Helpful Information and Community Services

Dear Temple Shalom Community,

In addition to Temple Shalom’s virtual programming, we continue to identify organizations and websites that offer helpful information, community services, and engaging virtual events.  Here is information and websites we thought might be of interest to the Temple community.


  • If you are in need of financial help to cover housing, utilities, medical care, food, or emergency-related expenses, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington has created the Rabbi Emergency Fund to assist. Rabbi Rosenberg can directly assist you and your loved ones by having these bills directly paid and by getting you grocery gift cards. This resource is separate from the funds they have available in our Rabbis’ Mitzvah Funds. Please contact Rabbi Rosenberg or Executive Director Susan Zemsky if you are in need of assistance. These funds can also support those connected to our community who may not be members.



  • The National Museum of American Jewish Military History will present a discussion on the “Ritchie Boys” – soldiers trained in military intelligence at Camp Ritchie, MD during World War II. Many of the soldiers were German-speaking immigrants who had fled from the Nazis in Europe. Thursday, May 7 at 3:00 pm. Click here to register for this free event.


  • The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and the Israel Policy Forum will present a panel discussion entitled: “Politics Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic: Israel’s New Unity Government and the Challenging Road Ahead.” Friday, May 8 at 11:00 am. Click here to register for this free program.


  • Interested in making homemade masks? Please consider the Neighborhood Mask Making Project, which has donated more than 1,075 masks to Holy Cross Hospital in recent weeks. In addition to Holy Cross Hospital, the Project has been making masks for JSSA Hospice and other local healthcare providers. Please contact Temple Shalom member Judith Weinberg at


  • Updates from the Montgomery County government on Covid-19, including information on protective masks and dedicated grocery store hours for seniors and those at risk.

Our community’s participation in the Temple’s virtual programs continues to be incredibly strong and we hope you will continue to join us for as many programs as you can. This powerful community time has been very meaningful to many of us. Please continue to join us and stay socially engaged as we make our way through these difficult times together.


L'Shalom (In Peace),


Your Temple Shalom Staff and Lay Leaders

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