Beth El Congregation to Participate in New Year’s Eve Interfaith Service

Members of the Beth El Congregation clergy will join faith leaders for the 30th annual New Year’s Eve interfaith prayer service at St. Ignatius church in Mount Vernon.

Rabbi Naomi Zaslow and Cantor Thom King will join Archbishop William E. Lori, along with other leaders from the faith based community. Several local politicians and dignitaries are also expected to attend. 

More than 600 people from Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist faiths are expected to take part in the service. Participants will gather to celebrate the diverse religions that make up Baltimore, while offering prayers for the community and giving thanks for the blessings of the previous year.

“While retaining our own unique faith traditions, it is humbling to be able to come together in prayer,” said Rabbi Zaslow. “As a community, we dream brightly together for a new year.”

“I’m honored to be included, along with Rabbi Zaslow, in this significant interfaith event,” said Cantor Thom King. “Through the universal language of music, we can speak to one another’s hearts and souls in a way that mere words cannot.” 

The prayer service begins on  December 31, at 8:30 p.m. and is preceded by a musical prelude at 8:00 p.m. The service will also be live­streamed on the parish’s webpage at

Rabbi Naomi Zaslow and Cantor Thom King (2022)

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