Best of Jewish Washington 2021

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Steve Rothenberg of Talk of the Town. Photo by David Stuck

For the fourth year, Washington Jewish Week has polled the Jewish community about its favorite things. And you told us — best bagels, best coffee, best overnight camp — even best Shabbat kiddush and mikvah. And now, after tallying all the votes, this year’s results are here.

From the best financial planner to the best place to Israeli dance, read on to discover the Best of Jewish Washington.


Summer Programs

Day Camp
Bender JCC Day Camp
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-0100
benderjccgw.org

Runner-up
Camp Shoresh

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Overnight Camp
Camp Ramah

Runner-up
Capital Camps


Special Needs Camp
Bender JCC Day Camp
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-0100
benderjccgw.org

Runner-up
Camp Ramah

College Fraternity
ZBT

Sorority
Sigma Delta Tau

Hillel
University of Maryland,
College Park

Runner-up
Brandeis

MD/DC/VA Metro Area College/University
University of Maryland, College Park

Runner-up
American University

Community Recreation

Art Museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Runner-up
Phillips Collection

Museum
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

Runner-up
National Museum of American History

Children’s/Teen Arts Programs
Imagination Stage
Runner-up
VisArts

Children’s/Teen Jewish Programs
BBYO

Runner-up
Kadima/USY

Community Event
Good Deeds Day

Runner-up
Israel Independence Day

Family-Friendly Activity
Smithsonian National
Zoological Park

Runner-up
PJ Library events

Fitness Center
Bender JCC
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-0100
benderjccgw.org

Runner-up
OneLife Fitness

Nonprofit Organization
Sunflower Bakery & Café

Runner-up
Jewish Social Services Agency

Parks/Hiking Trails
Cabin John Park

Runner-up
Billy Goat Trail

Performing Arts Venue/Organization
Kennedy Center

Runner-up
Strathmore Music Center

 

Playground
Cabin John Park

Runner-up
Hadley Park

Senior Programming

B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville
6301 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20892
301-881-6550
bnaiisraelcong.org
B’nai Israel Congregation is the largest Conservative synagogue in Montgomery County, serving more than 1,100 families. With an emphasis on spirituality, education, social action and the furtherance of a warm and caring community, we strive to make Jewish life enjoyable and attractive for our members across the generational lines. Thank you to the readers of Washington Jewish Week for voting us the 2021 WINNER of Best Pre-School, Hebrew School, Senior Programming and MORE! www.bnaiisraelcong.org.

Runner-up
Bender JCC, Rockville
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-0100
benderjccgw.org

Special Needs Programming
Sunflower Bakery & Café

Runner-up
Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA)

Young Adult Programming
GatherDC

Runner-up
YP at Adas Israel

Education

After Care Program
B’nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20892
301-881-6550
bnaiisraelcong.org
B’nai Israel Congregation is the largest Conservative synagogue in Montgomery County, serving more than 1,100 families. With an emphasis on spirituality, education, social action and the furtherance of a warm and caring community, we strive to make Jewish life enjoyable and attractive for our members across the generational lines. Thank you to the readers of Washington Jewish Week for voting us the 2021 WINNER of Best Pre-School, Hebrew School, Senior Programming and MORE! www.bnaiisraelcong.org.

Runner-up
Kids After Hours

Preschool
B’nai Israel Schilit Preschool, Rockville
6301 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20892
301-881-6550
bnaiisraelcong.org
B’nai Israel Congregation is the largest Conservative synagogue in Montgomery County, serving more than 1,100 families. With an emphasis on spirituality, education, social action and the furtherance of a warm and caring community, we strive to make Jewish life enjoyable and attractive for our members across the generational lines. Thank you to the readers of Washington Jewish Week for voting us the 2021 WINNER of Best Pre-School, Hebrew School, Senior Programming and MORE! www.bnaiisraelcong.org.

Runner-up
Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Greenzaid Early Childhood Center, Potomac

Public School
Walt Whitman High School

Runner-up
Quince Orchard High School

Hebrew School
B’nai Israel Talmud Torah
6301 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20892
301-881-6550
bnaiisraelcong.org
B’nai Israel Congregation is the largest Conservative synagogue in Montgomery County, serving more than 1,100 families. With an emphasis on spirituality, education, social action and the furtherance of a warm and caring community, we strive to make Jewish life enjoyable and attractive for our members across the generational lines. Thank you to the readers of Washington Jewish Week for voting us the 2021 WINNER of Best Pre-School, Hebrew School, Senior Programming and MORE! www.bnaiisraelcong.org.

Runner-up
Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Rabovsky Religious School, Potomac

Special Needs School
Ivymount

Runner-up
The Lab School

Food

Bagel
Goldberg’s, various locations

Runner-up
Bethesda Bagels, various locations

Bakery
Kosher Pastry Oven, Silver Spring

Runner-up
Stella’s Bakery

Bar
Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge

Runner-up
Quincy’s Potomac

Non-chain Salad Bar
Founding Farmers

Runner-up
Dawson’s Market

Brunch
Attman’s Delicatessen
12505 Park Potomac Ave.
Potomac, MD 20854
301-765-3354
attmansdeli.com/park-potomac-location

Runner-up
Silver Diner

Coffee
Sunflower Bakery & Café

Runner-up
Weird Brothers, Leesburg

Diner
Silver Diner

Runner-up
Ted’s Bulletin

Grocery
Wegmans

Runner-up
Giant Food

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Carmen’s, Rockville

Runner-up
Sarah’s, Wildwood Shopping Center

Jewish Style Deli
Attman’s Delicatessen
12505 Park Potomac Ave.
Potomac, MD 20854
301-765-3354
attmansdeli.com/park-potomac-location

Runner-up
Parkway

 

Kosher Bakery
Sunflower Bakery & Café

Runner-up
Kosher Pastry Oven

Kosher Grocery
Moti’s Market

Runner-up
Shalom Kosher, Silver Spring

Wine/Beer/ Liquor Store
Total Wine

Runner-up
The Bottle Shop, Potomac

Pizza
Ben Yehuda

Runner-up
Gregorio’s Trattoria
gregoriostrattoria.com
7745 Tuckerman Lane
Potomac MD
301-296-6168

4611-A Sangamore Rd
Bethesda MD
301-347-6830

1428 N. Point Village Ctr
Reston VA
703-689-4894

Restaurant
Gregorio’s Trattoria
gregoriostrattoria.com
7745 Tuckerman Lane
Potomac, MD
301-296-6168

4611-A Sangamore Rd.
Bethesda, MD
301-347-6830

1428 N. Point Village Ctr.
Reston, VA
703-689-4894

Runner-up
Holy Chow

Home services

Electrician
Salah Electric

Runner-up
Silco

Flooring
Carpet and Vacuum Expo

Runner-up
Renaissance Flooring

HVAC
GAC

Runner-up
Jimmy Gusky

Interior Design
Jennifer Eisenfeld

Runner-up
Amy Schwartz Interiors

Landscaper
Moyer’s Lawn and Landscaping

Runner-up
Goshen Enterprises

Pest Control
Womack’s

Runner-up
Mosquito Joe

Local Plumber
Jimmy Gusky Plumbing

Runner-up
Uneeda Plumber

Roofing/Siding/Decks
Roof Masters

Runner-up
ProGeneral Home Solutions

Windows
Window Nation
Runner-up
Thompson Creek

Lifecycle/Religious non-commercial

Alternative Shabbat Service/Programming
The Den Collective

Runner-up
Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac

Family-Friendly Shabbat Service
B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville
6301 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20892
301-881-6550
bnaiisraelcong.org
B’nai Israel Congregation is the largest Conservative synagogue in Montgomery County, serving more than 1,100 families. With an emphasis on spirituality, education, social action and the furtherance of a warm and caring community, we strive to make Jewish life enjoyable and attractive for our members across the generational lines. Thank you to the readers of Washington Jewish Week for voting us the 2021 WINNER of Best Pre-School, Hebrew School, Senior Programming and MORE! www.bnaiisraelcong.org.

Runner-up
Sha’are Shalom

Best group for Millennials
GatherDC

Runner-up
The Den Collective

Best LGBTQ group
GLOE, Edlavitch DCJCC

 

Best Kiddush
B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville
6301 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20892
301-881-6550
bnaiisraelcong.org
B’nai Israel Congregation is the largest Conservative synagogue in Montgomery County, serving more than 1,100 families. With an emphasis on spirituality, education, social action and the furtherance of a warm and caring community, we strive to make Jewish life enjoyable and attractive for our members across the generational lines. Thank you to the readers of Washington Jewish Week for voting us the 2021 WINNER of Best Pre-School, Hebrew School, Senior Programming and MORE! www.bnaiisraelcong.org.

Runner-up
Congregation B’nai Tzedek

Best Continuing Education Program(s)
Haberman Institute
Runner-up
Lifelong Learning, Montgomery College

Best place to Israeli dance
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-0100
benderjccgw.org

Runner-up
Ohr Kodesh Congregation –
with Markid Mike

Best Mikvah
Adas Israel

Caterer
Signature Caterers
Runner-up
Catering by Alan Weiss

Event Venues
Lakewood Country Club
Runner-up
Windridge Winery

 

Judaica Shop
B’nai Israel Sisterhood
Judaica Shop
6301 Montrose Rd
Rockville, MD 20892
301-881-6550
bnaiisraelcong.org
B’nai Israel Congregation is the largest Conservative synagogue in Montgomery County, serving more than 1,100 families. With an emphasis on spirituality, education, social action and the furtherance of a warm and caring community, we strive to make Jewish life enjoyable and attractive for our members across the generational lines. Thank you to the readers of Washington Jewish Week for voting us the 2021 WINNER of Best Pre-School, Hebrew School, Senior Programming and MORE! www.bnaiisraelcong.org.

Runner-up
Israeli Accents

Party Entertainment (i.e., DJ, Band, Photobooth)
Talk of the Town

Runner-up
Washington Talent Agency

Party Planner
Creative Parties

Runner-up
Rave Reviews

Photographer/Videographer
FREED Photography

Runner-up
Randy Sager

Medical

Dentist
Dr. David Schlactus

Runner-up
Dr. Roy Eskow

ER/Hospital
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda

Runner-up
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Gastroenterologist
Dr. Michael Schindler

Runner-up
Dr. Lawrence Bassin

Mental Health Providers
Sheppard Pratt

Runner-up
JSSA

OB/GYN
Dr. Steven Maggid

Runner-up
Dr. Tobie Beckerman, Rockville

Orthodontist
Dr. Courtney Ullrich

Runner-up
Gerlein Orthodontics

Orthopedic Practice
Ortho Bethesda
301-530-1010
10215 Fernwood Rd, Suite 302
Bethesda, MD 20817
OrthoBethesda.com

Runner-up
Shady Grove Orthopedics

Pediatrician Practice
Potomac Pediatrics

Runner-up
Shady Grove Pediatric Associates

Pharmacy
CVS, Bethesda and Rockville

Runner-up
Walgreen’s, Silver Spring

Urgent Care
Patient First
Multiple locations
patientfirst.com

Runner-up
Righttime MedStar Urgent Care

Vet
Liberty Vet, Dr. Elise Geldon, Potomac

Runner-up
Muddy Branch Vet Center

Vision Care
The Eye Center, Rockville

Runner-up
Voorthuis Opticians

Personal Services

Local Bank
Sandy Spring Bank

Runner-up
EagleBank, Bethesda

Barber
Cabin John Barbers

Car Wash
Flagship Car Wash

Local Dry Cleaner
Parkway Custom Drycleaning

Runner-up
Metro Cleaners

Financial Planner
David Hurwitz, Ameriprise

Runner-up
Mark Sheinkopf, Prudential

Local Insurance Agency
Baygroup Insurance

Runner-up
Cutler Hann & Burk, Ellicott City

Law Firm
Shulman Rogers, Potomac
12505 Park Potomac Ave.
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 230-5200
shulmanrogers.com

Runner-up
Lawrence Wachtel

Mani/Pedi
Sean’s Nails

Runner-up
Legacy Salon

Massage
East West Wellness

Pet Groomer
Bark’n Beaute

Runner-up
Groomingville

Real Estate Agency
Taylor Properties – David Engel

Runner-up
Quasar Property Management
and Real Estate

Salon
Zohra

Runner-up
New Wave

Spa
East West Wellness Center

Runner-up
Woodhouse Spa

Waxing
Organic Sugaring Center

Retail

Car Dealership
Fitzgerald Auto Park, Rockville

Runner-up
Darcars

Eyewear
Colonial Opticians

Runner-up
All Eyes on Rockville

Furniture/Mattress Store
The Mattress Connection

Jeweler
Kaufmann jewelers

Runner-up
Boone & Son

Musical Instrument Store
Chuck Levin

Shoe Store
Shoe Train

Runner-up
DSW

Shopping Mall
Westfield Montgomery Mall

Shopping Center
Pike and Rose

Runner-up
Leesburg Premium Outlets

Seniors

Assisted Living
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
Smithlifecommunities.org
Charles E. Smith Life Communities is situated on a 38-acre campus in Rockville, Maryland. Services include: skilled nursing care and post-acute care at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington; independent living at Revitz House and Ring House; assisted living at Landow House; memory care assisted living at Cohen-Rosen House and Connections at Landow and geriatric medical care at Hirsh Health Center. Supportive services include transportation, kosher meals, leisure programming, housekeeping, spiritual services and more.

Runner-up
Ingleside at King Farm

Memory Care Community
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Rd.
Rockville MD 20852
301-770-8448
Smithlifecommunities.org
Charles E. Smith Life Communities is situated on a 38-acre campus in Rockville, Maryland. Services include: skilled nursing care and post-acute care at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington; independent living at Revitz House and Ring House; assisted living at Landow House; memory care assisted living at Cohen-Rosen House and Connections at Landow and geriatric medical care at Hirsh Health Center. Supportive services include transportation, kosher meals, leisure programming, housekeeping, spiritual services and more.
Runner-up
Arden Courts

Homecare Services

SmithLife Homecare
6101 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-816-5020
Smithlifehomecare.com
SmithLife Home Care has been in business for over 19 years and is a private duty Residential Service Agency and a partner with CESLC/Charles E. Smith Life Communities in Rockville. Because of our joint affiliation, we can provide high quality services and capabilities of these two respected care providers in Washington D.C. and Maryland. We provide quality care through supportive services, allowing your loved one to maintain the optimum level of possible independence.

Runner-up
Premier HomeCare (JSSA)

Hospice Care
JSSA Hospice

Independent Living
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-770-8448
Smithlifecommunities.org
Charles E. Smith Life Communities is situated on a 38-acre campus in Rockville, Maryland. Services include: skilled nursing care and post-acute care at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington; independent living at Revitz House and Ring House; assisted living at Landow House; memory care assisted living at Cohen-Rosen House and Connections at Landow and geriatric medical care at Hirsh Health Center. Supportive services include transportation, kosher meals, leisure programming, housekeeping, spiritual services and more.

Runner-up
Ingleside at King Farm

Senior Center
Rockville Senior Center

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