Beth Tfiloh Congregation

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Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Logo of Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Beth Tfiloh Congregation is located in Maryland
Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Location within Maryland
Basic information
Location Pikesville, Maryland
Geographic coordinates 39°23′09″N 76°42′24″W / 39.385833°N 76.706528°W / 39.385833; -76.706528Coordinates: 39°23′09″N 76°42′24″W / 39.385833°N 76.706528°W / 39.385833; -76.706528
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Status Active
Architectural type Synagogue

Beth Tfiloh Congregation is an Orthodox congregation in Pikesville, Maryland. With over 1,200 members, it is the largest Modern Orthodox synagogue in North America.[1]


Beth Tfiloh Congregation was founded It was founded in Forest Park in 1921 with Rabbi Samuel Rosenblatt, son of Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt who served in that capacity until 1972 when he was named Rabbi Emeritus, then from 1972 to 1977 Rabbi David Novak served in the capacity of Chief Rabbi. In 1978, Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg took over, and remains at the helm of the shul.

The Beth Tfiloh Camp property in Owings Mills was purchased in 1951 as a camp for the youth groups.

Beth Tfiloh runs a school at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School for children from preschool to twelfth grade.

Beth El Congregation[edit]

In 1948, a group of nine lay leaders of Beth Tfiloh Congregation advocated for holding mixed-gender religious services and expanded b'nai mitvah ceremonies.[1] Their advocacy was unsuccessful, and instead they formed Beth El Congregation.[1]

Beth Jacob Congregation[edit]

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

Notable members[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Our History". Beth El Congregation. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  2. ^ Serpick, Bev Fine. "Sen. Cardin first speaker at brotherhood monthly meetings". Carroll County Times. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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