The Buzz at Beth El
Friday, October 18
  • 5:15 p.m.: Sukkot Family Shabbat Service in the Weil Mandel Pavilion. Learn more here.
  • 6:00 p.m.: Evening Services in the Gorn Chapel.
  • 7:00 p.m.: Shir Joy Band Rocks Sukkot in the Weil Mandel Pavilion. Optional Shabbat dinner available for $25/person, space is limited. Learn more here.

Sunday, October 20
  • 9:45 a.m.: Congregational Sukkot Hoshanah Rabbah Service in the Gorn Chapel
  • 11:00 a.m.: Sukkot Fall Festival for the whole family. See details here.
Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah 5780/2019
Monday, October 21
Shemini Atzeret / Erev Simchat Torah
New Yizkor: A Remembering Ritual with Rabbi Saroken: 8:15 a.m., The Soul Center
Morning Service - Yizkor: 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Dinner for Kindergarten Families: 5:30 p.m., Shapiro Auditorium
Mincha/Ma'ariv (Evening Services), Kindergarten Torah Celebration, Congregational Hakafot (dancing with the Torah)
and Simchat Torah Celebration: 6:15 p.m., Offit Auditorium

Tuesday, October 22
Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah Service - Honoring Robert Slatkin and Arnold Fruman: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel.
Click here to learn more about our honorees.
Robert Slatkin
Arnold Fruman
This Weekend 
Friday, October 18
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
The Spark: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, October 19
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - B'nai Mitzvah of Casey Burkom and Brooke Grabush : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Evening Service - Bat Mitzvah of Maia Henry : 6:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, October 20
Erev Shemini Atzeret
Congregational Sukkot Hoshanah Rabbah Service: 9:45 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Sukkot Fall Festival: 11:00 a.m., Beth El's Generations Park
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Monday, October 21
Shemini Atzeret / Erev Simchat Torah
Offices and Schools closed
New Yizkor: A Remembering Ritual with Rabbi Saroken: 8:15 a.m., The Soul Center
Morning Service - Yizkor: 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Dinner for Kindergarten Families: 5:30 p.m., Shapiro Auditorium
Mincha/Ma'ariv, Kindergarten Torah Celebration, Congregational Hakafot and Simchat Torah Celebration: 6:15 p.m., Offit Auditorium and Front Circle

Tuesday, October 22
Simchat Torah
Offices closed; Preschool is back in session
Simchat Torah Service - Honoring Robert Slatkin and Arnold Fruman: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel.
Evening Service: 6:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Unable to attend the High Holy Day services? Live stream available here .
Please contact Josh Powell to get a password (Beth El Congregation members ONLY )
at josh@bethelbalto.com or 410-484-0411 x 1117.
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Wednesday, October 16 - Tuesday, October 22
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Interested in getting hospital and bereavement notices from Beth El?
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Chesed
If you know of anyone who might need a C hesed visit, please fill out this form so that we have all the details we need and no one is forgotten. Thank you for partnering with us to provide Chesed to our members in need. For information regarding our Chesed group, Visiting Voices , contact Cantor Blatt at melanie@bethelbalto.com
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Beth El Men's Club Presents: Steak, Salmon and Scotch in the Sukkah with Rabbi Steve Schwartz and Scott Garceau
Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m., Beth El's Big Sukkah
Scott’s talk will include up-to-date reports on the Orioles and Ravens as well as the local college sports scene. Cost: Men's Club member - $35/advance or $40/at door; Guest - $45/advance or $45/at door. For more information and to make a reservation, click here .

*Interested in joining the Beth El Men's Club? Click here .
Blood Drive
Wednesday, October 23, 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 sfs6914@gmail.com
Empty Nesters / Baby Boomers Event
Sunday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Tours of Lloyd Street Synagogue followed by B’nai Israel led by Erika Rief Hornstein. Brunch and discussion with Rabbi Etan Mintz. And a visit to the Jewish Museum of Maryland. $30/person. Click here for more information.
Sisterhood General Meeting, Luncheon & Program with Guest Speaker Maria Broom
Monday, November 4 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Our presenter describes the book as “offering 10 tips for those of us
who would eventually follow in her footsteps.". RSVP due by
October 28. Click here for more information.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El:
Legendary Ladies of Jazz with Veronica
Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The Legendary Ladies of Jazz is a tribute to pioneer women in jazz music history. These ladies lived, loved and bared their souls to us through lyrics and melody. With live singing and video images as the backdrop, take a journey through time and relive the music that became the soundtrack of an era of class and elegance. Listen and enjoy!
The Saga of the Two
Roosevelt Presidents
Wednesdays, beginning October 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Agus Library
Click here for information.
Prayer Workshop
Shabbat and Holiday Prayers
Thursdays, beginning
October 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Agus Library
Click here for information.
Improve Your
Hebrew Reading Skills
Mondays, beginning
October 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Agus Library
Click here for information.
Agus Academy: iEngage
Foundations For A New Relationship
Mondays, beginning October 28
 at 7:00 p.m. Agus Library
Click here for information.
The Meanings of Modern Art
Tuesdays, beginning
October 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Myers Auditorium
Click here for information.
From Darkness to Light
Wednesdays, beginning October 30
at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
The 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet is out NOW!
Click here to download a copy.
The Family Corner

Sukkot Family Shabbat *For all ages
Friday, October 18 at 5:15 p.m., The Weil Mandel Pavilion
Join us for a Sukkot celebration for the whole family! We start off with a Sukkot Service followed by a dinner and some fun activities for kids of all ages. For more information, contact Andy Shankman, Religious School Manager, at ashankman@bethelbalto.com or 410-484-4543.
Prayground Shabbat *For all ages
Saturday, October 26 at 11:15 a.m., The Weil Mandel Pavilion
Join us for a musical service as we sing and play together in our beautiful Generations Park Kiddush to follow. *In case of rain, the service will take place in the Preschool Community Room. Click here for a full list of upcoming dates.
The Soul Center

Shir Joy Band Rocks Sukkot
Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.
In celebration of Sukkot, Rabbi Dana Saroken, Elie Greenberg and the Shir Joy Band bring our popular, immersive Shabbat service outdoors into a stunningly lit, covered pavilion. Following our service, we’ll be hosting an optional sit-down Shabbat dinner in a tastefully decorated sukkah, featuring our trademark five-star cuisine. Delicious food and beverages to fill your belly, relaxing, luxe atmosphere to warm your soul. Optional Shabbat dinner available for $25/person, space is limited. Click here to register.
Yizkor: A Remembering Ritual with Rabbi Dana Saroken
Monday, October 21 at 8:15 a.m.
The Yizkor ritual is to honor the people you’ve loved and lost. On the Jewish holidays, when absence is palpable and remembering comes naturally, we are offering a half-hour Yizkor-only prayer service. Join us as we recommit to feeling the blessing of their love. Drop-ins welcome or register here .
Caregiver Cafe
Thursday, October 24
at 2:00 p.m.
Click here for information.
Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
No class 10/17 & 10/24
Click here for information.
The Spark
Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
Click here for information.
Torah & Yoga
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for information.
Zentangling
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to www.soulcenterbaltimore.org
or contact Julie Hettleman at julie@bethelbalto.com or 410-484-0411 x 1103