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 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
Friday, May 20 at 6:30 pm
Plenty of Delicious Food.
Cick here for the May 2022 Bulletin.
Click here for the May 21, 2022 Shabbat Update.
Friday, May 20, 6:30: Dairy Buffet; 7:30 pm: Friday Evening Services. At the Temple and on Zoom.
Saturday, May 21, 10:00: Torah Study. On Zoom.
Thursday, May 26, 7:00 pm: Adult Hebrew. 7:45 pm: Adult Jewish Education. Classes on Zoom.
Friday, May 27, 7:30 pm: Friday Evening Services. At the Temple and on Zoom.
Our services are held both in the Temple and on Zoom.
An online version of Mishkan T’Filah (for Shabbat) can be accessed here.