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...

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon & Tribute Book

Ohr Kodesh will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, April 25, 2015, following that day’s Shabbat morning services. This year we will honor: (Click names below to learn more about our honorees)

Bob Kott
Dara Freling
Sharon Light

Leonard & Susan Merewitz


We sincerely hope that many will join us that day and all will be welcomed. There is no charge to attend the luncheon but contributions in honor of the honorees will be appreciated.

Schlezinger Law Day Lecture

May 2, 2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

The Ohr Kodesh Adult Education Committee Presents
The Anne F. & Julius Schlezinger Memorial Law Day Lecture


Speaker: Dr. Marshall J. Breger, Professor of Law

The Law of Sacred Space in Israel and Palestine


Marshall J. Breger is a professor of law at the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America. From 1993-95, he was a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

During the George H.W. Bush Administration he served as Solicitor of Labor, the chief lawyer of the Labor Department. During 1992 by presidential designation he served concurrently as Acting Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Standards.


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Ohr Kodesh Congregation

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