Upcoming Events

Sanctuary Service -  May 3

Join the “Kiddush Krew” and help make our kiddush buffet enticing and delicious! Once a month, in preparation for Sanctuary Shabbat, we ask you to put your culinary skills to work by sharing a recipe with the congregation that no one will be able to resist. You can use your own recipe or use one on our website. Your delectable donation will help Beth Am live up to its motto “Feels like Home.” What are you waiting for? Get cooking!

Please contact Meg Hyman ASAP to let her know what you will be making.

Eutaw Place

Saturday, May 3
9:15 pm
Featuring Peter Bradley Adams with Ruut! 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.

Volunteers Needed for Eutaw Place!
Do a mitzvah and meet the artists. All at the same time!
When? May 3, 2014
What? Set-up, breakdown, and in between {box office/reception & refreshment sales}

Special perks: Free admission to the concerts and  dinner with the artists
Please e-mail or call Ellen Kahan Zager for more information or to sign up: 410-484-9110

Social Action Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 pm
Location: Jackie Donowitz’s home
We address issues relating to poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, environmental sustainability, literacy and more, in the Reservoir Hill community and beyond. Open to all!

For directions or more information please contact Jackie Donowitz

Book Discussion – The Other Wes Moore

Sunday, May 18 from 4 – 6:30 pm
Book discussion at Beth Am about The Other Wes Moore

Connecting congregants with neighbors are part of Reservoir Hill Improvement Council’s 2nd Annual Reservoir Hill Homecoming. RSVP to Betty Chemers

Copies of The Other Wes Moore can be purchased at The Children’s Bookstore. It can also be purchased at Beth Am’s Shukan store on Sunday, April 27 and on Sunday, May 11 from 10-12 noon. The paperback is being offered at the reduced price of $9, courtesy of Joanne Fruchtman. Payment will need to be made by a check payable to Beth Am. Payment by credit card or cash will not be accepted.

Book Discussion – My Promised Land

The Long View:
Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land and the Challenge for Israel
Book discussion lead by Professor Yoram Peri

Wednesday, May 21
7:30-9:30 pm
Location: Hersh’s Pizza
1843 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Come and discuss the book everyone is already talking about: Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land
Praised by scholars and politicians alike, from all across the spectrum, the book will be put in context by Dr. Yoram Peri, Israel Studies Chair and Director of the new Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park. As former political advisor to the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and himself a sabra, Peri has both a professional and personal take on this latest publication. Have a nosh and join the conversation! There is limited seating so please RSVP Nakia or call 410.523.2446

Wes Moore is coming to Beth Am!

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Wes Moore speaks during Sanctuary Shabbat services and joins congregants and neighbors for Kiddush lunch. Following lunch, youth from New Lens will guide a multi-generational, multi-cultural group in sharing personal stories about making life decisions. This program will be followed by informal discussion groups to explore further collaboration to engage young people in the community. Please RSVP to Lisa Akchin.

John Eager Howard Spring Book Giveaway

Once again, we are asking you all to dig deep! For each child, getting to choose a book (or two if we have enough!) is very special. Beth Amers who have helped with book distribution at school can attest to the care and intensity of each child’s search and final selection.

Please join in this Mitzvah. The donation box will be in the Chapel lobby from April 2 – May 27. We need new books or gently used books in mint condition. There is particular need for books for ages 3-5 and ages 9-12. Questions: Jackie Donowitz – 410-235-576

If you are planning to buy books at The Children’s Bookstore, please identify yourself to the staff letting them know that you are a Beth Amer buying books for John Eager Howard School. You will get a 15% discount. THANK YOU, Joann Fructman!


Beth Am Young Adult Initiative for Twenties and Thirties
Upcoming BAYITT events

May Challah Making and Second Fridays
Friday, May 9, challah making at 6 pm, congregational services at 6:45 pm, dinner following services.

RSVP by Wednesday, May 7
Learn more at  our website.

Sunday Morning Minyan

Every Sunday – 9:30 am
Beth Am Chapel
The Sunday of the first full weekend of the month will include a bonus Learning Minyan. Breakfast to follow.

Your Mitzvah Minyan – To help make a quorum each week, we are asking each Beth Am member to attend minyan at least once a year, the week of your birthday.

Do a mitzvah today – make a quorum! Sign up for Sunday Minyan: Sign-up Genius.

Volunteer at Our Daily Bread

Beth Am Volunteer Dates
9 am – 1 pm
Sundays – April  27, May 18 and 25
Thursdays – May 15 and 29

Volunteer hours are 9 am to 1 pm and you are expected to work the full 4-hour shift. If you are interested in volunteering at Our Daily Bread, please contact Dan Richman or 410 377 0648

Lunch and Learn

2013-2014 Schedule
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 month of May. Rabby Kelley Gludt (RKG) will lead during the month of 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
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
April 29 – Why do we believe in God? (RKG)
May 27 – Is the Bible true? (RDB)

Youth Services

New! Junior Congregation
Blends traditional-style davening (praying) with child-friendly songs and age-appropriate learning. Second and fourth Sat. of the month for elementary-age children, beginning at 11 am.

Shabbat Lab
A mix of traditional and innovative davening. First Sat. of every month for children in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Chapel, beginning at 10:45 am.

Shabbat Yachad
Combines familiar children’s Shabbat songs with a age appropriate sensory experiences. Every Sat. except the first Sat. of the month for newborns to fourth grade in the Chapel, begins before Haftarah reading (unless there’s a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, in which case it begins after candy throwing).