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Shaare Tefila is an egalitarian congregation, affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, which encourages member participation in a variety of activities and where individuals of diverse backgrounds and levels of observance are accepted and valued. We build on our heritage by strengthening our connections to Jewish life through worship, education, and community. Check out these upcoming events at Shaare Tefila…

  • Commemorate Yom Hashoah with a special film screening of Nicky’s Family – Sunday April 27, 2014 9:30 a.m. Event Info.
    • Make sure to join us on Sunday morning, April 27th, 9:30 am, as we commemorate Yom Hashoah with a special film screening of Nicky’s Family, introduced by two very special speakers who will introduce the film. Robert Rehak, the cultural attach√© for the Czech Embassy will present a power point related to Czech Jewry and Alice Masters, one of the Czech children saved by Nicholas Winton’s efforts, will also share her experience. We will conclude with traditional memorial prayers and a candle lighting.
    • A most special morning, not to be missed. While there is no cost, we would appreciate knowing that you are planning to attend. Bring along your friends and relatives too. Please contact the office and/or Lisa Arber directly arberld@aol.com to let her know you will join us. Please see the attached for more information about the film and program. Thank you.
  • Shaare Tefila Youth Groups — Sunday April 27, 2014
    • Bonim and Machar Youth Groups….get ready to “Stay Cool in the Pool” at our youth group swim party at the Olney Swim Center. For more information and a registration form, please click on the Event Info.
    • If you are in Kadima, make sure to join us at 5:00 pm, for the “Kadima Hang Out” at the Sandy Spring Adventure Park. For more information and a registration form, please click on the Event Info.
  • Experience Shaare Tefila – Sunday May 4, 2014 10 a.m – Noon
    Invite your friends and neighbors to experience Shaare Tefila. Here is a list of some of the things you can experience:

    • Cafe Shaare Tefila (where a light brunch is available as well as conversation with our members and leaders, and entertainment.)
    • Adult Learning (a Torah Study Class with Rabbi Jonah Layman.)
    • Chavaya – its Experiential Religious School (which uses Skype technology, among other features.)
    • Rose & George Teller Gates of Discovery Preschool (take a tour there or check out its nature-based playscape.)
    • The Challah Club (Shaare Tefila’s Sunday morning baking group.)
    • Tours of Shaare Tefila’s new building.
    • Yom Ha’Aztmaut Programming

    The visit is free to all in the community. If you know someone who is coming, please call Cilla Grosberg at at 301-384-8789 or e-mail her at drgmrs@aol.com

  • Seeds of Song Community Erev Shira – Sunday, May 4, 2014, 7:30 pm Event Info.
    • Don’t miss this special evening of song that will focus on:
      • Songs of the Land
      • Songs of the People
      • Songs of the Spirit
      • Songs of Peace
      • A special selection of songs in observance of Yom HaZikaron.
    • A special performance by the well known A Capella group, Jew Vox, will also take place as part of the evening’s program.
    • Cost: $10 at the door. No charge for school aged children.
  • Annual Congregation Meeting – Monday May 15, 2014
  • Stay tuned for the spring schedule of Taste of Shabbat in Song, Taste of Shabbat in Study, Shabbat Alive! instrumental service services
  • Shabbat Alive – TBD 6:00 p.m. nosh 6:30 service
Click on the events page for more details.
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