Interested in Becoming a Member?

Whether relocating to Northern Virginia, rediscovering Jewish roots, or initiating religious study, Jewish families and individuals seek membership at Temple B’nai Shalom because the congregation offers both the religious environment and the community to share the most meaningful moments in life, whether joyous or sad, communal or introspective.

Interested in membership in Temple B'nai Shalom?Temple B’nai Shalom welcomes those who share a commitment to Reform Judaism. TBS members have opportunities to enhance their knowledge and love of Judaism, and to deepen their identification and commitment, by enjoying an association with others that grows from participating together in Temple activities, including special events, group affiliations, study, and worship. TBS programs are as varied as individual members themselves. Offerings include Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Interfaith Couples, Social Action, Choir, Youth Groups (5th-12th grades), Religious School, and Adult Education. And opportunities to engage with fellow congregants—whether in joyous, song-filled services, or more social gatherings––take place throughout the year. Special programs include a monthly Mothers Support Group, Tot Shabbat, Family Services, and Torah Tykes

As a house of prayer, Temple B’nai Shalom:

Provides rabbis for spiritual leadership. Fosters participation in our services. Places spirituality, prayer, and music at the center of worship. Promotes the future of Reform Judaism, reflected in our children’s participation in services and our dedication to fostering their spiritual identity.

As a house of study, Temple B’nai Shalom:

Values lifelong Jewish learning. Instills excitement and reinforces the importance of learning in our children through our religious school and throughout their temple life offers a variety of learning opportunities to adults of all ages.

As a caring community, Temple B’nai Shalom:

Inspires active participation through volunteerism, tzedakah, and tikkun olam. Welcomes singles, couples, families, and seniors in this inclusive community. Celebrates with each other on joyous occasions and cares for each other when illness strikes and losses occur. Recognizes the value of each member and the relationship of members to one another. Values our synagogue as a place to gather and as our sacred space.

Explore Membership

TBS welcomes you to attend any Friday evening Shabbat service and/or our monthly Tot Shabbat services to experience our warm, welcoming community for yourself.  If you have any membership questions, please contact Ira Goldberg at or 703-764-2901. [If you are ready to join, please click here for our membership application, which should be returned to Ira.]  Please complete the form below to request more information about membership:

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