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.

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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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Shalom Kosher Market

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



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All of Shalom’s bakery items are non-dairy (parve) making them lactose free. Early every morning our bakers make fresh challah, rye and other breads, cookies, cakes, and pastries for you and your family to enjoy. We specialize in holiday specialties, birthday cakes and special orders. Our black and white cookies are great to have right after a good deli sandwich. The bakery at Shalom does it all.

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If one department stands out at Shalom Kosher, it is our meat department. All our meat is USDA approved and is Glatt Kosher. We only bring in the best quality meat. Our cases are always full of prime cuts of meat for our customers. Our butchers are always available to cut-to-order anything you may need and to advise you on the best cut for your recipe. Upon special request, we can age meat for customers.

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Although we don’t catch our own fresh fish, we do bring in fresh fish daily. Our seafood distributors have a long standing reputation for quality and freshness. Our fresh fish and smoked fish are top rated. We carry salmon, tuna, flounder, as well as a full array of smoked fish. If there something you don’t see, we welcome any special orders you may have.

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The deli at Shalom Kosher resembles a New York style deli. Deli sandwiches here are amazing. Our corned beef is cured and cooked in-house, along with our turkey breast and roast beef. We offer a complete line of deli meats. Our deli department will cut your deli meat to order to take home or have them prepare a delicious deli sandwich for you. The deli has a variety of parve salads that go well with a sandwich or just to have as a side. No Jewish celebration is complete without the traditional smoked fish, hand-cut nova, sable, and herring. The deli department also offers a dairy section with sliced cheese and other specialties such as knishes and halva.

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Diversity is the best word to describe all the different groceries lines that Shalom stocks. The kosher grocery product lines have expanded tremendously in the past few years. This allows Shalom to provide our customers with a greater selection of kosher products – both kosher manufacturers and big name American food manufacturers. We are adding new grocery items all the time.



Shalom Kosher has the largest selection of kosher wines in Maryland. We always stock the best sellers and bring in the newest wines as they become available. Our pricing is very competitive, and we offer a 10% discount on any case of wine purchased. The wine list presented is just a taste of some of the different wine labels we carry. We would be happy to talk with you about special orders for any wine not listed.

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Shalom Kosher tries to make the holidays for you and you family as stress free as possible. We offer prepared foods for all occasions to meet your holiday needs. With the largest Kosher Supermarket in the DC Metro Area, you will find all your holiday needs at Shalom Kosher. 

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