Please join us and spread the word of this upcoming estate sale.
May 24 – 26
2875 Crain Hwy.,
Waldorf Maryland 20601
8 am – 4 pm.
(The Old American Hardware Building, next to Patient First).
Lots of vintage furniture, china and glassware. Something for everybody.
Proceeds benefit Congregation Sha’are Shalom.
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I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Madelene Weinberger for planning our Holocaust Remembrance Program this year. It really takes a lot of work getting the word out to the community, lining up a speaker and putting together a program that many of us will never forget. The speaker we had this year was Jay Ipson. Read the rest of this entry »
Sha’are Shalom’s fabulous Brunch is returning Sunday, June 2 at 11:30AM.
We will be officially welcoming our newest members, Victor and Judy Marmer and Nat Seiden and Peggy Knoernschild and family.
Sacred Fragments – Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew
Rabbi Neil Gillman
How do we know that God exists? To whom do we pray? Where was Adonai during the Shoah? What is the point of ritual? How is it possible to believe Adonai revealed the Torah?
This year our Holocaust Remembrance Program will be April 13at 6 PM. You don’t want to miss this, so please mark your calendars now. We are truly honored to have Jay Ipson as our speaker. Jay is a native of Lithuania, a Holocaust Survivor and a co-founder of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond. Read the rest of this entry »
Sha’are Shalom Community Seder will be March 26th at 5:30 PM, in our synagogue on 18 Henry Ford Dr., Waldorf, MD. The deadline for early reservation will be March 12, 2013 Read the rest of this entry »
The party will begin February 23 at 6 PM. There will be games for the children, a dinner of pizza, salad, drinks and desserts (including hamantaschen). After dinner we will read the Megillah; groggers will be available Read the rest of this entry »
The Little Bakers at Sha’are Shalom will once again be busy making hamantaschen for sale. You have a choice of prune, apricot, poppy seed or chocolate (please note the chocolate is nutella with ground hazelnuts). Prune, apricot and poppy seed are $6/dozen; chocolate is $7/dozen.
The minimum order is one dozen of any one flavor. Deadline to place an order is February 15. Read the rest of this entry »
Mishloach Manot also called Purim Baskets are gifts of food and drink that is sent to friends and relatives. The mitzvah of giving Mishloach Manot is spelled out in the Book of Esther, which instructs the Jewish People to observe the days of Purim as “days of feasting and gladness, and sending portions of food to one another …” It has developed into a tradition of sending baskets to friends and relatives as a sign of friendship. Read the rest of this entry »
From the congregational library by Bob Locke, Librarian
Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew
By Rabbi Neil Gillman
* How do we know that G-d exists?
* To whom do we pray?
* Where was G-d during HaShoah?
* What is the point of ritual?
* How is it possible to believe that G-d revealed the Torah?
For modern Jews, living in a world of shattered beliefs and competing ideologies, these questions have taken on a new urgency. Read the rest of this entry »