Our congregation seeks to serve God and the Jewish people through Torah (study), Avodah (worship), and G'milut Chasadim (deeds of loving kindness).
Our clergy is the foundation of Oheb Shalom’s religious life. Rabbi Steven Fink leads the Congregation with wisdom, warmth and passion. Cantor Renata Braun elevates our services and temple life with her beautiful voice, outstanding professional and musical skills and her inspiring background. Rabbi Scott Nagel, in his role as Principal of our Religious School and Director of Youth Education, devotes his dynamic personality and boundless energy to serving the youth of our Congregation. His enthusiasm, amiability and aptitude are his greatest assets in serving the entire congregation.
Torah - We focus on providing life-long learning for congregants of all ages. Beginning with our superb childcare center and pre-school, the Learning Ladder, and extending through Senior programming, learning is at the heart of our Congregation. From Shabbat Torah study, our Beit Midrash programs in the Religious School and adult learning opportunities, Oheb Shalom is a congregation of learners.
Avodah - We strive to provide a loving, caring, spiritual community where people of all faiths feel welcomed and engaged in our Progressive Jewish worship. Our various service styles offer a variety of ways for us to connect with God.
G'milut Chasadim - We continually work to make Baltimore a better place for all people. We help feed the hungry through food drives and the planting and harvesting of Gan Chiae, our community garden. We warm the homeless with hand knitted blankets, teach students of all ages, visit the sick and support our fellow Jews wherever they may be.