Upcoming Events
Mah Jongg March 20
Knit & Knosh March 21
Adult Ed March 21
Torah Yoga March 24
PJ Library event March 25
Mah Jongg March 27
Intro to Kabbalah March 27
Knit & Knosh March 28
Talmud class March 29
Dinner Club March 29
Passover March 30-April 7

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March 4, 11, 18, 25

March 5, 12, 19, 26

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

Sunday: April 15
Monday: April 30


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

Torah Yoga: Join us March 24 and April 28 from 9:30 to 10:30 for gentle yoga taught by a certified yoga instructor. Experience Jewish wisdom and open your sould to prayer through the practice of classic yoga postures. Afterward, join the congregation for the Torah reading and Kiddush lunch. Open to all levels. RSVP by calling 301-663-3437 or by email.

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

  • 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. Take a break from your Passover preparation and gather on March 29 at 7 p.m. at a local 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

  • May 6: The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure is a fascinating story about an architect living in Paris during WW II who puts his skills to good use by devising ingenious hiding place for prominent Jews being hunted by the Nazis. Note the date change!

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.