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Kemp Mill Synagogue

Welcome to KMS!



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 (

     •     Od Yosef Chai (800-823-CHAI,

     •   Global Jewish Assistance and Relief (

Should you have any questions please contact me.  Purim Sameach!

Rabbi Weinberg


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 MinyanShabbat, 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).

--Shabbat, March 11, 8:45 am Minyan Kiddush: Cholent Cook Off.  Sign up here to register yourself or your team to compete in the KMS Cholent Cook Off.  For rules click here.

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

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

Seder HaYom

The updated Seder HaYom can be found here.

Sefer Minhagim

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 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!)

Today's Calendar

 Shacharit: 8:00a
 Shacharit: 9:00a
 Breakfast 'N' Learn: 10:00a
 Mincha/Maariv: 5:35p
 Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman's Class on weekly parshah: 7:15p
 Class - Nechama Porat : 8:30p

Upcoming Programs & Events

  Monday, Feb 20 8:00a
 Bar Mitzvah of Aryeh Stone
  Monday, Feb 20 10:00a
 TLI - Teen Learning Initiative
  Monday, Feb 20 7:00p
 Youth Shacharit
  Tuesday, Feb 21 9:00a
 7th grade Oneg at Aryeh and Yahav's house
  Friday, Feb 24 8:00p

Parashat Parashat Mishpatim

Shabbat Mevarchim & Parshat Shekalim

Shabbat, Feb 25
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Sun, 19 February 2017 23 Shevat 5777