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THIS WEEK AT BETH AM...


FEBRUARY 23 THROUGH MARCH 2
THIS WEEK'S PARSHA
USCJ - TORAH SPARKS
Mishpatim
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HEBREW CALENDAR
Mishpatim
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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
Programs at Beth Am
SHABBAT IS AWESOME!
Join Beth Am for Shabbat-oriented fun!
Games, music, nosh, crafts! Free & open to members & non-members. Geared towards families with children birth through age five.

February 25, 2017
4:00-5:30 @ Beth Am


For more information or to RSVP with Josh.

SANCTUARY SHABBAT
MARCH 4, 2017
 

Join the “Kiddush Krew” and help make our kiddush buffet enticing and delicious!

In preparation for our Sanctuary Shabbatot, we ask you to put your culinary skills to work by sharing
with the congregation a recipe no one will be able to resist. Your delectable donation will help Beth Am live up to its motto “Feels like Home.”
 
Sign up here!
 
This Shabbat, Bath Am will be joined by
guest speaker, Rabbi Avi Novis Deutsch

What’s Halakha Got to Do with It?
during services & after Kiddush Lunch

Halakha usually plays a major role in defining Conservative Judaism. Yet it plays a very minor role in the lives of Conservative Jews. In this talk, we will both look at other ways to define CJ, starting with its founder Zechariah Frankel, continuing with the different roles that halakha plays today in the Jewish identity of Israeli Jews and of North American Jews, and we will offer a challenge to Conservative Judaism in the 21st century.

Learn more about our speaker, Rabbi Avi Novis Deutsch, here.
Purim @ Beth Am

PURIM SHPIEL
+Megillah Reading

March 11,2017
6pm: BYOD (fish or dairy)
followed by Megillah Reading + Shpiel
Mitzvah Palooza
March 12, 2017
@ 9:30am
Not your Grandma’s Purim Carnival!
Come find joy + meaning in mitzvot this Purim.

RSVP with Josh.

Klei Kodesh: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
March 17, 2017 @ 6pm. Read more here.

An American Tune: Celebrating Jewish Connections with Folk and Folk/Rock
March 23, 2017 @ 7pm. Read more here.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Fourth Annual Shabbaton: Find Your Inner Hero

March 24 - 26, 2017
Spend a relaxing weekend at Capital Camps -- just 90 minutes away -- with Beth Am heroes from all generations. Learn about the lives of famous Jews from biblical times through today while discovering your own inner superpower.

Register now! Deadline for applications is March 3rd!

Questions? Email Josh. Financial Aid? Email Henry.
Beth Am Committees


A 2-4-1 Deal!


Do your grocery shopping at Giant and give to the kids at John Eager Howard at Westside
The money you spend could purchase playground equipment, school store treats, pay for a bus for a school trip and more!
Register your Giant Rewards Card here!

The John Eager Howard rewards number is 01429 and the earning period is Oct 7-March 16, 2017


SOCIAL ACTION
 It is with great pride and the blessings of the board and clergy, to let you know that Beth Am has become the first synagogue in Baltimore to sign onto the Hebrew Immigration Aide Society Welcome Campaign.

We have a wealth of talent, interest and SOUL in Beth Am. Want to hear more and/or get involved, please contact Carol or call (410) 733 -6341.
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

Grief Support Groups

 
JCS is offering 8-week Grief Support Groups for anyone coping with the death of a loved one.

Learn more here.
11th Annual Cell-a-Brate
Sun., Mar. 19, 2017@ 5pm
Doubletree by Hilton
Pikesville, MD

Learn more here.

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

*Plaques ordered by March 17 are expected to be dedicated by Shavuot
 
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., February 25
8:45 AM: Torah Study w/ Rabbi Burg
9:30 AM: Kesher Services 
11:15 AM: Shabbat Yachad
  4:00 PM: Shabbat is Awesome

Sat., March 4
8:45 AM: Torah Study w/ Rabbi Burg
9:30 AM: Sanctuary Shabbat Services w/
Guest Speaker Rabbi Avi Deutsch
11:15 AM: Shabbat Yachad


 
Mazel Tov
Mary Azrael on the mention in the Baltimore Sun.

Cantor Greenstein on their feature in The Beacon.
Prayers for Healing
Marcia Abrams
mother of Sheila LeMel

Fred Katz

Stanley Frank Rodbell

husband of Jane Rodbell


Nate McCarthy
friend of Stephanie Fleischman


Al Coven
uncle of Rafael Coven

Seymour Gottlieb
friend of Rafael Coven and Eva Bazant

Ira Berlin
father of Lisa Berlin Wittenstein

Ludmilla Coven
Mother of Rafael Coven
 
Sherwood Ross
Uncle of Rafael Coven

Jamie Hecker
cousin of Rabbi Kelley Gludt

Becky Pepkowitz-Gilstrop
friend of Rabbi Daniel Burg

Quinn Phan
friend of Rabbi Kelley Gludt

Sherwood Ross
uncle of Rafael Coven

Judith Levy
friend of Jamie Catelinet

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

Bertha Schwarz
mother of Mira Appleby

Alexa Moinkoff
granddaughter of Sharon Zamkoff

Gloria Askin
wife of Joe Askin

Stephanie Whippo
mother of Brian Whippo

Claire Tesh Stoltze
wife of Daniel Stoltze

Robert Young
friend of Stephanie Fleischman

Carolann Cory 
friend of Stephanie Fleischman

Ralph Dinsdale
friend of Rabbi Kelley Gludt

Gavriel Haskins
friend of the Shulman Family
 
Rebecca Feldberg
 
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 

Burton Gold
father of Joanne Gold
 
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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