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AZKARA & SIYUM Tanach for Rabbi Haramati

Please join the Haramati family for a  Siyum Tanakh and Azkara in memory of Rabbi Amnon Haramati, z"l , which will be held at KMS on April, 29 at 9:15 p.m.  Memorial and Siyum will take place in the Main Sanctuary from 9:15-10:30 followed by a light collation in the main lobby.

The Haramati family has launched a Limmud TaNaCH project in memory of Rabbi Amnon Haramati z"l. As a tribute to his legacy they are organizing a communal learning of all of Tanakh. learning should be completed by April 29th, 2017, 3 Iyar 5777, which will mark 30 days from his passing. If you would like to participate, please access the link below, and sign up for one or more Tanakh selections to study. More than one person can sign up for each slot.  Click here to sign up.

If you have any questions or issues, please send an email to


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


In commemoration of the upcoming holidays of Yom Ha’Atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim, KMS is conducting our Israel Bond Appeal at this time. When you arrive at shul on Shabbat of May 6, you will find a box with Israel Bond Appeal cards waiting for you in the lobby. We encourage each KMS member to consider purchasing an Israel Bond. Israel Bonds provides Israel’s supporters with a rewarding opportunity to strengthen Israel and participate in Israel’s economic achievements. At this time of year, your investment becomes a special “birthday gift” to Israel.

Visit to obtain rates and prospectuses or to open an online account. You can also call Adele Gravitz (the KMS representative at our local Israel Bonds office) at 240-479-7922. 

Upcoming KMS Events

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 Rasooly (


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.


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


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.


Wed, 26 April 2017 30 Nisan 5777