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 23

    Shabbat Service

    Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Fri 30

    Shabbat Service

    Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thu 05

    Adult Education – Topic TBD

    Sep 05 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thu 05
  5. Thu 05

    Adult Education –

    Sep 05 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Sat 07

    Shabbat Service

    Sep 07 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  7. Wed 11

    Mahj

    Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Fri 13

    Shabbat Service

    Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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