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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00am
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00am
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 11:15am
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 5:45pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 5:30pm

Save the Date

Saturday, November 1, IPPE Shabbat, 10:00 a.m.

IPPE Shabbat is led by Rabbi Faith Cantor, Morah Becky and the T’filah Team and Mitzvah Monsters. Join us for songs, stories, and a wonderful family Shabbat experience.

Saturday, November 1 & 8, Tot Shabbat, 11:15 a.m.

Tot Shabbat will be in the Kreitzer Memorial Room at 11:15 a.m.

Monday, November 3, Sisterhood Meeting, 11:30 a.m.

David Andrews, Ph.D, Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, will speak on “Nurturing the Next Generation: the People and Places That Will Matter.”  Contact Marcia Boonshaft at jmboonshaft@verizon.net for more information.

Wednesday, November 5, 1st Wednesdays @ Beth El, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Steve Gimbel, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Gettysburg College, will discuss his book Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion.

Friday, November 7, M&M Shabbat, 5:15 p.m.

Enjoy a spirited, engaging and participatory Shabbat service in the Gorn Chapel for kids up to 6 years of age and their families.

Saturday, November 8, Torah Sparks, 11:00 a.m.

In the Schuster Library, learn to lead the Shabbat morning prayers through games, stories and more. Children of all ages are invited to attend.

Saturday, November 8, 80’s Party, 7:00 p.m.

Flash back to the ‘80s at Beth El’s Culture Club. Tickets are $18/person. All proceeds benefit Beth El Schools.

Sunday, November 9, Seniors Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Vocalist Shannon Wolman and accompanist Doug Lawler will be the entertainment for the evening. $21/members, $24/guests. Contact Maxine Kontoff at 410-486-1652 for more information.

Sunday, November 9, 92Y Live, 7:30 p.m.

Join award-winning scholars, Jack Miles, Susannah Heschel, and David Biale as they discuss “World Religions: Spotlight on Judaism.”

Monday, November 10, Kristallnacht: Rescuing the Evidence: Three Minutes in Poland, 7:00 p.m

Featuring Glenn Kurtz and Leslie Swift as moderator. David Kurtz captured three minutes of ordinary life in a small, predominantly Jewish town in Poland on 16 mm Kodachrome color film.

Wednesday, November 12, Biblio, 12:00 p.m.

Jane Henniger will review “Walls” by Hiltgunt Zassenhaus. Contact Carol Cummins at 410-486-1504 for more information.

Thursday, November 13, Women's Israel Trip Interest Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Rabbi Saroken and Ailene Sher will be leading the 2nd All Women's Trip to Israel on Thursday, November 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Kolker Room. On the trip, attendees will meet different women (and a few men!) who are radically transforming society. We will travel from Tel Aviv to Beersheva experiencing Israel in a way you never have before. Space is limited to 35 women.

Friday, November 14, Kabbalat Shabbat, 6:00 p.m. 

Join us for a Kabbalat Service, Dinner and Program featuring Cantor Thom King, Dr. Eyal Bor and Dr. Daniel Weisel on piano. $25/adults, $10/children under 12. Contact Ellen Marks at ellenm@bethelbalto.com.

Saturday, November 15, Healing Service, 9:00 a.m.

Rabbi Saroken will be leading a prayer circle/healing service. Anyone in need of healing or praying for your loved ones is welcome.

Thursday, November 20, Beth El & AIPAC Program, 7:00 p.m.

“Is Peace a Possibility?”  A briefing on Israel and the changing dynamics in the Middle East featuring Asaf Romirowsky, Adjunct Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Middle East Forum. A dessert reception will follow. Contact Jane Zweig at jane.zweig2@gmail.com for more information.