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.

The first of Thursday Lunch & Learns in 2021 will be held on January 7, 2021, at 12:00 noon.  Topic: A Conversation with Professor Ken Wald, author of Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism. 

Register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvduCspz4tHtD1_YmwB4SEfLlKGkmxrtLe

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Please see the flyer below with additional details about the first session, and see an additional flyer about all of the Lunch & Learn topics being presented during the first half of 2021!

 
Join this week’s Temple Bat Yam Virtual Friday Evening Service at 7:30 PM. Congregants will be emailed a link and password for all zoom virtual services and classes.
  • If you or any member of the congregation needs assistance with picking up prescriptions or need groceries, please contact Florence Kasden at 410-251-9382 or Rabbi Mills at 440-263-5571.
  • If you have any questions or need assistance please call either the Temple office or the Rabbi directly and leave a message if no answer.  Someone will get back to you!

Click Here to view Temple Bat Yam’s Yizkor 5781 Book of Remembrance. 

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 03

    Executive Board Meeting

    Mar 03 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  2. Fri 05

    Shabbat Services

    Mar 05 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wed 10

    General Board Meeting

    Mar 10 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  4. Fri 12

    Shabbat Services

    Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Fri 19

    Shabbat Services

    Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Fri 26

    Shabbat Services

    Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

This New Reform Haggadah Combines Liturgy, Poetry, and Art

This New Reform Haggadah Combines Liturgy, Poetry, and Art kbkaput March 1, 2021

The Central Conference for American Rabbis (CCAR) has published a brand new Haggadah. Mishkan HaSeder combines traditional liturgy with an array of contemporary poetry, as well as abstract illustrations that provide readers with something unique to glean from its pages.

Spiritual Audacity: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Story

Spiritual Audacity: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Story jstern February 24, 2021

Martin Doblmeier's inspiring new documentary Spiritual Audacity: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Story is a long-overdue homage

Choosing Your Purim Costume: How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation, Stereotypes, and Racism

Choosing Your Purim Costume: How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation, Stereotypes, and Racism kbkaput February 24, 2021

Purim approaches, and like every other holiday we've observed during the pandemic, it will look

My Gap Year in Israel is the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made

My Gap Year in Israel is the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made kbkaput February 23, 2021

Israel is our home. It was in the Torah, and it is now. It sure isn’t perfect, and it might not be around forever, but that’s exactly why we need to come.