Welcome to the Satell Center for Jewish life on the Eastern Shore

  • Rabbi Hyman and Cantorial Soloist Wendy Gonzales
  • 2016 Community Menorah Lighting
  • 2015 Passover Seder
  • 2016 Rabbi Hyman presenting Jared Feldman with the Eagle Scout Medal
  • 2016 Tri-Life Church and Temple MLK celebration
  • 2015 Purim Puppet Show
  • 2015 Past President Elaine Friedman, President Frank Menditch and Rabbi Hyman
  • Naming Ceremony Rabbi Hyman and Religious School Students
  • Naming Ceremony

About-Us-Temple"It is a tree of life to them who hold fast to it."
(Proverbs 3:18)

The Jewish Congregation for the Maryland Mid-Shore Community

Temple B'nai Israel is the center of a warm, inclusive and progressive Jewish community. Located on the Maryland Mid-Eastern shore, our membership reflects and welcomes into the Temple family the rich diversity in contemporary America. Temple B'nai Israel celebrates the beauty of Jewish holidays, rituals, culture and programming as a united community.

Founded in 1951, Temple B'nai Israel has grown into a congregation of over 200 members led by Rabbi Peter E. Hyman. Services include Friday evening Shabbat, Saturday morning Torah, the High Holy Days, and other holidays throughout the year. Temple B'nai Israel also provides religious schooling for its young people along with preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

The Future Home of Temple B'nai Israel

In 2008 Rabbi Peter Hyman became the first full-time rabbi of Temple B'nai Israel. That same year, the Board of Directors established the Strategic Planning Committee that surveyed all Temple members for guidance in planning the future building and programming activities of Temple B'nai Israel. The results clearly indicated that the congregation recognized we had outgrown our beloved 60-year-old building and needed a new home to better serve our growing congregation.

In 2013 a new-building committee and a fund-raising committee were established to make the dream of a new home for the Temple a reality. The Board of Directors approved the recommendation to hire the Baltimore architectural firm of Levin/Brown & Associates, Inc. to design the new building. This firm specializes in synagogue design. They worked closely with the Temple Building Committee to design a visually exciting structure that meets our functional and budgetary specifications.

In 2015 a six-acre tract of land was purchased in Easton off Route 322, the Easton Parkway, which will be the new home of Temple B'nai Israel. Through the generosity of Temple members and other supportive individuals our fund-raising efforts have allowed us to move forward with this exciting project. Temple B'nai Israel, the Satell Center for Jewish Life on the Eastern Shore, will soon become the connecting hub for our religious, educational, cultural and social activities.