About Us

Welcome to Temple Rodef Shalom!

We are a thriving Reform Jewish congregation nestled in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Since our founding in 1962, we have grown to the largest Jewish congregation in Virginia, serving over 1500 households from McLean, Arlington, Falls Church, Vienna and other nearby Northern Virginia areas.

Together we strive to build a sacred community, Kehilla Kedosha, unified by common goals and ideals, where all members are embraced, Jewish traditions are honored and our spiritual link to Israel is fostered.

TRS is a diverse community that offers a broad range of spiritual, educational, and social programs that engage members of every age and background.  We have something for everyone!

Learn & Grow

learnDuring the week, our Nursery School provides a joyful and nurturing learning environment for over 200 children.  If you stop by evenings and weekends, you'll see over 900 students bustling about the halls of our Religious School.  During the summer months, Camp Rodef Shalom kicks into gear and over 250 energetic campers and over 100 staff members fill the building with tons of ruach (spirit)! As is a Jewish tradition, learning is a lifelong affair and this tradition continues here at TRS with thoughtful adult educational programs.

 

Pray

prayOur worship style -- accessible and inclusive -- enriches the heart, mind, and spirit of all who attend.  The music at our services is participatory and engaging. A number of opportunities exist to meet the many needs of our community.

 

 

 

Engage

engageOur calendar is bursting at the seams with exciting speakers and activities.  An assortment of affinity and support groups enable the members of our large congregation the opportunity to connect in smaller settings.  Jewish entertainers from all over the world (and local too!) fill our cultural events program each year.

 

 

Visit

Our vibrant community is a celebration and exploration of Reform Jewish life, rooted in tradition and relevant for all time. We hope you will consider joining us at one of the many worship services and activities that are offered.  Please allow us the opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you when you visit!