Join us as Rabbi Larry Pinsker
leads us in learning the inner meaning of our rituals.
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 (Corner Community Center) is also home to five congregations, leading to many interfaith activities.
Science Fiction, Judaism, and Religious Imagination
We’re celebrating our anniversary with a love letter to our roots in both Judaism and science fiction. We’ll look at religious and philosophical ideas flowing hidden in nearly all science fiction. Using science fiction stories and films, Jewish source texts, and contemporary essays, we’ll examine messiahs and improving humankind, why some people fail the Turing Test, dreams of justice and a kinder universe, God writ large and small, artificial intelligence, aliens and “otherness,” time travel, conservation of human consciousness, and other themes intriguing to both SF and religious thinkers.
Our Rabbi Larry Pinsker, a lifelong science fiction fan and educator, has created a great opportunity to learn about both science fiction and Judaism, even if you have little or no familiarity with either.
Click here for details and dates.
Once a month Shabbat morning pre-school program for ages 2-5 with parent education component starts in September. For enrollment and program information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is funded in part by a grant from the Jewish Education Enhancement Projects Fund of the Macks Center for Jewish Education.
Wednesday, October 18, 5:30-8 p.m. Help at the Maryland Food Bank, located at 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road, Baltimore 21227. Please register at: http://interfaithfriends.mdfoodbank.volunteerhub.com
All are welcome. And thanks to all who filled bags to donate to the Food Bank. Todah Rabah/Many Thanks.
Please help us prepare our building for these events.
As we share space with many other congregations and organizations, we have set up and take down responsibilities for each event. Please sign up to help us by clicking here.
We invite you to join our Congregation or renew your membership. Download the 2017-2018 Membership Forms for new members or current members.
Our 2017 calendar of events can be found here. Continue reading below for details about our other upcoming offerings.
Check Out our Offerings for 2017!
Saturday, October 14 at:
9:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service
9:30 a.m. Pre-School Program
10:40 a.m. Kiddush and Adult Discussion- Kiddush sponsored by Esther Miller on the occasion of the yahrtzeit of her father, Jacob Miller
11:30 a.m. Science Fiction & Judaism - Life on Other Worlds Part 2: We'll Never Understand Each Other But Let's Try.
Friday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service We welcome Shabbat.
Saturday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. Havdalah followed by special Membership Meeting.
Honor a Loved One or Celebrate an Occasion
Sponsoring an Oneg/Kiddush is a wonderful way to celebrate a significant event and/or person and is a great way to help support and to connect with community. Please click here for the 2017 schedule.