I am honored to be the rabbi of this warm, welcoming, multi-generational synagogue community. I welcome anyone of any background who is interested in Judaism or in learning more about our inspiring synagogue to be in touch with me any time. I look forward to getting to know you and to welcoming you to Har Shalom soon!
Welcome to Congregation Har Shalom, we are an all-inclusive conservative synagogue. We invite you to visit us for services and experience the sense of community that thrives among our congregants. Carly Litwok | Assistant Executive Director; Membership Engagement email@example.com | 301.299.7087 ext. 250
Immerse your children in an innovative Jewish education program. The Har Shalom Religious School is a transformative school with a STEAM based curriculum centered on instilling Jewish values in the next generation.
Rabbi Adam J. Raskin has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Har Shalom since 2011. Originally from Cleveland, OH, he developed a love of synagogue life as a child, and was encouraged by his own rabbi to grow and learn Jewishly, to travel to Israel, and to imagine a career of service to God and the Jewish people. He earned his BA in Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University, and received the prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship for his studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and Jerusalem. Upon ordination, the Rabbinical School awarded him the Lamport Prize in Homiletics, and he spent the first nine years of his rabbinate in Dallas, Texas.
Rabbi Raskin is the first rabbi ever to be accepted to and participate in Leadership Montgomery, and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville. Rabbi Raskin is very active in pro-Israel advocacy as well. Some of his greatest loves include teaching and inculcating Jewish joy in children’s lives (you can always find him outside greeting kids on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings, as well as in the classroom every week in the Religious School or telling stories to preschoolers), teaching and relating Judaism’s deep wisdom in classes and on the bimah, and participating in people’s most sacred life experiences. He possesses truly boundless love for the Jewish people, and he cherishes his relationships with members of the congregation. Rabbi Raskin is joined in his sacred work by his wife, Sari Levinson Raskin, and their three children, Mia, Nessa, and Ezra.