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.
Celebrate Simchat Torah at Beit Tikvah
Simchat Torah is celebrated following the end of Sukkot. This joyous festival marks the completion of the annual cycle of Torah readings and the beginning of the new cycle. We celebrate the continuity of the Torah in Jewish life and acknowledge our appreciation for the joy it brings to us
In keeping with Jewish traditions, Jews attend synagogue to participate in the procession of the Torah. The Torah is carried throughout the sanctuary to give congregants the opportunity to express love and respect for its teachings. Traditionally, children parade behind the Torah carrying flags, apples and candles. Songs are sung and in many synagogues there is joyous dancing.
Join us on Monday, October 24, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
Join us for a joyous, child-friendly Simchat Torah service in which we will finish the annual cycle of reading the Torah and then turn to“In the Beginning”to start the next annual cycle of readings. The evening will continue with dance and song.
The Beit Tikvah Goldenshteyn Band will be there to supply the music
Please bring a Dessert to serve at least six and a bottle of juice or soda or “shnapps” for the oneg after the service.
Join us as Rabbi Larry Pinsker
leads us in learning the inner meaning of our rituals.
Welcome Shabbat and Sukkot in the Sukkah at Beit Tikvah
On Friday October 21st at 6 p.m.
Join us for a Pot Luck Dinner and Sukkah Decoration Party in our Sukkah!
Sukkot is one of two traditional harvest holidays in Judaism. On Sukkot, Jews build small shelters reminiscent of the booths that were built in Biblical times as Jews gathered in the final harvest before the winter. In Temple times, Jews traveled from all over Judea to celebrate this pilgrimage festival at the Temple in Jerusalem. Today we build open-air shelters called sukkot (singular: sukkah) and eat in them during the seven days of the holiday between the 15th and 21st of Tishrei.
Come at 6 to decorate our Beit Tikvah Sukkah. We welcome your help and artistry. Bring old New Year cards, Jewish themed pictures, objects, etc. We will also have an opportunity to learn about the lulav (palm branch cluster), etrog (citron), and the rituals associated with them.
Dinner in the Sukkah follows decorating as we celebrate and enjoy the holiday with old and new friends.
What else should you bring?
Your Shabbat candlesticks and candles
A dairy or pareve main dish, salad or dessert to serve six,
and a bottle of juice or soda
A home baked challah bread if you choose
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