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Congregation Har Shalom is an inclusive, multi-generational Conservative synagogue community. We inspire the lifelong Jewish journeys of individuals and families by promoting active participation in Jewish life and learning, spirited prayer, community service, and support for the State of Israel and the Jewish people everywhere.

Celebrating Rabbi Cahan's Second Bar Mitzvah

Sisterhood Mishloach Manot

Har Shalom Sisterhood’s Purim Project is well underway and there is still time to order Purim baskets for family and friends.

Check your e-mail for the message that includes your log-in code. Or go to and enter your e-mail to have your log in code sent to you. Or you can e-mail Amy Fine at

Sending mishloach manot is a wonderful Purim mitzvah that lets you support Har Shalom Sisterhood and Har Shalom.

We look forward to your participation!

The Purim Committee

What's Happening

  • Tuesday
    Feb 20
    Adult Education Movie: Live and Become

    Tuesday, Feb 20th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Schlomo, an Ethiopian boy, is placed by his Christian mother with an Ethiopian Jewish woman whose child has died. This woman, who will become his adoptive mother, is about to be airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel during Operation Moses in 1984.


  • Wednesday
    Feb 21
    Daytimers Jewish Film Festival: "Phoenix"

    Wednesday, Feb 21st 12:00p to 2:00p
    This evocative and haunting drama set in 1945 rubble-strewn Berlin is like no other film about post WWII Jewish-German identity. Auschwitz survivor and former cabaret singer, Nelly, has her disfigured face reconstructed and returns to Berlin to seek out her gentile husband, who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story. Is it a revenge film or tale of romantic reconciliation? You won’t know until the s


  • Saturday
    Feb 24
    Gan Shabbat

    Shabbat, Feb 24th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Join Morah Beth Hoch, Director of the Early Childhood Education for a service that is uniquely designed to bring songs, stories and prayers together to create a welcoming, spirited, developmentally appropriate Shabbat service. It is an opportunity for the whole family to sing, learn Torah stories, and meet friends. They will lead songs during Gan Shabbat and be called up at the end of the congregational service. Come for the fun and stay for Kiddush lunch.


This Shabbat

Friday Night

Mashgiach Overnight
: 4:00p
Candle Lighting
: 5:37p
: 6:30p
Sam Segal Shabbat Dinner
: 7:30p

Shabbat Day

Mashgiach Overnight
: 12:00a
: 9:30a
Sam Segal Bar Mitzvah
: 9:30a
Gan Shabbat
: 10:00a
Minyan Katan
: 10:45a
STaR Shabbat
: 10:45a
Kiddush Lunch
: 12:00p
: 5:25p
: 6:38p
Sam Segal Bar Mitzvah Party
: 7:00p

Parshat Tetzaveh

Candle Lighting

Friday, Feb 23, 5:37p


Motzei Shabbat, Feb 24, 6:38p
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Contact Us

Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road
Potomac, MD20854

Tel.: 301-299-7087
Fax:  301-299-2247



Congregation Har Shalom is proud of the community of learning that exists within our synagogue family.
From birth to adulthood, we facilitate learning opportunities that enhance the values of Jewish living.

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