Welcome to B'er Chayim Congregation

rededication photo in sanctuaryWe 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 165 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.

We are 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 services are respectful of each tradition, incorporating both conservative and reform styles of worship.

Community Seder - April 20, 2019

Details to be released soon…

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 22

    Shabbat Service

    Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Fri 22

    Purim Spiel

    Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Fri 29

    Shabbat Service

    Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thu 04

    Adult Education – Topic TBD

    Apr 04 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thu 04
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