Temple Shalom contains numerous chavurah, groups and communities of people - spending time together based on shared interests. A complete list of committees shows all the ways you can participate.
Take advantage of being part of our community and join a group!
Book Group Discussions
Our Temple Shalom Book Club is back for its 17th year! Join Mona Ellis and Stu Bassin for lively discussions of quality books. Sessions are on Sunday mornings-- discussion with bagels and coffee. Free and usually quite interesting. Join us.
Take a look at our Book Group Calendar and upcoming books
"Bikur Cholim", visiting and caring for those who are ill or in need, is one of the core commandments (mitzvot) of Jewish life. Temple Shalom's Mitzvah Corps is one of the many important ways in which we, as a congregation, work to "be there" for one another. Do you or someone you know in our Temple Shalom Community need help? We're here; contact the Temple office (301-587-CARE) or Rabbi Feshbach, or our Mitzvah Corps chair, Betsy Kingery.
The Mitzvah Corps is looking for people willing to make or deliver meals to congregants in needs, help with shivah services, write notes to congregants or help organize Mitzvah Corps activities.
Learn about us by reading A History of the Mitzvah Corps at Temple Shalom
Read all about the Brotherhood at Temple Shalom, which provides services to the Temple through Jewish men by promoting a sense of fellowship and camaraderie among its membership. Brotherhood fosters education and cultural understanding; all men are welcomed to join us at any event throughout the year.
Read all about the Sisterhood at Temple Shalom, which provides services to the Temple through Jewish women by promoting a sense of fellowship and camaraderie among its membership. Sisterhood fosters education and cultural understanding; all women are welcomed to join us at any event throughout the year.
The Tsedek Committee is the place where Temple Shalom families connect to Judaism’s historic commitment to Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World) and Gimilut Chasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness). It is through the Tsedek Committee that temple members work to achieve a goal common to Jews everywhere: Bringing humanity a few steps closer to the day when poverty and war are banished, and injustice and hate are gone.
The Worship Committee considers the best way to organize Temple services - when they are offered, to whom they are targeted, what kind of prayerbooks we use, etc. If you have thoughts about these issues, please contact Marty Shargel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read all about the Renaissance Group, which supports Temple members whose children are no longer in the religious school and who want to join other members in a variety of activities involving theater, museums, etc., and, of course, dining experiences.