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

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

Email Us

Shalom Kosher Market

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




General ♦ Viennese TableCandy DisplayIce Cream Sundae Bar
Chocolate FountainFresh Danish Table (Brunch)


Chocolate Leopard Castle

Chocolate torte, chocolate mousse and whipped cream encircled with a cocoa stripped sponge cake

Tropical Fruit Napoleon Meringue

Fresh pineapple plum and berries resting over a delicate Chantilly cream With a fire flamed meringue

Chocolate Cloud

A delectable silky chocolate mousse resting over a crunchy shortbread biscuit, dipped in ganache chocolate on a vanilla & raspberry painted plate

Hazelnut Chocolate Dipped Cup

With duet of raspberry and chocolate mousse painted field of raspberry coulis, garnished with fresh raspberries

Chocolate Ganache Diamond

Chocolate ganache confection filled with chocolate mousse, served with a raspberry coulis

Strawberry Shortcake

Rounds of pound cake with layers of strawberries and topped with a fresh strawberry sauce and whipped cream on a chocolate painted plate

Berries Jubilee

Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries in an elegant red wine glass With a splash of Amaretto & a Chantilly cream sauce

Dome au Chocolat

Chantilly cream coated with chocolate ganache on a painted plate with raspberry coulis

Apple Tartan

Fresh Gala apples spiraled around a light and delicate tart shell with Bavarian cream

Beggars Baked Apple Purse

With caramel drizzle, scoop of vanilla ice cream with chocolate shavings

Autumn Carnation Ambrosia

A ganache filled chocolate cake decorated with a decadent chocolate rose

Molten Chocolate Cake

With a vanilla ice cream over a raspberry field

Chocolate Pyramid

Raspberry and apricot layered confection with a decadent chocolate fudge ganache with a duel of chocolate & raspberry mousse swirls

Raspberry Mirror

A Beautiful and colorful French style pastry filled with a tangy raspberry mousse highlighted with a gel of raspberry coulis


Cocoa checkered Italian sponge cake wrapped around a coffee liqueur flavored mousse resting on a delicate sponge cake

Mandarin /Key Lime Tear Drop

A beautiful and colorful French style cake filled with Chantilly cream accented with a mandarin/key lime glaze

Crepe Suzette

Filled with fresh strawberries, scoop of vanilla ice cream and light chocolate drizzle

French Pastries & Petit Fours Plate

Three exquisitely decorated pastries on a raspberry coulis painted plate (i.e. Éclair, tiramisu, chocolate diamond, fruit tart)

Brownie Hot Fudge Sundae (Kid's Dessert)

A decadent chocolate brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped off with a creamy hot fudge sauce and a dollop of whipped cream

Fudge Sundae (Kid's Dessert)

4 oz. Scoop of vanilla bean ice cream drizzled with a thick chocolate fudge with a fluffy mountain of whipped cream topped off with a maraschino cherry

Chocolate Covered Éclair (Kid's Dessert)

Piped with a delicious Bavarian cream

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich (Kid's Dessert)

Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two homemade chocolate chip cookies

Exotic Fruit Plate

Cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, golden pineapple, kiwi, strawberries

Fresh From the Oven Platter (Food Service)

With brownies, assorted rugelagh, rainbow cookies, pecan diamond, almond nuggets, strudel twist, tea cookies

Fresh Fruit Display

Honeydew, cantaloupe, kiwi, pineapple, strawberry, grapes, papaya, mango, watermelon

Fresh From the Oven Platter

Brownies, rugelach, rainbow cookies pecan diamond almond nuggets strudel twist tea cookies

French Pastry Platter

French pastries, petit fours, rainbow cookies, mini éclairs

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Viennese Table

  • Assortment of French pastries
  • Petit fours, tiramisu, raspberry mirror
  • Fruit, Lemon Meringue, Chocolate Mousse Tarts
  • Chocolate Diamond, Cheesecakes
  • Chocolate Lace & Almond cookies and pecan diamonds
  • Mini éclairs and cream puffs
  • Chocolate and strawberry mousses in chocolate cups
  • Succulent melons, ripe Hawaiian pineapples, seasonal berries and other delicacies

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Candy Display

  • Chocolate Lentils, Rum Cordials,
  • Chocolate Truffles & Mixed Nuts
  • Chocolate Dipped Apricot & Pineapple

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Ice Cream Sundae Bar

  • Vanilla and chocolate ice cream
  • Fudge and strawberry sauces
  • Chocolate chips, sprinkles, jimmies, Oreo crumbs
  • Whipped cream &, Maraschino cherries

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Chocolate Fountain

A magnificent decadent chocolate display with skewers of marshmallows, pound cake, fresh strawberries, and pineapple.

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Fresh Danish Table (Brunch)

To Include:
  • Mini Fruit Danish
  • Chocolate & Raspberry Horns
  • Elephants Ears, Mini Muffins, Scones
  • Brioche, Croissants
  • Also an assortment of cut and sliced fruit
  • Cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, pineapple
  • Kiwi, Papaya, strawberry and other berries