The Buzz at Beth El
Birth Announcements
* Mazal Tov to Amanda Beitman , Beth El’s Director of Development, her husband Peter , and their entire family, on the birth of Ellie Louise Beitman. We can’t wait to meet Ellie and welcome her to the Beth El community. Wishing Ellie and her whole entire family many years of health and happiness.
* Mazal Tov to Dr. Franklin and Ruth Blatt on the birth of their granddaughters,
Brooke Sarah Bennett  and Skyler Rogue Kali-Blatt.
Simchat Torah Honorees
Join us on Tuesday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the Berman-Rubin Sanctuary, as we honor
Arnold Fruman and Robert Slatkin. Every year Beth El recognizes and honors individuals who through their leadership and volunteerism have significant impact on our synagogue community. We are deeply grateful to Arnold Fruman and Robert Slatkin who have co-chaired Beth El’s Annual Appeal for over 15 years. Click here to read more about our honorees.
Arnold Fruman
Robert Slatkin
Yom Kippur 5780/2019
Tuesday, October 8
Erev Yom Kippur
Office and School closing at 12:00 p.m.
Kol Nidre - Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary and Offit Auditorium *Reserved seats

Wednesday, October 9
Yom Kippur
Office and School closed
Yom Kippur Morning Service: 9:30 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary & Offit Auditorium *Reserved seats
Family Services: 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Location varies
 For full details on Family Services, including Early Childhood and Drop-off services, click here .
Yizkor Service: 11:15 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary & Offit Auditorium *Reserved seats
Open Forum with Rabbi Schwartz: 4:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary *Open seating
Mincha Service: 5:15 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary *Open seating
Neilah Service: 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary *Open seating
Maariv/Havdalah Service: 7:05 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary *Open seating
Blowing of the Shofar : 7:20 p.m.
For a detailed list of all High Holy Day services, click here .

Click  here  to read Beth El Congregation's Security Statement

Need to order your etrog & lulav? To place your order. please contact Ben Kreshtool
at ben@bethelbalto.com or 410-484-0411 x 1404 by October 11.
Friday, October 18
  • 5:15 p.m.: Sukkot Family Shabbat Service in the Weil Mandel Pavilion. Learn more here.
  • 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.
This Weekend 
Friday, October 11
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 12
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, October 13
Erev Sukkot
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Erev Sukkot Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Monday, October 14
Sukkot (Day 1)
Offices and Schools closed
Sukkot Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Sukkot Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Tuesday, October 15
Sukkot (Day 2)
Offices closed; School is back in session
Sukkot Morning Service: 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
Tuesday, October 8 - Tuesday, October 15
Click here
Interested in getting hospital and bereavement notices from Beth El?
Please sign up here .
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
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!
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Wednesdays, beginning October 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Myers Auditorium
Click here for information.
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.
The 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet is out NOW!
Click here to download a copy.
The Family Corner

Or Shabbat Family Service *For all ages
Saturday, October 12 at 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library
Or Shabbat is led by Morah Becky, the T'filah Team and Mitzvah Monsters in the Schuster Library. Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and a wonderful family Shabbat experience.
Prayground Shabbat *For all ages
Saturday, October 12 at 11:15 a.m., Outdoor 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 .
Healing Service
Wednesday, October 16 at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for information.
Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
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