Welcome to Beth Israel Congregation. A place for you, a place for your family. A place to increase your Jewish knowledge, to grow spiritually, and nourish your Jewish soul. A place for children preschool through college-age to flourish and to grow into vital Jewish adults. A place for parents and other family members to share Jewish holiday and life-cycle events. A place for all to grow, learn and explore. Be a part of a of a dynamic community.

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

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RECENT NEWS & Upcoming Events

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Introduction to Machzor Lev Shalem

Machzor Lev Shalem

Join Rabbi Goldstein on Thursday evening, August 28 at 7:30 pm for a general introduction to the Machzor Lev Shalem, Beth Israel's new High Holiday prayerbook. Why this new Mahzor? What makes it different than ones before? How can we best use it to enhance our High Holiday experience?

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Machzor Lev Shalem: A Discussion

Join Rabbi Rachel Blatt Thursday evening, September 4 at 7:30pm for a discussion about the prayers of the Machzor Lev Shalem, Beth Israel's new High Holiday prayerbook. 

Mimicking God’s Attributes:

God’s thirteen attributes are said many times throughout the High Holiday season. How do we mimic them and accept others’ forgiveness? Together we will explore how the new Machzor Lev Shalem give us many options for understanding the weight of our pleas for forgiveness and many forms of inspiration for living in God’s image.

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Ravens Shabbat


Ravens Shabbat! Friday, September 5
Outside, weather permitting.
5:45 pm: Meet Rabbi Rachel Blatt while enjoying pareve hors d'voeuvres!
6:15 pm to 6:45 pm: Preschool-friendly activity 
6:00 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat followed by dinner
Bring your Ravens Ruach (spirit).
Attire: Casual. Wear your Ravens colors!

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Register for Religious School

Beth Israel Religious School

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Register for Preschool

Beth Israel Preschool

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Recent News

Please join us in welcoming Rabbi Rachel Blatt Director of Lifelong Learning to our Beth Israel Community! 

Read about Rabbi Blatt in the Jewish Times.

As Director of Lifelong Learning, Rabbi Blatt will:Rabbi Blatt

  • Develop educational programs for adults, families and children of all ages
  • Develop meaningful Shabbat experiences for families and children
  • Oversee our award-winning Youth Programs
  • Work closely with our Religious School and assume responsibility for the school in the 2015-2016 school year
  • Serve as a resource to our Beth Israel community

Rabbi Blatt has expertise in formal and informal Jewish education, and has served as the Assistant Director of a Religious School, a Judaics educator for adults, children and families, as well as the head of Judaics for Camp Ramah.  She holds a Masters in Rabbinic Studies and a Masters of Arts in Jewish Education as well as ordination from the Zeigler School of Rabbinic Studies, American Jewish University.
Rabbi Blatt is in the process of relocating to Owings Mills with her husband, Rabbi Marc Blatt and their twin 4 year old daughters. 
Celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Blatt on September 5-6, 2014. More details to follow.

Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat

wine & cheeseSee you at 6:15 pm for wine and cheese! 
Service begins at 6:30 pm.
Unwind from the work week with your friends at Beth Israel. During the summer, we will have our Friday night service outdoors in our beautiful outdoor sanctuary, weather permitting.