Kemp Mill Synagogue
Welcome to KMS!
Welcome to Kemp Mill Synagogue. We are a Modern Orthodox Synagogue located in Silver Spring, Maryland, outside of Washington, DC. Founded in 1990, KMS is committed to Limud Torah, meaningful Tefillah, Medinat Yisrael and a vibrant youth program.
High Holidays Registration
Our reservation system for High Holidays is now open. In addition to reserving seats, you can enter names into our Yizkor book, order Daled Minim, sponsor our Simchat Torah Gala Kiddush and enter a Rosh Hashanah greeting into Kol Mevaser. Please log in and visit our High Holidays reservation page. Priority Seating is now closed!
KMS Stands with Israel!
There are many opportunities to support Israel through activities at KMS. Please click here for a list of tzedakah organizations responding to the needs created by Operation Protective Edge. Please Click here for information about other opportunities to get involved.
Three Weeks of Learning beginning July 15. We invite all members of the Kemp Mill Community (men, women and children) to engage in a new program: Three Weeks of Learning in Memory of the Three Boys (Naftali, Gilad and Eyal, Z’L, HY”D). Click here to learn more and register
Zoo Rabbi Returns
Rabbi Natan Slifkin, the Zoo Rabbi will be returning to KMS as a Scholar in Residence on August 2-3rd. Rabbi Slifkin will speak several times over Shabbat and then, by popular demand, on Sunday morning, will give a tour at the National Zoo on Sunday. Thank you to all who are interested, but the zoo tour is full and registration is now closed.
Tisha Ba'av, Tuesday, August 5
KMS will offer two special programs in the afternoon. At 2 pm, the movie "The Long Way Home" will be shown in the Youth Beit Midrash, followed by a discussion led by Eliyana Adler. At 5 pm, in the Youth Beit Midrash, Judy Cohen will present a slide show and lead a discussion on "Jewish Ghetto Photography: The Importance of Perspective."