High Holy Days 5784

Rosh Hashanah 2023 5784 Beth Am Baltimore High Holy Days services

Friday, September 15th

6PM | Erev Rosh Hashanah Services

Saturday, September 16th

8:30AM | Young Family Services (RSVP HERE)

9:15AM | Day 1 Morning Services

Sunday, September 17th

9:15AM | Shofar Flow & Meditation

9:15AM | Day 2 Morning Services

11AM | Shofar

Sunday, September 24th

10AM | Tashlich at Middle Brach Park

Click here for the High Holy Day Booklet.

Yom Kippur 2023 5784 Beth Am Baltimore High Holy Days services

Sunday, September 24th

6:30PM | Kol Nidre

Monday, September 25th

8:30AM | Young Family Services (RSVP HERE)

9:15AM | Morning Services

11AM | Yizkor

2PM | Martyrology + Open Forum + At the Break

5:15PM | Mincha

6:30PM | Neilah

7:39PM | Havdalah + Final Shofar

Start times are firm while all other times are approximate. 

The Yom Kippur “At the Break” video will go live on Monday, September 25th at 3 PM and can be accessed here


On Saturday, September 9th, 2023 (23 Elul 5783), congregants gathered on the bima in candlelight with Rabbi Burg, Rabbi Dratch, and Abby Woloff to dress our Torah scrolls in white, sing familiar High Holy Day tunes and learn some of our newer melodies. These were recorded to share widely and get us ready for the High Holy Days. Listen to the full series here.

Martyrology 5784 – A Beth Am Tradition

For the past 37 years, Beth Am’s Martyrology Service, led by Rheda Becker, has been a special part of Yom Kippur day for our congregation. This year we recall the incredible yet little known history of the Jewish experience in Nazi occupied Denmark during World War 11. It was then that Danish citizens rescued their Jewish community by creating one of the most effective episodes of mass resistance in modern history. In 1943, 300 Danish vessels made the clandestine and perilous passage to ferry over 95 percent of Danish Jews to the safe haven of Sweden. Amidst the horrors of the Holocaust, this inspiring accomplishment was made possible by ordinary citizens who had the courage to act to rescue 7000 of their Jewish countrymen. It is an inspiring story you will want to hear. The Martyrology is scheduled for 2:00 PM , followed by Rabbi Burg’s Open Forum.

At the Break 

Rav Daniel interviewed Hillel Pratt, Sara Rubinstein, and Yaakov and Patti Golan, each sharing powerful testimonials about their personal experiences fifty years ago during the Yom Kippur War. 

The video can be viewed here (it will go live at 3 PM on Yom Kippur).

                If you have any questions, please contact Devora at frontoffice@bethambaltimore.org.

Childcare | Rosh Hashanah Days 1 & 2 and Yom Kippur Morning from 9:30am – End of Services | Kol Nidre from 6:15pm – End of Services

Beth Am will provide professional childcare for the youngest ones, ages 2-5* in the Moadon. You will be welcome to drop off your youngest children for free play, a snack, and music and activities connected to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Camp Tekiyah | Rosh Hashanah Days 1 & 2 and Yom Kippur Morning | 10am – End of Services

Camp Tekiyah is Beth Am’s High Holy Day experience for children in grades K-7. Led by a team of educators and volunteers, students will have the opportunity to explore the holidays through music, hands on activities, stories, and conversation. Children will be split into three groups based on age and rotate through stations meant for them to most fully observe the holiday and build community within Beth Am! Camp Tekiyah will take place from 10am until the end of services on both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

*We ask that all children who are left unattended be potty-trained.

You must purchase tickets for services if your children will be at Camp Tekiyah or in Childcare. 


Friday, September 29th  | 6PM | BAYITT Shabbat in the Sukkah | RSVP HERE

Saturday, September 30th

9:30AM | Morning Services Day 1

3PM | Senior Tea Party in the Sukkah | email Susannah to RSVP

Sunday, October 1st | 9:30AM | Morning Services Day 2

Sunday, October 1st | 5PM | KADIMA/USY in the Sukkah

Tuesday, October 3rd | 7PM | Rainbow Circle Karaoke in the Sukkah | RSVP HERE

Thursday, October 5th | 6PM | Sangria in the Sukkah | RSVP HERE

Friday, October 6th 

7:30AM | Hoshana Raba Services

5:45PM | Shabbat is Awesome in the Sukkah! | RSVP HERE


Saturday, October 7th | 9:30AM | Morning Services


Saturday, October 7th | 6:30PM | Erev Simchat Torah Services

Sunday, October 8th | 9:30AM | Morning Services 

beth am year of am 5784 year of the people

5784 | The Year of Am

In 1974, Etta Kaplan, wife of founding spiritual leader Dr. Louis Kaplan, suggested our new congregation should be called Beth Am: House of the People. As we approach our 50th anniversary, this year we’ll consider: What does it mean to be a people, and to be in relationship with other people? Or peoples? Within our diverse Reservoir Hill community, who are our people? How might our people (within and beyond our building) encounter our predominantly Black and non-Jewish neighbors? Considering global Jewish peoplehood, how might American Jews relate to Israeli Jews? To Palestinians within and beyond the green line? What is the significance of peoplehood as a way of identifying with Jewish tradition, heritage, belief, and practice?