Beth Sholom Congregation
Upcoming Events
Knit & Knosh April 26
Adult Ed April 26
Talmud class April 27
Rosh Chodesh group April 27
Dinner Club April 27
ECC yard sale April 28
Cafe Sholom April 30
Holocaust program April 30

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April 2, 23, 30

April 3, 24

Doors open at 5 p.m.
Games start at 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 21
Monday, May 8

Sunday, April 9, 16
Monday, April 10, 17



As new members of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, religious services at Beth Sholom are egalitarian, participatory and inclusive within the framework of Halakha, or Jewish Law. We welcome men, women and children as active participants in our prayer.

Special Events

Holocaust Memorial Program: Join us April 30 at 1 p.m. for this annual event, co-sponsored by Kol Ami Congregat, Holocaust survivor Henry Greenbaum will relate his story of survival.

The event will also include prayers, readings, songs and a ceremony honoring those who survived and those who lost their lives, followed by a dessert reception.

Shavuot: Join us for Tikkun Leil Shavuot Tuesday, May 30 at 8 p.m. for a dairy dinner followed learning sessions and dessert. There is no charge, but please RSVP to or call the office at 301-663-3437. View the flier.

Services will be held May 31 and June 1 at 9:30 a.m., with Yizkor recited on June 1.

Friday Evening Services and Shabbat Dinners

Our 45-minute Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv services begin at 6 p.m. Learn the lively and spiritually uplifting prayers and tunes that are a part of our service. Also join us for:

  • Shabbat Around the World Dinners: Families and friends are invited to join us one Friday every other month at 7 p.m. for a Shabbat service followed by a themed community dinner. Experience the flavors and aromas from around the world! Please RSVP no later than one week before. For more information and to RSVP, contact the Beth Sholom office at 301-663-3437.
    Upcoming date: May 19 (view the flier)

  • Tot Shabbat: Families with children ages 2-6 are encouraged to participate in this lively 45-minute service, filled with songs, stories, games and prayers focused on children, followed by a light kiddush. Join us on the third Friday night of each month at 6:30 p.m.
    Note: Regular services are also held at 6 p.m. in the winter months and at 7 p.m. during the spring and summer months.
    Upcoming date: May 19

  • Student-led services: Parents and families will enjoy seeing their children participate in leading the services.
    Upcoming dates: May 19

  • Yedid Nefesh: Join us at 7 p.m. on select Friday nights in June, July and August for a musical, ruach-filled outdoor Friday night service.

  • Shabbat in the Park: Families are invited to an outdoor Shabbat experience at 6 p.m. on select Friday nights in June, July and August. Meet in Staley Park behind the tot lot. Bring a blanket and a dairy or vegetarian dinner. The abbreviated service is geared toward families with children in grades 3 and younger, but all are welcome. Regular Friday night services are held in the sanctuary.

Shabbat Services

Egalitarian services begin at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary followed by a Kiddush luncheon. There are many opportunities for congregation members to participate in or lead the services. Contact the Beth Sholom office at 301-663-3437 for information on service participation or Kiddush luncheon sponsorship. Also join us for:

  • Lunch & Learn: Once a month ollowing a Kiddush lunch, Rabbi Hersh leads a discussion on topics of Jewish interest.
    Upcoming date: May 13

  • Mincha, Seudah Shlishit, Havdalah: Close out Shabbat with a short service, a light meal and a beautiful, song-filled Havdalah service.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah-aged Students

In preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, students in grades 6-7 participate in leading the services Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Morning Minyanim

Minyanim are held each Thursday morning 8 a.m. and the first Sunday at
9 a.m. in the Community Center, located at 1011 N. Market St. All are welcome to attend the 45-minute service.

Rosh Chodesh Women's Group

Rosh Chodesh, which literally means "head of the month," has traditionally been considered a special holiday for women. According to legend, the holiday was a reward given to the women of Israel becaused they refused to surrender their jewelry for the creation of the Golden Calf. Because of their righteousness, the women were exonerated from working on Rosh Chodesh. In modern times, women gether to study, explore spirituality, share a meal, discuss topics of interest to Jewish women and work for social change.

This lively and diverse group, led by Cantor Shulie, meets once a month as close as possible to the beginning of the Hebrew month. Activities and discussion topics are selected based on the participants' interests. For more information, contact the Beth Sholom office at 301-663-3437.

Upcoming date: May 25 at 6 p.m.


Worship With Us
Beth Sholom offers numerous ways for congregants to grow and express their spirituality. From lively, song-filled Friday night services to egalitarian Shabbat morning and holiday services to weekday morning minyanim to Lunch & Learn and congregational Shabbat dinners to a women's worship group, there is something here for everyone.