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.

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Due to limited seating capacity, the first 80 people who pay
will be Movin’ with Motown!



Shown above, Rabbi Rutburg delivers the opening prayer at the March 19, 2024
session of the Maryland State Senate. Above left, Rabbi Rutburg poses with
Maryland State Senator Mary Beth Cardozza for the 38 District.

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 12

    Shabbat Service & Oneg

    Jul 12 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  2. Thu 18

    Torah Study with Rabbi

    Jul 18 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
  3. Fri 19

    Shabbat Service & Oneg

    Jul 19 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  4. Thu 25

    Torah Study with Rabbi

    Jul 25 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
  5. Fri 26

    Shabbat Service & Oneg

    Jul 26 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  6. Thu 01

    Torah Study with Rabbi

    Aug 01 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm


From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Disconnect to Reconnect: The Unique Position of Camp as a Screen-Free, Immersive Space

Disconnect to Reconnect: The Unique Position of Camp as a Screen-Free, Immersive Space jemerman

At the Jewish summer camp I attended in my youth, we created a sacred moment for our closing-night ritual. After we finished our campfire singing, we'd look up at the stars. Campers today live very different lives. In a post-pandemic world, they have endured screen overload.

Why This Summer is Different

Why This Summer is Different jemerman

For as long as I can remember, I've been in love with Israel. I've been fascinated by that small country with such rich meaning and history.

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce jemerman

In the weeks leading up to my civil divorce, I delved into Jewish tradition to see how I could mark it Jewishly. I'd been married under a chuppah with the exquisite blessings of our tradition; simply marking my divorce in the Cook County courthouse was not going to suffice.

Creating Community on World Refugee Day

Creating Community on World Refugee Day jemerman

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, which honors the experiences of refugees and celebrates their contributions to their communities and the world. The UN Refugee Agency reports that more than 114 million individuals were forcibly displaced by the end of 2023, with more than 35 million identified as refugees.