Welcome to Kol HaLev (“Voice of the Heart”) a Reconstructionist Community in Baltimore.

Join us in creating a contemporary Jewish community that balances intellectual and spiritual exploration with mindful living.

We are a warm, open, and inviting synagogue community in Baltimore, MD.

We invite you to find your own connection with Judaism, understand and explore boundaries, and create a more kind, just, and respectful world.




Our membership is active.

You can engage in a modern Judaism that is personally meaningful and alive in our everyday experiences.


Children enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

Children enjoy our innovative educational programs and develop Jewish identity through community, spirituality, and culture.


 We offer something for everyone.

Our programs for adults and families are born from the values and needs of our diverse membership, creating a vibrant and creative Jewish home.


We are growing.

Join us for learning and enrichment, celebration and uplift, inspiration and guidance, comfort and solace.



Be part of something larger, a voluntary group, an association with an invitation to commit and co-create your synagogue community.




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Literature at Lunch

Join Rabbi Geoff and Gail Lipsitz Saturday, 12:30 p.m. November 12, for lunch and to discuss Michael Chabon's "A Model World and Other Stories." Navigate the complex world and feelings of adolescence and a family in turmoil. The three Chabon's stories about the Shapiro family to be discussed are: "The Little Knife," "More Than Human," and "The Lost World."  Copies of the stories are available from Rabbi Geoff.



Upcoming Events


Come on Saturday, October 22 to KHL to hear Jesse Walker, author of the well-received book The United States of Paranoia.

You may believe you're living through a uniquely fraught presidential campaign. But Jesse Walker has done a fascinating job of describing American political paranoia from our inception as colonies to our post 9/11 world. His thesis is that the paranoid political style is not a movement of fringe lunatics alone. Often it encompasses large segments of the population, including the well-educated of all polarities and even agencies of our government. His research is deep and documented, including an amazing number of movies and TV shows that mirror contemporary anxieties. His talk on October 22, at 1:30 p.m. will put this strange election in a broad historical context.

Jesse Walker is an editor at Reason magazine and the author of Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America. He is a member of Kol HaLev.

"Story Share"

**Please note the changes from the initial schedule**


Elie Wiesel once wrote, "God made man because He loves stories." This fall, Kol HaLev will host a three-part "STORY SHARE" group led by KHL member (and Pie Palooza auctioneer) Rich Polt. Rich will facilitate the collective sharing of personal stories like the coat of many colors: humorous, poignant, and inspiring. Each session will have a theme, for example: “Where we come from” and “Courage.” This series promises to be entertaining and personally rewarding, even as we enhance friendships and strengthen community.

Interest in this group has been very high, but the initial feedback was that six consecutive Thursday’s was too much of a time commitment. So we’ve pared back the schedule to hopefully make this more accessible. The group will now meet at KHL on Thursday 11/3, 11/17, and 12/1 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. In addition, we have eliminated the fee for the fall group, however a $36 donation to KHL is still encouraged to help cover the cost of refreshments at each meeting.


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