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Temple Shalom is a 400-household modern Reform synagogue located where Silver Spring meets Chevy Chase, MD with a 250-student Religious School and top-rated Early Learning Center. Led by our innovative and dynamic clergy, music, and education teams, Temple Shalom celebrates the unique journey of each of our families and members. You belong here.

Come experience what it means to belong to the D.C-area’s only synagogue offering the Gift of Membership program with no first year dues, making it easy to experience why Temple Shalom is your new Jewish home.


Operating Status January 20, 2023

As we welcome the secular new year and continue to hold all of Temple Shalom’s Early Learning Center, religious school, religious services, and administrative functions …

Operating Status January 20, 2023 Read More »

Details and Registration

Join Us at Temple Shalom

  • View our streaming link here
  • See our full Weekly Services and Programming schedule (with Zoom/Stream links)
  • Join the Tikkun Olam Committee January 28, 6:30 pm, for a Havdalah service and dessert.This will be followed by a recorded lecture of Doug Tallamy’s “Nature’s Best Hope” and discussion with Master Gardener Betsy Kingery on how homeowners can take environmental action one yard at a time.

    Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He has published and lectured convincingly on the benefits of diverse, native urban and suburban landscapes. No gardening experience required!

    Please sign up here to let us know you are coming.

  • Temple Shalom Early Learning Center Tu B’Shevat Stroller Stroll Sunday, February 5th 4:00 PM - After nap time!

    Meet at Ray’s Meadow Located at  2901 East-West Hwy, next to Ohr Kodesh Congregation

    We will walk a portion of the Rock Creek Park Trail.  The path is stroller friendly and there will be a scavenger hunt for the kids.

    Bring a picnic lunch and stay to play at Ray’s Meadow Playground.

    RSVP by February 2nd to ten.molahselpmet@CLEirrac

  • Sisterhood Challah & Hamantashen Baking  Led by Liz Dayan Sunday, February 5, 6 to 8 pm. Temple Shalom Kitchen

    Have you ever wanted to bake challah, but you weren’t sure how, or worried that it may come out like matzah? Come learn with us and take home a beautiful big loaf in two hours from start to finish! While the challah is rising, we will make some sweet hamantashen with a variety of tasty fillings.

    Please RSVP by February 1. (We need to buy for supplies for all.)

You Belong at Temple Shalom!

Based on Temple Shalom's 2020 survey of our households:

include an adult raised in another Jewish movement
are interfaith households
include LGBTQ+ adults (and many more youth)
include a Person of Color
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