Upcoming Events
Mah Jongg July 17
Knit & Knosh July 18
Talmud class July 19
Yedid Nefesh July 20
Tisha B'Av July 21
Mah Jongg July 24
Dinner Club July 24
Knit & Knosh July 25
Talmud class July 26
Yedid Nefesh July 27

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July 15, 29

July 16, 23, 30

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

Sunday: July 29
Monday: Aug. 13

Sunday, July 22


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

Night at the Keys: Join us June 27 at 7 p.m. when Rabbi Hersh throws out the first pitch as the Frederick Keys take on the Winston-Salem Dash. Fun for the whole family!

July 4 Picnic: Celebrate Independence Day with Beth Sholom from 4 to 9 p.m. at Staley Park. Enjoy picnic fare, track and field games, family activities and more. Then walk to Baker Park to watch the fireworks. Donations welcome.

Speakers Series: Informative talks by experts on a variety of Jewish and Israel-related topics are offered throughout the year..

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.

Torah Yoga: Join us on the fourth Saturday of each month 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.

Dinner Club: Join fellow congregants once a month for an evening of good food and conversation. On June 26 at 7 p.m., Dinner Club goes to a local Asian 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

  • Sept. 16: Rise and Kill First by Ronen Bergman is a true story, as told by witnesses and participants, of the world of international clandestine operations centering around Israel's fight for survival. The author offes a riveting inside account of the targeted killing programs—their successes and failures—and discusses the moral and political price paid by the men and women who approved and carried out the mission.

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.