Featured Stories & Updates


Beth El's 2019/5779 Guide to Passover

Apr 17, 2019

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 Promotes Rachel Lurie to Director of Downtown Preschool; Welcomes Jill Suffel as New Coordinator of Early Childhood Education

Apr 10, 2019

BALTIMORE, MD. (April 10th, 2019) — Beth El Congregation of Baltimore announced today it has promoted Rachel Lurie to Director of the Downtown Preschool at Federal Hill and hired Jill Suffel to serve as Coordinator of Early Childhood Education at the Pikesville campus.


A Gift for the Generations - LIVE! From Beth El

Apr 02, 2019

By: Brandon Chiat, Digital Media Manager

A stainless steel cocoon hangs in Dr. Michael Schultz’s office.The Michael Aram sculpture is a gift from a former patient, inscribed with a message of gratitude: “From all your butterflies past, present, and future, you cocooned us in your kindness, caring, concern and wisdom and we emerged as beautiful butterflies.”


A Passion for Israel: Reflections on AIPAC 2019

Mar 29, 2019

By: Rabbi Dana Saroken

On Sunday, March 24th, I headed to Washington, D.C. to attend the annual AIPAC Policy Conference with Dr. Eyal Bor and 30 of our Beth El congregants. From the moment we entered the convention center, the buzz was palpable: There were huge plenaries where politicians shared their reflections and visions, and 18,000 (yes…18,000!) people were captivated by their words.  


Beth El Welcomes New Senior Events Manager Taliya Adelstein

Mar 26, 2019

BALTIMORE, MD. (March 27th, 2019) — Beth El Congregation of Baltimore announced today it has hired Taliya Adelstein to serve as Senior Events Manager with immediate effect.

In her new role, Ms. Adelstein will be responsible for planning the congregation’s events which include lifecycle celebrations such as baby namings, britot, B’nai Mitzvah, weddings, and kiddushes, as well as in-house events for all affiliates, committees, religious and preschool programs and the observance of the Jewish holidays.