Updates & Announcements

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The Baltimore Shabbat Project is coming to Beth El. Read a note from our Beth El President and sign up for one of two great dinner options.


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Schedule of Services & Events

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 8:00am
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 9:15am

Save the Date

Saturday, September 5, Selichot, 8:00 p.m.*

Join us for a very special service in the intimate Gorn Chapel, as we explore the meaning of this season with music, prayer, and meditation in a service created by our own Cantor Thom King. Rabbi Schwartz, Rabbi Saroken, renowned cellist Evan Drachman, and the men of the Beth El Choir will join to help you enter the Yamim Noraim on a spiritual high note. We will also show the film Nicky's Family about Sir Nicholas Winton who saved countless numbers of children during the Holocaust. *Please note the new time.

Wednesday, September 9, Repentance, 7:00 p.m.

Rabbi Schwartz and Dr. Rosann Catalano will explore the idea of repentance/teshuva through the lenses of Judaism and Christianity.

Monday, September 14, First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Tashlich, Druid Ridge Cemetery, 4:30 p.m.

Come cast away your sins! This ceremony 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.  This event is open to the community.

Sunday, September 20, Annual Service of Remembrance & Dedication of Holocaust Memorial, 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 Lori Downing at [email protected] or 410-484-0411 for more information.

Saturday, September 26, Healing Service, 9:00 a.m.

With so many people in our community in need of healing, Rabbi Saroken will lead a prayer circle/healing service. Anyone in need of healing or praying for your loved ones is welcome.

Sunday, September 27, Empty Nesters & Baby Boomers Party in the Sukkah, 5:30 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, September 27, at 5:30 p.m. for an Israeli themed party. BYOB of Israeli kosher wine and enjoy falafel, salad and dessert. Stuart Diamant-Cohen, Director for the Jewish National Fund of D.C, will speak on,
“Israeli Life Cycle Events and Family Life.” RSVP to Marilyn Spertus at [email protected]. A payment of $10 can be given to Yvonne in the Beth El office.