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. 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.
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!
Join Us in November
Join Us For These Special Learning Opportunities
(Ability to read Hebrew is helpful but not required for these sessions.)
Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Learner's Service Whether you are a participant or a Service Leader in training this is an opportunity to learn about and become comfortable with the order of the Service and the structure of the siddur. Copies of Beit Tikvah's Service Leader's Guide available.
Please bring a snack to share.
Saturday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Learner's Service As we join in this Service we will study the parts and the order of the morning service. This is another opportunity to add to your knowledge and comfort level. Service Outlines and materials available.
Coming in December:
Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Saturday, December 9 at 9:30 a.m. Shabbat Service; Pre-School Program; 11:30 a.m. Science Fiction and Judaism, final session
Friday, December 15 at 6 p.m. Hanukkah/Shabbat celebration. Bring your hanukkiah (Hanukkah menorah), candles, and latkes!
Saturday, December 23 at 6:30 p.m. Havdalah and Dinner in honor and appreciation of Rabbi Larry-More details to follow
Friday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service
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.