Teenagers and their families are invited to join the congregation for Shabbat morning prayer services, which start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays.

At 11:15 a.m., at the conclusion of the Torah service, Rabbi Zaslow and the teenagers will meet-up in the Baum Board  Room for snacks and a lively exploration of the weekly Torah portion. This will be an opportunity for the teenagers while their families remain in the morning prayer service.

At 12:00 p.m., we will join back together with the congregation for a large celebratory kiddush lunch. This is open to all teenagers regardless of synagogue affiliation, in grades 8th-12th. 

Beth El Congregation’s Social Action Committee will be collecting new or
gently used books for children in grades K – 5.

Monday, March 4, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
(Prior to Sisterhood’s General Meeting) Location: Kuntz Patio

Saturday, March 23, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(Prior to Beth El’s Purim Spiel) Location: Weil-Mandel Lobby

Sunday, March 24, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
(During Beth El’s Family Purim Carnival) Location: Weil-Mandel Lobby

This week, The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning launched an interactive adult education course guide providing an opportunity to browse and sign up for classes and programming online. This new virtual class and program guide will improve efficiency while expanding our reach to prospective participants outside of the Beth El community. Numerous classes in the current course guide are offered with a virtual or in person option.  

“For over 14 years, our adult education program has provided numerous learning opportunities and diverse experiences to our community,” said Dr. Eyal Bor, Director of the Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning.  “ I am proud that our program has been recognized by both local and international scholars as a world class learning institution.”  

To access the new interactive course guide, please visit: https://ae.bethelbalto.com/

Be a part of a lifesaving cause by donating blood at Beth El Congregation’s Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 9 between 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. This blood drive is by appointment only.

To schedule your appointment, please click here

Beth El Congregation’s Men’s Club will host a dinner and discussion focused around personal safety on Thursday, March 7.

We will be joined by members of the Baltimore County Police Department. The evening will include a discussion on crime prevention, identity theft, emergency preparedness, cyber security, and several other topics.

Registration is required by March 1. For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://bethelbalto.shulcloud.com/form/MC-Personal-Safety

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on critical financial aid to Israel. Our Maryland members of Congress need to hear from us. Please take a couple of minutes to call their offices and urge them to vote Yes on Israel aid. Our ally needs the support after the October 7th attack and to prevent more attacks from Iranian supported terrorists.
District 1: Representative Andrew Harris, 202-225-5311
District 2: Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, 202-225-3061
District 3: Representative John Sarbanes, 202-225-4016
District 4: Representative Glenn Ivey, 202-225-8699
District 5: Representative Steny Hoyer, 202-225-4131
District 6: Representative David Trone, 202-225-2721
District 7: Representative Kweisi Mfume, 202-225-4741
District 8: Representative Jamie Raskin, 202-225-5341

Saturday March 23, grab your costume, your family & friends and come celebrate the holiday of Purim with an interactive, family megillah reading, inspired by the
musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Join us after for an Egypt-themed afterparty with music by
DJ Mike Pachino, food, drinks and so much fun! All are welcome!

Sunday, March 24, will be a day filled with fun for the entire family. The family Megillah reading begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a costume parade and carnival.

As we approach Purim, we once again turn our attention and hearts to the mitzvah of giving Mishloach Manot to friends, family, and even strangers. The practice comes from the Book of Esther with the purpose of ensuring that everyone has enough food for the Purim feast and to increase love and friendship among Jews and their neighbors.

We began offering our family of congregants the opportunity to participate in this tradition during Beth El’s celebration honoring our 75th anniversary in 2023. This year, we continue to build and strengthen our Beth El family at the same time we are supporting our brothers and sisters in Israel.

This year the Mishloach Manot includes products that come from Israel, thus, you will continue to extend the hand of support towards Israel. Since October 7th our focus on the welfare of Israel and the people of Israel Am Chai Yisrael has intensified. Each of us has in our own way given time and money to assist and strengthen our homeland, Israel.

Our opportunity to demonstrate our love and support continues.

Link to signup: https://bethelbalto.shulcloud.com/campaign/mishloach-manot.html

Join us after morning services on Saturday, February 3 for a roundtable discussion and recap of Beth El’s recent mission to Israel. 

This will be a unique opportunity to hear from members of our clergy and congregation about their experience. The discussion will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m., during kiddush. 

All are welcome to attend.

Due to the winter weather conditions, our updated schedule for Shabbat is listed below.

There will be no change to our Friday evening service, scheduled for 5:45 p.m. in-person at Beth El, with an option to watch online. 

Our Saturday morning in-person learning opportunity will still take place at 9:00 a.m.

There will be no change to our Saturday morning service, scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in-person at Beth El, with an option to watch online. 

Prayground Shabbat has been cancelled for Saturday morning. 

Our Saturday evening service will be ONLINE ONLY at 5:00 p.m. 

There is currently no change to our Religious School schedule for Sunday, January 21. 

For more information on upcoming service times or for a link to watch online, please visit our website, or click here.

We will continue to monitor the weather closely and update you on any changes regarding school or our congregational schedule for the remainder of the weekend.

Any weather related modifications to our schedule will be posted on our social media platforms and updated on our weather hotline, 410-580-5080.

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