Solel04086We are a Reform Jewish congregational family, guided by Torah, fostering a lifelong commitment to feeling, caring, and doing Jewishly. 

We serve Prince George's, Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties and the surrounding area, and include over 165 families, ranging from infants to great grandparents: families, singles with and without children, seniors, interfaith families, LGBT families, inter-racial and multi-generational families. We are the First Synagogue in DC and Baltimore Areas to replace traditional dues with a Voluntary Pledge. Click here for information about our Voluntary Commitment.  Click here for FAQ's about our Voluntary Commitment.

On Friday evenings, we come together as a congregation to celebrate Shabbat services, and again on Saturday mornings for Torah Study or at Saturday morning Shabbat services as we celebrate a b’nai mitvah. Our Religious School of over 90 students has a schedule to meet the needs of our busy families of commuters over a wide geographic area. We take pride that virtually all of our Temple Solel Religious School students celebrate their b’nai mitvah and Confirmation. Additionally, we offer many programs including social action, adult education, Israel Committee and ARZA, social activities and holding a community Seder on the second night of Passover. We are more than a place of worship – we are an integral part of our members’ religious and social life.


We achieve this by being a Beit Midrash – A House of Study (Torah – a way of life)

  • Providing innovative Jewish educational and cultural activities, both formal and informal, for members of all ages and backgrounds;

Beit T’fillah – A House of Prayer (Avodah – the service of God)

  • Establishing a welcoming and inclusive prayer community;
  • Developing various forms of worship and observance as a community;
  • Promoting personal spiritual growth, guided by Jewish values;

Beit Knesset – A House of Gathering (G’milut Chasadim – acts of love and kindness)

  • Developing a strong and vibrant Jewish community through: Being a caring community – supporting each other in joy and in need;
  • Outreach to all of our members;
  • Creating a network of social activities and events to meet the needs of all age groups in our congregational family;
  • Commitment to the ideal of tikkun olam (the repair of the world) – through a program of social action;
  • Enhancing the unity of the Jewish people through our link with the State of Israel and Jews worldwide.

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Beit Knesset - Temple Solel Community Activities

The annual Temple Solel golf tournament was postponed due to inclement weather and rescheduled to Sunday, June 26. Cost is $100 per player. The outing includes lunch, range balls, golf and prizes. Click here for flyer.

Sisterhood's Yard Sale, June 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Temple. Click here for flyer.

July Night Out is at Nando’s Peri Peri on Wednesday, July 13. Temple Solel will receive 40% of your check when you dine between 5 and 9 pm. Click here for flyer.   

Craft Time Out - Saturday July 23 & Sunday July 24 at Temple. CALLING ALL CRAFTERS! Knitters, Scrapbookers, Card Makers, “Colorers,” Zentanglers, etc. Bring whatever craft you want to work on! $50 for the entire weekend includes 6 ft. of table space, snacks and drinks all weekend, dinner on Saturday, and vendor prizes. Sign up now, spaces fill up quickly! Please see the attached registration form to sign up and for additional information. Contact Sherry Bleach at lefant324@aol.com with questions.

DC United v. the New Red Bulls on Sunday, August 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $30.  Seats are in the family section at mid-field in
Section 210. Tickets must be ordered by August 3.  Click here for flyer to buy tickets.   

GSS2016 WebbuttonMOS is sponsoring the Temple’s participation in Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park on Sunday, August 28. Pregame fun begins at 11:30am with the first pitch at 1:35 p.m. when the Nationals take on the Colorado Rockies. Tickets cost $32 each in the 200 level in the outfield. Click the here for the flyer and a link to buy tickets.


Calendar/Upcoming Events

Event Registration

June 23, 2016:  Bowie Baysox Game

NEW DATE June 26, 2016:  Golf Outing

August 21, 2016:  D.C. United Game with Men of Solel

Sunday, August 28, 2016:   Nationals v. Rockies at 1:35 pm at the Jewish Community Day sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Tickets are $32.  Click here for the flyer.