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Kemp Mill Synagogue

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KMS Community Torah Learning Project

Sign up to join a one-of-a-kind Torah learning project between Pesach and Shavuot based on the teachings of Rav Leibtag. Each week for five weeks we will learn one of Rav Leibtag's introductions to a sefer of Chumash so that by Shavuot, a holiday that celebrates Matan (the giving of the) Torah, we will have learned Rav Leibtag's introductions to Breishit,Shmot, Vayikra, Bamidbar and Devarim. Participants can choose to learn the material at home or at an open beit midrash at KMS each shabbat. Participants will receive video recordings from Rav Leibtag recorded for this KMS program, and will be invited to a gathering at Rabbi and Elana Weinberg's house at the conclusion of the program. The text-based source sheets are all in English. To sign up please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Raskas at


Sunday, April 23, 7:30 pm, Mincha at 7:10 pm: Annual Yom HaShoah v’Hagvurah Program at YISE. Felix (ne Fievish) Nicinski was born on December 7, 1925 in Lochow, Poland near Lodz. His family was forced to live in the Lodz Ghetto in early 1940. In late 1940, Mr. Nicinski was taken to a work camp in Muhlacker, Germany with other 14 to 18 year old boys. From there, he managed to escape to the ghetto in Kalisz, Poland in the summer of 1941 where he was given the false identity of an escaped 27 year old. In 1942, Mr. Nicinski worked at an ammunitions plant in Skarzysko-Kamienna for 10 months. Starting in 1943, he was moved from one concentration camp to another until liberation by the British army on April 15, 1945. Following the war, Mr. Nicinski lived in Bamberg, Germany until 1948 while learning to be a barber. He immigrated to Australia in 1948 and lived there for ten years. He came to the United States in 1958 and married another Holocaust survivor. Mr. Nicinski lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a member of the local community of Holocaust survivors.  Click here for more information.


Tuesday, April 25, 8:00 pm  KMS women celebrate Rosh Chodesh Iyar at the home of Tamar Teitelbaum, 916 Annmore Lane.  Come spend the evening with Elana Weinberg as we hear what it us like to serve in the IDF from Yahav Jacobovitz and Nechama Porat.  Light refreshments will be served.  Click here for more detail.


Sunday, April 30, 3:30 pm, Join Liz Diament, senior educator at the National Gallery of Art, for the second annual KMS inside tour.  Meet Liz in the atrium of the East Building (4th and Constitution) for a tour entitled "Art as a Social Commentary." Registration is now closed.  For more information contact Rebekah Rasooley (


Tuesday, May 2, 6:45 am: Special Yom Ha’atzmaut Festive Minyan with Hallel, singing, and coffee and refreshments to follow!


Tuesday, May 2, 5:00-7:00 pm: Yom Ha’atzmaut BBQ and festivities at the home of Rabbi and Elana Weinberg. This event is free of charge but please register here to give us a head count.  There will be delicious food, live music, and for the kids there will be a bounce house and other fun activities.  The rain location will be at KMS.


Spring 2017 Kol Mevaser Now Available

Read the Pesach edition of Kol Mevaser.

General information


KMS Office is Hiring

View the job description for an Executive Director. Please submit resumes and cover letters to

Sefer Minhagim

The updated Sefer Minhagim can be found here.

Cheryl Stern Community Kelim Mikvah

The Cheryl Stern Community Kelim Mikvah is now 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.


Sun, 23 April 2017 27 Nisan 5777