Funeral for Senesh Magill, z'l

Mayer & Ethel Lerner Sanctuary
Cohen Chapel

Funeral service for Senesh Magill, z'l, who passed away on Thursday, May 5. She was the daughter of Jordan Magill and Kari Butcher, 

The funeral service will take place at Ohr Kodesh on Monday, May 19, at 12:00 noon, followed by burial at Judean Memorial Gardens in Olney, MD.

Please note: Ohr Kodesh volunteers carry out the mitzvah of shmira (guarding), to ensure that Senesh is not left alone until the funeral. This entails sitting in the funeral home (in a separate room), and studying relevant texts, reading Psalms or other appropriate literature. If you can participate in this important task, please sign up at: or email chevra [at] ohrkodesh [dot] org for information.

The family will observe shiva at the Magill Family home, at 2108 Porter St., Silver Spring 20910.   (The home is right across the street from Rosemary Hills Elementary School.)

Shiva minyanim will take place Monday night, May 29 at 8:00 PM, and Tuesday morning, May 30, at 7:30 AM.

If coming by car, people are encouraged to carpool!

The school's parking lot is available for parking on Monday night ONLY.

While shiva will finish as Shavuot starts at sundown on Tuesday, the family will also receive visitors after the holiday; on Friday, June 2 from 8:30-10:30 AM and 5:00-7:00 PM, and on Sunday, June 4 from 5:00-7:30 PM.

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The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, where Senesh was a student, will have counselors on site Tuesday morning, May 30 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 noon at their Lerner Family Upper School campus.  Any child, teen, or adult seeking support services can meet with trained counselors. 

The school will also conduct a school-wide commemoration on Friday morning at 8 AM to honor Senesh’s memory. 

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Those wishing to assist the family by providing meals are encouraged to go to:

If you wish to make a memorial contribution, please visit our website at: or contact Ellen Feldman at the synagogue office at EFeldman [at] OhrKodesh [dot] org or 240-450-3484 (direct).     

Ohr Kodesh Congregation

8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 589-3880
Fax:  (301) 495-4801

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