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Cultural Trips

Cultural Trips Registration Process

Please read the following instructions so that we can include you on the trips. Only members of the Congregation and Sisterhood may register for the trip(s). 

The cultural trips usually require walking around museums, gardens and or homes.  Many of the trips require walking steps.  Please consider these physical requirements before you sign up for the trip.  If you are in doubt, call the destination and inquire about their physical facilities, elevators, etc.

Registration forms for a specific trip or trips will be on the website at 9:30 a.m. on the specified date.  These forms will also be at the receptionist’s window at Beth El Congregation on the specified morning. A form needs to be completed by each person registering.  It is also important to complete a lunch form for each person if lunch is included on the trip.

Your registration form and your check made out to Beth El Sisterhood must be mailed to the person who is listed on the form.  Only registrations mailed to the address listed on the form will be accepted in the order that they are received.  The envelope must have a US post mark.  Only one registration per envelope unless you are a couple

If your registration form arrives after the trip is full, you will be notified, your check will be returned, and you will be placed on the waiting list.  The cultural trips, sponsored by Beth El Sisterhood, are open to members of Sisterhood and the Congregation.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable and enlightening day at the National Museum of African History and Culture. The museum has five floors of exhibits that depict major periods of African American history beginning with the origins in Africa and continuing into the 21st Century. You will find the scope and depth of these exhibits fascinating. 

Lunch is on your own in the Sweet Home Café located in the museum. Please note that you cannot leave the museum and then return. Therefore, there may be lines to obtain food and drinks.

Cost: $75 per person.  Since you must go through a security check, use a small handbag for this trip.  We suggest you wear comfortable shoes.

Forms will be available on the Beth El website ( and at the Beth El reception desk. Remember, only one check and one form for each person in an envelope.  If you have questions, please contact Robin Kleiman at [email protected] or Marlene Siegel [email protected]


Trip to Frederick, MD
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Join us for a delightful day in Frederick, MD. Our first stop will be The Muse, a well- known craft shop in the area.  Here you will have the opportunity to observe a pottery demonstration by the well- known potter Laura Silberman. After the demonstration, Whitney, the owner of the shop, will provide a short history of Frederick.

Leaving the Muse, you will have lunch on your own at one of the near-by restaurants. A list of restaurants with their phone numbers will be provided to you. After lunch, we will visit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for a 60 minutes docent led tour. Through this presentation, you will learn about the harsh living conditions, personal sacrifices, and the brilliant medical innovations developed to save lives during the war and are still used today. Our visit to Frederick will conclude with you having free time to visit the many interesting and diverse shops located in this charming town.

Cost: $90 per person.  Registration will open on Sunday, September 10, 2017,at 9:30 a.m. The registration form may be obtained on the Beth El website or at Beth El’s reception desk.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Mondell 410-486-1542 ([email protected]) or Ellen Wiesenberger at 410-484-6411 ([email protected]).


Trip to the Signature Theater in Arlington, VA
Sunday, December 10, 2017

We have a great way to brighten a winter Sunday.  Come with us to see the memorable Gershwin musical comedy “Crazy for You” at the Signature Theater.  This play won three Tony Awards including Best Musical.  If you like lots of dancing and enjoy toe tapping to such tunes as “Nice Work If You Can Get It”, “Embraceable You”, “Stairway to Paradise” and “I Got Rhythm”,  you do not want to miss this entertaining show.

We will leave Beth El at 9:30 a.m. so you will have time to have lunch on your own and shop at the small delightful stores near the theater. To assist you, a list of restaurants with their phone numbers will be provided. The show begins at 2:00 p.m. and if the traffic cooperates, we should return to Beth El around 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $125 per person.  Registration will open on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:15 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Mondell 410-486-1542 ([email protected]) or Ellen Wiesenberger at 410-484-6411 ([email protected]).