Welcome to Our Temple

Serving the growing Jewish population on the Delmarva Peninsula, Temple Bat Yam is a Reform Jewish congregation committed to the ideals and eternal truths of Judaism. Our intent is to maintain the traditions and lessons of our rich heritage while respecting the realities and integrity of interfaith marriages and interfaith families. We encourage participation by all family members and spouses in our congregational life, despite religious diversity within a household. We believe the spiritual interests of both our congregation and those of our interfaith couples and families are best served by inclusion within the nurturing community of Temple Bat Yam.



A Huge Thank You to Our Sponsors

  Dr. Thomas Kappes & Back in Action Physical Therapy — Leslie Brown — Michael Scammon

Here’s what we’ve received this week for the auction:

Framed watercolor of Winter Birch – valued at $150.00
Framed watercolor of Wild Daisies – valued at $100.00
1 week of Camp Odyssey (1st thru 8th grade) at Green Hill or Wicomico Day School Camps – valued at $220.00
2 Rounds of golf at Bear Trap Dunes including cart & practice facilities – valued at $325.00
2 rounds golf at Bayside including cart & practice facilities – valued at $325.00
4 rounds golf at Ocean City Golf Club without cart – valued at $325.00
4 rounds golf at River Run Golf Club including cart – valued at at least $325.00
Collector’s Edition – Harley Davidson models – valued at $35.00
Deep Sea rods with Penn reels, surf fishing rods with reels – valued at $1,200.00
Elliott Landy 11×14 infrared signed photo of Bob Dylan outside his Byrdcliffe home, Woodstock, NY (ca 1968) – valued at $650.00

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 07

    Sangria and Sukkah Set-up

    Oct 07 @ 5:00pm - 7:30pm
  2. Fri 07

    Shabbat Services

    Oct 07 @ 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  3. Sat 08

    25th Anniversary Celebration

    Join TBY as we celebrate 25
    Oct 08 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  4. Sun 09

    Religious School – Erev Sukkot

    The children will be decorating the
    Oct 09 @ 9:15am - 12:00pm
  5. Sun 09

    Erev Sukkot Service

    Oct 09 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  6. Tue 11

    Israel Education

    Oct 11 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Sharing the Challenges and Blessings of Being Jewish and New-ish

Sharing the Challenges and Blessings of Being Jewish and New-ish jemerman October 6, 2022

Our tradition teaches that once someone has converted to Judaism, they are as Jewish as a Jew by birth and we are not to speak of it again with them, or with anyone else. It should be as if they have always been Jewish. To not speak of it is to fully honor the person who chose Judaism by not making any distinctions between them and the born-Jewish members of our communities.

Our Beginnings, in Haiku

Our Beginnings, in Haiku jemerman October 3, 2022

in the beginning Oneness breathed us into life we are unity

Rereading – and Reimagining – Sacred Story

Rereading – and Reimagining – Sacred Story jemerman October 3, 2022

"Tell me a story" is a constant refrain for those of us with children in our lives. Almost as often, when the last page is turned, the child looks up and asks, "again?" Sometimes, this is a joy. Sometimes, re-reading, and re-reading some more, becomes a burden.

Antisemitism Finally Hits Home for Me

Antisemitism Finally Hits Home for Me jemerman September 29, 2022

In the many years (57 to be exact) that I have been in an interfaith marriage, I felt somehow removed from antisemitism. I was raised in a Roman Catholic family, and, while there were a few comments from aunts and uncles when I got engaged, it was the 1960s, and I was in love. I believed we would figure it out as we went along.