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
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Signature Caterers
P: 240.290.0032

5412 Randolph Road
Rockville, Maryland 20852
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Email Us

Shalom Kosher Market

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



Prices subject to change without notice.

Catering Menus


Individual Kosher Meals

Continental Breakfast Plate

plain bagel, cream cheese, breakfast pastry, yogurt, plasticware, and napkin.
$17.95 per person

Individual Fish Plate

nova lox, whitefish salad, sable, muenster cheese, cream cheese, tomato, cucumber, plain bagel, and breakfast pastry.
$21.95 per person

Deli Boxed Lunch

pick any sandwich from the "deli list" served on rye bread; accompanied by potato salad*, bag of chips, condiments, chocolate chip cookie, and plasticware. $12.95 per box

Max's Bistro Boxed Lunch

pick of any of our "Bistro Sandwiches" from the list served on Kaiser with lettuce and tomato, with Max's creamy coleslaw*, individual bag of chips, condiments, brownie, and plasticware.
vegetarian $14.95 per box
beef, chicken, or fish $16.95 per box

Three Course Meals

All meals come with a Challah roll, tossed salad, an entrée of your choice, two side dishes and chef's choice of dessert.

Rib Eye Steak

$42.95 each meal

Beef Stuffed Cabbage

$34.95 each meal

Veal Chops

$46.95 each meal

Stuffed Boneless Chicken Breast

Your choice of rice, spinach, or kishka stuffing
$29.95 each meal

Grilled Chicken Breast

With your choice of sesame or teriyaki sauce
$29.95 each meal

Half Rotisserie Chicken

$29.95 each meal

Baked Teriyaki Salmon

$42.95 each meal

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

$26.95 each meal

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage

$26.95 each meal

Vegetable Cutlets

$26.95 each meal

*All sides are Chef's choice and will be appropriate for the given entrée.

Please feel free to ask if you want something that does not appear in this menu. We are happy to work with you to suit your kosher catering need.

Bistro Sandwiches

  • Marinated grilled chicken breast
  • Blackened chicken breast
  • Chicken schnitzel
  • Chicken salad
  • Shaved cajun beef
  • BBQ London broil
  • Rare roast beef, grilled onions, peppers & horseradish sauce
  • Grilled portabello mushroom
  • Fried eggplant w/ marinara
  • Fried tilapia w/ tartar sauce
  • Salmon fillet w/ wasabi aioli
  • Maryland fish cake w/ tartar sauce
  • Salmon croquettes

Deli List

  • Roasted turkey breast
  • Smoked turkey breast
  • Mexican turkey breast
  • Turkey pastrami
  • First cut corned beef
  • Pastrami
  • Roast beef
  • Salami
  • Bologna
  • White meat tuna
  • Egg salad
  • Hummus & Spanish eggplant/ pita



*Can substitute Deli Salads for Tossed Salad for extra $1.50.


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