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About Us

We are a dynamic and energized congregation, compelled and motivated by an unwavering commitment to Reform Judaism and its ever-evolving traditions. We are a congregation inspired by an undiminished dedication to Torah and k’lal Yisrael—a united Jewish community built by faith, passion, and determination.

We are recognized for our leadership as a religious institution in Easton, Talbot County, and on the Eastern Shore. We come together weekly to worship and celebrate Shabbat, and, as a community, we rejoice in the sacred holidays that bring us together throughout the year.

Our religious school is a source of pride and inspiration. We take seriously the commandment, “You shall teach them to your children.” Our weekly Torah study, the Annual Hal Israel Memorial Lecture, the Susan and Barry Koh Lecture/Concert series, and superb Engage! Life Long Learning Program provides a wide and varied range of adult education opportunities. We respond to the diverse needs and interests of all who join us. 

MISSION, VISION & INCLUSIVITY STATEMENTS

Our mission at Temple B’nai Israel - The Satell Center for Jewish Life on the Eastern Shore is to welcome all who seek connection with the Jewish community. We provide a warm community for worship, education, lifelong learning, celebration, and comfort.

Our vision is to nurture and sustain an active Jewish community and its inclusion in the social fabric of Maryland’s Eastern Shore for future generations.

Temple B’nai Israel is an inclusive and welcoming congregation. We practice our religious custom of welcoming the stranger and encourage participation from all who seek a connection to Jewish life regardless of religious background, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We also support interfaith couples and families, those who have been historically and institutionally marginalized or excluded from the Jewish community, and those who consider themselves agnostic, atheist, or questioning. As a Union for Reform Judaism member congregation, we are committed to being an open tent, a sacred community that welcomes all people.

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