Welcome to Beth Israel Congregation

We have a place for you—and a place for your family. Come, be a part of our community. Grow spiritually. Nourish your soul. Learn and share with us. Experience our sacred balance of Jewish tradition and innovation. All are welcome. 

Beth Israel is a place to come home to, again and again. 

Beth Israel News & Events

RECENT NEWS & Upcoming Events

To find out more about the many events and happenings at Beth Israel, click on

Upcoming Events | The Guide | Calendar

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23 

Office Closed. 9am morning minyan. No evening minyan.

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Friday, November 24 - Office Closed

Office Closed

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28 

A global day of giving back to the community. Be part of the movement, Donate

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Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 28, 4pm 

Let Morah Marcy Snow wrap your Chanukah gifts while raising money for Beth Israel Preschool.

TGIF Shabbat

Friday, December 1, 6:45pm 

An interactive Shabbat service for the entire family.

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Sephardic Shabbat

Sunday, Saturday, December 2, 9:30am 

Join us for a celebration of the music and languages of Sephardic Jewish communities. Guest speaker, Henry Ezratty.

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Chanukah Learning Program

Thursday, December 7, 7pm 

Music, Story and Text: Chanukah retold through Ancient and Modern Lenses with Rabbi Jay R. Goldstein and Cantor Jen Rolnick.
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Tour of Union Craft Brewery

Thursday, December 7 

With Beth Israel Brotherhood. Meet at 6pm, tour starting at 6:30pm.  Free!  (Beverages not included) RSVP

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Namaste & Niggunim

Saturday, December 9, 10:15 to 11am 

Experience a fusion of meditation, movement and chant with Cantor Jen Rolnick. (Mini-ReJewvenate)

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Brotherhood Breakfast

Sunday, December 10, 9:30am 

Speaker: John Eisenberg, former Baltimore Sun Columnist.  He recently wrote a new book about Cal Ripken and he currently covers the Ravens. RSVP

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Hazak Program

Sunday, December 10, 3:45pm 

Join Beth Israel Hazak for a deli dinner and entertainment by Michael Brown, Sr. RSVP form

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Sisterhood Quarter Auction

Wednesday, December 13, 6-9pm 

Join in the fun and celebrate Chanukah with us! We will light the candles, enjoy latkes and other treats, and shop approximately 20 vendors for some great buys.

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Congregational Chanukah Party

Thursday, December 14, 6pm 

Join us for our annual Congregational Chanukah Party. RSVP

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Chanukah Learning Program

Thursday, December 14, 7:30pm 

Learning Program with Rabbi Goldstein and Cantor Rolnick: Judaica Roadshow: Share Your Artifacts -The Value is Priceless. 

Share your Judaica with an interesting story or unique artwork by signing up here.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, December 21, 2-7:30pm 

Give the gift of life. Give Blood. Visit redcrossblood.org and register using sponsor keyword: Bethisraelowingsmills. Walk-ins welcome!

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Chinese Food & Movie Night

Saturday, December 24 

Wondering what to do tonight? Join your Beth Israel friends for Chinese food and some movies. RSVP

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Register for Beth Israel Community Learning Lab

Registration for the 2017-2018 Hebrew school year can be completed online by clicking here.  For families without an account, please click on “Create A Guest Account” located just below the login window. Not sure if you have an account? Please email Chris Wilson.  

Wonder is Alive at Beth Israel Preschool! 

Beth Israel Preschool is accepting applications for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Our Reggio inspired, emergent learner program is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education and offers a challenging and rigorous preschool experience for children in a loving and nurturing environment.  You really have to see it to believe it!  Call today to schedule a tour, 410-654-0803. Read more  

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