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Bearing Witness: How Beth El Families Preserve Holocaust History on Yom Hashoah

May 03, 2019

By: Brandon Chiat, Digital Media Strategist 

“The Jewish people have all too often faced terrible persecution and tragedy,” Rabbi Steve Schwartz said. “The Jewish people survive because we maintain faith in the possibility of a better future. There is something very Jewish about maintaining hope even in the darkest times.“

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4 "Can't Miss" Vendors at Unique Boutique

May 01, 2019

The Beth El Sisterhood proudly presents the premier shopping event of Beth El’s social calendar: Unique Boutique! 

The 15th annual spring shopping spree begins on Sunday, May 5 and runs through Tuesday, May 7th. Many crowd-favorite vendors will return for this year’s event, as well as first-time vendors selling new products! 

Here are four vendors to check out at this year’s Unique Boutique: 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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