First dedicated on September 11th, 1960, Beth El has since expanded our physical building and 22-acre campus located in Pikesville, Maryland, to include the Hubert Educational Wing, the Sarah Gorn Chapel, the Myers Auditorium, the Stoler Administrative Wing, and Baltimore’s only pluralist mikvah, each intentionally designed to deepen our members’ Jewish experiences.

The Berman-Rubin Sanctuary is our main worship space, containing 1,440 seats, our Aron Kodesh (“Holy Ark”) made with Israeli marble, our Ner Tamid (“Eternal Light”), and stained glass windows representing the Jewish holidays, Shabbat, and daily mitzvot.

Dedicated in 1998, The Sarah Gorn Chapel is the home of our daily prayer gatherings. Designed by Dianne Torn and Associates, The Gorn Chapel has won awards for its stunning architecture.

We warmly welcome you to Baltimore’s only pluralist mikvah. Inclusive of all Jewish denominations and discretely accessed from within The Soul Center, this soothing, sacred space was initially built in the 1980s and thoughtfully renovated in 2014.

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With seating for over 500 people, The Offit Auditorium is our largest multipurpose gathering space and serves as a second sanctuary for High Holy Day services as well as a meeting space for events and large gatherings, including family celebrations, concert performances, and professional conferences.

A gathering space purpose-built for multimedia, The Kolker Room hosts many Adult Education classes and visiting guest lecturers.

First dedicated by the Myers family and later refurbished by Beth El’s Sisterhood, The Myers Auditorium is Beth El’s second-largest multipurpose gathering space, most commonly used for large gatherings such as professional conferences and annual meetings.

Dive into the richness of Jewish life at Beth El’s Agus and Schuster Libraries. We invite you to browse our “living” collection of books, eBooks, periodicals, journals, photographs, and other media spanning the breadth of Jewish life, topics, and perspectives, including rabbinic commentary on classic Jewish texts, Jewish literature and poetry, films by Jewish directors, news articles on contemporary Jewish issues, and so much more.

Dedicated by Joan and Dr. Michael Schlutz, Generations Park is a beautiful, versatile, and natural setting to experience Jewish life outdoors. Featuring a state-of-the-art playground, a splash-pad and water play area, a vegetable garden, and encircled by a paved walking path, Generations Park is a safe and serene place to bask in the beautiful world God has made for us. The Weil-Mandel Pavilion, located inside Generations Park, is an outdoor gathering space for prayer services, concerts, wedding ceremonies, and shaded activities.

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