COVID-19 Response

The Covid-19 pandemic has had wide ramifications.  We are aware that there have been acute financial consequences for many. With the generosity of an anonymous donor, funds are available for members unable to cover the costs of basic needs such as rent/mortgage, utility bills, food, etc.  Contact Rabbi Harris at gharris@bethelmc.org.  All inquiries will remain confidential.

Beth El’s virtual services, classes, and other activities are ongoing, and our offices remain closed.  If you need to reach clergy or staff at Beth El, please send an email or leave a message in our voicemail boxes (contact information is available on the website). We are checking our emails and voicemails daily, except on Shabbat and holidays.  We ask for your patience if we don’t respond right away, as most of us are working remotely.

Beth El clergy, staff, and volunteers will continue to make every effort to assist those in need during this difficult time. If you, or someone you know, needs some additional support, please contact Lori Ulanow at lulanow@bethelmc.org or Ricardo Munster at rmunster@bethelmc.org.

While Beth El is physically closed, the Beth El community continues to be wide open.

In case of a life cycle emergency, you will be able to reach the clergy as follows:
Rabbi Harris: 301-928-7288
Rabbi Werbin: 540-598-6035
Hazzan Fradkin: 240-543-0218

Other Beth El Activities

No activities will take place at Beth El until further notice. However, our staff is busy planning a wide range of opportunities for you to engage remotely in classes, virtual field trips and other programs.

Click here to view the Beth El calendar to see all of our virtual events, activities, and services.

You can also sign up for various online events and activities by selecting a item below:

Date/Time Event
May 21, 2020 - June 11, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shimirat HaGuf - Caring for Body, Mind and Soul
June 01, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 01, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
June 02, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn: King David Through A 2020 Lens
June 03, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 03, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
June 04, 2020
5:00 pm
Torah with an Accent
June 04, 2020
8:30 pm
Hearing Men's Voices
June 05, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Online Jewish Meditation
June 05, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 05, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Evening Musical Shabbat Service
June 07, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sisterhood Annual Meeting
June 07, 2020
11:00 am
June Book Club Virtual Meeting
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda MD
June 08, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 08, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
June 09, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn: King David Through A 2020 Lens
June 10, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
June 11, 2020
5:00 pm
Torah with an Accent
June 12, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Online Jewish Meditation
June 12, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 12, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Evening Musical Shabbat Service
June 15, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 15, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
June 16, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn: King David Through A 2020 Lens
June 17, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
June 18, 2020
5:00 pm
Torah with an Accent
June 19, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Online Jewish Meditation
June 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 19, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Evening Musical Shabbat Service
June 22, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
June 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn: King David Through A 2020 Lens
June 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
June 25, 2020
5:00 pm
Torah with an Accent
June 26, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Online Jewish Meditation
June 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 26, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Evening Musical Shabbat Service
June 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
June 29, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
July 01, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Story Time with Rozzie
July 01, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
July 03, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Online Jewish Meditation
July 06, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
July 08, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
July 10, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Online Jewish Meditation
July 12, 2020
11:00 am
Meet Author Boris Fishman
July 13, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Jewish Meditation
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Staying current

As circumstances change, we will keep you current via email. If you use social media, please “like” Beth El’s Facebook page. That will help make sure that you see posts highlighting upcoming activities. Now, more than ever, it is important for all congregants to be on the synagogue listserv in order to receive the latest information about everything that is happening at Beth El. From services and classes to social groups and meetings, the listserv has it all. To be added to the listserv, please contact Sara Greenbaum at sgreenbaum@bethelmc.org or 301-652-2606, ext. 102, or Pam Kocher at pkocher@bethelmc.org or ext. 103.

Assistance Available

Beth El clergy, staff, and volunteer congregants are available and happy to assist those in need with shopping, transportation, etc. during this difficult time. If you or someone you know needs some additional support, please contact Ricardo Munster at rmunster@bethelmc.org.