Engage in this year’s learning theme: “Hatzneia lekhet ‘im Elohekha, Walk humbly with your God.”  Let's explore together how a humble consciousness can help us build a prayerful, celebratory, and inclusive community.

Ohr Kodesh watercolor by Michael ShibleyWe are an energetic, growing, and diverse Jewish community. We are children and grandparents. We are individuals and families. We are founding members and brand new members. Together, we cherish our tradition, embrace life-long learning, and strive...

We treasure Ohr Kodesh as a rich resource lighting our path and guiding our daily actions. It motivates us to bring Jewish learning to life in the world around us and to act in pursuit of Tikkun Olam (perfecting the world) and K'lal Yisrael (unity of the Jewish people...

Ohr Kodesh Congregation regards every person as having a place in the circle around the Torah, the Tree of Life. We maintain an inclusive educational environment that values every learner, at every age and stage and our varied interests and learning styles nourish a feast of intriguing...


Message from the Director

Welcome to Ohr Kodesh Early Childhood Center!

I have been the director of the Early Childhood Center since 1991. It has been exciting for me to witness our transformations, and I am very...

People gather at Ohr Kodesh for spiritual fulfillment, to exercise their minds, and to meet with friends. Prayer services, formal and informal educational activities, communal meals and events, service projects, sports events, etc. all provide opportunities for Ohr Kodesh to bring together...

Join us for the High Holidays 2016-5777

Ohr Kodesh members and guests have the opportunity to participate in a variety of High Holiday service options.  Please encourage your friends, relatives and neighbors to join us by attending one of our inspiring services.




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Seat Layout of Mayer & Ethel Lerner Sanctuary

Seat Layout of Nettie & Murray Kaye Social Hall

If you have any questions after reading this information, please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Jerry Kiewe, at the synagogue office at 301-589-3880 x217, direct at 240-450-3486, or via e-mail at JKiewe [at] OhrKodesh [dot] org.

Upcoming Pledge 30 classes

The Pledge 30 program began in 2010 as a way to honor of Rabbi Fishman’s long tenure with our congregation. It is a framework for encouraging individual commitment to additional study, acts of loving kindness, and prayer.

Over these years, dozens of classes have been presented by members of the congregation and others from the community and beyond. Classes range from hands-on learning to text study, from “how to” to “why,” from self-improvement to saving the planet. One thing all Pledge 30 mini-courses have in common is that they strengthen our community by bringing together people who might not have known each other at all, or not have known they shared a common interest.

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Ohr Kodesh Congregation

8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 589-3880
Fax:  (301) 495-4801

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