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.


Temple Bat Yam’s annual 50/50 Raffle is in the mail!

Proceeds from the Raffle will be donated to our Parking Lot Initiative.

Please return your stubs and payment in the self-addressed envelope.

The drawing will be held on December 10, 2023 here at Temple Bat Yam.

You don’t have to be present to win.

Let’s support this important initiative to enhance our “Gem of the Eastern Shore”!!


Stand Up to Jewish Hate 

According to 2020 FBI Hate Crime Statistics, Jews are the victims of 55% of all religious based hate crimes in the United States. Yet Jews make up only 2.4% of the American population. Please Read More.

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 01

    Shabbat Service

    Dec 01 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  2. Sun 03

    Religious School 11

    Dec 03 @ 9:30am - 12:00pm
  3. Thu 07

    Caring Committee Meeting

    Dec 07 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
  4. Thu 07

    First Lighting of Hanukkah

    Dec 07 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
  5. Fri 08
  6. Sun 10

    Religious School 12

    Dec 10 @ 9:30am - 12:00pm

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Value-Based Gift Guide for Hanukkah

Value-Based Gift Guide for Hanukkah jemerman November 30, 2023

Hanukkah is one of my favorite holidays, partially because it gives me the opportunity to give gifts to my loved ones every night for eight nights! Gift giving with intentionality is one of my favorite ways to express affection while teaching my child about Jewish values and traditions.

How You Can Support Israel During These Challenging Times

How You Can Support Israel During These Challenging Times jemerman November 30, 2023

We stand with the people of Israel during these difficult and challenging days and pray for the safety and immediate release of all of the hostages. See our resources and actions you can take.

18 Tips for Your Coziest Shabbat Yet

18 Tips for Your Coziest Shabbat Yet jemerman November 28, 2023

In the winter months, adding elements of simplicity, presence, and coziness can elevate the rituals and intentions of Shabbat. Here are a few tips for your most hygge/heimish Shabbat yet!

Giving Tuesday: More Than a Day on the Calendar

Giving Tuesday: More Than a Day on the Calendar jemerman November 16, 2023

As we approach #GivingTuesday and prepare to exemplify one of our core values by giving tzedakah, the Reform Movement is continuing our dedication to strengthening local and global Jewish communities.