— 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 45 families, it is a tight-knit congregation with congregants ranging from 5 months to 100 years of age. 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: Orthodox when first chartered in 1853; Classical Reform in the late 1800 and early 1900s; and Reform after merging with Beth Jacob Synagogue (a Conservative Shul) in 1998. Our services are respectful of each tradition, reflecting such rich history.

Upcoming Activities and Current Shabbat Update

High Holiday Services

Please join us as we welcome our
visiting service leader, Cantor Benjamin Kintisch

Rosh Hashanah 

Friday, September 15
Evening Service
7:30 pm
Followed by
New Year’s Reception

Saturday, September 16
Morning Service
10:00 am

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 24
Kol Nidre
7:00 pm

Monday, September 25
Morning Service
10:00 am

Afternoon Service
3:00 pm
Followed by

Please remember:

Our services are held both in the Temple and on Zoom.