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Live! from Beth El

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.                     
Beth El Congregation
8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208
Tickets may be purchased at will call beginning at 6:30 p.m. or by calling 410 484-0411.

Join us for an evening to benefit the construction of Beth El's Generations Park.

Honoring Joan and Dr. Michael Schultz
Event Chair John Abosch
Event Vice-Chairs Jennifer Berman and Kevin Fruman
Featured Performer Kevin Nealon

VIP Reception - 5:30 p.m.
General Admission - 7:00 p.m.
Dessert reception to follow performance

Joan and Dr. Michael Schultz

Longtime members and supporters of Beth El Congregation have had tremendous impact on Beth El and the larger Baltimore community. Dr. Schultz has more than 35 years of experience as a breast surgeon and is affiliated with several local hospitals. He leads The Breast Center at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, and its team of dedicated breast oncology experts. Dr. Schultz is committed to the highest standard of patient care and minimizing the stress patients experience in waiting for results.  He guarantees an immediate review by pathologists, leading to a follow-up patient consultation within 24 hours after a biopsy.

Joan speaks fondly of the many special moments and milestones celebrated with her family and the clergy at Beth El, including a recent baby naming for their granddaughter. She speaks of Beth El as a synagogue community that is inclusive and welcoming. The mikveh holds a special place in her heart as a space where her family has found meaning and connection throughout the years.

Kevin Nealon

Kevin sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds. Kevin is currently seen as one of the stars on the CBS-TV comedy series Man With A Plan.

Nealon has found great comedic success in his extensive film career. In Anger Management, he played opposite Jack Nicholson and fellow Saturday Night Live comedian, Adam Sandler. He and Sandler also teamed up in Blended, Eight Crazy Nights, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, the latter of which grossed over $200 million worldwide. In Joe Dirt, Nealon joined another Saturday Night Live alumnus David Spade. Kevin’s other film credits include Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy, Good Boy with Molly Shannon, Roxanne with Steve Martin and the cult hit Grandma’s Boy with Jonah Hill and Nick Swardson.

As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s reoccurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ helped make the sketch a show staple. In 1988 Kevin earned an Emmy Award nomination as part of the SNL writing team.

Case for giving: Generations Park

The proceeds from LIVE! From Beth El will fund the construction of an exciting new addition to the Beth El campus: Generations Park. A park experience surrounded by natural beauty and landscaping, Generations Park will engage members of all generations as they come together to learn, play, pray, and reflect. The plans for Generations Park include new and expanded elements to give Beth El members and school families more opportunities to enjoy our outdoor spaces.  Some of the key features include:

  • A large covered pavilion for outdoor prayer services, concerts, wedding ceremonies, and shaded activities.
  • A  state-of-the-art playground with new developmentally appropriate play elements including a winding bike path.
  • A water play area for our summer camp with a safe rubber play surface that will also function as a sports court.
  • An expanded vegetable garden for outdoor educational opportunities for our preschoolers
  • A paved walking path encircling the whole park and providing a safe and serene place to walk and push strollers.
Help support Beth El’s Generations Park by becoming a VIP Sponsor or placing an ad in the event program.

Ad Pricing:

$750 Full page ad (5.5” x 8.5”), black/white
$500 Half page ad (5.5” x 4.25”), black/white
$250 Quarter page ad (2.25” x 4.25”), black/white

Ticket Pricing:

$108 Tier One  
$72 Tier Two 
$54 Tier Three 

Tickets may be purchased at will call beginning at 6:30 p.m. or by calling 410 484-0411.

For further information, please email


Thank you to our event leadership!

John Abosch, LIVE! From Beth El Chair
Jennifer Berman and Kevin Fruman, LIVE! From Beth El Vice-chairs
Elissa Kohel and Alan Dorenfeld, Sponsorship Committee Chairs
David Harrison, Marketing Chair
Steve Silverman, Ticketing Chair
Rita Feinberg and Dale Kahn, Reception Chairs
Michael Steinhardt, Entertainment Chair
Marlene Siegel, Marcia Boonshaft and Bobbie Selnick, Host Committee Chairs     

LIVE! From Beth El would like to thank our top donors for their generous support:
Susan and John Abosch
Advance Business Systems
Sandra and Malcolm Berman
Gary and Marilyn Berman
Richard and Jennifer Berman
Steven and Heidi Berman
Florence and Robert Chertkof
Judie and Sonny Davis
John Davison
The Fruman Family
Brenda Mandel and Louis Frock
Catherine and David Max
Beverly Penn
Janet and Jay Salkin
Joan and Dr. Michael Schultz
William and Ivona Schapiro
Debra and Joseph Weinberg
Susie and Steve Weintraub

Thank you To Our Media Sponsors! 



Kevin replaces Richard Lewis, who is unable to travel due to a health issue. We hope that Richard Lewis recovers quickly and we also hope that he can join us at future date.

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