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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.

SHAARE TEFILA PRESENTS: NIGHT OF SWEET LAUGHTER 12, 3/11, DOORS OPEN 7:30, SHOW BEGINS AT 8  Our annual Comedy FUNdraiser is back in person! Laugh along with other people in the area while entertained by great comedians. Tickets are just $40 until 3/2 & include a drink voucher & refreshments on the table * Sign up a table of 10 together & you will receive a bottle of wine  * New this year, buy a tray of homemade knishes to share for $18 * Participate in the 50/50 Raffle that night. Register here & check out this flyer with all the details

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 – Dates for 2022-23: 12/11, 1/8/23, 2/12, 3/26, 5/14; registration for the year is available on the Chavaya registration form here. Our experiential play group focused on Jewish Values for Preschoolers & a Grown-up will be held monthly during the school year – fee for the year $54 or $10 for session drop in.  

Mini Minyan – Welcome Shabbat with a program for families of children ages 0-7! Join us on 4/21/23 – Enjoy dinner and fun activities for Shabbat, led by Morah Mara & Morah Babette. We promise you will have an evening filled with ruach!

Tot Shabbat, Children Ages 0-7, Dates for 2022-23: 12/3, 2/4/23, 5/6 – 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, Dates for 2022-23: 12/17, 1/21/23, 2/25, 3/18, 4/22, 5/20 – 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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