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Read about the Bet Chaverim Religious School in the Baltimore Jewish Times.  Click here!


As we slowly leave the Pandemic, Bet Chaverim is holding services and events in our new Building! Read about our new building here!


8930 Old Annapolis Road, Suite C

Columbia, Maryland 21045


For additional information on Bet Chaverim's upcoming activities or to inquire about Membership, please contact Jennifer Rogofsky at or 443-253-1597


♦Upcoming Programs

♦ Bet Chaverim Chanukkah Celebration on December 5th at 7:00 pm

Join us for our first Chanukkah Celebration in our new building.   We’ll light the candles, play some games and enjoy Chanukkah in OUR Home!  Show off your family Menorah.   Come play dreidel  with chocolate gelt and pick up your sufganiot to go. 

♦ Torah on Tap on December 8th at 7:30 pm

Join us in the building or by Zoom for another edition of Torah on Tap. The topic is Adon Olam:  The Text and The Tunes.  We'll dive into the meaning of the prayer and its placement in our prayer book.  We will also look at some traditional (and totally untraditional) tunes for the prayer. The program will start at 7:30 pm with evening minyan, followed by the class. The Zoom link is

♦ Congregational Meeting on December 19th at 7:00 pm

 Please mark your calendar for the next Congregational Meeting on December 19th.   We will be voting on the Board of Directors slate for 2022.  The Meeting will be held in the Building.  There will be a Zoom option, but we strongly encourage you to attend in person.   The Zoom link is

♦ Rosh Chodesh on January 4th at 7:30 pm

This month, we'll be discussing "The Third Daughter", a novel by Talia Carner. The book is based on true events that you've probably never heard about.  From the late 1800s through the early 1900s, an organized crime syndicate of Polish Jews lured impoverished Jewish women from Central Europe with promises of a better life, and then forced them into sexual slavery in Argentina and Brazil.

Rosh Chodesh participants are encouraged to read the book (copies are available at the library and through Amazon prime books), but we will present a summary of the book along with additional historical information, so those who prefer not to read the book will still be able to engage in the discussion.  

♦Book Discussion, Caste, on January 28th following services.

Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste formed the basis for our Yom Kippur dvar torah. We mentioned then that all congregants were encouraged to read the full book and that we’d have a discussion at a future date. January 28th is the date! After Friday night services, David Marker and Rabbi Blumenthal will lead a discussion of this important book. What can we learn from its comparisons of the experiences of Black people in the United States, Dalit (untouchables) in India, and Jews in Nazi Germany? What is the legacy of historic practices on current events (anti-Semitism, structural racism, etc.)?


Caste was a NY Times bestseller and featured in Oprah’s book club. It makes a wonderful Hannukah gift for family members. While we encourage everyone to read the book before our January discussion, feel free to join the discussion even if you’ve only heard the dvar torah!  See you on January 28th.


♦Upcoming Services

Evening Minyan on December 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 7:30 PM

Joining together for prayer is one of the ways that we connect with one another. We will hold an evening minyan once a week, connecting through communal prayer. The Mourners' Kaddish will be included in this service.  Minyan will continue to be held virtually.  NOTE – if anyone needs a minyan on a non-Wednesday, please notify Karyn at to make arrangements.

Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service:

Join by Zoom:

♦ Friday Evening Shabbat Services December 3rd, 17th and 31st at 7:30 PM

Start Shabbat in person or “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family. Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in services.   Remember December 3rd is our Simcha Shabbat.  If you or your family has an event to celebrate in December, please be a sponsor and donate $18 towards a special one. Please contact Ivy Konel at if you wish to participate.

Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service:

Join on by Zoom on December 3rd

Join on by Zoom on December 17th

Join on by Zoom on December 31st

♦ Saturday Morning Shabbat Services on December 11th, and December 25th on 9:30 AM

Celebrate Shabbat in person or “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family. Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in services celebrating Shabbat. Services include Torah readings. 

Please use this link to access the liturgy for the service: 

Join us by Zoom on December 11th

Join us by Zoom on December 25th

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