Interested in Becoming a Member?

Temple B’nai Shalom is about connection, belonging and transformative Jewish living and learning.

As a community, we are a place to meet friends, celebrate and find comfort, where your children will grow to know more about Judaism and develop their own meaningful connection to Judaism, and where each of us does the same.

We strive to live our values:

Tikkun Olam, Repairing the World- taking care of both the physical world, as guardians of the earth, and to safeguard the dignity and welfare of its inhabitants.

Talmud Torah, the Continual Education of our members of all ages- We strive to help in forming pride in our Judaism and a strong sense of Jewish identity. We value the diverse strengths and gifts of our members. We adapt our teaching methods to meet each person’s unique abilities.

Kavod, Respect- We respect and honor our differences, and the opinions, the dignity and the Godliness of each individual. We commit to strive to understand and celebrate the diverse mix of background, race, creed, physical ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other aspects that combine to create each person.

Kavanah, Intentional Spirituality- We find positivity and celebrate the good and righteousness inspired by God and the teachings of Torah. Seeking inner holiness, we energize our souls through shared prayer, music, study, acts of goodness, and compassion.

Chesed, Caring- We show kindness and mercy to our fellow beings, including the stranger among us, as we remember God’s love and rachamim (compassion) for God’s creatures.

Kehilah, Sacred Community- We welcome and care for our members’ spiritual, physical, and social needs, embracing and respecting our diversity, and creating connections. Our communal circles of connection reach beyond our congregation and local community to include the Union for Reform Judaism, the People, Land, and State of Israel, and the worldwide Jewish community (klal yisrael).

Temple B’nai Shalom welcomes you to join us, to enjoy 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 our individual members themselves. The opportunities to engage with fellow congregants and with our tradition—whether in joyous, song-filled services, or more social gatherings––take place throughout the year. Offerings include Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Interfaith Couples, Social Action, Choir, Youth Groups (5th-12th grades), Tot Shabbat, Religious School, and great social, fun activities.

Explore Membership

TBS welcomes you to attend a Friday evening Shabbat service and/or our monthly Tot Shabbat services or join us for one of other wonderful events to experience our warm, welcoming community for yourself.  for more information, please contact Sharon Klein at or 703-764-2901. [If you are ready to join, please click Membership application 2023-2024 for our membership application, which should be returned to Sharon.] Please complete the form below to request more information about membership:

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