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Purim is Coming!

A complete Purim brochure will be available shortly.


One of the requirements of the holiday of Purim is Matanot L’Evyonim (gifts for those in need). You may take care of this mitzvah before Purim if the money you donate will be given out on your behalf on Purim day itself. The minimum requirement is to give a monetary gift to at least two people in need on Purim day. KMS is happy to be your “agent” to distribute Matanot L’Evyonim funds on Purim day on your behalf. You may:

· Click here to donate online. Deadline: Monday, March 18th at 5pm

· Hand cash/check directly to a member of the office staff. Must be marked “Matanot L’Evyonim.” Deadline: Monday, March 18th at 5pm

· Place donations in the Matanot L’Evyonim Baskets that will be in the lobby on Purim night and morning. Deadline: Purim Day at 10:30 am


Sunday, March 17, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: 5th Annual YISE-KMS Purim Carnival at KMS. Games & Prizes, Inflatables, Face Painting, Crafts & More! Cost: $5 per person; Family Max: $25; Pizza: $3 per slice. See flyer here.

Wednesday, March 20: Purim Party Break Fast at KMS for adults, teens, and children right after megillah reading. Details to follow.

Thursday, March 21, 5:00 pm: Please join us for our first ever KMS Communal Purim Seudah! Come and enjoy a festive communal meal with your friends and neighbors at our shul. All are welcome – costumes, merriment, and a general overabundance of simcha are welcome and encouraged! Click here to register.

Coming Up at KMS

Wednesday, February 20, 8:00 pm: KMS will be hosting Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt. She will be speaking about her best-selling book, Antisemitism: Here and Now. Her talk will be moderated by Erica Brown. Following the talk, Professor Lipstadt will be autographing copies of her book that will be available for purchase in the KMS lobby.

Shabbat, February 23, 4:25 pm: How Hope Grows after Tragedy: The Story of One Israeli Family. In 2003, Shuli Har Melech, the brother of Matanya, one of the Torah MiTzion Kollel bachurim, was killed in a terror attack. His parents, Tziporah and Moshe will speak at KMS about how they found the courage to choose life and hope. Moshe will speak about the One Family choir, where all the singers are fathers of terror victims. Come learn about their story as well as show appreciation to Matanya.

Shabbat, February 23, Between Mincha/Maariv: Communal Seudah Shlishit. Phil Lehman will be speaking about his recent physical and spiritual trek to Mt. Everest. See flyer here.

Motzei Shabbat, February 23, 8:00 pm: Taking it Back to the Roaring 20’s. Creative cocktails, delicious dairy food, jazz band. $75/person. For info, contact Sign up here. See flyer here.

Wednesday, March 6, 8:00 pm: Join the women of KMS on Rosh Chodesh Adar Bet for a cooking demonstration and food tasting with The Kosher Baker, Paula Shoyer, at KMS! Ingredient fee: $10 per person.

Wednesday, March 13, 8:30 pm: Join Bikur Cholim for a Free Breath Brake Seminar. Learn How to Live Longer and Better with Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg. At Ohr HaTorah, 1009 Kersey Road. Co-sponsored by KMS. RSVP: or 202-331-3381. See flyer here.

Motzei Shabbat, March 16: KMS Book & Author's Night. KMS authors who have published in the last 2 1/2 years welcome to present books in an evening of book talks and signings. Contact

Sunday, March 24, 10:30 am-12:00 pm: Dispelling Myths Regarding Autism. At the YISE small social hall, 1132 Arcola Ave. Presented by Bikur Cholim. Co-sponsored by KMS. See flyer here.

Shabbat, March 30: We are excited to have our founding Rabbi, Rabbi Yaakov Bieler as our Scholar in Residence. Click here to register for a Community Shabbat Lunch with the Bielers. Rabbi Bieler will be speaking at the 8:45 minyan, as well as between Mincha/Maariv.

Sunday, March 31, 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Gordon Lederman, z”l Chesed Day at KMS. Details to follow.

Sunday, June 2: Annual Banquet & Celebration of Yom Yerushalayim honoring Marti & Michael Herskovitz, Shanna & Gary Winters, and youth: Yoni Albert, Ayelet Brown, Estie Wasserstein, Aliza Goldschlag, Ellie Guberman, Nava Israel, and Zachary Wolf.

Youth News

This Shabbat, February 16, 4:00-5:15 pm: Bnei Akiva Snif. 2nd-5th grade at KMS. 6th grade at the Solomon home. Walking groups leave YISE at 3:35 pm and return at 5:40 pm. See flyer here.

Monday, February 18, 10:00-11:00 am: Grades 1-5 Emoji Cookie Bake. Come bake cookies and decorate them with your favorite emoji. See flyer.

Monday, February 18, 11:15 am-12:30 pm: Grades 6-8 Challah Bake for Chesed. Learn how to braid and bake Challah. One for home and one for KMS Chesed. See flyer here.

Motzei Shabbat, February 23, 7:30 pm: Parent-Child Learning. See flyer here.

Sunday, March 17, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: 5th Annual YISE-KMS Purim Carnival at KMS. Games & Prizes, Inflatables, Face Painting, Crafts & More! Cost: $5 per person; Family Max: $25; Pizza: $3 per slice. See flyer here.

Every Thursday, 5:30-6:30 pm: Weekly learning program for boys and girls: Torah MiTzion - Come learn Torah and enjoy good food with the Torah MiTzion Bachurim. For grades 6-9 in the Beit Midrash. See flyer here.

Watch your inbox for the weekly KMS Youth Update!
For the most up to date info about events, join the Youth FB Page.

Please Volunteer with KMS

KMS is improving the process by which volunteer resources are matched up to the צרכי ציבור--the needs of the community. The first step in our process improvement is to launch our new Volunteer Corps. Please fill out this survey and identify when/where/how you might be able to volunteer your help for our community.

As our membership grows, KMS will be implementing more programs of all types – social, educational, youth, and chesed – which will require the expansion of our volunteer pool and the optimization of how we use the time of our volunteers.

Contact Shuli Tropp or Sharon Freundel at with any questions.

Monday Morning Coffee

Looking for a great cup of coffee and some friendly company? Join us after minyan on Monday mornings for coffee in the KMS lobby.

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