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

2019 seder

Upcoming Events

  1. Mon 20

    Board Meeting

    May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Fri 24

    Shabbat Service

    May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sat 01

    Shabbat Service

    Jun 01 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Thu 06

    Adult Education – Topic TBD

    Jun 06 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thu 06
  6. Thu 06

    Adult Education –

    Jun 06 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Fri 07

    Shabbat Service

    Celebrating Shavuot
    Jun 07 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wed 12

    Mahj

    Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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