Synagogue Spotlight

Weekly feature on what’s happening at a different synagogue around the DMV.

Bringing the Energy Back at B’nai Shalom of Olney

The energy is creeping back into the building at B’nai Shalom of Olney, with their new, young rabbi coming into his own and expanding...

Am HaTorah: A Small but Impactful Congregation

Am HaTorah Congregation in Bethesda generally flies under the radar in the local Jewish community due to its small size, making it “the best...

Beth Chai Approaching Member Engagement Through Multiple Unique Avenues

Beth Chai Jewish Humanist Congregation of Greater Washington takes a unique approach to education and member engagement through multiple programs and by viewing education...

Chabad of Silver Spring Seeks to Bring Light to a Dark World

Like many local synagogues, Chabad of Silver Spring has undergone significant changes to its programming since the Oct. 7 Hamas terror attacks. Programming has...

Civil Rights Education at The Jewish Studio

One of the most important ways to build a cohesive and supportive community is to learn about your neighbors – hear about their history,...

Machar: Enhanced Engagement Through a New Partnership

Collaboration and combined education have become a major part of the identity at Machar, a secular humanistic congregation in Washington, D.C., where they are...

Deepening Family and Community Ties at Kol Shalom

At Kol Shalom in Rockville, deepening family and community ties is of the utmost importance. In a new effort to further engage the community...

Educational Classes Finding New Importance at JewishROC

Educational classes focusing on Israeli politics led by Rabbi Yaacov Benamou at the Jewish Rockville Outreach Center (JewishROC) have taken on a new sense...

Interfaith Event Spotlights Hill Havurah’s Commitment to Community

Hill Havurah, an independent Jewish community in D.C., is taking part in an event with the Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington, where they will...

Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation: A Home Away from Home for Jewish Soldiers

Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation is a humble synagogue in the eponymous town, with a member base consisting of 30 to 50 families. But the...