Upcoming Events
Mah Jongg Feb. 20
Knit & Knosh Feb. 21
Intro to Kabbalah Feb. 21
Adult Ed Feb. 22
Dinner Club Feb. 22
Purim Bash Feb. 24
PJ Library Feb. 25
Purim Carnival Feb. 25
Mah Jongg Feb. 27
Intro to Kabbalah Feb. 27
Knit & Knosh Feb. 28
Family Megillah reading Feb. 28
Full Megillah reading Feb. 28
Megillah reading, Seudah March 1
   

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Bingo

Sunday
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Monday
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Doors open at 5 p.m.
Games start at 7 p.m.

Bonanzas
Sunday: Feb. 18
Monday: March 12

 

Social and Cultural Programs

Program Committee

The Program Committee plans social and educational events that are of interest to Jewish adults. Activities such as trips to museums in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.; guest speakers on Jewish, secular, political and Israeli topics; and musical concerts are just a few of the entertaining events offered throughout the year. In addition, the Board of Trustees sponsors a yearly casino night—a fun social event and fund-raiser. Check out all our upcoming events.

Special events

Purim Bash: Come dressed as your favorite Purim character or create your own unique costume when Beth Sholom celebrates Purim Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. Join us for great food, great drinks, karaoke and tons of fun. The cost is $25 per person, which includes one specialty drink. Additional drinks are $5, or $10 for unlimited bar. RSVP by Feb. 19 to rsvp@bethsholomfrederick.org or call 301-663-3437.

Speakers Series: Join us for informative talks by experts on a variety of topics.

  • Sex, Food and the Lush Garden of Sephard: Religious Piety Confronts Sensual Pleasure
    Benjamin Gampel of the Jewish Theological Seminary will present a lecture about the lives of Andalusi Jews in 10th and 11th century Spain, Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m.

  • The Land of Israel: Land of Longing, Land of Promise Commemorate Israel's 70th birthday with a celebration of Jewish learning featuring Jewish Theological Seminary renowned faculty. Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Congregatin B'nai Tzedek in Potomac, Md.

Movie Series: Join us throughout the year for screenings of Jewish-themed movies. Always free popcorn!

Ongoing Events

Knit & Knosh: Experienced and novice knitters and crocheters are welcome for an afternoon of stitching, socializing and noshing on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Join the gathering at any time. Some instruction is offered, but this is not a class. Check the events calendar for exact schedule. For more information, contact Beth Sholom at 301-663-3437.

Mah Jongg: Newbies and long-time players are invited to join us each Tuesday at noon for Mah Jongg.

Dinner Club: Join fellow congregants once a month for an evening of good food and conversation. Scrap the cooking and gather on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at a local italian restaurant. For details and to RSVP, please contact Liz Koozmin three days in advance at 571-345-8916 or ekoozmin@yahoo.com.

Book Group: Book Group generally meets on the fourth Sunday of every other month at 1 p.m. in the library. Books are selected based on their relevance to Jewish themes, culture and current events. Discussions are always lively and are sometimes led by guest speakers. The group is open to all who love to read! For more information, contact Joan Meyer at meyerjoan@rocketmail.com or call 240-285-2423.

Upcoming discussion

  • March 18 at noon: The Jazz Palace, an award-winning book by Mary Morris, brings to life the jazz era of the 1920s. Part historical, part mystery, Morris' novel brings to light how poverty, race relations, immigrants and gangsters shaped the city of Chicago.

Meet Senator Cardin
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is just one of the many social and cultural offerings at Beth Sholom. Movie nights, speaker series, food festivals, holiday parties, a book club, a knitting circle and other fun-filled and informative events fill Beth Sholom's calendar each month. We invite you to become part of this lively community.