Do I need to be a member to participate at Beth Am?

Not at all. Our doors are open to anyone who wants to join us for services, learning, or social justice.

Is the building open during the COVID-19 pandemic?

We resumed in-person Shabbat services at Beth Am in February 2022 on the recommendation of our COVID task force. Protocols are in place for your safety and the safety of others. See COVID-19 information.

How can I join services and events online?

We’re excited to see you on Zoom and streaming! You can learn more about our upcoming virtual services and programs through our Weekly Email, or by joining our email list for weekly updates, or email us and we will help you get connected.

How do I get involved and meet other people?

Show up! Come to Shabbat services. Attend a panel discussion. Join us for Torah Study. Sit in on a Social Action Committee meeting. There are many doorways in. Check out our community groups and find new folks to meet and befriend.

What if I don’t know Hebrew?

No Hebrew? No problem. Many of our members neither read nor speak Hebrew. While we enjoy Hebrew in our services, we also enjoy music and spirit, and you don’t need Hebrew to get swept up in both. Come join us!

I would like to speak with a rabbi (about baby-naming, conversion, personal loss, etc). Where do I start?

You can call (410) 523-2446 or email the office; a member of our team will connect you with a rabbi.

Are you open to interfaith families?

Absolutely. Beth Am families come in all imaginable configurations. We welcome you to join us for services or contact us regarding any questions you may have!

Do you keep kosher?

In their homes, Beth Am’ers have all different kinds of practices, but all meals served at Beth Am are kosher. Click here for more information on our Kashrut Policy.

What if I can’t afford membership?

We never want financial constraints to get in the way of joining Beth Am.

Are there ways to get involved with Jewish rituals at Beth Am (e.g., read Torah)?

Yes, please. If you have skills, we’d love to help you show them off. Email us to get involved. We look forward to seeing you!

Do you have adult education?

Sure do! We strive to be a community of learners and have many learning opportunities no matter how much or little Jewish education or background you have. You might find yourself learning with our clergy and other Beth Am’ers, or studying with the great scholars of our time.

What do people wear to services?

Anything that feels comfortable – we don’t have a formal dress code. Some people wear their everyday clothes, some their work clothes, and some dress up. Whatever you decide, you’ll fit right in.