Updates & Announcements

Yizkor will be recited on Monday, May 25, at 10 a.m. We apologize for the error in The Voice.


Attention to Beth El Parents with Children Born in 2005: 

2018 B'nai Mitzvah dates will be assigned to your child soon. If you have special requests for dates, send them by Monday, June 15, 2015, to Ellen Marks at ellenm@bethelbalto.com or 410-580-5166. Please make sure to look at the 2018 Jewish calendar to make sure these dates do not fall on the holidays. 

Beth El's Preschool Accreditation Featured in Jewish Times. Click HERE to read all about it!


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Schedule of Services & Events

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 10:00am
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 10:00am
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 5:30pm

Save the Date

Erev Shavuot, Saturday, May 23, at 8:00 p.m.

We will begin the holiday with a prayer service and dessert reception. Rabbi Schwartz will speak on "Fire and Water, Speech and Silence: Revelation on Shavuot." We will conclude the evening with Havdallah.

Shavuot Day 1, Sunday, May 24, at 10:00 a.m.

The celebration will continue as our service will be followed by a lovely Shavuot luncheon with another opportunity to study together over lunch. Rabbi Saroken will speak on "Ruth and Naomi's Special Relationship and its Meaning on Shavuot."

Shavuot Day 2, Monday, May 25, at 10:00 a.m.  

Yizkor will be recited at this service. A light brunch will be served following services. 

Wednesday, May 27, at 7:00 p.m., Evenings with ICJS Scholar Dr. Rosann Catalano

We will explore some of the most provocative issues that lie at the heart of the narrative between Noah and God--most notably, the destructive power of regret. $20/members; $25/non-members.

Monday, June 1, Memorial Park Open House, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Take a tour of our beautiful Memorial Park. A representative from Sol Levinson’s funeral home will answer your questions about a Jewish funeral. Contact Andy Katz at andy@bethelbalto.com for more information.

Friday, June 5, 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.

Friday, June 5, Shabbat Dinner & Program, 6:00 p.m. service

Join Beth El for a Shabbat service in the Gorn followed by dinner.  Historian Gilbert Sandler will present stories about Baltimore and Musician Melanie Blatt will perform.  We will also honor our student and teacher award winners. $25/adults; $10/children under 12.

Sunday, June 7, Men’s Club Brunch, 9:30 a.m.

The healthy brunches will continue with guest speaker Corporal Tim McCreer of the Baltimore County Police and Homeland Security will speak on “Emergency Preparedness.”  $10/members and $15/non-members.

Tuesday, June 9, Beth El at the Yard, 7:05 p.m.

Join Beth El for a night at the yard as the Orioles take on the Red Sox! This will be an extremely fun evening that you don’t want to miss! Cantor Thom King will sing the National Anthem. Tickets are $10/person. To purchase tickets, please contact Gil Kleiner at gil@bethelbalto.com or 410-484-0411. Sponsored by the Beth El Men’s Club.

Wednesday, June 10, Biblio, 12:00 p.m.

The Biblio season will come to a close with a luncheon and special program at David Chu's China Bistro. Paula Gallagher, Pikesville Librarian, will reveal the latest and best reads of this season. Please send a check to the synagogue for $20 made out to Beth El Sisterhood. Attn: Frida Fraiman or Carol Cummins.

Wednesday, June 10, “Crossing the Line 2” film & Discussion with Dr. Mitchell Bard, 7:30 p.m.

Watch the film, “Crossing the Line 2”—a new documentary that reveals the rise of Anti-Semitism on campus. Following the film, Dr. Mitchell Bard will discuss “No Free Pass for Anti-Semitism on Campus.”