An engaging, vibrant, and inclusive synagogue

The Alvin & Lois Lapidus Center for Healing and Spirituality (The Soul Center)


The Alvin and Lois Lapidus Center for Healing and Spirituality (aka "the Soul Center) is a "spiritual start-up" that strives to transform Jewish life in Baltimore through mindfulness, healing, rejuvenation & growth. 

Envisioned and founded by Rabbi Dana Saroken and directed by Rachel Siegal, the Center is a place where people can come to try out new things that have the capacity to enhance your life with other people seeking meaning and purpose and (yes.....) fun!

Our physical space is currently near completion and we plan to launch and splash (yes, there's a gorgeous mikvah, too!) by October.

Be on the lookout for an incredible array of programs and opportunities: from Friday night mixology groups (think 3 drinks and some Torah, to midnight drumming circles, from sacred aging groups for empty nesters, to biking trips through Napa Valley, from 20 minute meditation sits to zentangling (artistic meditation) and the list goes on and on. Stay tuned and can't wait to launch together soon!

For more information on Soul Center events, please visit To see press coverage of our Soul Center, click HERE.