News & Events

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


Shaare Tefila Social – We are now meeting twice a month for these social gatherings. The first Thursday at 10:00 a.m. is a Coffee Hour and the second Thursday at 5:00 p.m. is a Happy Hour. Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates and join us on ZOOM here.

  • 6/3 – Coffee Social
  • 6/10 – Happy Hour

Chavaya Religious School 2021-22 – Consider joining us this September! We will be back in person on Sunday mornings, once again offering an engaging, liberal Jewish education program for your child(ren). For the past 10 years we have successfully used an online platform with grades 3-7 for one-on-one Hebrew learning arranged at times convenient for families and tutors together. All grades focus on Jewish Studies on Sundays, plus put prayer into practice with their own weekly learning minyan and have Hebrew language mixed into their session.   If you would like to learn more about all Shaare Tefila has to offer please contact Babette Cohn, Director of Education & Programming, 301-593-3410 x106.

Gan Katan – Our experiential play group focused on Jewish Values for Preschoolers & a Grown-up has ended for the year, but will return this fall with in person sessions.  

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.

Junior Congregation, Grades 3-7 – 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) beginning Sunday June 6 and to Shabbat morning services in the sanctuary beginning Shabbat June 12. If you cannot make it in person to these services then the weekday morning service will still be available on ZOOM and the Shabbat morning service will be available on livestream only. 


The Shofar

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

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