Kehilat Pardes – The Rock Creek Synagogue is a modern orthodox Jewish community located in Aspen Hill, MD. We welcome members and guests from all backgrounds, and endlessly strive to create a culture of welcoming, spiritual dynamism, and social responsibility in our close-knit congregation.
Our young community emphasizes a strong youth program, regular adult learning, spirited tefillah, yearly chessed initiatives, a supportive community, inspired women’s programming, and a strong bond with the State of Israel. There is a mikvah attached to the shul, as well as an eruv surrounding the community. We are affiliated with the Orthodox Union.
Rabbi Uri Topolosky’s goal is to create an “accessible” community – a place where all people, regardless of background or affiliation, feel welcome and embraced. He received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and was a member of the second graduating class in 2005. Rabbi Uri is Chair of the Beltway Vaad, a council of local, Orthodox, pulpit clergy, supporting one another as they serve the spiritual needs of their congregants and the larger community.