Our clergy welcomes you. It’s our hope that you, whether a new or seasoned member, feel welcome here at Temple Rodef Shalom. Learn more about who we are here.

A graduate of Harvard Business School, Gillon has served in such varied leadership posts as mayor of the city Mevasseret Zion near Jerusalem, Ambassador of Israel to Denmark and CEO of the Peres Center for Peace. RSVP here.

At our annual fundraiser luncheon, Rabbi Schwartzman will discuss our matriarchs and explore well known and lesser known women of the bible and how we might connect to them today. After lunch relax by the pool. RSVP here.

Our popular summer concert series returns! More information about the lineup is here.

Discover Spain this Summer!

July 6 – Echoes of Sepharad

Through video and musical performance, vocalist, guitarist and entertainer Ramón Tasat will kick off our series teaching about the rich legacy of Sephardic folksong. Through its music and text, he’ll demonstrate the connection between folksong and communities of Sephardic Jews. Ramon will also recount his experiences with Flory Jagoda, the legendary and acclaimed Sephardic folksinger.

Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat is the cantor of Shirat HaNefesh (Song of the Soul), an emerging Jewish congregation in southern Montgomery County, MD. He is also the president of Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music. In addition, he is the musical Director of Kolot HaLev, a Jewish Community choir in the Greater Washington area.

July 13 – Maimonides: Rabbi, Scholar, Physician, Philosopher, Mathematician

Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides) also referred to by the acronym Rambam, was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. During his lifetime and to the present day, most Jews highly regard Maimonides’ writings on Jewish law and ethics. He was a prominent physician, philosopher and polymath in both the Jewish and Islamic worlds and was the revered head of the Jewish community in Egypt. Join Rabbi Amy Schwartzman to learn more about this amazing scholar and influential leader in the Sephardic world.

July 20 and 27 – The History and Art of Sephardic Jewry

Dr. Ori Soltes will offer two lectures – the first will survey the history and culture of Jews in the Iberian Peninsula before the Expulsion from Spain. The second lecture will explore the Sephardic diaspora and its culture, including the Jewish community in the Caribbean.

Dr. Ori Z. Soltes is Goldman Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts at Georgetown University. He is the former director and curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, DC.

August 3 – Wine, Women, Love, and Prayer: Medieval Sephardic Poetry

Rabbi Steve Glazer will lead an exploration of Sephardic secular poems as well as Piyyutim, Hebrew liturgical poetry, composed by some of the best known medieval poets.

Steven M. Glazer, Rabbi, DHL, DD directs Glazer Consulting, providing strategies and counseling for individuals with dementia, as well their family and caregivers. He is a graduate of Hebrew Union College, Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University.

Cost: Free

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Contact: Cantor Allen Leider, Director of Lifelong Learning, email
We are grateful for our partnership with the Jewish Study Center in putting together this series.

Building Project Frequently Asked Questions

The project plans include:

  • A Small Sanctuary
  • School & Youth Renovations & Improvements
  • Clergy & Administrative Offices, Meeting Rooms
  • General Renovations
  • Parking and Landscaping

 

The most frequently asked questions about the building project – answered here!

Temple Rodef Shalom Nursery School

TRSNS provides a joyful and nurturing learning environment that fosters in each child the confidence and competence to become a productive, caring member of his/her family and community.

Application information is available here: Nursery School.