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.

Important Notification:

If you receive a text or a phone call from what appears to be Rabbi Rutberg’s phone, do not respond. It is a scam. the message is:

“ Hello, Happy Hanukkah return my text when you get it, I have a favor to ask.  L’Shalom
Rabbi Arthur S. Rutberg”

If you have responded it is recommended you change your password.

Photo Release Consent Form for Parents of our TBY RS Children.

Parents, would you please print and fill out the form for your child/children, if you choose to allow us to post your kiddo’s vibrant faces as they participate in activities with shul. We will need each child identified individually.  You may do this by putting all their names in the blank and signing one copy, or by filling out one form for each child…. up to you.  Then scan (or photo-scan) the form and email it to Peggy.  Please bring in the originals, for recordkeeping purposes, to our next RS class, scheduled on January 8th. Those who have children who participate, but do not attend RS, please drop the originals in the mail or to Peggy or myself at your earliest convenience.

Our TBY  October 28th Shabbat Service was Dedicated to Honor and Recognize
New Members/Friends. 

Front row left to right: Paul Schwab (Membership Co-Chair), Mike Scammon, Judie Abramson, Maria Stewart (with Sweet Little One), Laura Wahba, Victor Wahba. Middle row left to right: Jay Abramson, Bill Broemn, Terri Broemn, Candy Guest (TBY President), Anna Solomon. Back row left to right: Doreen Linehan (Membership Co-Chair), Rabbi Arthur Rutburg. 

Upcoming Events

  1. Thu 02

    Tea and Torah

    Feb 02 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
  2. Fri 03

    Family Shabbat Service

    Feb 03 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  3. Sun 05

    Religious School – Erev Tu B’Shevat

    Tu B’Shevat Seder
    Feb 05 @ 9:15am - 12:00pm
  4. Tue 07

    Intro to Judaism

    Feb 07 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  5. Wed 08

    Poker Night

    Feb 08 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  6. Thu 09

    Tea and Torah

    Feb 09 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Cinema Sabaya: Women Finding Themselves Behind the Camera

Cinema Sabaya: Women Finding Themselves Behind the Camera jemerman January 30, 2023

Both Arab and Jewish, young and old, the women of "Cinema Sabaya" learn about much more than filmmaking during the class; they discover that their differences are far outweighed by their bonds as women making their way in a patriarchal world.

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day rj-admin-new January 27, 2023

What does it mean to remember? It is to live in more than one world, to prevent the past from fading, and to call upon the future to illuminate it.

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes jemerman January 26, 2023

A camel carrying a load. A golden pair of balanced scales. An open heart and an open mind. These are three of more than two dozen artists' visions of justice and righteousness featured in the invitational exhibition, "Tzedek Boxes: Justice Shall You Pursue."

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow jemerman January 25, 2023

Tu BiShvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, is upon us. While it may not be the most celebrated new year in the Jewish tradition, there is a simple power to the holiday - the call for us to become attuned to nature and learn what it can teach us about personal growth.