Shaare Tefila Congregation

Where you will always belong

16620 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832
Phone: (301) 593-3410 | Email:

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There is always something happening at Shaare Tefila! Check out the fliers to get more information and register for our events.

Upcoming Events:

Back to Schul Kick-Off Shabbat Dinner – Friday, September 11 at 6:00pm

  • Summer is gone, but our memories last forever.
    Join Shaare Tefila on Friday, September 11, 2015
    for our Back to Schul Kick-Off Shabbat Dinner
    and share:

    “What you did during Summer Vacation”

  • Please share your most memorable moments of Summer.
    E-mail 2-3 of your favorite photos to Bob Freedman at
    We will showcase them during our cocktail hour.
  • This Shabbat dinner will have a new format.”Happy Hour” 6:00-6:30ish complete with wine, cheese, veggies, kid-friendly beverage bar and great social time
    Enjoy an Israeli themed dairy dinner followed by Shabbat Services 8pm
    Adults $18
    Children 5-18 $10
    Children 4 and under free
    Max of $54 per family
  • Please make your reservation by Tuesday, September 8th (noon)
    Via chaverweb or call Julie Mintz in the office

Ongoing Programs:

A Taste of Shabbat for your Heart, Mind, Body & Soul

A fun, exciting & interactive journey with Rabbi Jonah Layman & Cantor Wendi Fried. Schmooze with other growth-oriented Jews in a fun, open & friendly setting!


A Participatory Family Shabbat Service of Praying, Singing, Learning

  • For all families with Elementary and Middle School students 10:15 a.m.
  • For those ages 2-preschool: TOT SHABBAT will be held downstairs 10:00a.m.
  • October 17, 2015
  • December 19, 2014
  • February 20, 2015
  • March 12, 2015
  • April 16, 2015
  • May 21, 2015

“A Taste of Shabbat in Study”-Insights & discussion on current events, prayers (in English & transliterated Hebrew) & the Torah portion (with Rabbi Jonah Layman)

“A Taste of Shabbat in Song”-Share a spiritually moving journey through the shimmering beauty of Shabbat Music (with Cantor Wendi Fried)

Cafe Shaare Tefila in the Winer Family Gallery

Come drop in anytime between 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on November 10th, November 17th, November 24th, December 8th,

– Nosh
– Music
– Wi-fi
– A place to read and hang out
– Conversation

If you would like to perform, please contact Cantor Fried!
There is no charge for Cafe Shaare Tefila, but donations will be gladly accepted.
To sign up to help, follow the this link.

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