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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.


Torah Study with
Rabbi Mintz

Noon - 12:40 pm

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Zoom session!

Mincha/ Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv
10 minutes after candlelighting

Outdoor services


Shabbat Morning Service
 10:00 am

Outdoor services

Kiddush and Kabbalah
Saturday following kiddush

Feed both your body and soul with delicious kiddush delicacies, paired with  some of the deepest secrets of the Parsha. Takes place each week towards the end of Kiddush

Update to 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. 

3 August 2021 - B'nai Israel is re-instituting the masking requirement for indoor services effective this Shabbat, Saturday August 7th.

  1. All Shabbat and Sukkot services going forward, until further notice, will be held outside in the Courtyard, with overflow in the breezeway and on the walkway outside the Courtyard.
  2. Masking optional if you are fully vaccinated; masking mandatory if unvaccinated.
  3. In the event of inclement weather (rain or excessive heat), we will hold services indoors, where masking is mandatory for everyone.

The B’nai Israel COVID committee meets on a regular basis to continue to reassess our COVID policies during the pandemic in accordance with CDC guidelines, Baltimore City mandates, and the well being of our congregants.

As you aware, there is a resurgence of the COVID virus through the delta variant. Even though Baltimore’s numbers remain fairly low in comparison with other parts of the country, the committee is re-instituting the above requirements. At this time there will be no other changes to the other aspects of the service in regard to coming up for an Aliyah, carrying the Torah, etc.

The committee will be meeting on a regular basis during this phase of the pandemic to address issues as the numbers and science may dictate. We will keep you updated in the B’nai Israel newsletter of any additional changes to the services going forward.

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.  


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to make your donation

Thank you in advance!

Thu, December 2 2021 28 Kislev 5782