We ARE the wandering Jews of Baltimore City!! 2019 is the Year of the Diaspora for Beth Am due to the renovation of our historic Eutaw Place building. Find out where we are:
Beth Am Jewish Discovery Lab: Same days and times conducted at Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore 21210.
Religious Services: Conducted at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church 2812 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 21215. (Parking lots: located behind the church and across Reisterstown Road.)
Administrative Offices: 2701 North Charles Street, Suite 402, Baltimore 21218.
The Woman’s Hour with our very own Elaine Weiss, Sunday, February 10 @ 3:30 p.m. @ Hersh’s in Federal Hill
We are so proud to call her our own! Elaine Weiss will speak on her latest book, The Woman’s Hour, a nail-biting climax to one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the Constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote.
Join her for a lively conversation about the book and the significance of the women’s vote in American history and in the times in which we live. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Contact Joyce@bethambaltimore.org to reserve your spot!
Dining in the Diaspora: Sharing Meals During our Exodus from Eutaw Place, February – early fall
Enjoy a meal in the “tent” of a fellow tribe member! All members will receive an invitation from a “tent” captain inviting them to a Friday Shabbat dinner, a Saturday evening Havdalah or a Sunday brunch along with others. No need to RSVP. You will receive more information by mid-February.
Interfaith Family Dinner, Sunday, March 10 @ 5:30 p.m. @ Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore; 3401 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD
A night of friendly inter-religious conversation and community-building. get to know your neighbors over dinner and conversation at the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore. Following dinner, non-religious children’s activities will be available to engage children separate from adult conversation. Free childcare provided. Dietary laws observed. FREE but RSVPs are required.
The Diary of Anne Frank @ The Chesapeake Shakespeare Theatre, Sunday, May 5 @ 2 p.m.
Join with your Beth Am family to see the Chesapeake Shakespeare Theatre’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank. This recent adaptation, containing more of Anne’s original writing and more forthright about the characters’ Judaism, makes this play more necessary than ever. Tickets: Students: $23; Adults: $37.60. Space is limited. Group will meet at the theater at 1:45 p.m.
HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Convenant
Beth Am is proud to be the first synagogue in Baltimore to sign onto the HIAS Welcome Campaign as an affirmative statement in support of welcoming refugees to the United States. For information about how Beth Am is getting involved, please contact Carol Zenilman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the HIAS convenant: http://www.hias.org/welcome-campaign-congregations.
Reservoir Hill Opportunities for Volunteering
- John Eager Howard Elementary School needs tutors, mentors and lunchtime club leaders (Yoga, Games, Jewelry Making, Poetry).
- Meals on Wheels has 13 elderly and/or disabled Reservoir Hill residents on their waiting list who need meal deliveries and bi-monthly shopping runs.
- The Samaritan Community (Bolton Hill) needs volunteers to pick up donations from Whole Foods and deliver it to their site. One-third of their clients are from Reservoir Hill.
For more information about YOU can help our neighbors, call Jackie Donowitz at 410-235-5761
Beth Am Connection
We invite college and young adult children (in transition from school to work or vice versa) to remain connected to Beth Am through the Beth Am Connection. Just let us know your child’s address and email contact information no later than SEPTEMBER 4 and we’ll send holiday care packages and birthday emails. Please send questions, comments or contact information to either of us at the emails: Risa Jampel or Joanne Katz.
Congregant to Congregant (C2C)
Are you looking for something meaningful to do? From time to time Beth Am members ask for help in the following ways:
~Rides to shul for services and for evening events
~Rides to doctor appointments
~One Dish Meals for those who are ill
~Occasional food shopping or errands
Beth Am’s Congregant to Congregant (C2C) committee wants to provide these services for our members. We can do this with your help! Let us know if you are available during the daytime or can give a ride in the evening. Please send Joyce Keating an email indicating your interest and when you are available.