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.
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Shanah Tovah U'metukah!
We invite you to join our Congregation or renew your membership. Download the 2017-2018 Membership Forms for new members or current members.
Our fall calendar of events can be found here. Also, explore our High Holy Days schedule. Continue reading below for details about our other upcoming offerings.
Check Out our 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.
Join Rabbi Larry Pinsker and Cantor Jessica Woolf in Welcoming the New Year
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services are conducted in the main sanctuary
Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah
We begin again.
Thursday, September 21 at 9:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Day 1
"Everything asked of God is also a question asked of oneself."
Friday, September 22 at 9:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Day 2
A very different second day; focusing on healing, acceptance and moving on. All are welcome.
Saturday, September 23 at 9:30 a.m. Shabbat Shuvah Study
Friday, September 29 at 6 p.m. Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30 at 9:30 a.m. Yom Kippur Day