Who We Are

Welcome to Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, Maryland, serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our goal is to be a spiritual community where you can find "warmth and depth and breadth,” a place which, in the words of our Senior Rabbi Michael Feshbach, "welcomes us as we are, challenges us to grow, and works in and with the world around us." We are a Reform congregation of almost 450 families, yet our community offers openness to all, where each person can connect, where comfort and caring matter. It is a place of strength and beauty, of spirituality and learning, of creative possibility, a place filled with God's spirit and human kindness.

Come and join us. We invite you to enter the stream of Jewish experiences, where new understanding and insights await you and those you love. Temple Shalom is a place with Torah at the center, where serious learning is for everyone, where prayer and music is meaningful, participatory, and powerful, where people reach out to one another during times of celebration and sadness.

If Judaism matters to you, you will find something significant here. You will find relationships – connections to others who share your interests. You will find a commitment to excellence. You will open the gates to Jewish life.

Connections…

image Union for Reform Judaism
We are a member of the Union for Reform Judaism which serves reform congregations in North America.


image Religious Action Center
We strongly support the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. It has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation's capital for over 40 years.


image The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington has been the voice of the Jewish community in and around the nation's capital since 1925.  Today, they serve the needs of approximately 180,000 Jews, spanning a 1,500 square-mile area that includes Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.