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Joining our community

Thank you for your interest in our synagogue. Below is the Shaare Torah community application for you to complete. You’ll notice that we did not say “membership application.” For many people, the term “membership” connotes a transaction, very much like you would purchase at a gym or country club, where you pay for something monthly and you simply expect a service or product in return. But at Shaare Torah, our vision and approach is focused on relationships, designed so that everyone feels committed to a thriving Jewish community in upper Montgomery County, which values Kehillah (Community), Masoret (Tradition), and Hesed (Kindness).  If you believe in Jewish community, the power of Jewish ritual, family, learning, or social action, then Shaare Torah is definitely the place for you.

We form those relationships as we participate in the life of the community.  At Shaare Torah, there really is something for everyone, including, but not limited to:

Religious Life

Nursery School

Religious School

Teen Engagement

Adult Learning

Adult Social Programs


Volunteerism for Social and Humanitarian Causes

Early Childhood Programming

Men’s Club

Women’s Club

Green Team


Each year we establish a "Community Commitment" (what some synagogues call "dues") which individuals and families donate in order to make the presence of Shaare Torah possible in our community.  However, we want anyone who wishes to be a part of our congregation to be able to do so, and we invite you to contact our Executive Director at any time to discuss any specific financial arrangements.

To formally join Shaare Torah, click here for our community application, or contact Matthew Oziel, Executive Director at 301.869.9842 x115 or Deb Geiger, Director of Engagement at 301.869.9842 x112.

Sat, August 15 2020 25 Av 5780