June 2015 Sivan-Tammuz 5775
Volume 62 Number 5
In This Issue: Page 7: Israel Affairs Page 7: Empty Nesters & Baby Boomers Page 7: Summer Oneg
Beth El Memorial Park Open House
Monday, June 14:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Beth El Memorial Park is having an open house at the Memorial Park Weil Mandel Chapel (9700 Liberty Rd., south of Marriottsville Rd.).
Take a tour of our beautiful cemetery. Lots are available for purchase.
A Makom Kodesh (holy place), the Beth El Memorial Park has served the needs of the Beth El Congregation and the entire Baltimore Jewish Community for more than two generations.
Please contact Andy Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-484-0411 for more information.
Kabbalat Shabbat DinnerFriday, June 5
6:00 p.m. ServiceProgram and dinner to follow.
Join Beth El for a Kabbalat Shabbat service in the Gorn Chapel followed by a traditional Shabbat Dinner. Baltimore Historian Gilbert Sandler will share stories about Jewish Baltimore and Musician Melanie Blatt will perform during the program. We will also honor our student and teacher award winners.
Cost: $25/adults; $10/children under 12.
Attention to Parents of Children Born in 2005:2018 Bnai Mitzvah dates will be assigned to your child soon. If you have special requests for dates, send them by Monday, June 15, 2015, to Ellen Marks at email@example.com or 410-580-5166. Please make sure to look at the 2018 Jewish calendar to make sure these dates do not fall on the holidays.
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The Beth El Family
Our Deepest Sympathy to:Alan Bloom on the loss of his
beloved mother, Belle Bloom.Edward Epstein on the loss of his
beloved sister, Linda V. Mandel.Alice Bloom and Gilbert Kramer on
the loss of their beloved brother, Dr. Edward Kramer.
Ilise Friedman and Angie Charlow on the loss of their beloved father, Stephen Miles Berman.
Roy Finkelstein on the loss of his beloved mother, June Hilda Finkelstein.
The Family of Rhoda Katz.Amy Lebowitz on the loss of her
beloved brother, Jay Schechter.Linda Robbins Levin on the loss of
her beloved brother, William Leon Kirk.
Bruce Shapiro on the loss of his beloved father, Howard Shapiro.
Marci Turer on the loss of her beloved mother, Esther Eisen Segal.
Our Heartiest Mazel Tov to:Shelley and Neal Cierler on the birth
of their granddaughter, Madelyn Harlow Greenberg.
Shari and Larry Cooper and Beth and Peter Kallman on the birth of their granddaughter, Arden Rose Cooper; great-grandparents are Annette and Joe Cooper.
Elissa and Marshall Davidson on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Zoe Isabelle Davidson.
Robin and Rory Dechowitz on the birth of their grandson, Dylan Chase Dechowitz.
Rachel and Brian Dressin on the birth of their son, Kaleb Jordan Dressin; great-grandparents are Genia and Rudy Cohen and great-grandmother is Dorothy Fineblum.
Milestone Anniversaries:Syeira and Jason Anthony on their 5thCarole and Banny Nusbaum on their 5thLynn Abeshouse and Irvin Tark on
their 10thDanielle and Steven Epstein on their 10thIlene Robinson-Leon and Jamie Leon
on their 10thRebecca and Neal Fruman on their 10th Jill and Joel Alperstein on their 15thLori and Scott Baylin on their 15thIlene and Jonathan Rosenberg on
their 15thFranni and Charles Kaplan on their 20thMonica and Richard Levine on their 20th Liz and Richard Caplan on their 25thCheryl and Andrew Chernoff on
their 25thBetsy and Kenneth Goldstein on
their 25thRona Stein and Stephen Kaufman
on their 25thRita and Richard Lehr on their 25thJackie and Gary Lessing on their 25thValerie and David Goodman on
their 30thElizabeth and Charles Jacobs on
their 30thEllen and James Marmer on their 30th Janet and Howard Blum on their 35thNancy and Melvyn Highstein on
their 35thBonnie and Melvin Levy on their 35th
Bar & Bat MitzvahBat Mitzvah Zoe Isabelle Davidson, daughter of Elissa and Marshall Davidson, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on June 13, 2015.
Bat Mitzvah Chloe Faye Schnydman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schnydman, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on June 20, 2015.
Bat Mitzvah Melanie Lauren Heller, daughter of Debra and Michael Heller, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on June 27, 2015.
Belle BloomRhoda Katz
We mourn the passing of our members and extend sincere condolences
to their families.
In Memoriam Sheryl and David Reicher on their 35th
Ellen and Myron Asher on their 40th Barbara and Michael Feldman on
their 40th Marti and Arthur Kovens on their 40thAnn and Edward Mishner on their 40thBonnie and Charles Hatton on their 45thBobbie and Robert Kodeck on their 45thSandy and Myron Kreitzer on their 45thNancy and Kenneth Niman on their 45thHarryette and Gerald David on their 50thGlenda and David Goldberg on their 50thSharon and Felix Kaufman on their 50thRenee and Jonas Cohen on their 55thPhyllis and Bernard Isaacson on their 55thRosalie and Stanley Klatsky on their 55thJudy and Melvin Kopilnick on their 55thMarcia and Harvey Lipman on their 55thNancy and Lloyd Mailman on their 55thJoyce and Richard Plotkin on their 55thRona and Larry Snyder on their 55thEttadean and Irwin Epstein on their 60th Joan and Art Janofsky on their 60thHelene and David Levi on their 60thCharlotte and Melvin Gordon on their 65thMolly and Sidney Levin on their 65th
Carol Engelman on the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson, Douglas Samuel Cantor; Douglas is the grandson of the late Jerry Engelman.
Emily and Howard Goren on the engagement of their son, Jason, to Rebecca Tanenbaum; grandmother is Cyrile Goren.
Debra and Michael Heller on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Melanie Lauren Heller.
Carol and Gil Kleiner on the birth of their granddaughter, Muna Aviv Scher.
Janet and Darryl London on the marriage of their son, Brian London to Cyprienne Crawley.
Nancy and Andrew Schnydman on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Chloe Faye Schnydman; grandparents are Tammy and Jerome Schnydman.
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MorningMonday Friday 8:00 a.m.Rosh Chodesh 7:45 a.m.Shabbat 10:00 a.m.Sunday &Legal Holidays 9:15 a.m.
EveningMonday Thursday 7:30 p.m.Friday 6:00 p.m.Saturday Sundown*Sunday &Legal Holidays 5:30 p.m.
*Check website or call 410-580-2727
Daily Schedule of Services
Schedule of ServicesFriday, June 5Morning Service 8:00 a.m.Evening Service 6:00 p.m.Candle lighting 8:10 p.m.
Saturday, June 6Parsha of the Week BehaalotechaMorning Service 10:00 a.m.Evening Service 8:15 p.m.
Friday, June 12Morning Service 8:00 a.m.Evening Service 6:00 p.m.Candle lighting 8:13 p.m.
Saturday, June 13Parsha of the Week ShelachMorning Service 10:00 a.m.Evening Service 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17Rosh Chodesh Tammuz Day 1Morning Service 7:45 a.m.Evening Service 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 18Rosh Chodesh Tammuz Day 2Morning Service 7:45 a.m.Evening Service 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 19Morning Service 8:00 a.m.Evening Service 6:00 p.m.Candle lighting 8:16 p.m.
Saturday, June 20Parsha of the Week KorachMorning Service 10:00 a.m.Evening Service 8:30 p.m.
Friday, June 26Morning Service 8:00 a.m.Evening Service 6:00 p.m.Candle lighting 8:17 p.m.
Saturday, June 27Parsha of the Week ChukatMorning Service 10:00 a.m.Evening Service 8:30 p.m.
92 Pints Collected at Beth Els Blood Drive!By: Jerry Goodman
WOW! It was that kind of day for the Blood Drivea WOW day! Our Blood Drive was on April 22. Volunteers had been calling people and setting up appointments for weeks. In addition, the in-house staff was helping to publicize the event. As a result of their efforts, over 100 people showed up to donate blood. We cannot thank everyone who came enough. You are the real heroes!
The Red Cross provided a great staff, but due to the wind, Beth El lost half of its electrical power. The computers stopped and the drive could not proceed without them. Michael Ray came to the rescue! He located four working outlets in the Offit Auditorium and we were able to get the computers back up and running.
It was Beth El at its best. We ended up collecting 92 pints of bloodour best drive ever! This puts us in the league with the top generators in the Chesapeake Potomac Area. Sonya and I want to thank everyone involvedconsider yourselves hugged.
Our next drive is on Wednesday October 21, from 8:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you have given previously at Beth El, you will get a call from our volunteers. If you have not, you will find out about the drive in The Voice and can call us at 410-602-8766 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Lets all show up and hit the 100 pint mark!
CommitteeSocial ActionA Plea to the Beth El FamilyBy: Dr. Paul Sheitel
Aging is a part of life that we all must face. For many of our older congregants and guests, the loss of their ability to drive is a major blow to their sense of independence.
As a member of the Social Action Committee, I have had the pleasure of helping our members maintain their sense of inclusion as part of our Beth El family by giving some time to transport them to important appointments, services and various other places their families may not be able to drive them to. Giving to others in need is our obligation as Jews, as well as our sustaining gift.
Please contact me at email@example.com.
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A text version of comments from Passovers Yizkor Introduction.
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