Beth Shalom Congregation will unveil the cornerstone for its new synagogue at 2 p.m. Sunday at the building site near Freetown Road and Guilford Road in Columbia.
The 55-pound marble stone was imported from Jerusalem.
Beth Shalom is constructing the first free-standing synagogue in Howard County. The building is scheduled to open in January 1995.
Representatives from Bet Yeladim preschool, which will begin holding classes in the synagogue in September 1995, will be at the ceremony.