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.

FRIDAY, March 6: OKECC is closed. This site will be updated if/when any decisions are made to delay or cancel any other activities at Ohr Kodesh.

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...

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ohr kodesh congregation's annual gala

featuring The Capitol Steps

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 7:30 PM

The Capitol Steps plan to bring down the house ... and Senate with their unique blend of political satire and song parodies based on current events – and the latest scandals from Capitol Hill. Since they began in 1981, the Capitol Steps have recorded more than 30 albums, including their latest How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying, have been featured numerous times on primetime TV and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes A Holiday radio specials. “The best musical satire on Washington I’ve ever seen!” –The Washington Times

Doors open at 6:45 PM for appetizers
Show at 7:30 PM, dessert reception following show

Click HERE to see more Capitol Steps video clips

Want to help out with this event? Contact Barbara Libbin at barbaralibbin [at] gmail [dot] com

Upcoming Pledge 30 classes

  • Sunday, March 8, 7:00 PM  - Quotidian Kabbalah:  The Sh’ma – The Great Unification, Facilitator: David Julian Gray, djg [at] well [dot] com
  • Monday, March 16, 7:30 PM - OK Crafters Club Led by Lara Fleischer and Ruth Alpert 
  • Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 PM - Exodus: For What Kind of Freedom?, Facilitator: Robert Gerwin, bbgerwin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wednesday evenings, Weekly Hebrew Conversation Group, Facilitator:  Carol Rest-Mincberg, carolrm75 [at] hotmail [dot] com
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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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