“Mah tovu ohalekha, Ya’akov, mishkenotekha Yisrael . . . How lovely are your dwellings, Jacob, your sanctuaries Israel.  During 5779 let us enrich ourselves in our homes, shul, and schools, the centers of Jewish learning, living, and loving.

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...

Installation Dinner - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Come celebrate the installation of our incoming and outgoing presidents and accompanying officers and board members (to be elected at annual board meeting)         



  • 6:00 PM - Wine and Hors d'oeuvres (Lobby)
  • 6:30 PM - Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Main Sanctuary)
  • 7:30 PM – Dinner (Social Hall)
  • 8:00 PM - Installation for outgoing and incoming officers and board members
  • 8:15 PM - Dessert
  • 8:30 PM - Closing Remarks/bentshing


Following the Kabbalat Shabbat service at 7:30 PM, Ohr Kodesh will hold its Installation Dinner, honoring outgoing synagogue President Barbara Libbin and other outgoing officers and board members, plus welcoming incoming President Seth Yoskowitz and the new officers and board members.  We sincerely hope that many will join us that day and all will be welcomed. The fee to attend the dinner is $30/adults, $15 for those 18 and under, with a household maximum of $100. This will be a vegan meal catered by Evovle Vegan Restaurant.

Ohr Kodesh Day at Nationals Park

June 16, 2019 - 1:35pm - 4:30pm

Ohr Kodesh @ Nationals Park

Sunday, June 16, 1:35 PM (game time)


RSVP by June 3, Cost: $5 per ticket.

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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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