Our Sacred Space

Kol Shalom was awarded Gold LEED Certification for its beautifully designed synagogue on March 12, 2013, issued by the U.S. Green Building Council.  We believe this to be the first newly constructed synagogue in the United States to achieve this level of LEED certification in the United States. The key elements implemented to achieve this goal were:

  • Sustainable mechanical systems
  • Energy efficient equipment
  • Measurement of systems
  • Lighting systems
  • Water conservation
  • Site issues

“From the moment we began to imagine our future synagogue, the members of Kol Shalom expressed a fervent desire to see this building unfold not only as a  tasteful religious and  spiritual home but also  as a Jewish  environmental treasure.  Receiving a Gold LEED Certification is the concrete result of the foresight of our builders, the care and ingenuity of our architects, and our commitment and concern for the world around us. We are proud of the example we have set for all.”, Rabbi Jonathan Z. Maltzman, Rabbi Emeritus

Facility Rental Information

Kol Shalom facilities are available for rental by members, non-profit organizations and non-members.  Catering at Kol Shalom must be provided through the list of approved kosher caterers.  If you are considering Kol Shalom as a location for your event, would like to visit or have questions, please contact Deb Finkelstein or call 301-309-9110.