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Friday Night, November 17, 8:00-9:00pm: KMS invites you to a discussion group entitled: Modern Before Orthodox? Secular Culture, Modern Orthodoxy and the Next Generation. On October 22nd, Eitan Gross published “Modern Orthodoxy from a Teenager’s Perspective” on the Times of Israel website, which has sparked much conversation in the Jewish world. Steve Gotlib published a response entitled, “'Orthodox, and' vs. 'Orthodox, but.'” Facilitators will lead three discussion groups the questions the articles have raised.

Saturday Night, November 18, 7:30-10:00 pm: “Remembering Rabin,” featuring the documentary, The Prime Ministers: Soldiers & Peacemakers, & remarks by David Makovsky, who traveled with Prime Minister Rabin from 1992-95 as reporter for the Jerusalem Post. The program is free & open to the community. See flyer on page 4 or contact Ina Lerman for details.

Sunday, November 19, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM: Tech Café, free one-on-one technology tutoring by teens at YISE. See flyer for details.

Motzei Shabbat, December 2: Aryeh Halivni, Director of Toldot Yisrael: “The November 29th UN Vote for Partition: A Behind the Scenes Look.”  See flyer on p4.

Thursday, December 7, 7:30 pm, Guest Speaker, Rav Moshe Taragin.

Shabbat, December 16, Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Adam Ferziger, holds the R’ Samson Raphael Hirsch Chair for Research of the Torah & Derekh Erez Movement in the Israel & Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History & Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University.

Youth UpCOMING Events

Shabbat, November 18: Junior Davening Group in the Beit Midrash.

Shabbat, November 18: Teen Seudah Shlishit with Rav Oron & the bachurim & bnot, between Mincha/Maariv. The community is invited to join in this first seudah shlishit to meet the Torah MiTzion Kollel. Teens will continue to have their own seudah shlishit with Rav Oron, bachurim, and bnot every other week.

Sunday, November 19, 11:00 am-1:00 pm: Tech Café at YISE—Teens: Volunteer to teach local senior citizens how to use technology, including smartphones, iPad, tablet, Facebook, email, & more. Community service hours available. Free pizza for our Teen Techsperts! See flyer for details.

Motzei Shabbat, December 2, 7:00-8:00 pm: Mishpacha Lomedet. First Motzei Shabbat Parent-Child Family Learning of the season! (BM)

Monday, December 4, 7:30 pm: Teen Chesed Cooking at the Janus home.

Shabbat, December 8-9, KMS Maccabeats Pre-Chanukah Shabbaton

Sunday, December 17, Chanukah Celebration

Thank you to Shulamith Lesnoy, Mandi & David Lowenstein, Aaron Mellman, Steve Fleisher, Eliana Lebson, Ari Pinchot, the youth board, and all of the 80 plus youth who participated in last week's BBQ with Rabbi & Mrs. Weinberg. And a very special thank you and appreciation to Sandi & Isi Teitelbaum for generously sponsoring the event. See more pictures of the event here.


KMS Youth Facebook Page: Join and stay updated about upcoming events, see pictures:

Kol Mevasar

Check out the  Rosh Hashanah issue of Kol Mevaser.

KMS Gala dinner

Chaim & Sabine Himmelfarb
Mel & Anita Plotinsky
Gadi & Jaclyn Rozmaryn

Click here to see a video of the 5777 KMS GALA DINNER

KMS Marketplace

KMS is partnering with JWines to provide our members an easy way to donate 5% of your total purchase to KMS at no additional cost to you. Please go to and use the code KMS at checkout to donate 5% of your purchase to the shul.

KMSynagogue members can help the synagogue raise funds at no additional cost to members, when they purchase from Judaica Webstore at this link. JudaicaWebstore pays KMS 10% of any sales. Members can also get a 10% discount on orders over $100, using code JWG_10.

Please frequent LookSharp Cleaners and mention KMS, 10% of your order will be donated to KMS.
LookSharp cleaners is located at 12353 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Coffee offer

We hope you enjoyed the coffee over Shavuot, generously sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company (CBRC).  CBRC has offered a 10% discount on any online retail offering with the code "Shavuot2017".  See and link to Retail Offerings.

KMS and their Shavuot Coffee Bar made the Washington Jewish Week.  Click here to read the article: Java Nagila: Kemp Mill Synagogue finds a coffee — and a sponsor — fit for Shavuot.


View the slideshow from KMS's Gordon Lederman z"l Chesed day!! 


See the video of the Azkara here.

General information

Sefer Minhagim

The updated Sefer Minhagim can be found here.

Prayer for the Welfare of the Government
The prayer for the Welfare of Government of the United States of America can be found here.

Cheryl Stern Community Kelim Mikvah

The Cheryl Stern Community Kelim Mikvah located at YISE, is open. There are still plenty of bricks on the path that may be dedicated. Please see the attached form or go to to dedicate a brick.


Sat, November 18 2017 29 Cheshvan 5778