Kemp Mill Synagogue
Welcome to KMS!
PURIM IS COMING
TAKE CARE OF MATANOT L’EVYONIM
As you know, 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 are donating will be given out on your behalf on Purim day itself. The minimum requirement is to give monetary gifts to at least two people in need on Purim day. KMS is happy to be your “agent” to distribute the funds on Purim day on your behalf.
• YOU MAY GIVE ONLINE HERE Deadline for Online: Thursday March 9th at 5pm
• OR BY SUBMITTING CASH/CHECK to the office. All money handed in must be given directly to a member of the office staff and marked specifically as Matanot L’Evyonim (please note that general donations to the tzedakah fund will NOT be allocated to Manatnot L’Evyonim) Deadline for Office Donation: Thursday March 9th at 5pm
• OR placed in one of the Matanot L’Evyonim Baskets that will be in the lobby on Purim night and morning. Deadline for Basket Donation: Purim Morning at 10am
Alternatively, we suggest several other ways for you to take care of this important Mitzvah:
• Yad Yehudah/Mond Foundation (http://www.yadyehuda.org/matonos-levyonim.html)
• Od Yosef Chai (800-823-CHAI, http://www.odyosefchai.org/matanotlevyonim)
• Global Jewish Assistance and Relief (https://globaljewish.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=20)
Should you have any questions please contact me. Purim Sameach!
Check out these photos from our Clothing Drive benefiting CHANA here.
Upcoming KMS Events
--Shabbat, February 17-18: Yoetzet Halach Bracha Rutner spends Shabbat at KMS. Friday Night 8:15 pm: Scenes From a Jewish Marriage (for women only). Shabbat, 8:00 am Minyan; Shabbat, 4:20 pm: What To Expect When You Are Not Expecting (women only).
--Sunday, February 19, 10:30 am-12:00 pm: How to get the most out of your doctor appointment. Panelists are Dr. Theo Heller, gastroenterologist, Dr. Daniel J. Schwartz, cardiologist, Dr. David L. Taragin, neurologist. Taking place at Young Israel Shomrei Emunah, Beit Midrash 1132 Arcola Avenue.
--Motzei Shabbat, February 25, 8:00 pm: Join us at KMS for a fun melava malka featuring stories of Jewish life from the Chabad Shlichim. Featuring Rabbi Berel Wolvovsky (co-director of Chabad Silver Spring) and screening episodes from Israeli sit-com Katmandu. Co-sponsored by KMS Klal Yisrael and Chabad of Silver Spring. Contact Ina Lerman for more information.
--Shabbat, March 4: Shabbat with singer Eitan Katz. Friday night experience Kabbalat Shabbat with Eitan Katz and an Oneg after dinner at KMS. Eitan Katz will also lead Mussaf Shabbat day, as well as give a shiur later on. Havdallah will be at KMS with Eitan Katz, along with a Kumzitz at KMS to round out Shabbat (there is a cost of $10 per person for the Kumzitz).
Classes at KMS
Check out our lineup of classes for the fall!
Chanukah Kol Mevaser
The Chanukah issue of Kol Mevaser is now available. Read it now.
KMS Office is Hiring
The updated Seder HaYom can be found here.
The updated Sefer Minhagim can be found here.
Cheryl Stern Community Kelim Mikvah
The Cheryl Stern Community Kelim Mikvah is now officially open. There are still plenty of bricks on the path that may be dedicated. Please see the attached form or go to www.yise.org/brick to dedicate a brick.
Kemp Mill Sababa
Sababa is the Hebrew slang word for “cool and wonderful!” We want everyone who visits Israel to be inspired, amazed, and to have FUN. “Kemp Mill Sababa” is a great way to refer your friends to your favorite unique and “off the beaten path” places in Israel. If you have visited Israel recently (in the past two years), we want you to list your favorite places and experiences that don’t usually make it into the tour books. Click here to make a recommendation. (It will take you less than 5 minutes!)
Upcoming Programs & Events
Monday, Feb 20 8:00a
Monday, Feb 20 10:00a
Monday, Feb 20 7:00p
Tuesday, Feb 21 9:00a
Friday, Feb 24 8:00p
Parashat Parashat Mishpatim
Shabbat Mevarchim & Parshat Shekalim
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