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.

Trip to Washington D.C. 

Thursday, September 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Our day will begin with a lovely two-hour Odyssey cruise on the Potomac River.  As we relax on this glass-enclosed ship, we will see breathtaking views of the nation’s great landmarks, listen to live music, and enjoy a delicious three-course lunch.   When we leave the ship, we will travel to the Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art. 

Cost: $140 for members of Beth El and $150 for non-members of Beth El

Registration form is available here and at the reception desk.  If you have any questions, contact Beverly Penn 410-486-2667 ([email protected])  or Marlene Siegel 410-484-1844 ([email protected]).


Trip to Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens 

Thursday, October 11 from 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Join us as we visit this hidden gem in Northwest D.C. and take in all of its glories! Hillwood Estate, a decorative arts museum, is the former mansion of the Post cereal heiress, socialite and philanthropist, Marjorie Merriweather Post. You will close your eyes and imagine life in a bygone era with this unique behind-the-scenes peek at Post’s artful way of life. Our delightful day will begin with a docent tour of the spectacular formal gardens where flowers bloom in every season.
Following a light fare lunch in the Hillwood Café, we will have a docent-led tour of the interiors of the mansion where we will view the collections housed in all rooms of this grand estate. Significant highlights include French and Russian objects D’art, famed Faberge eggs, antique table services, jewelry by Harry Winston and Cartier, and much more! The Museum Shop with its unique offerings is also guaranteed to please.

COST: $120 for Beth El/Sisterhood members; $130 for non-members. Registration will open Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Registration form is available here and at the reception desk at Beth El.

For further information, please contact Linda Mondell at 410-486-1542 or [email protected] or Ellen Wiesenberger at 410-484-6411 or [email protected]


Trip to Arena Stage to see a Musical Production of Anything Goes

Sunday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for this sensational production of “Anything Goes”, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography. Written by Cole Porter. One of the greatest musicals in theater history. It is a “musical comedy joy” both “glorious and exuberant!”.

Billy instantly falls in love with a beautiful girl he meets in a taxi. When he discovers she’s boarding the SS American, the same London-bound ship his boss and co-worker Reno are boarding, he sneaks aboard himself. The beautiful girl, Hope, is engaged to a stuffy British aristocrat, Lord Evelyn, but that doesn’t stop the love-struck Billy. With the help of other passengers, Billy seeks to shake Reno, whose love he doesn’t return, and capture the heart of the girl of his dreams - all without hurting anyone’s feelings.

COST: $130 for Beth El/Sisterhood members; $140 for non-members *Lunch will be on your own - a list of restaurants will be provided*. Registration will open Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Registration forms will be on the Beth El website ( and at the reception desk at Beth El.

For further information, please contact: Linda Mondell at 410-486-1542 or [email protected] or Ellen Wiesenberger at 410-484-6411 or [email protected]