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



Prepared Foods


As of October 31st, 2012 all prepared foods will be at Shalom Kosher.


Standard Menu

Chicken & Meat

  • Grilled Sesame Chicken Breasts
  • Chicken Schnitzel
  • Chicken Kebobs
  • White Meat Chicken Salad
  • London Broil


  • Teriyaki Salmon
  • Honey Dijon Salmon Pinwheels
  • Imitation Crab Cakes

Rice, Pasta & Potatoes

  • Sesame Noodles
  • Saffron Basmati Rice
  • Harvest Wild Rice
  • Angel Hair Pasta
  • Pasta Salad
  • Roasted Potatoes

Salad & Vegetables

  • Israeli Salad
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Rotating Items

Chicken & Meat

  • Turkey Blanquette
  • Thai Pecan Encrusted Chicken Breasts
  • Sesame Chicken Medallions


  • Tri-Colored Fish Terrine
  • Pecan Encrusted Salmon with Tropical Fruit Salsa
  • Cashew Crusted Tilapia with Basil Aioli

Rice, Pasta & Potatoes

  • Orzo with Dates & Figs
  • Couscous with toasted & dried almonds
  • Pesto Penne Pasta Salad

Salad & Vegetables

  • Vegetable Empanadas
  • Szechwan Green Beans
  • Black Bean/ Corn Salad
  • Hearts of Palm Salad

Homemade Frozen Foods


  • Broccoli noodle
  • Potato
  • Sweet Potato
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Carrot

Vegetarian Peppers

Matzo Balls

Beef and Chicken Pot Pies

Meat Chulent

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Comes with either...

  • Rice
  • Spinach
  • Kishka


  • Clear Chicken
  • Chicken Vegetable
  • Ministrone Meat Ball
  • Vegetarian Minestrone
  • Split Pea
  • Corn Wild Rice
  • Potato Leak
  • Chicken Vegetable Noodle
  • Mushroom Barley
  • Vegetable