May 18, 2013
During Shabbat services Judge Ellen Heller, Gregg Bernstein, State’s Attorney-Baltimore City, and Rabbi Burg will share reflections from their recent trips to Israel.
8:45 Torah Study
9:30 Kesher (Chapel) Services
10:20 am - Shorashim
Jewish Discovery Lab
Sunday, May 19, 2013
9:30 am - 12:30 pm Jewish Discovery Lab
11:00 am - Parent Meeting
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Family Talent Show
Our ultimate goal is to create an engaging, meaningful, and fun porgram that helps build a good foundation for Jewish learning.
Shorashim meets on the 3rd Shabbat of each month.
May 18, 2013 - Immediately following the Torah parade (approx. 10:20 am)
Shabbat Yachad meets on the 2nd and 4th Shabbat of each month.
May 25, 2013 -Immediately following the Torah parade (approx. 10:20 am)
Sunday Morning Minyanim
“4 Week Trial”
May 19 and 26
June 2 and 9
Bagels and lox for attendees will be generously sponsored by Alfred Moses. Please join us!
Talmund Tuesdays - Lunch & Learn
Led by Rabbi Daniel Burg
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Topic: This Too is for Good - (Ta’anit - 21a)
All are welcome. Please bring a dairy lunch.
RSVP to Gail Wohlmuth
Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP (Richard Rosenthal’s office)
26th Floor, 100 E. Pratt St., Baltimore
On street parking is very limited. Garage parking available for free.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Topic: On Rabbis, Harlots and Tzitzit - (Menchot– 44a)
25 S. Charles St. Suite 2115, Baltimore
The first ten floors of the building are a parking garage. Please call 410-727-6600 for directions.
Beth Am’s Annual Synagogue Meeting
Sunday - June 2, 2013
9:30 am - Minya
10:00 am - Bagel Breakfast
10:30 am - Annual Membership Meeting
John Eager Howard Elementary School
Spring Book Giveaway!
Wednesday: June 5, 2013
We still need helpers/shlepers!
We still need books! (particularly for 4-5 graders)
Please donate new and gently used books (in pristine condition) in the designated box which is now out in the Chapel Lobby.
Please email Jackie Donowitz or call her at 410-235-5761 to volunteer or for more information.
Beth Am Young-Adult Initiative for 20’s and 30’s
Second Friday’s Congregational Service
Friday, June 14, 2013
6:30 pm Service
7:30 pm Dinner
Please RSVP here
We Need You!
Interested in leading services or giving a d’var? BAYITT prides itself on its diverse, community-led Friday night services. Lend us your talents for an evening! Contact us. Please also contact us if you would like help learning how to lead services or give a d’va (short talk on the Torah portion).
Do You Know Anyone in their 20’s and 30’s?
Are they looking for social, volunteer, and religious events and ways to meet with other Jewish young adults? Tell them to check us out! If you are interested in shaping the future of our great program or know someone who is, please contact us visit our webpage
Save the Date for Beth Am’s First Ever Shabbaton!
November 15 - 17, 2013
Capital Camps Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA.
If you want to be part of the planning committee, please contact Rabbi Burg by email.
Marriage Equality Embraced At Beth Am
Beth Am celebrates Marriage Equality and congratulates Marylanders from across the state for their full and equal embrace of same-sex couples. Our congregation prides itself on being a welcoming community, open to and inspired by our diverse membership. We are also proud that our Rabbi, Daniel Cotzin Burg, has been a staunch supporter of Marriage Equality. He testified in Annapolis on behalf of the Civil Marriage Protection Act. He has written extensively and spoken widely on the topic and was a fierce advocate for Question 6. Last February, Beth Am hosted (in partnership with Brown Memorial Church) an event entitled “The Religious Case for Same-Sex Marriage.”
If you would like to know more about our congregation, or talk with Rabbi Burg about your upcoming wedding, please contact him at email@example.com.
The Kiddush Community invites you to participate.
There are only a few basic rules:
- Each main dish should serve 12 people (12x18 pan or larger)
- The items must be brought to the synagogue in new, disposable, foil pans
- All ingredients must be dairy or pareve (containing no animal products)
- NO peanut or peanut related ingredients; pine nuts and walnuts are OK
RSVP to Meg Hyman
What is People’s Talmud?
We live in Rabbinic Judaism – Rabbis regularly interpret for us what Judaism means, its heritage, its very nature. Typically, in modern Judaism, we have congregational arrangements where a Rabbi presides and, ongoingly, applies the Jewish religion’s heritage to his or her flock. To that flock the Rabbi serves as nurturing teacher, inspirational leader, and supervisor of religious rituals that often regulate and celebrate the most profound phases of living – from birth to death.
From our founder, Dr. Louis L. Kaplan, to our present Rabbi, Daniel Burg, we have had magnificent Rabbinic leadership. And yet we ask the question - How, in the life of each one of us, how do we – ordinary folk, not trained Rabbis – actually interpret Judaism in our own, everyday life? This led us to develop a program to try to answer that kind of question. It began three years ago, and includes three stages.
- Volunteers are asked to think about how, being Jewish, comes up
- In my daily work?
- In how things are done in my home, in my immediate family?
- In my dealings with relatives?
- In my friendships with Jews, with non-Jews?
- In how I see life altogether?
- In my political activities, such as voting?
- Then, after a Shabbat service, after lunch, each volunteer gives an informal presentation of one’s answers, and opens up discussion among the congregants who have chosen to attend.
- The volunteers will, sometime later, write up their conclusions in the form of a report. These can be a gift to their own children and grandchildren, and to the synagogue. (One volunteer described it as “a letter to my children.”)