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
Gan Katan – Monthly Sundays for Preschoolers at 9:45 am
Chavaya Youth Education
Youth Groups
Barry Louis Polisar Chanukah Family Concert – December 9 – Sing & dance along with Barry! Stay for a latke bar & other refreshments. 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Upcoming Events

See more information here about these events and more.

11/17 – Havdalah Experience 6:30-8:00 pm – Come for a special Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach Havdalah. Through interactive instrument playing, singing & dancing led by Shelley Dean you will have a Havdalah experience like never before!! Free of charge. No musical experience necessary for this fun event.

11/20 – Greater Olney Unity Service: To Give Thanks – 7:30 pm – Come for an evening of prayer, song, and reflections at the annual Inter-Faith prayer service.This year’s theme is unity. Rabbi Layman and clergy from several faith traditions will lead Scriptural readings and prayers for those gathered. Click on this link for more details.

12/9 – 11:30 am-1:00 pm – Barry Louis Polisar Family Concert & Chanukah Celebration – A great way to conclude your Chanukah holiday, come sing, dance & laugh along with Barry! We will have a holiday photo booth, latke bar & other refreshments too. Buy your tickets by December 5th

Service Times

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

Friday Evening- 6pm
Saturday Morning- 9am

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.