Temple Oheb Shalom (Baltimore, Maryland)

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Temple Oheb Shalom (Hebrew; Lovers of Peace) is a Reform synagogue in Baltimore, Maryland. The highest point in the city is located in its parking lot.


The congregation was founded in 1853 by Jewish immigrants from German Confederation member states. Its first home was on Hanover Street near Camden Yards.[1]

In 1892 the congregation built the Eutaw Place Temple, designed by architect Joseph Evans Sperry who modeled it after the Great Synagogue of Florence in the fashionable Moorish Revival style.[1] The congregation sold the building to the Prince Hall Masons in 1961.[2]

In 1953 the congregation acquired land in Pikesville, and finished construction on its present building on Park Heights Avenue, designed by Sheldon I. Leavitt with consulting architect Walter Gropius in 1960.[1][3]

Benjamin Szold was rabbi from 1859 to 1892, his daughter Henrietta Szold was the founder of Hadassah.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "History" Temple Oheb Shalom.
  2. ^ Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State By Earl Arnett, Robert J. Brugger, Edward C. Papenfuse, Edition: 2, JHU Press, 1999, p. 338
  3. ^ Dorsey, John; Dilts, James D. (1981). A Guide to Baltimore Architecture (Second ed.). Tidewater Publishers. ISBN 0-87033-272-4. 

Coordinates: 39°22′11″N 76°42′34″W / 39.36969°N 76.70955°W / 39.36969; -76.70955