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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 - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed on Jewish & Federal Holidays

Key Contacts Phone Email
Shmuel Herzfeld, Rabbi 202.812.8900
Ruth Friedman, Maharat 202.882.7225, x.107
Sarah Shapiro,  Executive Director 202.882.7225, x.103
Stacey Watson,  Director of Engagement 202.882.7225, x.102
Lisa Redisch Director of Youth & Family Programs 202.882.7225, x.105
Corinne Jessup Office Manager 202.882.7225, x.101
Sarah Shapiro,  Executive Director 202.882.7225
Michael Kelly Maintenance Supervisor 202.882.7225  
Earl Jones 202.882.7225  


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

When there is a serious illness or death in the family, please contact Rabbi Herzfeld at 202.812.8900 or

Using the building
All events held in our building must be cleared with the Executive Director, Sarah Shapiro, 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 email Sarah Shapiro at

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