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
Directions »
Parking in rear of building

Email Us

Shalom Kosher Market

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



Hors d'oeuvres

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  • Lemon Artichoke Chicken Pockets
  • Asparagus Chicken Puffs
  • Scallion Tied Chicken Negimaki with Soy Ginger Glaze
  • Wonton Chicken Squares with Apricot Dipping Sauce
  • Orange Marmalade Chicken Tenders Rolled in Slivered Almonds
  • Hoisen Glazed Ground Turkey Timbales
  • Falafel Covered Chicken Bites
  • Lemon Saffron Chicken Brochette
  • Thai Chicken Satay (Peanut Sauce)
  • Lime Marinated Chicken Skewers with Avocado Dip
  • Southwest Chicken Salad Tostada
  • Coconut Chicken Ribbons with Polynesian Sauce
  • Sesame Chicken Umbrellas
  • Chicken Croquettes with Cashew Center & Lime Aioli
  • Chicken Tempura with Sesame Glaze
  • Persian Ground Turkey/Chicken Kebobs with Tehina
  • Scallion Tied Curry Chicken
  • Moroccan Chicken Kebob
  • Schawarma Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Puffed Chicken Florentine Pinwheels
  • Duck a l'Orange on Potato Belini

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  • Bourbon Beef Bon Bons
  • Beef Carbonnade Baguette
  • Brandy Braised Kielbasa Bites
  • Moroccan Beef Turnovers
  • Wrapped Moo Shu Thai Beef
  • Sesame Soy Glazed Ground Lamb Skewers
  • Marinated Rare London Broil Bites
  • Beef Teriyaki Skewers
  • Swedish Meatball Skewers
  • Spicy Beef Wonton Twist
  • Frank-n-Blanket
  • Spicy Bean Wonton Twist
  • Ramaki
  • Polynesian Tongue
  • Pastrami Pastry Pinwheels
  • Asian Beef Asparagus Tips
  • Beef Kebbe with Onions
  • Babja Hameen
  • Beef Cigar with Tehina
  • Mini BBQ Beef Slider
  • Mini Burger Slider
  • Mini Reuben
  • Mini Beef Wellingtons
  • Rosemary Herbed Grilled Baby Lamb Chops

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  • Ahi Tuna Pillow
  • Smoked Salmon Trumpets
  • Imitation Crab & Chopped Pecans Fluted in a Crêpe
  • Spicy Gravlox Spear Resting on Fried Polenta
  • Tuna Tartar with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce on a Wonton Crisp
  • Sesame Ahi Tuna on a Rice Patty
  • Smoked Trout & Horseradish Coulis on a Fried Potato
  • Fresh Tuna Tartar Encroûte
  • Pepper Encrusted Seared Tuna with Plantain Banana & Wonton Crisps
  • Herbed Artichoke and Smoked Salmon Phyllo Rolls with Lemon Mousseline Sauce
  • Wasabi Crusted Seared Tuna & Slaw on Asian Spoon
  • Salmon Teriyaki Fingers
  • Pecan Encrusted Salmon Bites
  • Macadamia Encrusted Sea Bass with Mango Sauce
  • Mini Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce
  • Maryland Fish Cakes with Chipotle sauce
  • Blackened Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

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  • Jacqueline Welled Potato Strips with Guacamole
  • Caramelized Lentil Somosa Diamonds
  • Corn Cups Filled with Guacamole
  • Gazpacho Shooters
  • Wild Mushroom Bouchees
  • Fried Potato Tapa with Italian Plum Tomato with Pesto Sauce
  • Asparagus & Shiitake Mushroom Tart
  • Spanikopita
  • Baked Apple Potato Latkes
  • Crispy Egg Rolls with duck and mustard sauces
  • Stuffed Mushroom Caps with Florentine or mushroom stuffing
  • Sweet Potato Perogies
  • Potato Puffs
  • Vegetable Kabobs
  • Vegetable Tempura with Sesame Glaze
  • Sun Dried Tomato or Basil Pesto Palmiers
  • Cocktail Corn Cakes with Black Bean puree
  • Potato Cigar with Tehina
  • Falafel with Tehina
  • Wild Mushroom Tart with Mushroom Confet
  • Marsala Mushroom Purse

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Room Temperature

  • Salmon Mousse in a Phyllo Cup
  • Scottish Salmon Rosette on a bagel crisp
  • Passed Sushi (California, Fresh Tuna & Asparagus Rolls)
  • Bruschetta with pesto and a confet of Holland peppers
  • Vegetable Mousse in Plum cherry tomatoes
  • Caviar in New Potatoes
  • Smoked Chicken in a French Crepe with a Pistachio Mousseline
  • Smoked Norwegian Salmon Roulade with a Garlic Herbed Tofu
  • Asian Beef Wrapped Asparagus Tips
  • Vegetable Jardinière Tortilla Wrap with a Honey Dijon Mousseline