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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 18

    Shabbat Services

    Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Fri 25

    Shabbat Services

    Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Fri 02

    Shabbat Services

    Jul 02 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Fri 09

    Shabbat Services

    Jul 09 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Fri 16

    Shabbat Services

    Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Fri 23

    Shabbat Services

    Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew?

What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew? kbkaput June 10, 2021

While Juneteenth marks an incredibly important step in Black American rights, it was just that – one step. Juneteenth celebrated slavery becoming illegal, but it did not do away with racism; not even close. And yet, the history and spirit of Juneteenth make me hopeful.

The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State

The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State jstern June 8, 2021

When the State of Israel was established in 1948, its secular founders envisioned a nation that would be both Jewish and attuned to the values of liberal democracy. They were confident that a country with an overwhelming Jewish majority could maintain a Jewish character and ensure civic equality for all its inhabitants.

The Tulsa Massacre in the Yiddish Press

The Tulsa Massacre in the Yiddish Press jstern June 8, 2021

On June 2nd, 1921, when news of the Tulsa massacre reached New York, Yiddish newspapers in the city were unified in their impassioned coverage of the events.

Final Account: Film Review

Final Account: Film Review jstern June 7, 2021

The film, produced by the USC Shoah Foundation, attempts to capture the recollections of an elderly subset of Germans who lived through the Third Reich and will soon no longer be around to give voice to what they witnessed.