Klei Kodesh – Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, March 7
6 pm – services
Please join Rabbi Daniel Burg, Cantor Ira Greenstein and guest musicians for a Musical Kabbalat Shabbat.
Open to the community!
7 pm - Chicken dinner with vegetarian option to follow services.
Reservations for the dinner are closed for this event.
Social Action Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 13 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!
Spring Clothes Drive
March 4 – April 3
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. Women’s and Men’s Professional clothing can be dropped off at Beth Am.
Purim at Beth Am
To liven up your Purim holiday this year, Beth Am will have members’ beautiful homemade craft items for sale. We are still looking for more talented artisans to sell their items during the Purim Carnival Sunday March 16th 10:30a-12p. Please contact Robin Katcoff to sign up.
Saturday, March 15
7:30 pm – Potluck Dessert
8 pm – Ma’ariv and Megillah reading with a series of cameo appearances.
Sunday, March 16
8:30 am – Minyan with traditional Megillah reading
10:00 am – Family Megillah reading with singing
10:30 am – 12 noon – PURIM CARNIVAL!!!
Beth Am is excited for this year’s Purim Carnival. Families interested in making this year’s Purim Carnival bigger and better than ever can help by volunteering to make a new carnival game with your kids. The kids will play games and win prizes and so will the families who make the new games. Players will vote for the best homemade game.
For a list of game ideas, how to make them, and to sign up so we don’t get repeats please contact Robin Katcoff.
Burg Family Open House
Sunday March 16
12 noon – 2 pm – Please join Rabbis Miriam and Daniel Burg and family for an Open House in their home at 2446 Eutaw Place, across from the Synagogue.
Sanctuary Service - April 5
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.
Second Anniversary Show
Saturday, April 5
Featuring Brendan James! 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.
Beth Am Young Adult Initiative for Twenties and Thirties
Upcoming BAYITT events
Congregational Services and Dinner ($12)
Friday, March 14, 6:30pm
This dinner will be a special Vashti’s Banquet; a Persian themed Shabbat dinner in honor of the holiday of Purim. Sign up to attend here.
Social Justice Seder:
A Focus on Baltimore’s Criminal Justice System
Sunday, April 6 at 6pm at the Jewish Museum
An evening of discussions, singing, speakers, food, and action as we explore the intersection of Passover and criminal justice reform. Held in partnership with BAYITT, BIYA, Moishe House, Repair the World, Charm City Tribe, and the Jewish Museum.
April Second Fridays: Pre-Passover Fun
Friday, April 11 at 6:30pm
May Second Fridays
Friday, May 9 at 6:30pm
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 – March 16 and 23
Thursday – March 20
Volunteer hours are 9 am to 1 pm and you are expected to work the full 4-hour shift. Please contact Victoria no later than noon the preceding Friday before the date you wish to volunteer. Young volunteers must be 14 or older, and accompanied by an adult.
Daytime – 410.965.9245
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.
Lunch and Learn
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 Mar and May. Rabby Kelley Gludt (RKG) will lead during the months of 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
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
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)
Jewish Discovery Lab
Sunday, 9 – Lab, B’nai Mitzvah Class
Wednesday, 12 – Lab
Sunday, 16 – Purim Carnival
Wednesday, 19 – Lab
Sunday, 23 – Lab
Wednesday, 26 – Lab
Sunday, 30 – Lab, Kadima: Chocolate Seder
See the full calendar here.
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.
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.
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).
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. If you are interested in joining the planning efforts for either of these events, please contact Lisa Akchin or Betty Chemers.