About Us

The Alvin & Lois Lapidus Center for Healing & Spirituality, also known as The Soul Center, was established in the summer of 2015 at Beth El Congregation. Rabbi Dana Saroken and a small team of leaders started meeting with community members to talk about bringing a meaningful Judaism into their already busy lives. These soul-based conversations about yearnings and possibilities led the Lapidus family to make a significant investment, allowing the dream of creating a center as an answer to our spiritual cravings to become reality.

The Center offers programs in mindfulness, healing and rejuvenation. Programs are geared toward an adult audience, and vary in modality and frequency. From weekly meditation sits, to immersions in Baltimore’s only progressive mikveh, to cooking classes, The Soul Center offers an accessible experiential way for people to plug in and tune in, to connect to others and themselves.