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PASSOVER SERVICES

PASSOVER CLOSINGS

FRIDAY, APRIL 11

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

MONDAY, APRIL 14

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

MONDAY, APRIL 21

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

 

 

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.


THE CLERGY PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

The Clergy Planning Committee continues to gather input on next steps for the synagogue in light of Rabbi Rudolph's retirement at the end of June 2015.  The CPC will have conducted close to 20 parlor meetings, and that part of the process is drawing to an end.  The CPC has also prepared a survey for everyone to take, whether you attended a parlor meeting or not.  This is an important opportunity to provide direct input, and you are strongly encouraged to participate.  If Beth El has a current email address for you, you should have already received an individual invitation to participate in the survey with a link specifically for your use.  The email was sent last Friday, April 4, and it would have shown as coming from Congregation Beth El, with the subject line being Beth El Clergy Planning Survey. If you and another member of your family share an email address, you each should have received an invitation.  Please use your personalized invitation to link to the survey.

 

If you have not yet received the email, be sure to check your Spam folder to see if it is there. If it is not there, please contact info@bethelmc.org and provide your current email address.  If you do not have email, a paper version of the survey will be available at the office to be completed by April 13.  


PASSOVER SERVICES: 

 

  • 1st day: Monday evening, April 14, 6:30 pm; Tuesday morning, April 15, 9:30 am.
  • 2nd Day: Tuesday evening, April 15, 6:30 pm;  Wednesday morning, April 16, 9:30 am. 
  • 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 and Religious School are now closed and will resume Wednesday, April 23. All Beth El offices will be closed after 1:00 pm on Monday, April 14; all day Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15 and 16, and Monday and Tuesday, April 21 and 22.  


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


FRIDAY, APRIL 11

 

- Kol Haneshama Friday Evening Service:  6:30 pm – Swoff Chapel. Join us for a lively, interactive, lay-led service that blends tradition and creativity. It features the melodies of Shlomo Carlebach and contemporary Jewish artists, as well as melodies that are heard at innovative congregations in the United States and Israel, such as B'nai Jeshurun in New York and Shira Chadasha in Jerusalem. Service includes musical instruments during the Kabbalat Shabbat portion of the service.

 

- Friday Evening Traditional Service:  6:30 pm – Library.


SATURDAY, APRIL 12

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

- Nitzanim, our family service for children 6 years of age and under and their parents: 10:30 am – Multi-Purpose Room 1 and 2.


SUNDAY, APRIL 13

Schools and Offices Closed

 

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

 

- Men’s Club: Breakfast at 9:30 am – Zahler Social Hall.  At 10:00 am, for Earth Day 44, congregant Howard Feibus will discuss whether there has been progress in understanding global climate change and in identifying ways of ameliorating it.  He has studied climate change for the past 30 years.


MONDAY, APRIL 14 EREV PESACH, 1ST SEDER

Schools Closed; Offices Close at 1:00 pm

 

- Siyyum for the Firstborn:  7:15 am – Swoff Chapel.  The morning minyan will include a brief study session so that firstborn can eat that day.  A special breakfast honoring our firstborn will follow in Zahler Social Hall.  Thanks to Debby and Menachem Shoham, who are sponsoring the Siyyum in memory of Sy and Barbara Wolf, Abraham and Sarah Krupsaw, Abraham and Dora Wolf, and Israel Shoham.

 

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


TUESDAY, APRIL 15 - PASSOVER 1ST DAY; 2ND SEDER

Offices and Schools Closed

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

- Congregational Seder:  7:00 pm – Bender Social Hall.  Reservation forms are in the April Scroll (page 8) and in the Lobby lucite holders.  Limited space is still available; please call the main office on Monday morning, April 14, after which time reservations can not be accepted. 


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 – PASSOVER 2ND DAY

Offices and Schools Closed

 

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

 

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


THURSDAY, APRIL 17 – PASSOVER 3RD DAY

Schools Closed

 

- 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.


FRIDAY, APRIL 18 – PASSOVER 4TH DAY

Schools Closed

 

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

 

- Café Pesach:  7:00 pm – Bender Social Hall.  Tired of eating in every night of the holiday? Enjoy a delicious meal at Beth El following the Friday Evening Service at 6:30 pm. Call 301-652-2606 for space availability. 


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:  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)


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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