BALTIMORE, MD. (August 9th, 2019) — Beth El Congregation of Baltimore announced today the hiring of Bekah Waltemeyer to serve as Development Associate. She joined the development team on July 29th, 2019.
By: Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak
On June 21, I lost my beloved life partner and husband, David Kaplan. While I’m a “regular” at Shabbat eve services, David was not, nor was he the “davening” kind, but rather the epitome of “menchlachkeit” and loyalty, honesty and devotion—that was David.
The late, great Anthony Bourdain once said: “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
By: Brandon Chiat, Digital Media Strategist
Beth El Congregation recently received one of the most significant contributions ever made to the synagogue by a non-member.
By: Brandon Chiat, Digital Media Manager
On a brisk morning in January 2018, Beth El’s Board of Directors, senior staff, and clergy began shaping the congregation’s vision for the future. Their challenge was to articulate the synagogue’s mission and values.
Beth El recently hired Andy Shankman to serve as Religious School Manager and Bnai Mitzvah Coordinator. In his new role, Mr. Shankman will work closely with families to ensure students get the most out of their education, support teachers with their various needs, and oversee the Bnai Mitzvah tutoring program.
Andy took an inspired yet unconventional path to Beth El Religious School.