Upcoming Events

BIG Jewish Ideas

Join Rabbi Burg as we take an integrated and conversant approach to these central Jewish ideas:  What does it mean to think Jewishly?…Who are the thought leaders in our history who have shaped and disseminated these ideas?…What is the canon of Jewish literature and what distinguishes and unites these sacred texts?

Thursdays, 7-8:30:  10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 & 12/14

Press Freedom Under Siege: The 1st Amendment & the Jewish Commandments:  11/4, 12/2, 1/6 & 3/3 @ 1 p.m.

Come for Shabbat services, stay for kiddush lunch and then engage in this topical conversation led by David Simon of Blown Deadline Productions on 11/4; Ben Jacobs of The Guardian on 12/2; Rachel Fishman Fedderson of The Forward 1/6; Robert Blau of Bloomberg News 3/3.

The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, following kiddush lunch.

Shabbat is AWESOME! For young families:  11/10, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9 & 5/11 @ 5:30-7:30

Join our Beth Am family for this guitar-led service, dinner and Shabbat Fun!!  Friday night service for young families.

Modern Jewish Literature with Evan Tucker: A six-part Sunday night series: 10/15, 22 & 29, 11/ 5, 12, & 19 @ 7:00 p.m.

JT Columnist Evan Tucker takes us through Modern Jewish literature including books by Jews and about Jews, their relationships to other Jews, to gentiles, to their communities, to their Jewish communities and to the community of nations.  Kafka, Babel, Aleichem, Singer, Bellow, Malamud, Roth, Ozick, Grossman, Oz, Levi, Wiesel — they’ll all be there, ready to kvetch and kibbutz their ways into your souls and help you live more interestingly, more meaningfully, more Jewishly.

A Civil Rights Journey:  Atlanta to Birmingham: 4/29-5/2

Join Rabbi Kelley Gludt for a tour of historic sites in Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma & Birmingham led by professional guides from Etgar36.  ** INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12.  Contact Rabbi Kelley for more information.

People’s Talmud 2017-18: 11/11, 12/9, 3/10 & 4/14

Held after Kiddush lunch several times during the year, congregants share their personal interpretation of what Judaism means to them and how they integrate Judaism into their daily lives.If you are interested in sharing what Judaism means to you, please contact Michael Sanow, msanow@ccbcmd.edu

L’eilah u’L’eilah: Israel Trip 2018

We are gearing up for a fabulous year filled with Jewish learning and social events in preparation for our 2018 Israel trip. We are excited to announce that we have received an additional $5000 JEEP grant for this year’s programming. Yasher Koach Miriam Burg! We are thrilled to be planning this trip and the pre-activities. Because this is a family learning trip and experience, we want to make sure every family has a hand in the planning. If you would like to send an e-mail to ask questions, express your interest and your availability for the these events and/or help with activity planning, please contact Robin Katcoff  or Rabbi Kelley. Families will be asked to lead various learning sessions for the group throughout the next 3 years.

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 carol.zenilman@gmail.com. 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)C2C_logo_FINAL

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.