
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
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El
An Evening with Baltimore Chamber Encounters
Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The Baltimore Chamber Encounters is an innovative chamber concert initiative bringing classical music vividly alive and redefining the concert experience. It uses various media to explain the musical compositions and use of other art forms. 
Click here for more information.
Jewish Short Stories
Begins Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Begins Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m.,
Myers Auditorium
Click here for information.
Current Trends in Israeli Film
Begins Wednesday, September 4 at 10:30 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
Canasta for Beginners
Begins Wednesday, September 4 at 4:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Click here for information.
A Month for Men Only
Begins Wednesday, September 4 at 4:30 p.m., Kolker Room
Click here for information.
The African-American/Jewish Component of the Civil Rights Movement
Begins Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Click here for information.
Thanks to an anonymous donor,
all 3 sessions are now free of charge.
More to come in September:
* Understanding And Preparing A Personal Jewish Ethical Will: Tuesdays, September 10 & 17
at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library. Click here for information.
* Living Your Life with Joy, Resilience & Spirit: 4 sessions - beginning Thursday, September 26
at 10:00 a.m., Kolker Room. Click here for information.
* Voices of Baltimore - Life Under Segregation: Thursday, September 26 at 6:45 p.m., Offit Auditorium. Click here for information.
The 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet is out NOW!
Click here to download a copy.
The Family Corner

Prayground Shabbat
Saturday, September 7 at 11:15 a.m., Outdoor Pavilion
Join Morah Becky for a musical service as we sing and play together in our beautiful Generations Park Kiddush to follow. For kids up to 5 years old and their families. *In case of rain, the service will take place in the Preschool Community Room. Click here for a full list of upcoming dates.
Back to School Shabbat
*For Preschool and Religious School Families
Friday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. Outdoor Pavilion
Join us for a musical Shabbat service, led by Cantor Melanie Blatt.
Dinner and activities to follow. Please register here . Questions? please contact Andy Shankman, Religious School Manager, at
The Soul Center

New The Paddle
Sunday, September 1 at 8:30 a.m.
The Paddle is a new and exciting joint production of The Soul Center and B’More SUP. Join us for 90 minutes that includes an hour yoga flow class, The Soul Center’s Jewish twist, book-ended by a gentle paddle to/from a beautiful nearby cove. No experience necessary. $45/person. Register NOW!! There are a limited number of boards available for this program. Click here to register and for details .
New Nia - A Mind-Body Experience
Sunday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m., The Movement Lab in Remington
Join us as our Wisdom Leader, Andrea Lieber, uses mindful movement and rhythm to bring in the new year. $15/person. Click here for registration and more information.
Chair Yoga
Thursday, September 5
10:00 a.m.
Click here for more information.
The Path
High Holiday Edition
Sunday, September 8
8:30 a.m.
Click here for registration
and information.
Healing Service
Wednesday, September 11
9:15 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