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Virtual learning and davening at B'nai

Tuesday, 26 May 2020
7:30 pm - 9 pm

Six rabbis come together to learn and discuss the Book of Ruth and, of course, to eat cheesecake. Bring your own cake and join us for an unforgettable night of learning, exploration, and unity.

Enjoy learning and eating cheesecake with:
Rabbi Chai Posner, Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Rabbi Dr. Eli Yoggev, Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro, Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Congregation
Rabbi Seth Herstic, Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Congregation
Rabbi Etan Mintz, B'nai Israel Congregation
Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz, Netivot Shalom

Access Zoom online or by phone:


Call in: (929) 436 2866

Meeting ID: 640 63


Wednesday, 27 May 2020, Noon- 12:40 pm:
Virtual Yizkor service
Bring a photo of your loved one - You can offer a 30 second memory of them

Click here to join the Zoom session!

Thursday, 28 May 2020 - 7:45 - 8:25 am: Morning Minyan and the Mintz Minute (Words of Inspiration from Rabbi Mintz) - Click here to join the Zoom session!

Shavuot begins in the evening of Thursday, May 28th and
ends in the evening of Saturday, May 30th

The Thursday evening Shir Chadash: Nigun & Song Swap and Friday online Kabbalat Shabbatwill not be held this week.


Sunday, 31 May 2020, 8:30 - 9:10 am: Morning Minyan and the Mintz Minute (Words of Inspiration from Rabbi Mintz)Click here to join the Zoom session!

Monday, 1 June 2020, 7:45 - 8:25 am: Morning Minyan and the Mintz Minute (Words of Inspiration from Rabbi Mintz) - Click here to join the Zoom session!

Notice Regarding Cancellation of Services

In an abundance of caution, and based on the guidance and consultation of the Governor’s and Mayor’s offices, as well as medical experts and the Synagogue leadership, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel all events, including services, for the next two weeks.

As the oldest continuously active Orthodox Synagogue in Maryland, with services going back to 1873, we do not take this lightly. Our resident historian, Fred Shoken, has shared with us that the last time such action was taken was during the influenza pandemic of 1918, when all houses of worship in Baltimore City were closed for two weeks in October of that year. But, we also know that we have a halachic obligation to guard our health and to do no harm. Here that means to do our part to slow the spread of this pandemic virus and flatten the curve so that our health systems are not overwhelmed, and that the most vulnerable are not seriously impacted. We hope and pray that when we look back at this moment, it was our collective responses and responsible choices that made a marked difference.

Please use this time to pray with even more fervor, to study the weekly Torah portion, to have some time for meaningful introspection and for other productive and spiritual endeavors. If you are in need of pastoral or other support, please reach out to Rabbi Mintz. If you are looking for someone to say kaddish in memory of a loved one, we will arrange for such, so please be in touch. While this is time of physical and social distancing, let’s equally use it to bring us closer. Use it as a time to reach out to friends, family, community members, and especially those who may be alone. It’s moments like this that we realize how dependent we are on one another and our community.

May it be a Shabbat of Healing and Peace

Every community and every family has interesting stories. 
In the B'nai Spotlight
you will find a few.

Click here to learn about Darren's, Carrie's, and their family's story and connection to B'nai Israel

Thu, May 28 2020 5 Sivan 5780