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 Brandywine River Museum of Art and Terrain

Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a cultural journey to the Brandywine River Museum of Art. We will visit the studios of the famed Wyeths and then proceed to a docent led tour of the exhibit entitled “Three Generations of Wyeths”. Following our tours, we will lunch at the Millstone Café which is located in the museum.
After spending the morning hours at Brandywine, we will board the bus and head to Terrain, a unique home and garden boutique. Terrain’s offerings blend products from around the world with locally-sourced plants and artisan merchandise, providing the customer with an unparalleled experience.
With a full nursery of garden and indoor plants, eco-friendly growing supplies, home and garden décor, furniture, containers, gifts, personal care items, locally sourced and prepared artisan foods, in addition to found objects and antiques from around the world, terrain merges global and local into a celebration of heritage, community and design.

* Before registering please be advised this trip involves walking and at times, on uneven ground.

COST: $120 for members of Beth El Congregation; $130 for non-members. Click here for registration form and here for lunch form, both forms are also available at the reception desk at Beth El. For further information, please contact: Sima Abarbanel at 410-356-3873 or Marlene Siegel at 410-484-1844.


Trip to Signature Theater to see the musical grand hotel

Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

On this trip, we will travel to Arlington, VA to see the musical “Grand Hotel”. It is 1928 and Berlin is at the center of a razzle-dazzle world between two wars. At the bustling Grand Hotel, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist, and an ailing bookkeeper collide in a non-stop musical toast to the high life. You will find this play funny and very entertaining.Lunch will be on your own. There are a number of restaurants and lovely stores near the theater. For your convenience, you will be provided with a list of restaurants with their telephone numbers.

COST: $130 for members of Beth El Congregation; $140 for non-members. 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 the Harley Davidson Factory and National Clock and Watch Museum

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Harley Davidson York factory was established as an assembly facility in 1973. When we arrive at the Vaughn L Beals Tour Center, our group will see an introductory video and have the opportunity to explore exhibits that detail the manufacturing and production of motorcycles. The tour continues on the factory floor where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, processes and products of Vehicle Operations. Then it’s on to the end of the line, where every motorcycle is roll-tested prior to shipping. If you wish, you can sit on current models of motorcycles and take pictures to show your children or grandchildren.
Please be aware - you must wear fully enclosed, low heeled (one inch or less) shoes to go on this tour. Leaving the factory, we will travel to the Round the Clock Diner where lunch will be on your own. Following lunch, we will ride a short distance to the National Clock and Watch Museum where you will be taken on a tour through the entire history of time keeping. This exhibit is the most comprehensive collection of time pieces in North America.

COST: $110 for members of Beth El Congregation; $120 for non-members. Registration available here and at the reception desk at Beth El. For further information, please contact: Robin Kleiman 410-960-7997 or [email protected] or Marlene Siegel 410-484-1844 or [email protected].