Special Agent Gregg C. Domroe from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will join us at Beth El Congregation on Sunday, December 10 to provide an overview of hate crime laws and how they protect us as individuals and as a congregation. 

This interactive presentation is free and a light breakfast will be provided. 

On Friday, December 8 at 5:45 p.m. the Beth El Choir will perform during our our Shabbat evening service. Following services, all are welcome to attend a special Hanukkah Oneg.

Join Beth El Congregation, Beth Israel and Chizuk Amuno Congregation for our annual Light Up The Night Hanukkah celebration on Sunday, December 10.

Our Social Action Committee will be collecting hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks which will be donated to the Crisis Center in Reisterstown.

Registration is required: https://www.chizukamuno.org/event/LightUptheNight

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Beth El Congregation’s offices and school will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

In addition, our offices and school will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.

You can find a list of all service times on our website by clicking here.

Prayer Circle for Israel with Rabbi Naomi Zaslow

If you are unable to attend the rally in Washington on Tuesday, November 14, we hope you will join us for this hybrid event (zoom and in person) at Beth El Congregation from 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

Bring your dairy lunch to this creative prayer circle for Israel. Together we will meditate, chant psalms, paint, and pray for Israel.

To obtain the zoom link, please email Jeremy@bethelbalto.com

We have an amazing opportunity for our community beginning on November 9, 2023 at Beth El Congregation. We have several copies of Israeli-American writer, Noa Tishby’s engaging book Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth.

We thought that these would be helpful to people at this moment in time, to read and share with one another. Copies are limited so we ask that you only borrow one for a week and then kindly return it to the main office so we can spread these wonderful words with our entire community.

Several copies are now available at our front desk. After one week, they must be returned so we can all share with one another.

Due to a high demand, pre-reservations are not permitted.

The unfolding tragedy in Israel is hard to comprehend, but every child deserves an age-appropriate and honest conversation. 

The Berman-Lapavsky Religious School is sponsoring a Zoom discussion on Wednesday, November 15, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on “How to Talk to Kids About What’s Happening in Israel Right Now.” Rabbi Saroken and Sarah Shapiro, LCSW-C, In-House Social Worker for Beth El Congregation and the Soul Center, will lead the discussion.

Beth El Congregation is proud to host the Baltimore Jewish community for a concert to benefit Israel. Hear local cantors sing songs of peace and hope for Israel.

Join us on Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. for an afternoon filled with music and prayer.

College Campuses In Crisis: Sunday, November 12 at Beth El Congregation.

We invite the entire community to join Rabbi Steven Schwartz and Rabbi Dana Saroken as they moderate a panel discussion about the current crisis on college campuses around the country.

The panel will include Rabbi Debbie Pine, Howard Libit and Andrea Lieber. All are welcome to attend!

The holidays are fast approaching, bringing difficult questions, compromises and concerns about how an interfaith family celebrates.

Please join Beth El Congregation’s Interfaith Committee for an open discussion led by Rabbi Dana Saroken on Sunday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

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