Beth Sholom Congregation (Frederick, Maryland)

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For other similarly named institutions, see Beth Shalom.
The sanctuary at Beth Sholom's community center location

Beth Sholom is a Conservative synagogue in Frederick, Maryland, founded in 1917.[1] In 1923, the synagogue was dedicated at the town's former Elks Club.[2]

Yehuda E. Perkins was the rabbi in 1959.[3] In 1961, Morris Kosman became the congregation's spiritual leader.[4] In 1994, the congregation moved into a new building on North Market St.[5]

There are presently 4 Jewish congregations in the Frederick area, the others being a Chabad synagogue, a Reform synagogue and another in nearby Damascus.[6]

Spiritual leaders[edit]

Rabbi Morris Kosman, a Detroit native who has served as the congregation's spiritual leader since 1961, retired and assume emeritus status in 2010.[7] At that time, Rabbi Murray Singerman became the congregation's new spiritual leader.[8] After a year and a half, Rabbi Singerman resigned, and Beth Sholom is now being served by a visiting rabbi from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York under the Gladstein Fellowship program.[6]


  1. ^ "Welcome to Beth Sholom". Beth Sholom Congregation. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Weissbach, Lee Shai (2005). Jewish life in small-town America a history. New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 184. ISBN 9780300127652. 
  3. ^ County, Historical Society of Frederick (2007). Frederick County revisited. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub. p. 44. ISBN 9780738552583. 
  4. ^ "Kosman Retiring From Frederick Shul". Jewish Times. 
  5. ^ Hernandez, Nelson (9 Oct 2005). "A Fresh Start on Fertile Ground". The Washington Post. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Feiler, Alan H. "In The Short Run: Rabbi resigns from Frederick's largest Jewish congregation". Baltimore Jewish Times. pp. 15–16. 
  7. ^ Cassie, Ron (18 Sep 2009). "Rabbi to assume emeritus status at year's end". Frederick News Post. 
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Coordinates: 39°25′38″N 77°24′27″W / 39.42722°N 77.40750°W / 39.42722; -77.40750