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Yom Hashoah Shabbat


Shabbat morning, April 26 at 9:30 a.m.
"Hearing Their Voices"
Join your friends at Beth Israel for Shabbat Services and a special program in commemoration of the Holocaust.
Students from Goucher College, under the direction of Jennifer Zunikoff, will share stories of Holocaust survivors.

Speaker: "Jews in the Civil War"

Jews in the Civil War
Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 pm
Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, will share surprising connections between our times and the seemingly distant past. Mr. Pinkert will reprise some of the surprising discoveries he made in the museum's 2013 exhibit: Passages through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War.

"Be Good": How To Raise A Kind and Respectful Child

Preschool "Be Good" Worksop
Sunday, May 4, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 29th 410-654-0800
A workshop for Preschool parents, facilitated by Sarah Shapiro, LCSW-C, Beth Israel's Shleimut Social Work Consultant.
We all want to raise children who are polite and compassionate, but many of us feel unsure of how to do this. Join other Preschool parents for an informal discussion with specific tips for raising "good" kids.

Got Shabbat?

May 30 at 5:45 p.m.
(5:45 pm – 6:00 pm – autograph signing)
A Shabbat celebration for families with young children. Experience an enriching family-friendly Shabbat celebration at Beth Israel Congregation: Full catered Shabbat dinner   |   Tot Shabbat   |   Activities for young children
$25 per family of 4, $10 extra adult; $5 extra child
(a joint program with the JCC)

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Recent News

Preschool Parts the Red Sea - Watch here!

Preschool in the Red Sea

Beth Israel Preschool friends crossed the Red Sea just like Moses. We listened to the story of Passover and even sang along. Click the following link to watch!  http://youtu.be/klZ5b5IHy5c




Brotherhood: Yellow Candles for Yom Hashoah Observances.

yellow candleThe Brotherhood is distributing yellow candles at the Monday morning (7AM) minyan April 14th, Service of the First Born and after services on the last day of Pesach, April 22nd. This year, Yom HaShoah will be observed (light candles) Sunday evening and Monday, April 27th and 28th.