History of Our Synagogue

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In the early 1960s, newly minted government jobs drew young Orthodox Jewish professionals to the Washington, D.C. area. Many of those people  settled in the Summit Hill apartment complex, just across the Maryland-DC line, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Several miles from the established shuls in Washington, the young newcomers walked down 16th Street every Friday night and Shabbos to the established congregations of Ohev Sholom or Beth Sholom. Over the next few years, as the small community grew and strollers became more essential, the long walk through muggy or snowy weather became increasingly challenging, and so fifteen families decided it was time to set up a shul within the apartment complex.   Read More