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Yom Shlishi, 7 Elul 5774
  • 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
  • Enjoy the peace and joy of Shabbat. Shabbat
  • Celebrating Hanukkah with friends and family. Hanukkah
  • Serving lunch to the homeless. Social Action
  • Learn Jewish values. Torah
  • Adult Education
  • Sisterhood
  • Men's Club
  • Choir
  • Shabbat
  • 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.

Adult

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.

Active

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.

Affordable

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.

Get Connected

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

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

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

Tue Sep 02 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Mon Sep 08 @ 7:00AM - 03:00PM
2014 Kiddush Cup Golf Tournament
Mon Sep 08 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Temple Book Club
Tue Sep 09 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Tue Sep 09 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Bet Aviv Board Meeting
Wed Sep 10 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Sisterhood Book Club - Afternoon Session
Wed Sep 10 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Sisterhood Book Club - Evening Session
Fri Sep 12 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
Shabbat Service
Sat Sep 13 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Kol Nefesh Hike and Havdalah
Sun Sep 14 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Tue Sep 16 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Tue Sep 16 @ 6:15PM - 09:00PM
Sisterhood Program - Kickoff
Sat Sep 20 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Selichot
Sun Sep 21 @ 9:30AM - 11:45AM
Men's Club
Mon Sep 22 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Camera Club
Tue Sep 23 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Wed Sep 24 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Thu Sep 25 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Kol Nefesh Rosh Hashanah Service
Thu Sep 25 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Rosh Hashanah
Sun Sep 28 @ 9:45AM - 11:45AM
Adult Education
Mon Sep 29 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Sisterhood New Member Casual Coffee
Tue Sep 30 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Rabbi Rick Jacobs Takes the #ElulMitzvahChallenge