Welcome to Shaare Tefila
Where you will always belong

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

Young Families

Gates of Discovery Preschool

Tot Shabbat – 10:45 am, Next Date: 2/23
A fun, music-filled service for families with little ones (0-6yrs), the same morning as the Family Shabbat Service, in the Grosberg-Baumgart Chapel. Join Morah Mara for the next Tot Shabbat.

Gan KatanNext Date – 3/10, 9:45 – FREE  
Playtime, Story time, and crafts- teaching Jewish Values! Led by Morah Mara Lansky. Shaare Tefila’s Pre-school Playgroup for preschoolers ages 2-5 and their parents or grandparents.

Mini Minyan – Next Date – March 29, 5:45 pm For families with children age 0-7. Come celebrate Shabbat and let us do the cooking! We will sing, socialize & eat. Register by March 26 on ChaverWeb

Upcoming Events

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Purim Masquerade – March 2nd – 8:00 pm-Midnight –Come for an adult Purim celebration! We will dance to great music, and fulfill the mitzvah/commandment to eat, drink and be merry!! Register on ChaverWeb today. Check out the great evening we have planned on this flyer!

Purim Carnival – March 17th The festivities begin at 10:45 am with a concert by  the University of Maryland’s Mezumenet A Capella. Fun, food and games will follow at the Carnival, ending at 1 pm.

Jill Goldwater Retirement Luncheon – March 31st, 12:00 pm – EVERYONE IS INVITED to celebrate & honor Jill upon her retirement after 14 years of dedicated service to the Shaare Tefila community. For planning purposes, please RSVP by March 25th to Babette Cohn

Service Times

Weekdays
Sun Mornings- 8:45am
Mon & Thurs Mornings- 8am
Sun-Thurs Evenings- 7:30pm

Shabbat
Friday Evening- 6:00 pm
Saturday Morning- 9:00 am

Family Shabbat Service – 10:15 am, Next Date: 2/23
Join Rabbi Layman, Hazzan Adina and Morah Babette for a service led by the children of the Chavaya Religious School. We offer a family friendly, camp-style Shabbat service using Siddur Shema Yisrael. Enjoy a ruach/spirited Shabbat experience!

Tot Shabbat – 10:45 am, Next Date: 2/23
A fun, music-filled service for families with little ones (0-6yrs), the same morning as the Family Shabbat Service, in the Grosberg-Baumgart Chapel. Join Morah Mara for the next Tot Shabbat.

Shabbat Shira
Shabbat Limmud

Centrally located in Olney just off the Intercounty Connector

Shaare Tefila is located on the west side of Georgia Avenue across from Olney Manor Park.