High Holy Days

High Holy Day Schedule 2019/5780 - coming soon!

Beth El's complete 2019 high holy day guide - Coming Soon!

High Holy Day Youth and family services

Services Schedule for Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Monday, September 30 & Yom Kippur - Wednesday, October 9

9:45 a.m.: Babysitting (Preschool classrooms 12&13)
10:00 a.m.: Early Childhood Family Service* (Myers Auditorium)
10:00 a.m.: Family Service (2nd graders and above) Option #1* (Gorn Chapel)
10:45 a.m.: Preschool Activities (Rooms 213-214)
11:15 a.m.: Teen Service (Agus Library)
11:30 a.m.: Early Childhood Family Service* (Myers Auditorium)
11:30 a.m.: Family Service (2nd graders and above) Option #2* (Gorn Chapel)

For children of parents who attend adult services:
10:00 a.m.: Before Care (Schapiro Auditorium)
11:15 a.m.: 1st-3rd Grade Service (Kolker Room); 4th-6th Grade Service (Schapiro Auditorium)
12:00 p.m.: After Care (Schapiro Auditorium)

Services Schedule for Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Tuesday, October 1

9:45 a.m.: Babysitting (Preschool classrooms 12&13)
10:00 a.m.: Early Childhood Family Service* (Myers Auditorium)
10:00 a.m.: Family Service (Gorn Chapel)

Downtown services: Salem Lutheran Church @ 1530 Battery Ave

Rosh Hashanah Family Service - Led by Cantor Melanie Blatt
Monday, September 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Family Service - Led by Cantor Melanie Blatt
Wednesday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m.

For questions, contact Andy Shankman at 410-484-4543.

Support the Beth El Sisterhood & Enjoy Varieties of Kugel

Click here for full details, including pricing. Payments due by Tuesday, September 17. All orders must be picked up on Friday, September 27, between 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. All kugels must be paid for when ordering.  

Your check is your confirmation and receipt. Make checks out to Beth El Sisterhood and send to Beth El, Attn: Tali Adelstein.

For more information, contact Tali Adelstein, Senior Event Manager, at 410-484-0411 or [email protected].

Selichot: Getting into the Zone for the high Holidays
Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 p.m.

The rituals and traditions of the High Holidays can sometimes seem strange and other-worldy to us; they come from a time and place that seems to have no relevance in our modern lives. At this year’s Selichot service, Beth El is going to employ not only the traditional texts and music of the service, but also a page from our American culture- Rod Serling’s classic television series, The Twilight Zone. Although this may seem a somewhat surprising juxtaposition, we can assure you that, when viewed through the lens of our High Holiday preparations, the 2 episodes that we will watch as part of the service will at least make you think, perhaps make you cry, and maybe, just maybe, help us all to see ourselves and those around us a little more clearly.

As has become our custom, Cantor King, Rabbi Schwartz and Rabbi Saroken will be accompanied by our fellow Beth El congregant, internationally known cellist Evan Drachman, and the mighty men of the Beth El Choir.

Tashlich Service
Monday, September 10, 4:45 p.m.
Druid Ridge Cemetery, 7900 Park Heights Ave.

Come cast away your sins! This ceremony, “Tashlich,” allows us to express our desire to be free from sin. As we toss crumbs into the waters we symbolically cleanse ourselves of our misdeeds. Everyone is invited to bring their shofar and bread crumbs. 

Beth El Congregation Annual Service of Remembrance
Sunday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.
Beth El Memorial Park, 9700 Liberty Road (South of Marriottsville Rd).

This service is led by Rabbi Steven P. Schwartz, Rabbi Dana Saroken and Cantor Thom King.

Individual, Interfaith and Family Lots are available with convenient payment plans.

Contact Lisa Silverstein at 410.484.0411 or [email protected] to arrange a personal consultation.



To learn about making an Aliyah to celebrate the High Holidays, click here. To request an Aliyah, please contact our Ritual Director, Ben Kreshtool, at 410-484-0411 x 1404 or [email protected]

Lulav and Etrogs set for Sukkot

Please contact Amy Payne at [email protected] for information on how to order your Lulav and Etrog. 

Erev Sukkot begins Sunday, October 13, and continues Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15. 

First Aid for the High Holidays:

We will have an EMT available to provide first aid during all High Holiday services.  The first aid station is located in the main office, off of the Weil-Mandel lobby.

Parking for the Holidays:

Parking is difficult at this time of year. We appreciate your cooperation with our professional parking staff in alleviating unnecessary congestion. If the main lot is full, you may park your cars at one of the following locations:

Hooks Lane (where allowed) – Please take notice of all posted signs!

Greene Tree Road (off of Hooks Lane)

Brooks Robinson Drive (formerly Radio Tower Drive)

Park Heights Avenue (where allowed) – Please take notice of all posted signs!

For the convenience of our congregants, shuttle busses, provided by Len Stoler, will operate along these locations. No unaccompanied child under the age of 16 will be allowed on the bus.

Please remember that illegally parked cars are subject to ticketing by the Baltimore County Police Department. If you park in a fire lane, you will be towed or ticketed. These county regulations will be enforced and Beth El Congregation is not liable for cars ticketed or towed.