Engage in this year's learning theme: "Ahavat Chesed, Acts of Lovingkindness." Let's explore together how Jewish teachings help us practice kindness in our daily lives.

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...

Pledge 30 Kick Off 5775

December 7, 2014 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Renowned Educator Yaffa Epstein Kicks Off 5775 Learning Theme: “Ahavat Chesed, Acts of Lovingkindness”

Ohr Kodesh Congregation will present renowned Pardes Institute educator Yaffa Epstein as the 5775, 2014-2015 kickoff speaker for Pledge 30 and Lifelong Learning on December 7 at 7:30 pm. Her talk, Chesed and Emet: Can We Live our Truths and also Create Unified Jewish Communities? will challenge us to get involved in our yearlong learning theme Ahavat Chesed, Acts of Lovingkindness through study, conversation, and action. We began our journey into the theme with Rabbi Fishman’s sermon and the Learners’ Lunch, chaired by David Julian Gray, on November 8.

Gift Shop Open - Chanukah Extravaganza

December 7, 2014 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday, December 7 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon and 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The Gift Shop will be open for your general and pre-Chanukah shopping on 

Look for Gifts for Chanukkah, Weddings, B’nei Mitzvah, and your children’s teachers.

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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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