We welcome you and your family to continue to learn and pray with us each day in ways that we believe will elevate your search for meaning and deepen your faith.
We also invite you to keep in touch, reach out to us in times of need, and stay informed as we explore together the challenges and responses to COVID-19 through a Jewish lens.
Although our campus is temporarily closed, our community and all that we are able to offer at this time remain available and open to you in new and exciting ways. Some of our current offerings are listed below. May we all enjoy in peace, community, and good health!
When the time came, we were very careful to say that it was our synagogue’s physical facility that was closing due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus. The building was closing, but of course the synagogue itself was remaining open. The building closed its doors Thursday March 12 in the evening; our virtual congregation Continue Reading »
Cmon, admit it, you watch those guys on Sunday mornings too. And they’re all guys. Perfectly coiffed, without a note in sight, dapper in handsome suits, staring straight into the camera and preaching the word of God. I tune in for the preaching, I love to watch a masterful preacher. But while I’ve imagined myself Continue Reading »
Happy Birthday! One of my dear friends turned 50 yesterday but she’s in self-isolation. Normally we don’t make a big deal out of birthdays but now that we can’t celebrate, we feel its loss. The whole world has all of a sudden realized the importance of ritual. When the story of CoronaVirus is eventually written, Continue Reading »
Rabbi Wechsler has touched the lives of many members of our community through her intellect, warmth, compassion and commitment to the ideals of Conservative Judaism. As the first woman to serve as rabbi of Chizuk Amuno Congregation, her impact and accomplishments are demonstrated in our successful b’nei mitzvah, adult learning programs, gemilut hasadim efforts, and many learning and life cycle experiences. Her communal work includes service on the Executive Committee of the Baltimore Board of Rabbis, the Grant Review Committee for the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Fund of The Associated, and the Teacher Certification group of the Center for Jewish Education. She has published sermons and opinion articles in The American Rabbi, The Orchard, and the New York Jewish Week. Debi received her rabbinic ordination, as well as an M.A., from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City where she also served on the Board of Overseers of the Rabbinical School.