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Thursday, 25 February 2021
Taanit Esther and Erev Purim

Fast Starts: 5:21 am; Fast Ends: 6:22 pm
Ma'ariv and Megillah Reading: 6:10 pm

Socially Distanced Purim Celebration following Megillah reading
Bonfires, S'mores, Hot Cocoa


Friday, 26 February 2021

 Shacharit - 9:00 am
Megillah Reading - 9:30 am

´╗┐Weather permitting, all services will take place outdoors in the Courtyard of the Jewish Museum. In the case of inclement weather, services will be held indoors in the Sanctuary. All services follow social distancing guidelines and require participants to wear masks.

Registration for Purim is required.
Register for all services and the evening celebration here.

The Neuroscience of Jewish Memory:
A Journey of Memory and
Meaning-Making Through the Jewish Calendar

with Dr. Azi Grysman

Session #3
Yizkor, Passover, and Autobiographical Memory
Monday, March 15, 2021
7:30 - 8:45pm


B'nai Israel is pleased to present this stimulating new interactive seminar in partnership with Sinai and Synapses, in four distinct and compelling sessions presented by Dr. Azi Grysman, Ph.D (see bio below). Click here to attend.


Session #4: Thursday, April 8, 7:30 - 8:45pm:
Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

Meet Azi Grysman, Ph.D

Dr. Grysman is a cognitive psychologist and professor at Dickinson College. He conducts research on autobiographical memory, considering the cognitive, developmental, and conversational influences on the events we experience in our lives and integrate into a sense of who we are.

Dr. Grysman is interested in how memory is driven by a desire to make meaning out of experiences, and in using personal stories to explore that meaning creation over time. His academic research focuses on themes of selfhood, gender, and methods in memory research, aiming to bridge between the rigors of experimental methods and the real, lived stories we experience and tell. 

This week at B'nai: Learning & Davening

Thursday Night Torah Teachings

Click here to join the Zoom session!

Get ready for Shabbat with some highlights from the parsha and lively discussion to follow.  Join Rav Etan in conversation with Dr. Richard Andorsky.  

Online Zoom Kiddush Club/Kabbalat Shabbat

Fridays (30 minutes before candle-lighting)
Click here to join the Zoom session!

Note: Time will change weekly

Shabbat Morning Service

                         10:00 am

Weather permitting, services will take place in the courtyard of the Jewish Museum of Maryland on Lloyd Street.

Space is very limited. Sign up soon

Torah Study with
Rabbi Mintz

Noon - 12:40 pm

Click here to join the
Zoom session!

Every year our members and visitors make Yom Kippur pledges of financial support. These pledges are crucial to the synagogue's sustainability. This year, your donations are even more important. We hope that we can count on each of you to match what you gave last year, and increase your donation where you can. We thank you in advance for your dedication to our historic synagogue.

Help sustain Jewish life in Downtown Baltimore
by making a donation to B'nai Israel's Yom Kippur Appeal.

Your donation will help keep our historic shul operating, and makes possible our exciting programs and educational offerings.  


Click here
to make your donation

Thank you in advance!

Our COVID-19 Policies

Everyone is Welcome at B'nai Israel

And everyone has an equal right to expect safe and healthy conditions when they are here. B'nai Israel has re-opened for Shabbos minyan for the following essential functions:

  • To re-establish our shul community
  • To facilitate community davening
  • To allow recitation of kaddish with a Minyan
  • To allow leining of the Torah

In an effort to create a safe davening environment for our members, B'nai Israel has put in a place a set of protocols.  Before attending a B'nai Israel function, please read these protocols here.

Fri, February 26 2021 14 Adar 5781