The Buzz at Beth El

Today’s the day - November 27th! Give the gift of extraordinary Jewish moments.
Why support Beth El on #GivingTuesday?
Because our vibrant Beth El community thrives on the continuous generosity of members like you.
A donation on #GivingTuesday makes everyday miracles happen at Beth El that are otherwise not financed by money raised in the Annual Appeal.

Your gift on #GivingTuesday helps sustain a culture of life-changing Jewish moments, like these:

  • Heather Michaelson saw the world with new eyes after becoming a Jew in Beth El’s Mikveh.
  • Joe Napora became a Bar Mitzvah at 86-years old, proving it’s never too late to embrace Torah values.
  • Hulane Zolet received the best medicine possible while recovering from surgery: a visit from Beth El’s “dream team” clergy.
This #GivingTuesday, give back to the community that gives so much to so many.

This Weekend
Friday, November 30
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, December 1
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - Bat Mitzvah of Ashley Dabbah :
10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Shabbat Family Service - Kitah Hay: 11:15 a.m.,
Schapiro Auditorium
Evening Services: 4:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, December 2
Hanukkah 1st Night
Power Yoga: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center *Advanced
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Religious School Program: 9:30 a.m., Assigned Classrooms
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center *All levels
My Grown Up and Me: 10:00 a.m., Myers Auditorium
Drop-In Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Services will be live streamed here .

For weather closure information, please go to our website ,
our Facebook page or call our Weather Hotline at 410-580-5080.
Hanukkah Lights Up the Sky
Monday, December 3 at 5:45 p.m., Beth El Rear Parking Lot
* Pre-registration recommended*
Beth El and Chizuk Amuno Congregations join together for a spectacular Hanukkah celebration with festival style dinner, a special performance by Ketzev - Johns Hopkins University's Jewish a cappella group, and fireworks! Click here for more information.
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Sisterhood Biblio
Wednesday, November 28 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Gail Lipsitz will review the book  If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir by Ilana Kurshan . Hosted by Helen Bronstein. Being a dairy lunch and enjoy eating and talking with friends. No charge. For more information, contact: Barbara Berkowitz 410-296-8424, Carol Cummins 410-486-1504 or Joan Flaks 410-486-6246.
Beth El Sisterhood Judaica Shop
Come shop for all your Hanukkah gifts, from beautiful Hanukkiot to uniquely designed Dreidels, we have it all!
Hours of operation:
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.
Sisterhood General Meeting, Luncheon & Program with Fred Bronstein
Monday, December 3 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Fred Bronstein, Dean of the Peabody Institute, is an accomplished pianist, dedicated music educator, and successful chief executive of American symphony orchestras. Click here for more information.
Beth El Seniors Bingo Followed by a Hanukkah Brisket Dinner
Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m.., Offit Auditorium
Play Bingo and win prizes! Cost: $21/members; $24/guests
*Reservations due by December 3, 2018* .
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 Presents: Héloïse Quartet
Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The Héloïse Quartet draws upon centuries of vocal music to create imaginative and inspiring performances, connecting audiences to stories of human culture and spirituality from around the world. Click here for more information.
Agus Academy
Mondays at 7:00 p.m.,
Myers Auditorium
Click here for more information.
*December 3 class cancelled due to Hanukkah celebration, rescheduled for January 14.
Points Of Departure: Same Text,
Different Interpretation
Wednesdays, beginning November 28 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for more information.
Jewish Short Stories
Tuesday, December 4
at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for more information.
Learn How to Play Mah Jongg
Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00 a.m., Schuster Library
Join Geri Willen to learn to play the fun and challenging game of Mah Jongg and meet new friends. Click here for more information.
The 2018-2019 Program Brochure is available here
To register for ALL classes, regardless of fee,
contact Ellen Marks at  or 410-580-5166
The Family Corner

Shabbat Family Service
led by Cantor Melanie Blatt and Kittah Hay
Saturday, December 1 at
11:15 a.m., Schapiro Auditorium
Click  here  for more information. 
*All ages are welcome
My Grown Up and Me
Sunday, December 2
at 10:00 a.m.,
Myers Auditorium
Click here for more information, including full list of dates. *Families with kids ages 2-5
Beyond the Cover
Wednesday, December 5 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
A book experience for parents with young children. Click here for more information.
The Soul Center

The Page Featuring Erica Keswin
Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Erica Keswin is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, writer and professional dot connector. Click here for more information.
Shir Joy: A Soul Center Experience
Friday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an immersive, elevated, spiritual excursion into prayer and song with Rabbi Dana Saroken, Elie Greenberg and the
Shir Joy Band. Click here for more information and to register.
YOGAhikes - Oregon Ridge
Sunday, December 9
at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for more information.
The Braid
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Power Yoga
Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
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.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103