Engage in this year’s learning theme: Kol nediv libo, contributing as your heart moves you. Let’s explore together how each person’s volunteer effort helps us build a stronger 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...

Community Chanukkah Celebration

December 13, 2017 - 5:30pm

Celebrate Chanukkah with the OKC community!


Join us for a communal candle lighting, singing, and activities. Our celebration concludes with a grilled cheese and tomato soup dinner in the social hall. This event is free for all OKC, ECC, and ABRS families.

Ohr Kodesh Gives Back

December 25, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Looking for something meaningful to do on December 25?

Please join us for Ohr Kodesh Gives Back!

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Murray & Nettie Kaye Social Hall

This family-friendly tzedakah fair includes four meaningful ways to contribute to our greater community:

  • Create a Card – decorate cards for OKC's Chesed committee to deliver, to fulfill the mitzvah of visiting the sick
  • #MixTheLove – assemble trail mix snack packs to help feed those who are hungry. Snack Packs will be donated to Martha’s Table.
  • Buddy Bracelets –  make friendship bracelet kits that include a bracelet you make, and the supplies for making another bracelet, for delivery to pediatric patients at NIH
  • Used Book drive – please bring gently used books for ages 0-3rd grade to donate to an affordable housing multi-family building in Takoma Park to support a local pre-school and elementary school program in that building (learn more at http://mhpartners.org/)


Contact Deb Kerson Bilek at deborah [dot] bilek [at] gmail [dot] com to RSVP, volunteer to help, or ask a question about the program. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Pledge 30 classes

  • Sundays, January 7 and 14, February 4, March 18 , 10:00 AM - Agnon’s Short Stories, Facilitator: Bob Gerwin; bbgerwin [at] gmail [dot] com
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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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