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THIS WEEK AT BETH AM...


JANUARY 12 THROUGH JANUARY 18
THIS WEEK'S PARSHA
USCJ - TORAH SPARKS
Va-y'hi
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HEBREW CALENDAR
Ya-y'hi
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Fourth Annual Shabbaton: Find Your Inner Hero

March 24 - 26, 2017
Spend a relaxing weekend at Capital Camps -- just 90 minutes away -- with Beth Am heroes from all generations. Learn about the lives of famous Jews from biblical times through today while discovering your own inner superpower.

Register now!

Questions? Email Josh. Financial Aid? Email Henry.
Programs at Beth Am
PARKING REMINDER

As a kindness to neighbors without parking pads or garages, please park in the Beth Am parking lot behind the Esplanade Apartments - unless you have mobility or accessibility concerns.  The lot is accessible from Brooks Lane and Beth Am’s spaces are designated by blue stripes.  Take care to park only in the Beth Am spaces to avoid being towed (at your expense).

The Thrillas in the Megillas: 
Exploring Provocative and Pertinent
Themes in our Five Liturgical Scrolls

Join Beth Am congregants and friends for Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Daniel Burg and Rabbi Kelley Gludt. All are welcome.
 
January 17, 2017 with Rabbi Gludt:
Shir HaShirim & Sexual Ethics, Part II 


Location: Karin Barrerton's Office
PRAYER BOOK/SIDDURIM DEDICATION


You may dedicate/re-dedicate a siddur in honor or memory of a loved one, including placement of a bookplate in the siddur.

Complete the form
here. Questions? Contact Nakia.
The Play’s the Thing: COPENHAGEN 

January 22, 2:00 p.m.
DCJCC Theatre J 
1529 16th St NW, Washington DC 20036

This Tony Award-winning play, written by Michael Frayn,  is about the historic meeting in 1941 between the German physicist Werner Heisenberg and his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr has intrigued and divided historians and scientists ever since. Old friends and colleagues, they find themselves on opposite sides in a world war and embroiled in a race to create the atom bomb. This play is a classic of modern drama—a meditation on friendship and moral responsibility, intellectually dazzling, and deeply moving that journeys through the realm of science and beyond.

Public Tickets are now $41.63
Upon purchasing your tickets here, YOU MUST email Josh to let us know that you are attending.

•     We are looking into meeting for lunch before the show.
•     Discounted parking may be available through www.parkingpanda.com 
•     If there is interest, we can look into carpooling or taking the MARC train together.

theaterj@theaterj.org
Box office: 202-777-3210
Unwrapping the Holidays with Rabbi Burg
January 26, 7:00 p.m. @ Beth Am Synagogue

As a follow up to the December Dilemma program last year, join Rabbi Burg for an interactive conversation to “unwrap” and discuss how the holidays were for your interfaith family, whether you are parents, grandparents or other family members. For interfaith families in particular, December can be a stressful time, demanding decisions about whether to celebrate one or both holidays and how to deal with hurt feelings or disapproval from extended family. Rather than providing stock answers to questions and concerns, Rabbi Burg will address topics that will encourage understanding and stimulate
discussion in a safe space.

RSVP by January 22nd with Josh.

An American Tune: Celebrating Jewish Connections with Folk and Folk/Rock
March 23, 2017 @ 7pm. Read more here.
Beth Am Committees


A 2-4-1 Deal!


Do your grocery shopping at Giant and give to the kids at John Eager Howard at Westside
The money you spend could purchase playground equipment, school store treats, pay for a bus for a school trip and more!
Register your Giant Rewards Card here!

The John Eager Howard rewards number is 01429 and the earning period is Oct 7-March 16, 2017

Youth Services @ Beth Am

CHILDCARE


Shabbat babysitting is available for children ages 18 months - 6 from 10:00 - 11:15, followed by our Yachad service.
 
SHABBAT YACHAD Saturdays @ 11:15AM

We invite all of our little friends (toddler through kindergarten) to join us for singing, dancing, praying and stories in celebration of Shabbat at 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel.
Community News

 Baltimore Holocaust Survivors and Descendants Group
The Baltimore Holocaust Survivors and Descendants Group will have its next meeting on Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2– 4 pm in the Community Room, Park Heights JCC.

Our member Rena Rotenberg, widow of Holocaust survivor Wolfgang Rotenberg, will speak on the topic:  “A Jewish Child Growing up in Tientsin, China, 1939-1948."  The event is free of charge; dietary laws are observed.  Please RSVP by Thursday, January 12 to Felicia at hgraber@earthlink.net or 443-759-5556
.

Judy Gold at the Gordon

Join Beth Am'ers for the Gordon's upcoming presentation of comedian Judy Gold on Saturday evening, January 28, 2017.

You’ll laugh so hard you’ll cry! Gather your friends for this uproarious night of humor with comedian, actor, and writer Judy Gold. Judy appears regularly on The Steve Harvey Show and has made numerous appearances on The View, The Today Show, and The Wendy Williams Show. She has written for The New York Times, Huffington Post, CNN.com. She is the host of the podcast, Kill Me Now, on the CBS play.it network and on itunes. You can find her at JudyGold.com or follow her on twitter - @jewdygold.

The special coupon code is BETHAM for $28 tickets to the show at www.gordoncenter.com for advance purchases only.

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE
If you are in need of transportation to Beth Am services or programs, please contact: Joyce Keating at 410-358-5477.
Upcoming Services
Sat., January 14
8:45 AM: Torah Study w/ Rabbi Burg
9:30 AM: Sanctuary Services with Blanca Berger-Sollod’s Bat Mitzvah
11:15 AM: Shabbat Yachad


Sat., January 21
8:45 AM: Torah Study w/ Rabbi Burg
9:30 AM: Kesher L'Neshama Services
11:15 AM: Shabbat Yachad

 
Prayers for Healing
Jamie Hecker
cousin of Rabbi Kelley Gludt

Becky Pepkowitz-Gilstrop
friend of Rabbi Daniel Burg

Quinn Phan
friend of Rabbi Kelley Gludt

Sherwood Ross
uncle of Rafael Coven

Judith Levy
friend of Jamie Catelinet

Ron Shapiro
husband of Kathryn Shapiro

Nelson Wruble
father of Ellen Wruble-Hakim

Ira Wruble
uncle of Ellen Wruble-Hakim

Barbara Hakim
mother of Daniel Hakim

Michael Feldman
uncle of Lindsay Holloway
 
Mary Jonas
wife of Alan Jonas

Bertha Schwarz
mother of Mira Appleby

Alexa Moinkoff
granddaughter of Sharon Zamkoff

Gloria Askin
wife of Joe Askin

Stephanie Whippo
mother of Brian Whippo

Claire Tesh Stoltze
wife of Daniel Stoltze

Robert Young
friend of Stephanie Fleischman

Carolann Cory 
friend of Stephanie Fleischman

Ralph Dinsdale
friend of Rabbi Kelley Gludt

Gavriel Haskins
friend of the Shulman Family
 
Rebecca Feldberg
 
Jacqueline Martins  
sister of Michael Sanow 
 
Bert Rosenheck
husband of Rachel Rosenheck & father of Danielle Spiro
 
Murray Rose 
father of Robin Rose-Samuels
 
Joshua Simon
friend of Lisa Berlin Wittenstein
& Robert Wittenstein 

Koby Gruenwald  
son of friends and colleagues

Christine Fletcher
sister of Patricia Berman
 
Lenore & Marvin Berman
parents of Janis Silverman
 
Ned Pollard
friend of the Spokes Family 

Burton Gold
father of Joanne Gold
 
Merle & Murray Sachs
 
Donald Allen

father of Lisa Minick

Robin Leidner
friend of Amy Davidoff & Steve Gore

Hilda Coyne

Vickie Dorf
 
Fran Kanterman
Staff
Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg
ext. 14
 
Cantor Ira Greenstein
443.759.7807 

Rabbi Kelley Gludt

Director of Congregational Learning, ext. 15  

Henry Feller
Executive Director, ext. 20

Julie Gottlieb
Beth Am Board President
410.294.7418 

Nakia Davis
Front Office Coordinator & 
Assistant to the Rabbi,
ext. 11  

Josh Weisberg
Program Coordinator,
ext. 16

Sandy Winters
Ritual Coordinator
410.598.6397

Lynora Lawless
Communications & Membership Coordinator
ext. 10 

Norm Weinstein
Bookkeeper, ext. 17

Rachel Weitzner
Capital Campaign Coordinator, 
ext. 21  

Linda Small
Annual Fund Coordinator
ALIYAH/HONOR 
REQUESTS

Please submit your requests to Lynora by 5pm on Wednesdays
for Saturday, Shabbat coordination.
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