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


Family Programming

Makers & Bakers: Watercolor Painting, 7/19, 4:00 p.m. on Zoom – Join Mara Lansky as she teaches us techniques for watercolor painting and get ideas to create D.I.Y. Rosh Hashanah Cards! All the details and material list can be found here.

Makers & Bakers: Israeli Food-More Than Hummus, 8/23, 4:00 p.m. on Zoom – Join Babette Cohn for a look at the diversity of Israeli cuisine. Learn how to make some great dishes to enjoy!

Chavaya Religious School 2020-21 – Looking for an engaging, liberal Jewish education program for your child? We offer free tuition for grades K-2 and have a unique two-day-a-week program for grades 3-7 which combines in person and online learning, plus teen education on Sunday mornings.* If you would like to learn more please contact Babette Cohn, Director of Education & Programming.   

* Virtual environment learning is being planned if needed for this fall. 

Gan Katan – Join our experiential play group focused on Jewish Values for Preschoolers & a Grown-up. We will be back on Sundays in the fall – mark your calendars now for October 18, November 15, December 20, February 21, March 21 and April 18.

Junior Congregation – 10:15 am, Next Date: 5/16/20 – Join Morah Babette and Eytan Layman for a service focused on engaging the children Shaare Tefila in prayer. We offer a camp-style Shabbat service using Siddur Shema Yisrael. Enjoy a ruach/spirited Shabbat experience!

Youth Groups

Bonim (K-2nd Grades)

Contact Babette to find out about our next event!

Machar (3rd-5th Grades)

Contact Babette to find out about our next event!

Kadima (6th-8th Grades) & USY (9th-12th Grades)



We regret to announce that Gates of Discovery: The Rose and George Teller Preschool of Shaare Tefila will be temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is our hope that, as circumstances change, we will be able to again offer a preschool to the greater Olney community.  For more information about our current preschool aged programming, please contact Babette Cohn at 301-593-3410 ext. 106 or 

The Shofar

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

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