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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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




Salade Mazal

A European blend of mixed greens, hearts of palm, marinated red and yellow peppers, toasted almonds and sun-dried tomatoes. Drizzled with rosemary vinaigrette

Signature Salad

Romaine, endive, radicchio, and head lettuce accented with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, Holland peppers, and caramelized pecans. Topped off with delicate raspberry vinaigrette

Blossoming Boston Bib Nest

Fresh chopped romaine lettuce encased in a nest of Boston bib with a julienne mélange of mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, and red and yellow peppers marinated in a garlicky sun-dried tomato olive oil

Asian Spring Salad

A European blend of mixed greens, shredded carrots, chopped green onions, cashews, julienne snow peas, and crunchy chow mein noodles. Topped with an exquisite lime infused Japanese dressing

Portobello Spring Salad

Marinated portobello mushrooms, asparagus, tri-colored Holland peppers, green beans over European blend salad with balsamic garlic vinaigrette

Polynesian Tropical

Pistachio dusted plate with mandarin oranges, field greens, topped with dried cranberries, diced papaya, and toasted spicy almonds, dressed with a light honey lemon poppy seed dressing.


A traditional Lebanese dish made with cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese, and Middle Eastern seasonings tossed with pita bread

Fruits of the European Vine Salad

Romaine, green leaf, and radicchio lettuces with an exotic blend of dried figs, dates, apricots, and cranberries, accented with mandarin oranges, pecans, and hearts of palm. Topped with a tangy lemon dressing

Asian Spinach & Shredded Romaine Salad

Fresh baby spinach, shredded romaine lettuce, mandarin oranges, bamboo shoots, toasted almonds, baby corn, stem mushrooms, julienne carrots, and scallions with a zesty ginger soy vinaigrette. Topped with wonton crisps

Salade de Artichoke Saint Tropez

Romaine, green leaf lettuce, and radicchio with marinated artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, and baby carrots, infused with a sun-dried tomato and balsamic vinaigrette

California Mesculin Salad

Avocado stuffed Belgium endive surrounded by carrots and caramelized pecans, topped with alfalfa sprouts, dried cranberries with a delicate raspberry vinaigrette

Mandarin Caesar Salad

Hearts of romaine and radicchio, and tri-colored Holland peppers surrounded by Belgium endive leaves with mandarin orange wedges. Served with garlic rye crisps and our own traditional dressing

Tossed Field Greens

Fresh iceberg and romaine lettuces with an abundance of raw vegetables. Topped with crispy noodles and served with the salad dressing of your choice.

Greek Salad

A European blend salad with tri-colored roasted Holland peppers, cracked black olives, marinated pepperoncini and homemade stuffed grape leaves, sprinkled with feta cheese

Hearts of Palm Tower with an Orange Saffron Emulsion

European greens encased in a marinated English cucumber with red and yellow Holland pepper strips and asparagus tips with a balsamic sun- dried tomato pesto

Indian Summer Salad

Fresh comice pears with crystallized ginger and roasted hazelnuts on a bed of torn Boston bib lettuce with a honey Dijon dressing