Beit Tikvah is a warm, diverse, and egalitarian Reconstructionist Jewish congregation located in Roland Park in Baltimore, Maryland. We take a progressive approach to Jewish life, integrating a deep respect for traditional Judaism with the insights of contemporary life. Beit Tikvah welcomes interfaith families, couples and individuals of all races, heritages, ethnicities and sexual orientations. Our building, bima (ark podium) and facilities are wheelchair accessible. The building (First Christian Church) is also home to five congregations, leading to many interfaith activities.
Saturday, June 4 at 11 am, Storch Residence (note date and location change) Bagels and Books. We will be reading The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman The discussion will be led by Nina Storch and the book can be found at the Baltimore County Library. Bagels and coffee will be provided. Bring a healthy snack to share. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Mazel Tov to Kesher School Student Charlotte Zang
UPDATE: We have just learned that Charlotte's project was a prize winner in Israel! DOUBLE MAZEL TOV!!
Recently our Kesher School student, Charlotte Zang presented her project, Around the Shabbat Table, at the Jewish Museum of Baltimore as part of their "My Family Story" series. Beit Tikvah is thrilled to learn that Charlotte's project was picked by the judges to be one the of the presentations to be sent to Israel along with other projects from other communities from around the world.
We are so proud of her work and her story..
Around the Shabbat Table By Charlotte Zang:
These Shabbat Candlesticks have been in my family for many many generations. My family loves to celebrate Shabbat together. Sitting around the Shabbat table are my great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, brothers, aunts, uncles and cousins. I am lucky to have such a wonderful family and memories of my great-grandparents and my grandfather.= who are no longer with us. One day I will host my own Shabbat dinner with these candlesticks, and the love and memories of my family will be passed on just like the candlesticks. This is what being Jewish means to me.
Join us as Rabbi Larry Pinsker
leads us in learning the inner meaning of our rituals.
Coming Next Week:
Join us for a special Erev Shavuot observance and study
Saturday, June 11, 8:30 pm
What to Do While Waiting For The Messiah:
Making Ethical Choices in Judaism
“I can only answer the question: ‘What am I to do?’ if I can answer the prior question: ‘Of what story or stories do I find myself a part?’"
—Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue
Out of all the organizations and charities asking us to dedicate our resources to alleviating social, spiritual, and economic suffering, how do we decide which ones to support? What guides and governs our choices? How does knowing the story of who we are help us to identify the self that governs our choices. Join us for an evening of studying the very real-world tasks of everyday Jewish living called
Shavuot Evening Program
8:30 Brief service including Yizkor memorial service
8:50 Dairy snacks
9:15 “Food for thought” film
9:30 Discussion led by Dr. David Marcovitz: “What to Do While Waiting for the Messiah: Making Ethical Choices”
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