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Travel Back in Time for a Shabbat on Lloyd Street

Friday, 27 October - Sunday, 29 October 2023

B'nai Israel Congregation, 27 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Get to know the families that shared your own family's history and spiritual home

Join us as we invite home
synagogue alumni and the descendants of the many families
who made B'nai's history vibrant!

Pray, learn, and celebrate in Baltimore's Oldest Continuously Active Synagogue


This Shabbaton will mark  150 years since the congregation’s founders 
gathered at 81 North Gay Street on April 12th, 1873 to elect a Board of Trustees, and
129 years of B'nai israel at 27 Lloyd Street

We have an exciting and packed program that we are certain you will enjoy and find meaningful!
We look forward to sharing the weekend with you.

150th Anniversary Schedule


5:00 pm: Doors Open - Come in, register, and mingle

6:30 pm: Welcoming Shabbat - Friday evening services 

7:30 pm: Catered Deluxe Shabbat Dinner with program: 


Dr. Zev Eleff:
The early years on Lloyd Street: Rabbi Abraham Rice and rabbinic authority


Tea Room and Shmoozing



9:30 am - Noon: Saturday Morning Services - Shacharit


Rabbi Herschel Reichman:
Author of the Shem Mishmuel from Sochachev
(The Avnei Nezer - The Rebbe of Sochachev was Forshlager's Primary Teacher)


Noon: Shabbat luncheon on Corned Beef Row 

Generously sponsored by Marc Attman

  A once in a hundred & fifty years opportunity to get a kosher Corned Beef style row deli spread
(prepared in a glatt kosher facility under strict rabbinic supervision)


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: 

Dr. Zev Eleff:
The Szolds of Lombard Street (and Lloyd Street)


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm:
Dr. Zev Eleff:
Going on 150:  Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Modern Orthodox Jewish Communities.What we can learn from the past as we look to the future.


4:30 pm - 5:00 pm:
Historic Walking Tour of Lloyd Street 
scholar in residence Dr Zev Eleff and shul historian Fred Shoken.


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free time to get to know each other!


7:00 pm  Musical Havdalah and Kumsitz with Chazzan Avraham (“Avi”) Albrecht

Cabaret style light food and Family Stories



8:30 am: Shacharit (followed by bagels and lox breakfast)

Thu, September 28 2023 13 Tishrei 5784