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.

Come explore the temple library’s large cookbook collection. Trace the evolution of the genre from classic cookbooks by Jennie Grossinger, to modern ones by Yotam Ottolenghi and Michael Solomonov. TRS librarian, Susan Kusel, will send your cooking in totally new directions. RSVP Here

TRS is collaborating with Blue Star Families, a non-profit organization that supports military families through career development, caregiving, and research on military family life. We will prepare “Family Game Night” gift bags for families of active military to be distributed at a holiday gathering. RSVP Here

Join us before the Simchat Torah service for a delicious nosh and specialty cocktails! RSVP Here

Once again, the challenge…Construct the Sukkah! And after Sukkot, what goes up, must come down. And that is even true of a Sukkah. RSVP Here to help the Men of TRS with the Sukkah raising and/or razing.



Open to ONLY WoTRS &/or TRS women members & their guests.  Dr. Jennifer Verbesey will discuss advances in the field of organ transplantation, & the process & decisions that people make when donating a kidney. RSVP Here 

Ohel Yaacov

It’s that time of year again!

Sukkot is around the corner, so get ready for our 2019 Ohel Yaacov/Tent of Jacob Community Housing Fund Appeal!

We hope you saw the letter in the October Connection from our Social Action chairs and Rabbi Saxe asking you to help support the wonderful organizations in our community who are fighting homelessness and providing shelter for our neighbors.  The Fund is a major way we demonstrate our commitment as a sacred community to those in our larger community who are in great need.  All gifts are distributed to deserving organizations.

Feel free to use the Campaign envelope enclosed in the Connection to make a gift—just write Ohel Yaacov or Tent of Jacob in the memo line of the check. You can also click here to make an online gift. Together we will make a difference!

We Did It!

A Home for the Future of Judaism

Our Capital Campaign to build A Home for the Future of Judaism has ended, and we made our goal of $16,000,000! What a ride it has been!

Thank you to the 1,118 members who pledged, made gifts and brought us to this happy conclusion. We set out with a vision and an ambitious goal, and together we did it. The majority of our congregation participated in this enormous undertaking: a truly communal achievement. Thank you!

What a generous, responsive and responsible community we have! So very grateful for all the gifts – small, large and in between – that brought us to this shehechyanu moment.

Building Project

Learn more about the building project – click here!

Capital Campaign Donor List

We are creating a FINAL alphabetized list of all donors to our Capital Campaign, A Home for the Future of Judaism. Click here to see the full list.

Please let us know immediately if your gift to the Campaign is not recognized here (unless you asked to be anonymous), by calling Hannah Moore at 703-676-3867 or sending an email to hmoore@templerodefshalom.org. Thank you!

TRS Tents

TRS Tents is an innovative way to help our members connect with each other and enjoy shared interests and activities. Any TRS member can propose a Tent activity or participate in one.

New groups have recently formed for amateur genealogists, writers, and photographers. As members come up with new and different Tent ideas, more groups are forming all the time. Check your weekly Temple e-letter and Connection to learn of new opportunities to participate.

Do you have a great idea for a Tent? Contact Cookie Mandell, Director of Membership Engagement, by email to share your idea!

Click here for additional information.