Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

We offer pastoral care for Beth El members in times of immediate crisis, such as after a death or during a sudden illness. We are also present and accessible for support as you confront the challenges and joys of everyday life.

For lifecycle emergencies, you can reach Rabbi Harris at 301-928-7288, Rabbi Megdal at 240-781-8689, and Hazzan Fradkin at 240-543-0218.

For pastoral support on a non-emergency timeline, we have created two new access points: Call 301-652-2607, or email, or fill out the form below.

Clergy Office Hours

Have a quick question or want to stop in to say hello? Need to talk for a little longer or require non-emergency pastoral care? Clergy office hours can now be scheduled through Calendly. Scheduling is easy: visit the Calendly page for the clergy member you wish to talk with, or scan their QR code, and pick the date that works for you and the amount of time you need. If you have questions about Calendly or need to schedule an appointment with Rabbi Harris, please contact Sara Greenbaum at