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Mailing Address
Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue
1600 Jonquil Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012

Phone: 202-882-7225
Fax: 202-882-0804

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed on Jewish & Federal Holidays

Key Contacts Phone Email
Ruth Friedman, Maharat *On maternity leave as of 8/22/22 202.882.7225, x107
Alejandra Benitez, Office Manager 202.882.7225, x101
Roanne Pitluk, Bookkeeper 202.882.7225 x106
Joshua Kirstein, Cemetery Committee Chair
Leonard Clark, On-Site Cemetery Manager 240.468.3522  
Michael Kelly, Maintenance Supervisor 202.882.7225
Earl Jones, Maintenance Staff    
Sylvia OrozcoMikvah Maintenance Staff    

Board of Directors
Ohev Sholom has an established Board of Directors that oversees governance of the congregation. For more information on the Board, and to contact them, please visit the our Leadership Page or email them at

Synagogue Committees
To get connected to one of our volunteer committees (including Library, Chesed, Bikur Cholim, and more) or committee leaders, please visit the Committee & Volunteering Page.

When there is a serious illness or death in the family, please contact Maharat Friedman at

Using the Building
All events held in our building must be cleared with the Executive Director, in order to coordinate space usage and insure availability. This applies to all events, including classes, special programs, lifecycle events such as Bnai Mitzvot, birthdays, or weddings. To plan an event at Ohev Sholom, please contact or call 202.882.7225.

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