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Passover starts Monday evening, April 10th!
We are sponsoring a Seder Matching Service to help folks take part in a Passover Seder. If you have room at your Seder table on April 10 or April 11, or if you are looking for a Seder to attend please contact Avodah@beittikvah.org before April 3rd. If you can host, please indicate which night and how many guests you can accommodate.
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.
"Safe Realities and Fearsome Imaginings: Science Fiction, Judaism, and Religious Imagination" Congregation Beit Tikvah was founded over 30 years ago by members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Join this monthly exploration of and tribute to our roots in both Judaism and Science Fiction. For the uninitiated this is a great way to be introduced to Science Fiction or Judaism.
Click here to see all the details for the program, including dates throughout 2017.
April is Movie Month at Beit Tikvah
In acknowledging the roots of the founding of Beit Tikvah by members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, both films are explorations of religious motifs in science fiction.
We start the month with "Arrival," nominated in many categories for Academy Awards for 2016, including Best Picture. We end the month with "The Man from Earth".
"Arrival" (April 1, 2017 @ 8 p.m.) -- Amy Adams stars as a linguist seeking to solve the problem of communicating with alien visitors to earth and in the process discovering truths about how humans communicate with each other.
"The Man from Earth (April 29, 2017 @8:30 p.m.)-- An impromptu goodbye party for a history professor organized by his closest faculty colleagues becomes a search for why he is giving up tenure and leaving for an undisclosed destination.
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.
We invite you to join our Congregation or renew your membership. Download the 2016-2017 Membership Form.
Click here for a complete set of Beit Tikvah events in 2017! Continue reading below for details about our upcoming offerings.
Check Out our New and Returning Offerings for 2017!
Two Saturdays a month we will start at 9:30 a.m. with a Shabbat Morning Service. Then at 10:45 a.m. we will engage in either continuing our study of the siddur or a brand new program exploring Science Fiction and Judaism.
Coming in April: We honor our Science Fiction roots by starting and ending the month with very special movies.
Saturday, April 1, Something for Everyone!
9:00 a.m. Pre-school Prep for Pesach: Crafts, Songs & Puppet Play. Register at email@example.com
11:00 a.m. Book Club:"We Were the Future" by Yael Neeman; best selling Israeli author details the intimate, collective memories of children raised on a Kibbutz. Feel free to bring an Israeli snack to share.
8:00 p.m. Movie Night Feature: "Arrival" 2016 Academy Awards nominee. Amy Adams stars as a linguist seeking to solve the problem of communicating with alien visitors to earth and in the process discovering truths about how humans communicate with each other.
Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service
10:45 a.m. Science Fiction and Judaism Session 4, "My Unshaped Form": Part 1- Building a Golem
Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service
10:45 a.m. Study Session with Rabbi Larry: More Mindful Encounters with Prayer
Saturday, April 29 at 8:30 p.m. Movie Night Feature: "The Man From Earth"(2007) An impromptu goodbye party for a history professor becomes a search for why he is giving up tenure and leaving for an undisclosed destination. The conversation is a genuinely moving exploration of the nature of human life.