Beth Tfiloh Congregation

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Beth Tfiloh Congregation is an Orthodox congregation in Pikesville, Maryland. With over 1200 members, is the largest Modern Orthodox synagogue in North America.[1]

History[edit]

Beth Tfiloh Congregation was founded in 1921 with Rabbi Samuel Rosenblatt, son of the famous cantor Yossele Rosenblatt who served in that capacity until 1972 when he was named Rabbi Emeritus, then from 1972-1977 Rabbi David Novak served in the capacity of Chief Rabbi. In 1978 Rabbi Wohlberg took over, and remains at the helm of the shul. It was founded in the Forest Park area of Baltimore City. The Owings Mills Beth Tfiloh Camp property was purchased in 1951 as a camp for the youth groups and to this day is used by Beth Tfiloh. Beth Tfiloh also runs a blue ribbon certified school. Schooling goes at Beth Tfiloh from preschool to twelfth grade.

Prominent Members[edit]

Benjamin Cardin, the junior US Senator from Maryland.[1]

Merger with Beth Jacob[edit]

On March 8, 2007, Beth Tfiloh announced that it would be merging with Beth Jacob Congregation, run by Rabbi Gavriel Newman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serpick, Bev Fine. "Sen. Cardin first speaker at brotherhood monthly meetings". Carroll County Times. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°23′9″N 76°42′23.5″W / 39.38583°N 76.706528°W / 39.38583; -76.706528