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THIS WEEK AT BETH AM...


MARCH 30 THROUGH APRIL 5
THIS WEEK'S PARSHA
USCJ - TORAH SPARKS
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HEBREW CALENDAR
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Programs at Beth Am
We Were Strangers Once...
Explore the ultimate Passover story through a series  of three programs focusing on the immigrant & refugee experience with a  Jewish lens:
April 1
Post-Kiddush Lunch



April 20
Social Hall
at 7pm




May 13
Post-Kiddush Lunch
 
A conversation about relating and incorporating the latest developments in American immigration & refugee policy into your Passover seder.

Standing with Immigrants and Refugees: An Evening of Discussion & Action 
Learn and Take Action with community organizations.
RSVP for April 20th

Learn with professor Deborah Barer about the Talmudic imperative for welcoming strangers into the community.

What Kafka Told Us About 2017
April 8th after Kiddush Lunch

Join Baltimore Jewish Times writer and Beth Am member, Evan Tucker, after Kiddush as he delves into Kafka's collection of works and deciphers how it relates to 2017.
PESACH SCHEDULE
April 10




April 11



April 12


April 17


April 18
Siyyum B’chorim 
Service for the Firstborn
7:30 am
Erev Passover - First Seder


1st Day Passover 
9:30 am - Kesher Service
Second Seder 

2nd Day Passover
9:30 am - Service

7th Day Passover
9:30 am - Service

8th Day Passover 
9:30 am - Service with Yizkor & Memorial Plaque Dedication
ART AS MIDRASH
April 22, after Kiddush Lunch
Beth Am will feature a program entitled ART AS MIDRASH.  New York artist Francine Medoff will share her unique artistic interpretations of Biblical women and Sandy Winters will teach Midrashic insights on these women.     
 
This program is generously sponsored by Jack and Linda Lapides in appreciation of Sandy's help in preparing for Jack's anniversary Bar Mitzvah.

Public Education at a Crossroads
April 30, 2017 @ 3pm (reception to follow)

IFO welcomes Beth Am’s own Ron Shapiro, attorney, sports agent & NYT best-selling author, 
in conversation with: 
 
Freeman Hrabowski,
UMBC President
 
Sonja Brookins Santelises,
CEO Baltimore City Public Schools

Our city, state, and nation require well-prepared citizens and workers, yet public education faces substantial political and financial hurdles. In, For, Of (IFO), Beth Am’s sister organization striving to build and foster relationships between congregants and their Reservoir Hill neighbors, convenes a dialogue with distinguished Baltimore educational leaders.

Join us for this FREE EVENT, meet neighbors and participate in a crucial and timely conversation.

RSVP
PRESIDENT APPOINTS
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Please speak with the nominating committee with your ideas for officers, trustees and future leaders. Send your nominee recommendations to: Lynn Sassin.

Elections will take place at the Annual Meeting June 4, 2017.
 
The Nominating Committee, appointed by,
Beth Am President, Julie Gottlieb:
 
          Lynn Sassin, Chair     Dovey Kahn     David Schwartz
          Brenda Serpick           Katie Kline
Beth Am Committees

Next Meeting:
4308 Greenway
May 8 @ 7:30pm 
Youth Services @ Beth Am

CHILDCARE


Shabbat babysitting is available for children ages 18 months - 6 from 10:00 - 11:15, followed by our Yachad service.
 
SHABBAT YACHAD

Saturdays @ 11:15AM
We invite all of our little friends (toddler through kindergarten) to join us for singing, dancing, praying and stories in celebration of Shabbat at 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel.
Community News
Baltimore’s Social Justice Seder
Sunday, April 2, 2017
5 - 7pm

Click here for more information.

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL
Birthright Summer 2017
Register Now!
LGBTQ Israeli Pride Experience
June 4-14, 2017 

Learn more here.
Beth Am Reminders

PRAYER BOOK/SIDDURIM DEDICATION

You may dedicate/re-dedicate a siddur in honor or memory of a loved one, including placement of a bookplate in the siddur.

Complete the form here. Questions? Contact Nakia.

MEMORIAL PLAQUES

 
Memorial Plaques are added to the Beth Am Memorial Tablets in the Sanctuary lobby.

Complete the form here. Questions? Contact Nakia.

PARKING REMINDER

As a kindness to neighbors without parking pads or garages, please park in the Beth Am parking lot behind the Esplanade Apartments - unless you have mobility or accessibility concerns.  The lot is accessible from Brooks Lane and Beth Am’s spaces are designated by blue stripes.  Take care to park only in the Beth Am spaces to avoid being towed (at your expense).
Upcoming Services
Sat., April 1
8:45 AM: Torah Study w/ Rabbi Burg
9:30 AM: Sanctuary Shabbat Services
11:15 AM: Shabbat Yachad
12:45PM: We Were Strangers Once...

Sat., April 8
8:45 AM: Torah Study w/ Rabbi Burg
9:30 AM: Kesher L'Neshamah Services
11:15 AM: Shabbat Yachad
12:45PM: What Kafka Told Us About 2017
Prayers for Healing
Maia Coven
sister of Rafael Coven

Alexa Moinkoff
grandduagher of Sharon Zamkoff

John Martin Marks
friend of Shira Jamie and Mike Catelinet

Jacques Fein
friend of Roberta Greenstein and Cantor Ira Greenstein

Loretta Robinson
mother of Phillip Robinson

Stanley Frank Rodbell
husband of Jane Rodbell


Nate McCarthy
friend of Stephanie Fleischman


Ira Berlin
father of Lisa Berlin Wittenstein

Sherwood Ross
Uncle of Rafael Coven


Ludmilla Coven
Mother of Rafael Coven
 
Jamie Hecker
cousin of Rabbi Kelley Gludt

Quinn Phan
friend of Rabbi Kelley Gludt

Sherwood Ross
uncle of Rafael Coven

Nelson Wruble
father of Ellen Wruble-Hakim

Ira Wruble
uncle of Ellen Wruble-Hakim

Barbara Hakim
mother of Daniel Hakim

Michael Feldman
uncle of Lindsay Holloway
 
Mary Jonas
wife of Alan Jonas

Claire Tesh Stoltze
wife of Daniel Stoltze

Robert Young
friend of Stephanie Fleischman

Carolann Cory 
friend of Stephanie Fleischman

Jacqueline Martins  
sister of Michael Sanow 
 
Bert Rosenheck
husband of Rachel Rosenheck & father of Danielle Spiro
 
Murray Rose 
father of Robin Rose-Samuels
 
Joshua Simon
friend of Lisa Berlin Wittenstein
& Robert Wittenstein 

Koby Gruenwald  
son of friends and colleagues

Christine Fletcher
sister of Patricia Berman
 
Lenore & Marvin Berman
parents of Janis Silverman
 
Ned Pollard
friend of the Spokes Family 

Merle & Murray Sachs
 
Donald Allen

father of Lisa Minick

Robin Leidner
friend of Amy Davidoff & Steve Gore

Hilda Coyne

Vickie Dorf
 
Fran Kanterman
Staff
Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg
ext. 14
 
Cantor Ira Greenstein
443.759.7807 

Rabbi Kelley Gludt

Director of Congregational Learning, ext. 15  

Henry Feller
Executive Director, ext. 20

Julie Gottlieb
Beth Am Board President
410.294.7418 

Nakia Davis
Front Office Coordinator & 
Assistant to the Rabbi,
ext. 11  

Josh Weisberg
Program Coordinator,
ext. 16

Sandy Winters
Ritual Coordinator
410.598.6397

Lynora Lawless
Communications & Membership Coordinator
ext. 10 

Norm Weinstein
Bookkeeper, ext. 17

Rachel Weitzner
Capital Campaign Coordinator, 
ext. 21  

Linda Small
Annual Fund Coordinator
ALIYAH/HONOR 
REQUESTS

Please submit your requests to Lynora by 5pm on Wednesdays
for Saturday, Shabbat coordination.

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE

In need of transportation to Beth Am services or programs, 
please contact: Joyce Keating at 410-358-5477.
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