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Family Programming


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.

  • 5/6 – Coffee Social
  • 5/13 – 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. While all grades focus on Jewish Studies on Sundays, grades K-2 attend tuition-free.   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)! Dates: 5/8 & 6/12. Contact Babette Cohn for more information.

Junior Congregation, Grades 3-7 – Join Babette Cohn and Ilana Gorod for an online, camp-style Shabbat Service. Dates: ONE MORE this year, 4/24New This Year: Students who attend 4 out of 5 dates receive a gift of recognition at the end of the year.




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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