B'nai Israel: The Downtown Synagogue


Got Shabbat 2017

Date: Friday, February 24, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: 1530 Battery Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230

Join us for Got Shabbat!

Experience a family-friendly Shabbat celebration. Featuring a Tot Shabbat, a full
catered Shabbat dinner and activities for young children. Connect with other families and the Jewish community. Families new to the area, interfaith families, and families new to Shabbat observance are all welcome and encouraged to join in the fun!

$25 per family | Early bird special, $20 for first 10 families who register.

Register here

Brought to you by Beth El Federal Hill and B'nai Israel Synagogue with DBJCC and Jewish Museum of Maryland.

Questions? Contact Lara Nicolson at 410.559.3532 or lnicolson@jcc.org


Date: Monday, February 27th, 7:00pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation - 27 Lloyd Street Baltimore, MD

Looking to add a little dose of Torah to give you that extra boost of energy to get through the weekly grind? Then come check out Torah Cafe here at B'nai Israel!

On Monday, February 27th, we will be beginning the first of a four part Melton Adult Jewish Learning class! We'll be exploring the tie in of Jewish values into our daily lives through a variety of texts and teachings. For this class, local Jewish educator Adam Kruger will guide us through what should be a fascinating conversation! 

The schedule for the evening is as follows: 

7:00pm: Small group learning and text study 

7:30pm: Dinner

8:00pm: Melton Class Part 1 

A cover charge of $5 is kindly requested. Pay online by visiting our payment page here or pay cash at the door.


Scholar in Residence & Shabbat Across America

with Rabbi Jonathan Gross


Commuity-wide Dinner

Date: Friday, March 3rd

Time: Services at 6:30pm, Dinner 7:15pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation - 27 Lloyd Street Baltimore, MD

Cost: $25 per person, Young Adults: $12 per person

Become a sponsor for $200 which includes table for 10. 

Please join Bnai for a special community wide dinner followed by an author discussion with Rabbi Jonathan Gross, author of the book, "Ai Vey!".

To register and pay for this dinner please visit B'nai Israel's website here (Under Payment type, select  Donation-General and put "Scholar in Residence Shabbat" in the payment notes).

Visit Rabbi Gross's website at the link below.


In collaboration with National Jewish Outreach Program's Shabbat Across America. Thank you to our program sponsors: Ilene Harris, Ann Harris, Claudia dn Adr. Richard Andorsky.

Host Committee: Ilene Harris and Mickey Rubin 


Purim at B'nai

Date: Saturday night, March 11th

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation - 27 Lloyd Street Baltimore, MD


Saturday Night

7pm:  Kids program - balloons and face painting (in collaboration with Beth El Early Childhood Centers & DBJCC)

7:30-8:30pm: Megillah reading

8:30-9pm:  Pre-party/ happy hour social at B'nai with Single Malt Scotch L'chaims and hamentaschen

9pm-Midnight: B'nai israel Young Adults 90's Purim Party next door at the Jewish Museum of Maryland

90's Purim Party

$36 per ticket in advance. $40 at the door. A portion of proceeds to benefit the FIDF's Spiritual Needs Program.

To register for this event please visit B'nai Israel's website here (Under Payment type, select "90's Purim Party" in the payment notes).

For this event, BIYA is partnering with: FIDF, Moishe House, Beth El Congregation, Beth Tfiloh Congregation and Jewish Museum of Maryland

Host Committee: 

Gabe Cahn / Elliot Corenblum / Michael Hantgan / Nonnie and Yakira Howarth/ Evan Kassem / Yoni and Tali Kozlowski  / Shmuel Morgenstein / Erika Reif/ Mickey and Rona Rubin / Alex Simone Nadine Simpson /  Kyley and Avi Sommer / Nicole Talor/ Heather Winegrad/ Gideon Wolf

This event is generously supported by the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Fund of the Associated.


Sunday Morning

8:30am:  Services

9am:  Megillah reading

10am: Festive breakfast seudah and carnival with musical entertainment and Inner Harbor street performers. $5 Cover Charge 

(in collaboration with Beth El Early Childhood Centers & DBJCC) Host Committee: Michael Stein, Rick Gwynallen and Mickey Rubin

5pm: BT Family & B'nai Israel Family Purim Seudah (at Beth Tfiloh) 


Save the date

for our Second Night Seder at B'nai!

We are excited to partner with the Jewish National Outreach Project to have a Second Night Seder at B'nai on Tuesday April 11th at 8pm. The price will be $55 per person. More details will be provided here and in upcoming newsletters. To receive our weekly email newsletter visit our sign up page here.




Sat, 25 February 2017 29 Shevat 5777