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Meet the Auster Family

Harry Auster grew up in the BT community – a synagogue member since childhood and School class of 2005 alumnus. He married Michelle Engelhart from Silver Spring, Maryland in 2010; the couple have a 3-year-old son,  Ethan, and recently welcomed their daughter, Emily.

When they returned to Baltimore in 2015 after six years of living in New York, “it seemed like the obvious place for us to start planting and growing our own Baltimore roots,” says Michelle. The family settled in Stevenson Village, with BT right in their backyard. But they quickly realized how much BT had to offer their whole family.

“The kids programming is second to none and there is always something fun and exciting going on,” comments Harry. “We also love spending time with family and friends and love seeing our many family members and cousins on a regular basis at BT.”

Ethan loves coming to BT all week long – for PreSchool and for shul. “Ethan asks us enthusiastically each Shabbat morning if he’s ‘going to school today?’ He looks so disappointed when we say no because it’s Shabbat, but then his face lights up when we tell him we get to go shul instead,” notes Michelle. “He just loves everything BT and is developing such a love for Judaism, which is so wonderful for us to see. We love BT and can’t wait to start creating new BT memories and experiences with Emily.”

Join Us at Beth Tfiloh!

Beth Tfiloh young family members enjoy many benefits including:
• Tuition discounts at Beth Tfiloh PreSchool, Day School, Hebrew School and Camps
• Shabbat and Holiday kids’ services for infants through teens
• Complimentary 2018 High Holiday seats* 
• Facility rental discounts for life cycle and other events
• Discounts on Sunday Sports activities and event and program admission fees
and so much more!

*for adults ages 35 and under

Want to learn more?

• Learn more about joining the Beth Tfiloh family here 
• Contact Holly Venick, Director of Synagogue Life, at 410-413-2244 or hvenick@btfiloh.org
• Tell us a little bit about your family below and Holly Venick, Director of Synagogue Life, will be in touch to discuss your family's needs.

Tell us about you!

Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Roz & Marvin H. Weiner Family Campus | 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 | 410-486-1900 | mail@bethtfiloh.com
Celebrating the Joy of Judaism. Embracing all Jews.
One of the leading Modern Orthodox synagogues in America, with a diverse membership, and an extensive offering of religious services, classes and year-round Jewish programming for all ages.