Jewish Holiday Services & Programs

Shavuot Services

May 17, 2021 - 8:45am - 11:00am

Yizkor Service (2nd Day Shavuot)

May 18, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Shacharit: Shivah-Asar B’Tammuz-2021

June 27, 2021 - 6:45am - 8:00am

The fast day of Shivah-Asar B’Tammuz (the 17th day of Tammuz) commemorates calamities in Jewish history, according to Mishnah Ta’anit chapter 4, among them the breaking of the first set of tablets and the breaching of Jerusalem’s walls by the Babylonians.  The fast for Shivah-Asar B'Tammuz is observed from dawn to nightfall. Minchah will be at ___ pm, and will include the fast-day Torah and Haftarah readings. Arvit will follow around ____ pm.

Services: Erev Tish'a B'Av (2021)

July 17, 2021 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

According to Mishnah Ta’anit chapter 4, among the calamities on Tishah B’Av were the decree that the Israelites would have to wander 40 years in the wilderness and the destruction of the First and Second Temples.  On Tishah B’Av, the same restrictions apply as on Yom Kippur, no eating or drinking, no washing, no anointing, no wearing of leather shoes, and no sexual relations, and they apply from sundown to nightfall.

In 2021, on Saturday, July 17, there will be

Arvit & Reading of Megillat Eikhah (2021)

July 17, 2021 - 9:20pm - 10:20pm

Early Minchah - Rosh Hashanah

September 6, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm


September 7, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Childrens Services/Activities 18 mo. - Grd 3

September 7, 2021 - 10:30am - 1:00pm

A full range of age-appropriate Children’s Services/Activities is offered for children ages 1½ to 13 years. Use of interactive prayers and programs ensure a meaningful High Holiday experience. For children in grades 4-7, there is an $80 charge per child, which includes both children’s activities and a seat with parents in an adult service. For children 1 ½ years old thru 3rd grade, you may EITHER pay $80, which includes both children’s activities and a seat with parents in an adult service, OR $60 which includes only the children’s activities.

Children's Services/Activities, Grade 4-7

September 7, 2021 - 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Ohr Kodesh Congregation

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

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