In For and Of the Neighborhood
Wednesday, December 11
The In, For, and Of Va’ad will hold its fall meeting December 11, 7-9 pm, at Beth Am. All interested congregants are invited to participate in planning for upcoming projects.
Sunday Morning Minyanim
Beth Am’s regular Sunday minyan at 9:30 am has been a great addition to Beth Am, but as we head into winter and travel schedules, we could use your help ensuring we have a quorum. David Drager has graciously created a portal through Sign-up Genius. We would be most grateful if you would log in and sign up for slots for the coming weeks. This way, those in attendance (including those saying Kaddish) will be able to rely on a minyan. Keep in mind, the first full weekend of each month includes a bonus Learning Minyan and breakfast always follows. Join us!
Eutaw Place - Season two
Saturday, December 14
Liz Longley w/ Bob Sima8 monthly concerts featuring nationally known singer/songwriters and fantastic local talent. Beer, wine, coffee, tea, homemade cookies. For tickets and info call 410.484.9110 or learn more
BAYITT Second Fridays Service and Dinner
Friday, December 13
Featuring a talk by Gil Sandler
For more information, please go to the BAYITT website.
Mitzvah Day - Beth Am Gift Package Assembly and Delivery
Beth Am Gift Package Assembly and Delivery
10 am - 12 pm
As part of the Community Mitzvah Day coordinated by Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC), we will again gather at Beth Am to assemble food packages for families in our Reservoir Hill neighborhood who could use a little help. Please register early on the JVC website:
Enter your information and select “Beth Am Gift Packaging” as your first project option. Your registration will then be passed to the Beth Am project organizers.
URGENT: We are collecting canned and boxed food for the care packages in the chapel lobby. Thank you to those who have already contributed - but we are far from having enough! We especially need boxed stuffing mix and canned fruit/vegetables, yams and cranberry sauce now, and fresh fruit for assembly day. So please, raid your pantries and/or your chosen grocery store! We also need more travel-sized toiletries - bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion - for Winter Care Packages which other volunteers will assemble on Mitzvah Day at the Jewish Community Centers. For more information, contact Arthur Shulman.
Save the Dates
Beth Am and neighbors in Reservoir Hill are jointly planning two exciting cultural events:
Concert by the Afro-Semitic Experience Ensemble
Saturday, January 18, 2014
6:30 pm - concert
8 pm - dessert reception
The In, For, and Of Va’ad is joining with the Adult Education, Social Action, and Youth Education committees and Reservoir Hill neighbors to plan and present a January 18 concert by the nationally acclaimed Afro-Semitic Experience - an ensemble of African American and Jewish musicians who blend spiritual music of both traditions. There are opportunities for Beth Am and Reservoir Hill musicians to get in on the act. If you can lend your musical interest and talent to this effort, please contact Lisa Akchin or Betty Chemers. Preview their music at Afro-Semetic Experience.
Talk by Author Wes Moore
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Wes Moore, author of the nationally acclaimed book The Other Wes Moore, will speak at Beth Am on June 7.
Volunteer at Our Daily Bread
Beth Am Volunteer Dates
9 am - 1 pm
Sundays, December 15 and 22
Thursday, December 19
Volunteers must be 14 or older, with 14-year-olds accompanied by an adult. Volunteer hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and you are expected to work the full 4-hour shift. Please email Victoria no later than noon the preceding Friday before the date you wish to volunteer.
Otherwise please call her: daytime - 410.965.9245
or evenings / weekends - 443.310.5310
She needs to check with Our Daily Bread in advance to make sure how many volunteers they need on any given day.
Tuesdays - Noon - 1 pm, see dates below
All are welcome, please bring a fish/dairy lunch.
Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg (RDB) will lead during the months of Jan, Mar, and May.
Rabby Kelley Gludt (RKG) will lead during the months of Dec, Feb, and April.
Richard Rosenthal’s Office - On-street parking is very limited. Garage parking available for a fee.
Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP
100 E Pratt
Baltimore, MD 21202
January 14 - Sexuality (RDB)
February 11 - Kashrut (RKG)
March 11 - Current Middle East Situation (RDB)
April 8 - Why do we believe in God? (RKG)
May 13 - Is the Bible true? (RDB)
Karin Batterton’s Office
Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage
Village of Cross Keys
38 Village Square
Baltimore, MD 21210
December 17 - Choseness (RKG)
January 28 - Sexuality (RDB)
February 25 - Kashrut (RKG)
March 25 - Current Middle East Situation (RDB)
April 29 - Why do we believe in God? (RKG)
May 27 - Is the Bible true? (RDB)
Fall Clothing Drive
Ends December 17
Women’s and Men’s Professional clothing can be dropped off at Beth Am. Please donate business attire and accessories that have already been cleaned, are on hangers and ready to wear. Women’s clothing will be donated to Suited to Succeed and men’s clothing will be donated to Our Daily Bread. Receipts available upon request.
Jewish Discovery Lab
Wednesday, 11 - Lab
Sunday, 15 - Lab, B’nai Mitzvah Class
Wednesday, 18 - Lab
Sunday 22 - Winter Break, NO LAB
Wednesday, 25 - Kadima/USY: Movie
Sunday, 29 - Winter Break, NO LAB
First Shabbat of the month: Shabbat Lab Live
Family Service for children in kindergarten through fifth grade led by Rabbi Kelley. Shabbat Lab is located in the Chapel and begins at 10:45 am.
All other Shabbatot of the month: Shabbat Yachad
Lay-led family service and Torah study for newborns to fourth grade.
Shabbat Yachad is located in the Chapel and begins before Haftarah reading (unless there’s a bar or bat mitzvah, in which case it begins after candy throwing)