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




Dear Larry,

I am writing to thank you for the beautiful job you did, once again, in catering the Sulam annual event. As in the past the food was delicious, the displays were magnificent and creative, and the staff was a pleasure to work with.

Guests were overheard as commenting that this was “an event to remember”. Thank you for encouraging us to go with the varied and interesting stations, rather than a sit down dinner. Everyone truly did appear to enjoy the opportunity to mingle while sampling the wide range of delicacies.

More than anything, thank you for going the “extra mile”. Every year, as we sit to work thru the details of the event with you, we try to think of something different than the year before. I’m always amazed that you and your staff can think up new – yet elegant, creative and delicious – approaches to create a fabulous evening. You get involved in every detail, making sure that nothing slips through the cracks. Your understanding of how to deliver a “total experience”, personally getting involved in every detail, is a rare quality. With all the specifics that have to be attended to at any event, it is reassuring to know that someone as caring and talented as you is taking care of things for us. There is never any doubt that the outcome will be outstanding!

Thanks again for all you do for Sulam and the organizations of the Greater Washington community.

Rochelle Wertenteil
President, Sulam, Inc
Rockville, MD

“I just wanted to write and thank you for your hard work on our Heschel Awards event. Your expertise in event management was incredibly valuable and without your delicious food, we wouldn’t have had such happy guests. My deep gratitude and appreciation to you!”

Jews United For Justice
Event 2012

The food was amazing. Everyone loved it all! The food was so well coordinated with the theme and it really brought the event to the next level. I loved that you included signs to go with each dish. Both nights were a hit! Thanks so much for making this work!”


"Signature Caterers offers a uniquely fresh and distinctive product that is creatively executed and expertly delivered."

Joaquin Fajardo
Aish Supper Under The Stars

“Hats off to a job well designed & executed! The team came together to pull off a stunning event in record time efficiently under the time constraints. Your honorees must have been thrilled with the details dedicated specifically to them.  Thanks for your cooperative spirit and open minds while working towards a very special evening.”

Yeshiva of Greater Washington
Banquet 2013 

"Washington Talent Agency continues to have a strong relationship with Signature Caterers as they are one of the best Kosher Caterers in the area. Since the relationship is so good it makes events go off so well because the communication between both parties is incredible."

Washington Talent Agency