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.

2019 High Holidays

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Selichot   

Saturday, September 21
6:00 pm          Community Pot Luck – Spaghetti for main, bring sides/desserts
7:00 pm          Havdalah Service
7:30 pm          Selichot Service

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 29       
7:30 pm          Erev Service
Congregational Rosh Hashanah Reception following

Monday, September 30
10:00 am-noon          Rosh Hashanah Service
3:00 pm                  Taschlich  – Pedestrian bridge over Will’s Creek/Canal Place

Tuesday, October 1
10:00 am-noon         Second Day Service

Sunday, October 6
2:00pm-3:00pm       Memorial Service – East View Cemetery

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, October 8
7:00 pm-9:00 pm    Erev Yom Kippur   

Wednesday, October 9
10:00 am-1:00 pm   Yom Kippur Morning
3:00 pm-6:00 pm     Yom Kippur Afternoon
5:00 pm  aprox.       Yizkor
                              Break-the-fast following services conclusion

Saturday, October 12
6:00 pm                 Build our Sukkah with refreshments

Sunday, October 13
6:00 pm                  Erev Sukkot

Friday, October 18
7:30 pm                   Combined Shimini Atzerat/Simchat Torah/Shabbat Service

Upcoming Events

  1. Mon 16

    Board Meeting

    Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Fri 20

    Shabbat Service

    Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sat 21

    Torah Study

    Dec 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  4. Fri 27

    Shabbat Service

    Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thu 02

    Adult Education – Topic TBD

    Jan 02 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thu 02
  7. Thu 02

    Adult Education –

    Jan 02 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Sat 04

    Shabbat Service

    Jan 04 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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