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Yom Rishon, 17 Kislev 5776
  • Shabbat Enjoy the peace and joy of Shabbat.
  • Adult Education Quench your thirst for Jewish knowledge.
  • Sisterhood Honoring Sisterhood Presidents.
  • Men's Club Preparing delicious latkes for Hanukkah.
  • Choir Lift your voice in song.
  • Hanukkah Celebrating Hanukkah with friends and family.
  • Social Action Serving lunch to the homeless.
  • Torah Learn Jewish values.
  • 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.



Registration is now open for our trip to Central Europe, planned for May 11-24, 2016.  Many thanks to Neal Green for organizing the trip for us. Registration is limited to the first 34 people who apply.  The following files contain details about the trip, its itinerary, insurance information and a registration form:

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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

Tue Dec 01 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Tue Dec 01 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Wed Dec 02 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Bnai Mitzvah Class
Fri Dec 04 @ 6:00PM - 09:30PM
Hanukkah Party and Shabbat Service
Mon Dec 07 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Genealogy Club
Tue Dec 08 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Tue Dec 08 @ 5:45PM - 09:00PM
Sisterhood Program - Hunan Manor
Wed Dec 09 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Sisterhood Programs - Jewish Women Who Rock
Sat Dec 12 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
2015 Gene Klein Scholar in Residence Program
Sun Dec 13 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Annual Meeting
Tue Dec 15 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Wed Dec 16 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Bnai Mitzvah Class
Fri Dec 18 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Kol Nefesh Shabbat Service
Sat Dec 19 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Shabbat Service
Mon Dec 21 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Camera Club
Tue Dec 22 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn - Cancelled
Wed Dec 23 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Bnai Mitzvah Class
Wed Dec 23 @ 2:45PM - 07:00PM
Route 1 Day Resource Center Volunteers
Sun Dec 27 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Our Daily Bread
Tue Dec 29 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Lunch and Learn - Cancelled