Featured Stories & Updates


Reflections from Dr. Eyal Rob

Apr 11, 2018

I just returned from Israel where I was on an educational mission called Shevat Achim to explore and study our sister city, Ashkelon.  Ashkelon is Baltimore’s sister city since 2004.  It was so interesting and impressive to know how similar Baltimore’s school system, from an educational standpoint is to five of the public schools we saw in Ashkelon.


The Midlife Crisis Myth: 7 Questions with Barbara Hagerty

Apr 10, 2018

There’s no such thing as an inevitable midlife crisis and New York Times best-selling author Barbara Hagerty will prove that to you during her talk at the Soul Center on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00 pm. In advance of her appearance, Ms. Hagerty discussed how to use midlife as an opportunity renegotiate your life’s purpose, reemphasize your relationships, and transform the way you think about the world and yourself.


Beth El's Passover Guide

Mar 27, 2018

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is one of the three major pilgrimage festivals of ancient Israel and commemorates the Jews’ Exodus from Egypt. Its name comes from the miracle in which God “passed over” the houses of the Israelites during the tenth plague. Centered on the family or communal celebration of the Seder (ritual meal), Passover is one of the most beloved of all Jewish holidays.

To help prepare for this meaningful holiday, please enjoy Beth El’s Guide to Passover.


Beth El Congregation Appoints Amanda Max Beitman as Next Director of Development

Mar 23, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD. (March 23, 2018) — Beth El Congregation of Baltimore announced today that its Search Committee, led by First Vice-President Ed Mishner, has appointed Amanda Max Beitman as Director of Development, following a six-month search that included dozens of applications and six official interviews. “Beth El is in debt to our dynamic search committee who dedicated their time and expertise to this important process,” said Ed Mishner.


Kabbalah: A Judaism That Can Surprise Us

Mar 13, 2018

Rabbi Benjamin Shalva is a rabbi, writer, yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and musician. Rabbi Shalva’s Experiential Kabbalah class at the Soul Center will help you find inspiration in everyday life. In advance of his final Experiential Kabbalah class (happening on March 20th), Rabbi Shalva shared some insights about Kabbalah, its history, and usefulness in everyday life.