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Yom Shishi, 15 AdarI 5775
  • Enjoy the peace and joy of Shabbat. Shabbat
  • Quench your thirst for Jewish knowledge. Adult Education
  • Honoring Sisterhood Presidents. Sisterhood
  • Preparing delicious latkes for Hanukkah. Men's Club
  • Lift your voice in song. Choir
  • Celebrating Hanukkah with friends and family. Hanukkah
  • Serving lunch to the homeless. Social Action
  • Learn Jewish values. Torah
  • Shabbat
  • Adult Education
  • Sisterhood
  • Men's Club
  • Choir
  • Hanukkah
  • Social Action
  • Torah

StainedGlassWindowBet Aviv is a Reform Jewish congregation founded on commitment to Columbia's interfaith concept. Our programs focus on the needs and interests of our adult members. A warm, friendly, committed community, we offer a wide variety of activities that encourage congregants to stay connected and involved. An additional benefit: our dues are affordable.


Our child-rearing years mostly behind us, we are at a wonderful time of life. At Bet Aviv, we now have the time to use as we choose to cultivate new friendships, to study religious history, to discuss contemporary issues and to participate in activities to improve our community. We're there for each other in good times to celebrate simchas and, of course, to extend support in times of need.


Whether your passion is spiritual, intellectual or focused on making the world a better place, Bet Aviv offers a wide range of activities for you. We encourage and welcome new members to participate fully in our programs. With so many to choose from, you're sure to find one just right for you.


Bet Aviv's dues are fair and affordable. Because our programs are adult-focused, we don't incur the higher expenses of youth-oriented programs such as Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and Sunday School. Moreover, our choice to share space at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center eliminates a building fund. And the help of member volunteers lowers administrative costs. Sum total: exceptional value and a rewarding membership experience.

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Photo Gallery

Baby-Naming ThumbTake a stroll down memory lane as you view photos of our memorable occasions.  We have links to special events, Shabbat services and holiday celebrations.  See photos of our Seders, Hanukkah parties and baby namings.

Adult Education

Adult Ed_ThumbWe are a community that has thirst for deepening our knowledge of Judaism and its values.  We hold monthly Adult Education programs, weekly sessions with Rabbi Bernstein to study Midrash and a yearly Scholar in Residence program,

Social Action

ODBDSCN4886 ThumbOur community is actively involved in coordinating the efforts of the congregations actvities fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.  We regularly volunteer at the Route 1 Day Resource Center for the homeless, cook food for the hungry, and help keep our environment clean.


Sisterhood Shabbat_IMG_1273_ThumbCombined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s women to create lasting friendships.  Our Sisterhood holds monthly programs,  an annual fundraiser, cooks food for the homeless, helps dress the poor, has an awesome book club and more!

Men's Club

Latke King_ThumbOur Men's Club provides programming of interest to all on Jewish topics, preceded by their famous bagelicious brunch.  In addition, the Men's Club cooks latkes for our Hanukkah celebration.


Choir 3916101970105_ThumbOur choir enhances our services with their beautiful singing.  They are honored on Choir Shabbat, sing special melodies for Hanukkah and enhance our High Holy Day services.

Upcoming Events

Sun Mar 08 @12:30PM - 03:30PM
Purim Palooza
Sun Mar 08 @12:30PM - 03:30PM
Chili Cook Off
Tue Mar 10 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Tue Mar 10 @ 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Maryland Advocacy Day
Tue Mar 10 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Bet Aviv Board Meeting
Wed Mar 11 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Sisterhood Book Club - Afternoon Session
Wed Mar 11 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Sisterhood Book Club - Evening Session
Sat Mar 14 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Shabbat Service
Sun Mar 15 @ 9:30AM - 11:45AM
Men's Club
Sun Mar 15 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Tue Mar 17 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn - Cancelled
Fri Mar 20 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Kol Nefesh Shabbat Service
Sun Mar 22 @ 9:45AM - 11:45AM
Adult Education
Mon Mar 23 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Sisterhood Program - A Taste of Passover
Mon Mar 23 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Camera Club
Mon Mar 23 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Temple Book Club
Tue Mar 24 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Wed Mar 25 @ 2:45PM - 07:00PM
Route 1 Day Resource Center Volunteers
Fri Mar 27 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
Shabbat Service
Sun Mar 29 @ 9:45AM - 11:45AM
Adult Education
Sun Mar 29 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Tue Mar 31 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Sat Apr 04 @ 5:45PM - 09:00PM
Bet Aviv Family Seder
Sun Apr 05 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
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