Circles create social and cultural opportunities to deepen your connection with Beth Am and Judaism while building relationships with fellow congregants. Meet, socialize, and engage with other members who share your interest. Small circle groups gather on a regular basis, according to the group’s mission. Meetings may be in person, or virtual, depending on the group’s format and leaders of each group keep the momentum going. We’re dreaming big and are open to feedback. We hope to see Beth Am’ers connecting with each other around Baltimore and beyond!

Outdoor Adventures: A variety of hikes ranging from 3-7 miles. Dress comfortably and bring water and snacks/lunch.

Rainbow Circle: A variety of events for our LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

Visioning Peace in Israel/Palestine Circle: This circle gives members a space to share thoughts, opinions and concerns about the future of Israel and Palestine, and about Zionism and its alternatives.

חוג קריאה – Chug Kriah, a Hebrew reading Circle: A laidback and welcoming space for those interested in reading and discussing Hebrew texts (from poetry to the news) in a supportive environment. Texts are at an intermediate level. All are welcome to participate. 

Bagels and Blocks Circle: For young families looking to connect and learn with other Jewish families. Each gathering included engaging Jewish-themed activities for children. 

The Film Fanatics Circle: This circle gathers for classic movies and hearty discussion.

For upcoming Circle events, check out our calendar and Upcoming Programs page. 

If you would like to start a new Circle, please contact Susannah Kolstad at