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PASSOVER SERVICES

PASSOVER CLOSINGS

CULTURE CORNER HIGHLIGHT

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

MONDAY, APRIL 21

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

 

 

Congregation Beth El

8215 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 301-652-2606

Fax: 301-907-8559

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This list of upcoming events at Beth El includes religious services and other synagogue activities for the next week.


PASSOVER SERVICES: 

  • 7th Day:  Sunday evening, April 20, 6:30 pm; Monday  morning, April 21, 9:30 am. 
  • 8th Day: Monday evening, April 21, 6:30 pm; Tuesday morning, April 22, 7:00 and 9:30 am (Yizkor will be recited during both morning services).

 

PASSOVER CLOSINGS: 

Beth El Preschool, Religious School, and all offices are now closed and will reopen Wednesday, April 23.


CULTURE CORNER HIGHLIGHT

  • Wednesday, April 23, 8:00 pm, at the Avalon Theatre:  "Operation Sunflower."  The Iranians are bringing missiles out of their bunkers and within an hour and a half they will be prepared to “push the button” and launch the missiles at any point in Israel.  Against the time that is running out, a drama is being reconstructed. It is a political, scientific, and human drama that took place in Jerusalem and Paris during the 1950′s – 60′s. On his return from a trip to a concentration camp, Ben Gurion gives an order to develop Israel’s nuclear option – as an insurance policy for the remainder of the Jewish people. At the time, only the USA, Great Britain, and Russia had the bomb. “Operation Sunflower” deals with the dilemma of the commitment of the Jewish People around the world towards the State of Israel and how far they will go in order to help the Jewish State. The story that unfolds in the film, in the words of one of the characters, “was mythical.” For more information:  www.theavalon.org

This list of upcoming events at Beth El includes religious services and other synagogue activities for the next ten days.


FRIDAY, APRIL 18 – PASSOVER 4TH DAY

Schools Closed

- Friday Evening Service:  6:30 pm – Swoff Chapel.

- Café Pesach:  7:00 pm – Bender Social Hall.  Reservations are now closed. 


SATURDAY, APRIL 19 – PASSOVER 5TH DAY

- Early Shabbat Morning Service: 7:30 am – Swoff Chapel. 

- Babysitting: 9:00 am – Room B102 (Preschool Wing).

- Main Shabbat Service/Minyan Chaverim:  9:30 am – Swoff Chapel.  

- Main Shabbat Service/Minyan Chaverim:  9:30 am – Swoff Chapel.  Join us for the Arthur S. Feld Memorial Lecture delivered by Ariel Y. Fishman, Ph.D, Director of Institutional Research at Yeshiva University and Assistant Professor of Management at the Sy Syms School of Business.  His topic: “Counting Blood and Blessings.”

- Gan Shabbat, our family service for children in grades K - 2 and their parents: 10:30 am – Multi-Purpose Room.


SUNDAY, APRIL 20 – PASSOVER 6TH DAY

Schools and Offices Closed

- Morning Minyan: 9:00 am – Swoff Chapel. 

- Festival Evening Service:  6:30 pm – Swoff Chapel. 


MONDAY, APRIL 21 – PASSOVER 7TH DAY

Schools and Offices Closed

- Festival Morning Service: 9:30 am – Swoff Chapel.

- Babysitting: 9:30 am – Room B102 (Preschool Wing)

- Festival Evening Service:  6:30 pm – Swoff Chapel. 


TUESDAY, APRIL 22 - PASSOVER 8TH DAY

Offices and Schools Closed

- Festival Morning Service:  7:00 am and 9:30 am – Swoff Chapel. Yizkor will be recited at both services.

- Babysitting: 9:00 am – Room B102 (Preschool Wing)


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

Schools Resume; Offices Open

- Zhava Crafters:  7:30 pm – Zahler Social Hall.  Bring your needles and yarn or thread and join us for a little schmoozing and knittingFor more information and/or to RSVP, please contact info@bethelmc.org.


THURSDAY, APRIL 24

- Senior Caucus Brown Bag Lunch: Noon – Zahler Social Hall. Come and socialize with your friends and enjoy some light refreshments.

- Bridge: The greatest card game ever! 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Family Room. No partner or RSVP is needed. Sponsored by Beth El’s Senior Caucus. For more information, please contact Ricardo Munster at rmunster@bethelmc.org or 301-652-8569, ext. 316.

- Sisterhood/Hadassah Program:  7:00 pm – Swoff Chapel.  “Famous Artists’ Paintings of Jewish Women in the Bible” is the topic for the Fourth Annual Hadassah Scholar Series lecture sponsored by Sisterhood and the Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah.  Dr. Eric Denker, a senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art who has also served as the curator of prints and drawings at the Corcoran Gallery, will deliver the lecture. Program is free; all are welcome!


FRIDAY, APRIL 25

- Friday Evening Service:  6:30 pm – Swoff Chapel.

- Zhava Family Shabbat Dinner:  7:00 pm, right after the 6:30 pm Friday evening service – Bender Social Hall. Dinner forms can be found on our website or in the lobby lucite holders.  Cost for the dinner is $22 for members; $27 for non-members; children 6-12 are $10 and 2-5 are $5; children under 2 are free.  Zhava will be collecting donations for Bethesda Help.  Please bring to the dinner any of the following: boxes mac and cheese; canned beans, tuna, fruit or vegetables; soup; bags of rice; plastic jars of jelly; Safeway or Giant gift cards.


SATURDAY, APRIL 26

- Early Shabbat Morning Service: 7:30 am – Swoff Chapel. 

- Babysitting: 9:00 am – Room B102 (Preschool Wing).

- Main Shabbat Service/Aliza Fisher Bat Mitzvah:  9:30 am – Bender Sanctuary.

- Junior Congregation: 10:00 am – Library.

- Nitzanim, our family service for children 6 years of age and under and their parents: 10:30 am – Multi-Purpose Room.

- Shitufim, our service for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders: 10:30 am – Zahler Social Hall. Parents are encouraged to participate as well. 

- Beth El Israel Media Series Continues:  “Aviva My Love.” 8:30 pm – Zahler Social Hall.  Winner of six Israeli Academy Awards and multiple international awards and directed by Shemi Zarhin, this story is of two sisters and one dream.  One sister, Aviva, a cook at a hotel in Tiberius, follows her dream to become an accomplished author.  With her sister’s encouragement, Aviva’s writing is brought to the attention of Oded, a well-known writer.  No reservations required. Admission is $5/person; light refreshments served; pay at the door.  This film concludes the series for this year.


SUNDAY, APRIL 27

- Morning Minyan: 9:00 am – Swoff Chapel. 

- Men’s Club: Breakfast at 9:30 am – Bender Social Hall A.  At 10:00 am, Professor Michael Brown will discuss his assessment of the causes of a newly flourishing German-Jewish relationship.  Under the Nazis, Germany turned on the Jews of Europe and initiated the annihilation of more than half the continent's Jewish population. Today, Germany is one of the only countries in the Diaspora in which the Jewish population is growing. How can we make sense of the vicissitudes of the Jewish-German relationship?  Rabbi Brown is professor emeritus of History, Humanities and Hebrew at York University in Toronto, and co-director of the Gail and Mark Appel Program in Holocaust and Anti-Racism Education: Learning from the Past, Teaching for the Future.

- B’nai Mitzvah Meeting:  10:00 am – Swoff Chapel.  Don’t miss this important meeting for parents of children with B’nai Mitzvah from September 2015 through August 2016.  Learn about core planning items, including tutors, family participation, kiddush, receptions, etc.  Key materials will be distributed.

- Ahavat Shir Rehearsal:  11:00 am – Bender Sanctuary.

- Israel Investment Club:  11:15 am – Bender Social Hall A.

- Talmud Class:  7:00 pm – Family Room.


WEEKDAY MINYAN

Weekday morning minyan is at 7:30 am, Monday through Friday, and weekday evening minyan is at 8:00 pm, Sunday through Thursday.  Please see exceptions above for Passover. 


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