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Rabbi Kim Blumenthal
Contact information: or 917-742-4214
President - Marty Leshin or 301-502-2170
Secretary - Alethea Schmall or 410-336-9837
Board of Trustees
(Trustees serve for 2-year terms;
those marked with * are completing their 2nd year) 

Jamie Biegeleisen or 410-480-1639

Steve Bloom or 443-520-8489

Laurie Diener or 410-591-2603

Robert Jacobs* or 443-535-0325

Jeff Kinstler or 410-480-5432

Ivy Konel or 410-740-4927

Jarrett Reid* or 410-336-9718

Phil Rogofsky or 410-627-1074

Committee Chairs
Chesed - Karyn Gross or 301-233-4371
Communications/Marketing - Laurie Diener or 410-591-2603
Education & Youth/Religious School - Jarrett Reid or 410-336-9718
Finance/Budget - Stuart Goldman or 410-730-1930     
Long-Range Planning - Ben Zingman or 410-531-3458        

Membership - Heather Zimmerman or 420-480-8361 

                      - Elan Abutboul or 732-233-6416

Programming - Debbie Rubin or 443-386-8204

                             - Ivy Konel or 410-740-4927

Religious - David Cohen or 410-905-8340

Social Action/Green - David Marker or 301-854-2531 



Bet Chaverim Overview

Howard County’s newest congregation is modern, member-driven, and inclusive, with roots in Conservative practice and a warm appreciation for the diversity of today’s Jewish community. 
Bet Chaverim is led by Rabbi Morris Zimbalist (913-617-8722 or Services are held every weekend (2 Friday night services and 2 Saturday morning services per month), on the High Holidays, and major Jewish festivals. Life cycle events are supported and recognized. Visit our Calendar page and click on specific events for more detailed information.  
This is a highly interactive congregation.  We enjoy sharing Shabbat dinners  and desserts socials monthly in members' homes.  We also have frequent events planned by our active Social Committee.  We are genuinely interested in welcoming new members to our congenial group.
For more information on joining Bet Chaverim as a member, please read the Membership page or contact Heather Zimmerman, Membership Chair at or 410-480-8361.
If you are not currently on our mailing list, but would like to receive copies of our Chai Lights newsletter, please submit a request under "Contact Bet Chaverim" (bottom right corner) or email Communications at or by phone at 410-499-5865.

Mission Statement

Bet Chaverim Congregation provides a warm, inclusive Jewish experience that enables all members to participate and fulfill their religious and spiritual needs within a dynamic, Conservative-style framework.  Member-driven and committed to participatory Judaism in our services, structure and decision-making, the Congregation also plays an active role in the local Jewish community. 

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