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.

JOIN US FOR PROGRAMMING DURING THE 2022-23 YEAR! We are back in person for more programs, plus online offerings, coming up starting in September. Mark your calendar now for TGI Shabbat Dinners, Havdalah Experiences, Makers & Bakers, Holiday Programs, and so much more!! Check out all the details on this calendar document.

Chavaya Religious School 2022-23 – New students are always welcome at Shaare Tefila. You and your child are invited to visit and find out about our engaging, liberal Jewish education program, Chavaya (experience). Registration is open and accessible to all with this form.
If you would like to learn more about all Shaare Tefila has to offer please take a look at our education page or contact Director of Education & Programming Babette Cohn, 301-593-3410 x106. 

Gan Katan, 5/7 – Our experiential play group focused on Jewish Values for Preschoolers & a Grown-up meet one more time this program year. If you have not brought your little person for this fun experience before the drop in fee is just $10. Come check it out!!  

Mini Minyan – Welcome 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! We will have new dates listed later this summer.

Tot Shabbat, Children Ages 0-7 – Join Morah Babette & Morah Mara for a joyous Shabbat experience filled with lots of ruach (spirit)! Contact Babette Cohn for more information. We will have new dates listed later this summer.

Junior Congregation, Grades 3-7, 5/20, last one for the program year – 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. In the sidebar you will find the past monthly newsletter. Full editions are available by request. Please contact the office with any questions at or 301-593-3410 x101.

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