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…


    THURSDAY April 28 – 8am morning service and 6pm Holiday service

    FRIDAY April 29 – 7th Day of Passover – 9am service includes Hallel and the blessing of the Kohanim; 6pm evening Shabbat & Holiday service

    SHABBAT April 30 – 9am service includes Hallel, Song of Songs and Yizkor

    The holiday concludes at 8:43pm

  • Yom Ha’Shoah – “Seeking Truth & Justice 70 Years After Nuremberg” – Sunday, May 1, 10:00 am – 3:30pm
  • Yom Ha’Shoah
    The JCRC’s Community-Wide Holocaust Observance in Maryland
    Sunday, May 1, 10:00 am – 3:30pm
    “Seeking Truth & Justice 70 Years After Nuremberg”Each year we come together as a community to remember this darkest moment in Jewish history, to honor survivors, liberators and martyrs, and to reflect upon the lessons of the Holocaust in our day. We hope you will once again join us in this important effort. We thank the clergy who signed up early to perform readings in the program. All Rabbis are also invited to join in reciting the Holocaust Kaddish. If you would like to be listed in the program as participating, kindly RSVP by March 23.If you haven’t been to the commemoration in recent years, you’ll notice that we are expanding involvement in numerous ways:- Cantors & congregation singers are invited to the Community Choir (rehearsals start March 20)
    – Area Teens are invited to a special Defying Authority / Pursuing Justice Teen Program
    – Survivors & Community Members, Youth and Adult are invited to submit art & artifacts for display (email the art coordinator Sonia Beekman
    – All survivors will be recognized by name in the here
  • May 4 – Shaare Tefila Yom HaShoah Program & Service – 7:30pm minyan; 7:45pm program featuring Suri Grusgott of the WJC on Antisemitism in the World Today – 8:30pm Yom HaShoah service
  • May 6 – Instrumental Friday night service featuring Sally Heckelman – 6:30pm
  • May 13-14 – Scholar in Residence – Rabbi David Golinkin – past president of the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem
  • May 21 – last Tot Shabbat (10:30am-11:15am) and Family service (10am-11:30am) of the year
  • Sign Language interpretation is provided on the last shabbat morning of the month.
  • We Support Israel. Stand Strong For Israel. Click here for more information.
  • Click here to view our Survivor Stories from the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook Shabbat Dinner program.
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