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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Parking in front of building

Max’s Kosher Café
P: 301.949.6297
F: 240.290.5133

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

Signature Caterers
P: 240.290.0032

5412 Randolph Road
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Directions »
Parking in front of building

Email Us

Shalom Kosher Market

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




 Please see below for two services being offered. One is our online site and the other is Maryland Shleppers.





Dear Valued Customer,


In an effort to help our community, Shalom Kosher is happy to announce that we are relaunching an online ordering system. The system is now live. We worked very hard to get this system up in running after Passover with all the items. Our system has over 3000 items from which to choose. Please be patient and let us know any issues as they arise. Please email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with any questions or concerns.


Please keep in mind that PRODUCE prices may fluctuate based on market prices.


MEAT department orders are estimates (based on exact weight). Final price will be rung up at the register.


If an item is not available, we will make appropriate substitutions. If you do not want that, please indicate that in the NOTES section.


According to Montgomery County Law we will only be selling wine in the County and with the delivery form filled out. The form can be accessed here.


We will be charging handling and delivery fees. There will be No curbside pickup.



Due to food going into private homes and, in an effort to keep all safe, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.


The URL for the website is below. We encourage you to check out the FAQ's page before ordering.







During these trying times, it is necessary for the greater Jewish community to come together. COVID-19 has sent shockwaves throughout the world, but the Maryland Jewish community stands strong and united. Am Yisrael vs. COVID-19 is comprised of thousands of volunteers across multiple states. The Maryland Shleppers serve the Potomac, White Oak and Kemp Mill Jewish communities. In partnership with Shalom Kosher, the Maryland Shleppers will deliver fresh, high quality Kosher groceries to the doorstep of those in quarantine or at risk.



What is the procedure for quarantined or at risk individuals to place an order with the Maryland Shleppers?

• Those in need of assistance should text, call, WhatsApp (240) 274-5997 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with their order, address and telephone number. The volunteer will then pick up the requested items. At checkout, the volunteer will call the customer so their credit card information can be manually input while maintaining confidentiality. The volunteer then delivers the food to the customer’s doorstep.


Who do the Maryland Shleppers service?

• The volunteers help quarantine or at risk individuals by doing their grocery shopping and delivering the food to their doorstep.


Is it safe and how do volunteers prevent potential spread of the virus?

• Am Yisrael vs. COVID-19 Maryland Shleppers follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Maryland Department of Health guidelines, in addition to consulting with Doctors. All procedures have been approved, but are subject to change should the medical advice change. At no point will volunteers come in contact with the customer. All payment is over the phone and kept completely confidential, as to prevent hand to hand spread of anything communicable. Bags will be dropped off at the doors of those in need, so the volunteer and customer never come within the recommended distance.


When can I order through the Maryland Shleppers?

• Orders are taken from 8am-6pm, but deliveries are only made according to the availability of local volunteers.


Is there a charge?

• There is an extra $10 fee for the service; however, half the money is donated to Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington which helps families in local Jewish communities by providing much needed funds and the other half covers the cost of gas needed to deliver the items.


Is it confidential?

• All credit card information remains completely confidential.


Is there a minimum order?

• The order must total $50 or more. 


What forms of payment do you take? 

• We accept all major credit cards. 


Delivery Time?

• There is no set delivery time, all we require is someone available at home to pick up the food left at their door.


Can you deliver alcohol?

• No


What happens if an item is out of stock?

• In the event an item is not available, the volunteer will contact the customer and discuss alternatives. 


How are the items packaged?

• Shopping bags & boxes. 


Where do you deliver?

• Potomac, White Oak, Kemp Mill



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