Welcome to Congregation B'nai Israel

Located just minutes from Baltimore's spectacular Inner Harbor, historic 137-year-old B'nai Israel Synagogue, the longest continually-operated Modern Orthodox synagogue in Maryland, is a friendly congregation that welcomes newcomers to join in services, ask questions, and explore our wide range of activities.

The Synagogue's unique architecture, which inspires and uplifts us in prayer and is the focus of docent-led tours that attract scores of people, has become the backdrop to a creative array of Jewish educational, spiritual, and social programs for the Baltimore Jewish Community – and especially for area residents of the Baltimore Harbor communities of Federal Hill, Canton, Fells Point, Butchers Hill, Mount Vernon, East Harbor and surrounding areas.

Our unique downtown location, close to hotels, offices, hospitals and universities, enables us to cater to the needs of businesspeople, those visiting the sick--the world-renown Johns Hopkins Hospital is only a stone's throw away--and to both national and international tourists, conventioneers, and students, as well as to our core membership. Whatever your Jewish background, come worship, study, socialize, and engage with us in a welcoming, supportive, and comfortable atmosphere. And if you are a young professional or college student, we're proud to offer the largest Modern Orthodox Young Adult Group in Baltimore. We are, in a unique sense, Jewish Baltimore’s gateway to the world.

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