2023 Conservative/Masorti Shabbaton & Convening

Shabbaton – December 1-2, 2023

Convening – December 3-5, 2023
Location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

We will gather around our shared values with others who care about the future of Conservative/Masorti Judaism: rabbis, cantors, Jewish professionals, congregational leaders, synagogue members, Conservative/Masorti leaders, teens, young adults, and more!

Wrestling with Questions

Sunday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Jim and Sheryl Siegel, 2107 Robinson Road SE

If you are a regular attendee at a Shabbat service, what compels you to do so? Is it a sense of responsibility to God, attachment to a tradition, or search for a community?

Ahavas Israel’s Book Group – August

Thursday, August 10
“The Best Place on Earth,” by Ayelet Tsabar

2015 Sami Rohr Prize winner Ayelet Tsabari deftly applies the influences of her American short story contemporaries to a collection of narratives from that other country of immigrants.

Tisha B’Av

Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27
Congregation Ahavas Israel

A day of Lamentations, mourning and fasting.

Shiva Asar B’Tammuz

The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz, a minor sunrise to sundown fast commemorating the breaching of the city walls of Jerusalem, takes place on Thursday, July 6.


Saturdays June 17, July 15 and August 12 following services.
Congregation Ahavas Israel

Enjoy a light Shabbat lunch. Contact Rabbi Krishef if you are able to help him prepare the lunch.


Mondays, June 13 and July 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Congregation Ahavas Israel

Join Rabbi Krishef for dinner, conversation and learning. Menus to be announced.

Sefirat Ha-omer, Counting the Omer

It is a mitzvah to count each day between Passover and Shavuot, a practice known as counting the omer, sefirat ha-omer. The omer was a sheaf of barley brought as an offering in anticipation of the new wheat and first fruits offering of Shavuot. You can download an omer-counting calendar here.