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...

OKECC Summer Discovery: Barry Louis Polisar

July 17, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

Barry Louis Polisar, singer and songwriter will be performing on July 17 at Summer Discovery at 10:00 and all are welcome.  He will be autographing his music and books  which can be purchased in advance.  Summer Discovery at OKECC will get 20% of the proceeds. 

To purchase Books and Music, print order form attached below.

Upcoming Pledge 30 classes

June is typically the last month for regular Pledge 30 programming before our summer break. Thank you to all those who presented and attended classes this year. The Pledge 30 committee is already working on programming for 5776 and we need your help. Please let us know what classes or kind of classes and events you would like to see as part of our Pledge 30 program. If you have an idea for a class you would like to lead or help organize, please contact David Julian Gray at djg [at] well [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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