Forms & Policies

Print Forms:

Bylaws – February 2020

Shaare Torah Community Application (Membership Form) 2023-2024

Kashrut Policy (Revised 2014)

Chart of Acceptable “Kosher Symbols”

Alcohol Policy

B’nai Mitzvah Policy

Interim Security Policy Spring 2019

Life Cycle Policies

Sales Agreement For Cemetery Property

Policy of Privacy of Membership Data

Shabbat and Holiday Policies

Shabbat and Holiday Policy Regarding Use of Musical Instruments

Torah Honors Policy

Tree of Life Ordering:

One of the most expressive ways to honor someone is to inscribe their name on the Tree of Life located at the entrance to our synagogue- a most meaningful tradition of our Jewish heritage.

This personalized engraved leaf, stone, or dove provides an opportunity to permanently recognize family members and friends on special occasions– such as weddings, birthdays, baby namings, b’nai mitzvah, anniversaries, and the like.

Order your engraving on the Tree of Life here.

Yizkor Board:

At this time, our yizkor memorial board in the lobby is full. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the synagogue by purchasing a plaque. We are working diligently to expand the board to include space for the loved ones of all who wish to have a plaque for them in the synagogue. If you would like to contribute to our yizkor board expansion, please contact Matt Oziel in the office or by email at

In the meantime, if you would like to purchase a plaque to be placed on our expanded board – please do so here.

Refund Policy:

Refunds are given at the discretion of the administration and/or Executive Committee of Shaare Torah. Should you have a question about a refund, please contact our office at 301-869-9842.

Should Shaare Torah cancel an event or class due to weather or low attendance your money will be refunded in full.

There is no refund given for donations to Shaare Torah.

Shaare Torah may change this policy from time to time in its discretion. Any changes will be reflected on this page.