News & Events

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Visit this page frequently in order to stay in touch with the latest Shaare Tefila news and events. 


Questions about any of our programs? Contact Babette Cohn, Director of Education & Programming by email or phone, 301-593-3410 x106.


Passover Begins on the night of April 15th! Do you need ideas for food? How about some different Haggadah books or songs to enhance your seder? Do you want ways to entertain your kids while they are home from school? We have resources to share with everyone in our community to help your holiday go a little more smoothly.

Passover Desserts  in 2021 Mara Lansky & Babette Cohn hosted a Makers & Bakers event online for Passover desserts. This booklet is a collection from members of Shaare Tefila who sent in their favorites for the holiday.

Charoset from Around the World! This year Mara & Babette hosted a Makers & Bakers program to inspire everyone to explore charoset recipes from different Jewish cultures around the world. We encourage everyone to take a look and maybe try a new recipe for your seder this year.

Chavaya Religious School 2021-22 – Thanks to the support of our community taking a measured response to the coronavirus endemic, Chavaya continues to meet in person this school year. We continue to follow health and safety protocols, including everyone wearing masks and having children sit at least 3 feet apart whenever possible.
New students are always welcome at Shaare Tefila, where we offer
 an engaging, liberal Jewish education program for your child(ren), led by Babette Cohn, Director of Education & Programming.   If you would like to learn more about all Shaare Tefila has to offer please contact Babette, 301-593-3410 x106.

Gan Katan – Next Date 3/13 – Our experiential play group focused on Jewish Values for Preschoolers & a Grown-up returns in person!  

Tot Shabbat, Children Ages 0-7, Next Date 2/12 – Join Morah Babette & Morah Mara for a joyous Shabbat experience filled with lots of ruach (spirit)! Contact Babette Cohn for more information.

Junior Congregation, Grades 3-7, Next Date 3/12 – Join Babette Cohn and Ilana Gorod for a camp-style Shabbat Service throughout the year! Contact Babette Cohn for more information.


We are excited welcome you back for in-person services at Shaare Tefila. In light of COVID-19, we want to create a safe space and do our best to limit the spread of the virus and keep our members, guests and the greater community safe. For a list of all safety protocols please see our COVID-19 Update page. 

We would like to welcome you to weekday morning minyan (Sunday, Monday and Thursday in the Grosberg-Baumgart Chapel)  and to Shabbat morning services in the sanctuary. If you cannot make it in person to these services then the weekday morning and the Shabbat morning service will still be available on ZOOM, with the Shabbat morning service also available on livestream. 

The Shofar

Our newsletter, The Shofar, is published 11 times a year. Here are the past monthly newsletters:

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