About Us

dekelbaumsShalom Strictly Kosher Market was established in 1974. When Max and Anita Z"L Dekelbaum opened Shalom Kosher, the store was only half the size and offered only fresh meats and chicken as well as deli, smoked fish, and sliced cheeses. Thirty years ago, there was a very limited selection of kosher packaged grocery items available to consumers. Today is a different story. Now Shalom stocks a wide variety of grocery items, meats, chicken, fish, as well as a full-service bakery, deli, and frozen items. Max and Anita Z"L have passed the store down to a second generation. Their two sons, Larry and Steve started working right out of school, and Shaukat Karimi joined the ranks over 25 years ago. With 5 Dekelbaum grandchildren, there is sure to be a third generation to follow in their footsteps.

In 1994 Max’s Kosher Café was created as a kosher fast casual restaurant. The restaurant is very spacious and can accommodate large groups. The menu includes schawarma and falafel, hamburgers, deli sandwiches, fried chicken, soups and salads, and a great dinner menu. Max’s also operates in several venues including FedEx Field, Nationals Park, and even the National Mall.

Signature Caterers was established in 2000. It serves as a full catering service for the Washington Metro area. We have become one of the top kosher caterers in the area and are known for a creativity, quality, and service.

In 2008 Shalom Kosher, Max’s Kosher Café, and Signature Caterers became The Shalom Group.

On October 29, 2012 Shalom Kosher closed its University Boulevard Location to prepare for the move to the new location. On October 31,2012 the new Shalom Kosher opened its doors in Kemp Mill Shopping Center, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Contact Us

Thank you for visiting The Shalom Group. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us or fill out the form below. We’d love to hear from you.

* Orders cannot be placed online.  To order, call 301.946.6500. *

Shalom Kosher
P: 301.946.6500
F: 301.946.1041

1361 Lamberton Drive
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
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Max’s Kosher Café
P: 301.949.6297
F: 240.290.5133

2319 University Blvd. W
Wheaton, Maryland 20902
Directions »
Parking in rear of building

Signature Caterers
P: 240.290.0032

2319 University Blvd. W
Wheaton, Maryland 20902
Directions »
Parking in rear of building

Email Us

Shalom Kosher Market

Max's Kosher Cafe Kenny@TheShalomGroup.com
Signature Caterers Debra@TheShalomGroup.com



Café Menu


Café Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. / Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Let us make your life easier and tastier, call 301-949-MAX'S (6297) today!

From Our Grill (with lettuce, tomato, onions & pickle)


MAX Burger 1/4 lb


Mighty MAX ½ lb


Super MAX ½ lb Steak Burger  8.25

with special sauce on Super Max bun

MAX'S Pastrami Burger with Fries  $9.50


MAX'S Mini Sliders with Fries and cole slaw  $8.25




MAX'S Chili Burger

with Fries


MAX'S Turkey Burger

with Fries


MAX'S Steak Sub


Breast of Chicken Sandwich


Low-Carb Menu (with side of broccoli)


Super MAX (Single)


Super MAX (Double)


Grilled Chicken Breast (Single)


Grilled Chicken Breast (Double)




Extra Vegetables   $1.25

Grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, grilled peppers




  • Whole

  • Half

  • Plate


    • Whole

    • Half

    • Plate

    • Falafel Balls 

       $.45 each

      Just Salads

      • Salad/Plate

      • Salad/Pita

      Taking It to the MAX

      with pickle, cole slaw, and your choice of bread:
      Rye, Kaiser, Whole Wheat, Pumpernickel


      We Meat Again

      Corned beef, pastrami, coleslaw, Russian Dressing

      Beef Encounter

      Corned beef, coleslaw, Russian Dressing

      Legitimate Beef

      Roast beef, coleslaw, Russian Dressing

      Chicken BBQ

      with fries & coleslaw

      Deli Sandwiches the MAX Way

      with pickle, cole slaw, and your choice of bread:
      Rye, Kaiser, Whole Wheat, Pumpernickel

      Over stuff to 3/4 lb. for $5.00 Extra - On sub roll, with L-T-O, Russian dressing, and bag of chips


      Hot Corned Beef


      Hot Brisket


      Hot Pastrami


      Roast Beef


      Turkey Breast


      Turkey Pastrami



      Pasta Delight

      Includes side salad and garlic bread



      Spaghetti with Meatballs


      Dogs by MAX'S

      Hot Dog


      Chili Dog


      with pickle

      Coney Islander  $5.25

      with hot sauerkraut & grilled pastrami

      MAX'S Lighter Fare

      Tuna Salad Sandwich


      Veggie Burger


      Homemade Bowl of Soup


      Matzo Ball Soup


      Homemade Bowl of Chili


      Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad


      Dinner Specials

      Served after 4 p.m. daily



      Rotisserie Chicken 1/2 portion


      Rib Steak


      Includes your choice of two side items: mashed potatoes, rice, vegetables, coleslaw, French fries


      Mediterranean Kabobs


       3 beef, 3 chicken, or any combination of 2

      Includes Israeli salad, tehina, pita, choice of French fries or rice.

      MAX'S Fresh Fried Chicken 



      2 pieces w/fries
      • White

      • Mixed/Dark


      3 pieces w/fries
      • White

      • Mixed/Dark





      5 Pieces
      • White

      • Mixed/Dark


      9 Pieces
      • White

      • Mixed/Dark


      15 Pieces
      • White

      • Mixed/Dark

      Single Pieces of Fried Chicken

      • Drumstick

      • Breast

      • Thigh

      • Wing


      Schnitzel Sandwich


      6 Chicken Nuggets with fries


      9 Chicken Nuggets with fries


      20 Chicken Nuggets


      Kid's Menu

      Hamburger with fries and cookie


      Hot Dog with fries and cookie


      Chicken Nuggets, 4pcs. with fries and cookie


      Spaghetti with fries and cookie


      Spaghetti and Meatballs with fries and cookie


      MAX'S Sides

      Side Dishes

      • French Fries Medium
      • French Fries Large
      • Sweet Potato Fries Medium
      • Sweet Potato Fries Large
      • Beer Battered Onion Rings Medium
      • Beer Battered Onion Rings Large
      • Meat Knish
      • Potato, Kasha, Spinach, or Broccoli Knish
      • Israeli Salad
      • Potato Salad or Coleslaw
      • Tossed Salad Medium
      • Tossed Salad Large
      • Bag of Potato Chips - Kettle
      • Bag of Potato Chips - Regular

      Fountain Drinks

      Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Diet Sprite, Orange Soda
      • Medium
      • Large
      • MAX

      Dr. Brown's


      Israeli Juices






      Bottled Water



      Coffee or Tea 12 oz.



      New York Gourmet Cakes


      MAX'S has provided meals to visitors to the Washington, DC area for over a decade.
      MAX'S can provide your group with box lunches, group meals at the restaurant, as well as breakfast lunch, and dinner at your hotel.
      Call our staff at 301.949.6297 to discuss your needs. We will work with you to create a meal plan to ensure your visit goes well.

      Travel Groups

      Dine-in ONLY

      All meals include tossed salad with dressing, fountain sodas, and dessert

      Prices are per person. 10% gratuity is added to all travel groups.


      MAX Burger Platter

      Our MAX burger served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, and French fries.
      $10.50 per person

      Mighty MAX Burger Platter

      Double MAX Burger, served on a triple-decker Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, and French fries.
      $11.50 per person

      MAX'S Steak Sub Platter

      Grilled shoulder steak served on a freshly baked sub roll with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Served with French fries.
      $13.50 per person

      Grilled Chicken Sandwich Platter

      Marinated grilled chicken breast served on a French roll with lettuce, tomato, and French fries.
      $12.95 per person

      MAX'S Fried Chicken Snack Box

      Two pieces of crispy fried chicken (breast and leg) with French fries.
      $11.95 per person

      MAX'S Fried Chicken Dinner Box

      Three pieces of crispy fried chicken (breast, leg and thigh) with French fries.
      $13.95 per person

      Veggie Burger Platter

      A veggie patty served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, and French fries.
      $10.50 per person

      Tuna Sandwich Platter

      Tuna salad on rye bread with lettuce, tomato, and potato chips.
      $10.50 per person

      MAXimum Deli Sandwiches

      Choice of one of the following: Hot Corned Beef; Hot Pastrami; Hot Brisket; Roast Beef; and Turkey Breast. Served with French fries.
      $13.95 per person

      MAX'S Sandwich Shop

      Choice of one of the following: Salami; Bologna; Turkey Pastrami. Served with French fries.
      $10.50 per person

      Mediterranean Platter

      Choice of the following: Falafel or Schawarma. Served with pita bread, Israeli salad, and tehina.
      $13.95 per person

      To place orders, call 301.949.6297 or fax 240.290.5133; 24 hours in advance.
      Space availability is first come, first served.

      Make sure to call at least 24 hours in advance.
      Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

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