About Us

Shaare Torah is more than a place of worship.

More than religious services.

More than baby namings or b’nai mitzvah or weddings or funerals.

More than social programming for our different generations.

More than prayer and education and service.

More than our smiles. More than our tears.

Shaare Torah is more than a synagogue. We’re a community.

Shaare Torah is a welcoming, vibrant Conservative synagogue community (Kehillah), dedicated to the ideals of Jewish tradition (Masoret), and to acts of kindness (Hesed).

We are a transformative Jewish community that connects every participant to each other, the Jewish people, Jewish tradition, humanity, and G-d.

Our congregation was founded by a small group of families in the Quince Orchard area, who began meeting in local schools and each other’s homes in the fall of 1995. Today, our congregation includes more than 300 member households, as well as hundreds of other individuals and families living throughout Montgomery County Maryland, including Gaithersburg, as well as Bethesda and Rockville, Potomac and North Potomac, Germantown and Clarksburg.