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Shabbat Services

Fridays - 6:30 pm
Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, Ma'ariv

Saturdays - 9:45 am


Join us downtown for the High Holidays!

Rosh Hashanah 2022 begins in the evening of: Sunday, September 25th, 2022, and ends in the evening of: Tuesday, September 27th, 2022.

Yom Kippur 2022 begins in the evening of: Tuesday, October 4th, 2022, and ends in the evening of: Wednesday, October 5th, 2022. 

Click here for the schedule of services

Honor your loved ones in the Book of Remembrance.
Download the form here.

Do you have a business?
Support B'nai Israel with an ad in our Book of Remembrance.
Click here to download the commercial ad form.
Deadline for personal or business ads into the office is Monday September 5.

Rav Forshlager Torah Series

Online Session
Next session:
Monday, October 24, 7:30 pm

Join us for a new monthly series as we delve into the life and Torah of Rav Michoel Forshlager. Rav Forshlager, who taught Torah for many years at B'nai Israel, was a unique figure in American Jewry. Practically unknown in his lifetime, his scholarship is making waves across the contemporary Jewish landscape. Join us as we discuss what made him so unique, and the efforts to develop his legacy.

The shiur will be taught by Mr. Pinny Kreizel, a direct descendant of Rav Forshlager and Rabbi Etan Mintz, the Rabbi at B'nai Israel.

Click here to join the session!


New to the Community? 

Click here for membership information!

Membership is more than just a fee - it's belonging, it's being a part of the fabric of this evolving downtown Jewish community and its illustrious history here in the original Baltimore Jewish neighborhood.

We are all interdependent parts of this community, each needing the other in the communal involvement that makes B'nai Israel special.

Hiring Genealogical Research Interns


We are hiring Genealogical Research Interns
Spring and/or Summer 2022


We are looking for two or three interns for spring and/or summer 2022 to support the Descendants’ Day project of B’nai Israel Congregation. We require someone who is very comfortable with teamwork, historical research, and new initiatives. The candidate should possess the ability to display imagination, ingenuity, and humor in solving problems, be comfortable with the creative demands of new initiatives such as shifting priorities, and an enjoyment in working with a diverse range of people.

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Support the B'nai Israel Annual Campaign

Every year our members and visitors make Yom Kippur and Annual Campaign 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!

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