Join Rabbi Estelle Mills and the congregation for Shabbat services every Friday. Check our calendar for service times.Service and Events Calendar
Change in Our Spiritual Leadership
On June 3rd, we celebrated Rabbi Emeritus Susan Warshaw’s retirement which officially occurred at the end of June. A special newsletter featuring the Retirement Reception at the Embers Restaurant can be found by clicking here.
“We welcome Rabbi Estelle Gottman Mills who officially began July 1st as our new Spiritual Leader. The announcement of Rabbi Mills’ selection can be found by clicking here.
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.
TBY helps with community service projects at Coastal Hospice, local food pantries, Deer's Head Hospital, Operation Paperback, The Salisbury Zoo, St. Paul's Episcopal Church NOEL dinner and many more. We also sponsor Mitzvah Day, a once a year event that supports many local charities with specific one-time needs. Read on for information about specific outreach projects:Read More ...
Temple Bat Yam is a busy place! Our Sisterhood, Social Activites, Social Action, Fundraising, Membership and Ritual Committees schedule many religious and non-religious events throughout the year.Read More ...
Temple Bat Yam practices the Jewish tradition of life-long learning. Whether you are interested in religious school for your children, learning more about your heritage, discovering the similarities among Judaism and other faiths, studying Mussar, preparing for a B'nai Mitzvah or exploring conversion to Judaism, Temple Bat Yam's Rabbi and lay-leadership delivers. Contact the temple office at: email@example.com to get up to date information on the educational opportunities available through the synagogue.Read More ...
I was asked, recently, what had led us, my late husband and me, to decide to make Ocean City our home. My immediate response was "the ocean", and then I stopped short. Even as the words reached my ears, I knew that my answer had been far too glib and thoughtless. While living on the water was a strong factor in our decision, surely there had to have been a more profound reason for our conclusion.
After a moment of reflection, I realized that my answer should have been “Temple Bat Yam”. While we loved spending spare time and “breaks” next to the sea, while we adored hosting friends in our high rise condo, this shore town was NOT home. I have always believed that fate was on our side as we happened to be around when someone put the tiny ad, in a local paper, which asked "How would you like to spend High Holy Days on the Beach." The rest is our history with this precious place.
Bat Yam has grown to be a vibrant Jewish presence in an area that had recognized no Jews. Bat Yam has become the extended family we all need. Bat Yam is here to rejoice when rejoicing is appropriate, and to comfort when open arms are what’s needed... Bat Yam is what has made the Eastern Shore of Maryland the HOME of my Heart.