Upcoming Events
Knit & Knosh April 26
Adult Ed April 26
Talmud class April 27
Rosh Chodesh group April 27
Dinner Club April 27
ECC yard sale April 28
Cafe Sholom April 30
Holocaust program April 30

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April 2, 23, 30

April 3, 24

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

Sunday, May 21
Monday, May 8

Sunday, April 9, 16
Monday, April 10, 17


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

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

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

Holocaust Memorial Program: Join us April 30 at 1 p.m. for this annual event, cosponsored by Kol Ami. Henry Greenbaum, Holocaust survivor, will relate his story.

The event will also include prayers, readings, songs and a ceremony honoring those who survived and those who lost their lives, followed by a reception.

For more information, or to make a donation, call the Beth Sholom office at 301-663-3437.

Lag B'Omer BBQ: Celebrate Lag B'Omer May 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at Gambrill State Park, Traditional grill fare, paper goods and nonalcolic drinks will be supplied; bring a pareve side dish to share. RSVP by May 7 to rsvp@bethsholomfrederick.org. For more information, view the flier.

Ongoing Events

Cafe Sholom: Start your Sunday with Starbucks and bagels at Beth Sholom's cafe, open each Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 when Religious School is in session. Bring your laptop, have breakfast, meet with old and new friends ... everyone is welcome!

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 Chris Eissenstat at 301-695-1668.

Dinner Club: Join fellow congregants once a month for an evening of good food and conversation. Scrap the cooking and gather at 7 p.m. on April 27 and May 18 for dinner 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

  • June 4 at 3 p.m.: Judas by Amos Oz. This Israeli author incites a storm of theological and political arguments about the founding of Israel and the origins of Christianity. He discusses the basis of anti-Semitism and prejudice in general.

Hazak: A social club for Jewish adults 60 years, Hazek meets on the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Join us for interesting speakers, day trips, social activities and other programs of interest. For more information, contact Alice Haber, at alicehaber@aol.com or call 301-732-4625.

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.