Updates & Announcements

Getting ready for the High Holidays?

Click here for a High Holiday 5775 kit.

Beth El's Preschool Accreditation Featured in Jewish Times

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An Evening of Celebration is coming to Beth El on Sunday, September 14!

Click HERE to download the Invitation & click HERE to download the RSVP form for An Evening of Celebration! 



In The News, Major Bridge Work Starting Summer 2014

Major Bridge Work, MD129 (Park Heights Avenue) over I-695

Candle Lighting Times

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 7:45pm
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 9:15am
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 5:30pm
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 9:15am
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:30pm

News from Israel

Save the Date

Friday, September 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.

Saturday, September 6, Tot Shabbat, 11:15 a.m.

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

Sunday, September 7, Sisterhood Opening Brunch, 11:00 a.m.

Sisterhood members who have paid their dues for the coming year are invited to the paid-up membership brunch on Sunday, September 7.  The guest presenter is John Shields, owner of Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Contact Esther Harris at teach5ech@aol.com or 410-486-3177 or Marcia Boonshaft at jmboonshaft@verizon.net or 410-484-3112.          

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

Sheila Derman will lead the discussion on “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Kolker Room. Contact Rita Silverman 410-484-1653 or Barbara Berkowitz 410-296-8424 barbberk@verizon.net for more information.

Saturday, September 13, Healing Service, 9:00 a.m.

With so many people in our community in need of healing, Rabbi Saroken will be leading a prayer circle/healing service. Anyone in need of healing or praying for your loved ones is welcome.  We look forward to seeing you from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the Kreitzer Memorial Room.

Saturday, September 13, Tot Shabbat, 11:15 a.m.

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

Sunday, September 14, An Evening of Celebration, 7:00 p.m.

This event (part of the Generations Campaign) will honor the clergy for over 40 years of service and will feature political satire group, “The Capitol Steps.” Tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact Lori Downing at lori@bethelbalto.com or 410-484-0411 for more information.

Saturday, September 20, Selichot Service, 9:00 p.m.

Jewish storyteller and poet Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff, will join our clergy, cellist Evan Drachman and the Beth El Choir for a special Selichot Service!  Throughout our service, Jennifer will teach Torah through story, enhancing our preparation for the High Holidays. Reception will follow.

Sunday, September 21, Annual Service of Remembrance, 10:30 a.m.

Led by Rabbi Steven Schwartz, Rabbi Dana Saroken and Cantor Thom King at Beth El Memorial Park (9700 Liberty Road). Contact Andy Katz at andy@bethelbalto.com or 410-484-0411 for more information.

Wednesday, September 24, Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, 6:00 p.m.

For a full list of High Holiday times, please visit www.bethelbalto.com.

Thursday, September 25, First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Tashlich, Druid Ridge Cemetery, 4:45 p.m.

Come cast away your sins! This ceremony, “Tashlich,” allows us to express our desire to be free from sin. As we toss crumbs into the waters we symbolically cleanse ourselves of our misdeeds. Please join us on Thursday, September 25, at 4:45 p.m. Cookies and juice will be served. Everyone is invited to bring their shofar and bread crumbs.  This event is open to the community.