Mission Statement

Temple B'nai Israel Congregation

Easton, MD

Temple B'nai Israel is the center of a warm, inclusive and progressive Jewish community. Located on the Maryland mid-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.

The Rabbi, leadership and membership are committed to create a Jewish environment where all who seek attachment to the Jewish community can:

  • worship;
  • participate in holiday celebration and explore Jewish rituals and customs;
  • educate and inspire our children to embrace Judaism and link themselves to the Jewish people;
  • conduct adult study of Jewish resources for personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth;
  • care for those in need (tzedakah);
  • respond to issues of ecology and the environment by being shomrei adamah, caring for the earth and being guardians of God's creation.
  • engage in social action, promote understanding and good will between ourselves and the larger community, including the discovery of interfaith connections (tikkun olam);
  • recognize the State of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish People.


We are guided by our affiliation and involvement with the Union for Reform Judaism.