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.


Guide to Purim

Mar 13, 2019

By: Ben Kreshtool, Ritual Director

Celebrated on the 14th of Adar, Purim is a joyous holiday on which we recount the saving of the Jews from a looming massacre organized by the wicked Haman during the Persian period (539-330 BCE).

What is the history of Purim?


Giving the Gift of Music

Mar 08, 2019

By: Brandon Chiat, Digital Media Manager

If music is the universal language than Beth El speaks it fluently.

Beth El recently received a generous gift from an anonymous donor to establish the First Wednesdays Concerts & Cultural Programs Fund, which will support cultural experiences at the synagogue for years to come.


The Masked Singers of Shushan

Mar 01, 2019

By: Brandon Chiat, Digital Media Manager

Purim is a holiday wrapped in a disguise and concealed behind a mask.

“Everything gets flipped upside down in the Purim story,” said Rabbi Steve Schwartz. “King Achashverosh, who should be wise, is a fool; Esther is a Jew, but no one knows, as she is disguised; Haman is Achashverosh’s most important minister until suddenly Mordechai is!”


6 Jewish Connections to Super Bowl LIII

Feb 01, 2019

32 teams set-out to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the beginning of the 2018 season. Now only two teams remain the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Tonight, one of those teams will etch their names in football history.

While our beloved Baltimore Ravens aren’t playing in tonight’s Big Game, you’re more closely connected than you might think.

Here are six Jewish connections to the Super Bowl: