Shaare Tefila

Rabbi: Jonah Layman

Hazzan: Adina Klein Ackerman

President: Perry Sandler

Affiliated with the United Synagogue of
Conservative Judaism
Happening This Month At Shaare Tefila
Schedule Of Passover Services
Day 7 & Day 8
Friday, April 2
6:00 pm Shabbat & Festival service
Saturday, April 3
9:30 am service includes Hallel and selections from Song of Songs
8:00 pm Festival evening service
Sunday, April 4
9:30 am service includes Hallel and Yizkor
8:17 pm Holiday ends
8:20 pm evening service and Havdalah
Yom HaShoah begins on the evening of April 7 this year. Rabbi Layman and Babette Cohn invite you to join them at 8:00 pm as they participate in the Shalom Hartman Institute program Gathering, Meaning & Memory. Here is a summary of this online program:
 Even as the voices of the last living Holocaust survivors can still be heard, the next generation is assuming responsibility for keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. The Yom HaShoah Hitkansut (Gathering for Holocaust Remembrance Day) is an experiential and deeply personal program that highlights the memory of the Jews who perished and cherishes the struggle for life. Participants transform memory into a personal commitment against all forms of dehumanization by emphasizing our shared destiny: we have all survived persecution. 
Participants use a specially designed Hitkansut Haggadah created by a diverse group of scholars, writers and leaders of non-profits. The Haggadah weaves together literary texts, testimonies, discussions, prayer and moments of silence to which participants are invited to contribute their own voices, memories and thoughts.

Registration and more information can be found on the Hartman website here.
Create Your Own Succulent Terrarium Just in Time for Earth Day!

Join Babette Cohn & Mara Lansky to learn more about the Jewish connection to Earth Day and create your very own Succulent Terrarium!! We will gather on ZOOM once again at 4 p.m. on April 18th. Register by April 5th to ensure we have all the supplies in time.
Kits include everything you need:
  • Succulents
  • Succulent soil
  • Glass orbs
  • Reindeer moss
  • Small pebbles for drainage
  • Miniatures for ground decoration
  • Plastic tweezers
  • Clear stickers
AGAIN, register by April 5th! CHOICE OF PICK UP LOCATIONS: at Shaare Tefila OR in Silver Spring/Hillandale. NOTE: Read your confirmation email - it will include pick up choice instructions.

Questions? Contact Babette ASAP
Sisterhood Virtual Field Trip

What: Shaare Tefila Sisterhood's "virtual" field trip to New York's Tenement Museum

Have you ever wondered how our previous generations lived as they arrived in the USA? Many of them began their American adventure in a tenement. We have the opportunity to tour a typical Jewish apartment in a still standing tenement in New York City. (It's been converted into a museum, now offering virtual tours.) Please join our Sisterhood and Beth Shalom Congregation's Sisterhood as we are guided by an experienced docent. There will be time for a Q&A after we have entered each room of the apartment and climbed its narrow stairs.

When: Sunday, April 18, 2 pm
Fee: $10

See you on Zoom!
Supporting Our Members

Need a ride?
Contact:  Betty Balin 301-622-4354
               Bernice Goldstein 301-384-1024
Need a meal?
Contact: Ethel Levine 301-593-7041
                Joyce Feinstein 240-428-1329
Need support?
Contact: Rabbi Layman 301-593-3410 x102
Donation Opportunity
Consider a donation of:
Siddur $54
Machzor $36
Large Type Machzor $54
"in memory of" or "in honor of" a friend or loved one

Contact Jonathan Cohen
301-593-3410 X 101


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16620 Georgia Ave. Olney, MD 20832