Olney Help Needs You!

Donations to Olney Help are Needed for Children During the Summer!
Please Bring the Following Items to Shaare Tefila for Olney Help:

1. Canned Sloppy Joe sauce
2. Canned meats/fish, ie. chicken, beef stew, tuna, chili
3. Pasta sides
4. Helpers (hamburger, chicken, tuna)
5. Shelf stable bottled juice
6. Instant Potatoes
7. Canned pasta
8. Canned fruit of any kind
9. Cold cereal (adult)
10. 1-2 lb. bags white rice
11. Cake/cookie/brownie mix and frosting
12. Condensed soup

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.


Gates of Discovery Preschool

Summer Zoo Activity Booklet – Give the completed activity to Babette in September and receive a prize!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR – Looking for an engaging, liberal Jewish education program for your child? We offer free tuition for grades K-2 and have a unique two-day-a-week program for grades 3-7 which combines in person and online learning, plus teen education on Sunday mornings. Register on ChaverWeb or if you would like to learn more please contact Babette Cohn, Director of Education & Programming.

Mini-Minyan – Next Date: 10/4/19, with Special Guest Sally Heckleman!
 Register by October 1 on ChaverWeb
5:45-7:00 pm
Come in your pajamas and enjoy the beginning of Shabbat with a program for families of children ages 0-7! Enjoy dinner and fun activities for Shabbat, led by Morah Mara & Morah Babette. We promise you will have an evening filled with ruach


Upcoming Events

 WELCOME BACK TO SHUL! Shabbat Dinner, 9/6, 7:00 p.m. – Join your community for the first dinner of the new program year! The menu will be one celebrating Summer’s Bounty. Come catch up with old friends and make new ones as we welcome Shabbat together. RSVP on ChaverWeb or call Roberta in the office, 301-593-3410, by September 3rd.

Grand Slam Sunday – September 15 – Join the Greater Washington Jewish community at Nationals Park as they take on the Atlanta Braves! We are sitting in the Scoreboard Pavillion and tickets are just $19 – you can buy them at this link!
12:00 p.m. – Pre-game fun begins in the Picnic Area behind sections 142 and 143. 1:35 p.m. – First Pitch! Questions? Contact Babette Cohn, Director of Education & Programming.

Torah FundPlease support the education of our future Rabbis, Cantors and other professionals with donation to the Torah Fund. This year’s theme is Chesed, meaning Kindness. You can give online here or contact Shaare Tefila’s Torah Fund co-chairs, Charlotte Potosky, (240) 672-3397 or char3505@aol.com, or Miriam Ito, torahfundshaaretefila@gmail.comAny donation is welcome. Thank you! See this flyer for more details!

See more information here about these events and more.

Service Times

The High Holidays Are Coming! 

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

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

Family Shabbat Service – 10:15 am, Next Date: 11/16/19
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: 11/16/19
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.