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

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 19

    Shabbat Service

    Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Fri 26

    Shabbat Service

    Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sun 28

    Temple Picnic

    Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thu 01

    Adult Education – Topic TBD

    Aug 01 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thu 01
  6. Thu 01

    Adult Education –

    Aug 01 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Sat 03

    Shabbat Service

    Aug 03 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  8. Fri 09

    Shabbat Service

    Aug 09 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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