— 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


November 17
7:30 pm

Erev Shabbat
Cantor Stefanie Greene

Reform Style with

Oneg Following

10:00 am

Traditional / Conservative  Service with no guitar
Cantor Stefanie Greene

Followed by
Light nosh and
Torah Study

December 3rd

followed by

Temple Annual Meeting
Election of Board Officers and Trustees


December 8/9
Hanukkah Weekend
at B’er Chayim



Please remember:

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