Engage in this year’s learning theme: Gratitude, Hakarat ha-tov. Let’s explore together how expressing gratitude helps us build a stronger intergenerational 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 choices for children, teens and adults of all ages and stages. Whether you're just taking first steps to know...


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...

Tishah B’Av

On Tishah B’Av, Monday, July 31, there will be Minchah at 8:00 pm. Arvit will follow at 8:30 pm. It will include the reading of Eikhah/Lamentations and selected Kinot/dirges.  On Tuesday, August 1, Shacharit will begin at 6:45 am. Minchah will begin at 7:45 pm with tallit and t’fillin, and will include the fast-day Torah and Haftarah readings. Arvit will be at 8:30 pm. The fast begins at 8:20 pm, Monday night and concludes Tuesday night at 9:04 pm.

Join us for the High Holidays 2017-5778

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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seating layouts

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.

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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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