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...

Alternative Lay-Led Minyan Service

December 10, 2016 - 9:15am - 11:45am

You are warmly invited to the first-ever meeting of Ohr Kodesh’s newest lay-led minyan which is designed to provide an intimate, small-space davening experience. The service will begin at 9:15 AM in the Salzberg Family Library, will be entirely lay-led (including the d’var Torah), and will thrive on full and vocal participation by those who attend — participation that will be enhanced and encouraged by the setting.

Upcoming Yiddish Film Series

Fourth Annual Lewis-Rushefsky
Yiddish Film Festival



A re-creation of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century Grodno, Poland. Berta Gersten gives a memorable performance as Mirele, a wealthy and pious widow whose devotion to her children extends to handpicking a wife for her eldest son, gravely mistaking the young woman's character as giving and devout.  The resulting conflict between the noble Jewish matriarch and her ungrateful, self-serving daughter-in-law provides both a cautionary tale and a lesson in the value of filial piety.

Latka & Vodka Pre-Chanukah Event

December 18, 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm


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Ohr Kodesh Congregation

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

Email: executivedirector@

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