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Yom Rishon, 29 Tammuz 5777
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Welcome ---  to  B'er Chayim Congregation. We are proud to be one of the oldest Congregations in Maryland, and have the oldest continuously operating Temple building in the state.  Our building is over 150 years old, as is our congregation. With a membership of about 65 families it is a flourishing congregation with congregants ranging from 5 months to 100 years of age. Our community is unique in that we have many multi-generational families. As a result of our small size, new members are welcomed into the fold quickly and are able to be as active as they are willing and able to be.  Please contact our membership chairperson for information on our introductory membership offer.

B'er Chayim is a member of the Union of Reform Jews. Our history of affiliations has varied over the years however, ranging from Orthodox when first chartered in 1853, through classical reform in the late 1800 and early 1900's, and finally merging with Beth Jacob Synagogue (a Conservative Shul) in 1998.  Our current services are respectful of each tradition, with traditional services being held on festivals and Shabbat, incorporating both conservative and reform styles of worship. Our goal is to be the center of Jewish life for our region, and as an active and thriving congregation, we have met our goal


High Holidays Services

2014 - 5775

Saturday, September 20                 9:00 pm             S'lichot
Wednesday, September 24             7:30 pm             Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Thursday, September 25                10:00 am             Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
                                                     1:30 pm             Children's Service
                                                     2:15 pm             Tashlich
Friday, September 26                    10:00 am             Second Day of Rosh Hashanah                                                                                       Study Session
Sunday, September 28                    2:00 pm             Eastview Cemetery Memorial                                                                                           Service
Friday, October 3                             7:00 pm            Kol Nidrei and Erev Yom Kippur                                                                                       Service
Saturday, October 4                      10:00 am            Yom Kippur Morning Service
                                                   12:00 noon          Yizkor
                                                     1:30 pm             Children's Service
                                                     3:00 pm             Afternoon Service followed by a concluding Service, blowing of the Shofar at aprox 5pm, followed by a community break the fast                                              

Community Seder



B’er Chayim Temple

Second Night

Community Seder

 Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Seder Service to begin at 6:00 pm

   Traditional four course meal

Entrée (select one)

Baked Chicken

Oven Braised Brisket

Glazed Salmon

$25.00 per adult

College Students - $15.00

Children – 11 and up - $5.00

Children – ages 10 and under - free

Reservations are required

Send your check w/entrée selection by April 1st to Tamar Clarke

811 Memorial Avenue, Cumberland, MD 21502

Your check is your reservation   (cks payable to B’er Chayim Temple)










Upcoming Events

08.05.2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Torah study
08.09.2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahj Jong
08.19.2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Torah study
08.21.2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Board Meeting
09.02.2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Torah study