Welcome to Chizuk Amuno Congregation, a community of Jewish people who come together for worship, learning and celebration. From our humble beginnings on Exeter Street in downtown Baltimore in 1871, to our current campus in Pikesville, Chizuk Amuno has continued to serve the needs of Baltimore’s Jewish community and the community at large by meeting the religious, educational, cultural and social needs of our congregants.
With a long history of service to the Baltimore Jewish community, Chizuk Amuno is an egalitarian, Conservative congregation, a founding member of the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism and a strong supporter of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Committed to a partnership of shared values and behavior between the home and synagogue that enriches the lives of our members, we encourage you to take a closer look at what we can offer you, your family, and your future.
Chizuk Amuno Congregation is more than a synagogue. We are more than a collection of spaces and an assemblage of people. We are a living, breathing, growing institution – more than the sum of daily prayer services and religious festivals, affiliate groups and community service programs. We are more than our educational offerings – more than a preschool, a day school, a religious school and high school enrichment programs. We are more than a center for adult education. We are more than a museum. We are all these things. More than that, we are a place where members, wherever they are in their journey as Jews, are invited to participate, to celebrate, and to explore what it means to live a Jewish life in relationship to God.
What defines us is a living commitment to Jewish practice. A Conservative synagogue, we observe Jewish law in our daily lives. We worship together. We read Torah. We find meaning in the spiritual experiences of ritual, tradition, and prayer, in text and in song. We ponder the future of Judaism, of the Jewish people, and of the world.
Each of us finds strength in belonging to this community. As a congregation we aspire to become a model of what the greater society ought to be.