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Cultural Trips

Cultural Trips Registration Process

Please read the following instructions so that we can include you on the trips. Only members of the Congregation or Sisterhood may register for the trip(s). Three weeks after registration opens, people who are non-members of the Sisterhood or Congregation, may register for a trip.

The cultural trips usually require walking around museums, gardens and homes.  Many of the trips require walking steps. Please consider these physical requirements before you sign up for the trip.  If you are in doubt, call the destination and inquire about their physical facilities, elevators, etc.

Registration forms for a specific trip or trips will be on the website at 9:30 a.m. on the specified date.  These forms will also be on the Sisterhood stand located in the Offit Lobby beginning that day. A form needs to be completed by each person registering.  It is important you complete the entire form.  The information requested is not shared but is used to make sure you can be contacted and we have the necessary information for you in case of an emergency. If lunch is included, you are to complete the lunch request form too.

Your registration form(s) and your check made out to Beth El Sisterhood must be mailed to the person who is listed on the form.  Only registrations mailed to the address listed on the form will be accepted in the order that they are received.  The envelope must have a US post mark.  Only one registration per envelope unless you are a couple

If your registration form arrives after the trip is full, you will be notified, your check will be returned, and you will be placed on the waiting list. Do not hesitate to go on the wait list.  There are always cancellations so you have a good chance of getting on the trip. Cancellations are filled in the following order: Members of the Congregation and Sisterhood, members of Sisterhood, members of the Congregation and then people who are not affiliated with the Congregation or Sisterhood.

Trip to the Maryland Historical Society and the Enoch Bratt Library

Thursday, March 12 from 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Maryland Historical Society, founded on March 1, 1844, is the oldest cultural institution in the U.S.  The society collects, preserves and interprets objects and materials reflecting Maryland’s diverse heritage.  The Maryland Historical Society collections include more than 350,000 objects and 7 million books and documents representing virtually every aspect of Maryland history and life. As part of our docent-led tour, we will be seeing Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi Dietrich. We will also have an opportunity to view the Spectrum of Fashion exhibit featuring nearly 100 examples of women’s and men’s clothing covering four centuries.  We will enjoy a box lunch in the Maryland Historical Society’s Frances Hall Auditorium. 

After lunch we will travel to The Enoch Pratt Central Library which is 85 years old and recently underwent a $115 million renovation.  The rehab marks a new chapter in the 137-year-old library system’s history.

COST: $75.00 for Beth El Members and $85.00 for non-members; Lunch is included. *Wait list only!

Registration forms are available on the Sisterhood stand in the Offit Lobby.

If you have questions, please contact: Ilene Merenbloom – (410) 486-6822 / or Sheila Rosenfeld – (443) 379-0181 /

Trip to Theater J to see the play Becoming Dr. Ruth

Sunday, March 29 from 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Sisterhood has a planned a relaxing and enjoyable theater trip that you don’t want to miss. The evening will begin with a delicious box dinner from Santoni’s, which will be eaten during our ride to Theater J. When we arrive at the theater, we will see the play “Becoming Dr. Ruth” by Mark St Germain. The play chronicles the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her early years fleeing Nazi Germany to her time as a sniper in Jerusalem. This illuminating one -woman show is a humorous and a heartfelt portrait detailing Dr. Ruth’s incredible journey to become a pioneer in the psychology of human sexuality and the world’s most famous sex therapist.

Cost: $ 85/Beth El and Sisterhood members; $95/non-members. *Wait list only!

Registration form is available on the stand in the Offit Lobby.

For more information, please contact: Linda Mondell at 410-486-1542 / lhmondell@ or Ellen Wiesenberger at 410-484-6411 /

Trip to Annapolis

Thursday, May 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Upon arrival in Annapolis, a colonial-attired guide will join us on our bus. Our first stop is Maryland’s historic State House, the country’s oldest state Capitol in continuous legislative use. We will then continue with a motor coach tour through the streets of Annapolis which includes views of prominent Annapolis historic homes, St. Johns’ College, and the World War II Memorial. The tour will end at the dock where you will have lunch on your own and free time to shop or browse. After your free time, we will meet on the dock and board the Harbor Queen for a narrated cruise of the beautiful Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the US Naval Academy. At the conclusion of the cruise, we will board our bus for a 3:00 PM departure to Baltimore.

Cost: $100/Beth El Members; $110/non-members.

Registration form is available here and on the Sisterhood stand in the Offit Lobby. *Wait list only!

For more information, please contact: Freddye Silverman – (410) 484-5509 / or Marlene Siegel – (410) 484-1844 /

Trip to Philadelphia 

Thursday, June 11 from 8:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come join the Beth El Sisterhood in exploring Philadelphia like you’ve never done before. We begin the day by touring Philly’s famous national landmark building, the Reading Terminal Market, one of America’s oldest and largest markets. Food writer and tour guide Carolyn Wyman and her colleague will offer us an insightful half hour talk delving into the historical importance of the Reading Market. Upon the talk’s completion, we will get to experience some of Philly’s favorite foods as we have lunch on our own at this famous
indoor market. Additionally, you will have time to browse.

After lunch, we will board our coach to experience firsthand how art ignites change as we explore the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. Through an exciting guided tour, we will see Philadelphia’s stunning mural collection. Our tour guide will delight us with stories as we weave through diverse neighborhoods by coach and get inspired by the incredible public art that makes Philadelphia the mural capital of the world. Mural Arts has become part of the city’s civic landscape and a source of pride by earning the city international recognition.

Cost: $95 for Beth El Congregation members $105 for non-Congregation members.
Registration will open Monday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m. Registration form is available here and on the Sisterhood stand in the Offit Lobby.

If you have questions or need more information , contact:
Robin Kleiman at 410-653-0113 /
Sima Abarbanel at 410-356-3873 /
Dale Kahn at 410-486-1414 /

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