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Click here to register to join us at the KMS 2018 Banquet & Celebration of Yom Yerushalayim!

pesach is coming

· Maot Chitim: There is a custom to give charity well in advance of Pesach to allow for proper distribution of funds and see that all Jews have their holiday needs met. Donate here OR drop off a check at the office by this Monday, March 26 at noon.

· Rabbi Weinberg Pesach Guide: Rabbi Weinberg has prepared his annual KMS Pesach Guide to help with your preparation. Click here to access it. ard copies are available in the lobby.

take 15 for torah

Join our shul-wide initiative to add 15 minutes to your weekly Torah learning from Chanukah to Shavuot. Learn anything you’d like, in any way that you’d like: sefarim, podcasts, articles. Learn by yourself, b’chevruta or with friends and family

Click here to add your name/initials to our spreadsheet. 

Not Receiving KMS Emails?

Please let the office know if you are experiencing email issues. Email or call 301-593-0996.  Thank you.


Monday, March 26, 8:00 pm: Dr. Erica Brown’s pre-Pesach class: Wait then Hurry: Passover and the Pace of Redemption.

Sunday, April 15, 7:30 pm: The KMS-YISE Holocaust Committee will commemorate Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah at KMS. Magda Rosenbaum, a member of the community will share her experiences as a hidden child in Hungary and its subsequent impact on her life. We urge all our members to attend and hear her compelling story and to commemorate all victims of the Shoah. See flyer here.

Youth UpCOMING Events

This Shabbat, March 24, 10:20-11:00 am: Junior Davening Group in the Beit Midrash. Geared to ages 8-11, parents welcome.

This Shabbat, March 24, 5:25 pm: Bnei Akiva Anif for 3rd-6th graders.

This Sunday, March 25, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Movie & Popcorn: The Prince of Egypt in the social hall. See flyer here.

Until March 25: Join Bnei Akiva of Silver Spring and KMS in a Pre-Pesach Food Drive to benefit Capital Kosher Pantry/Yad Yehuda. Please bring in factory sealed items by March 25. We are collecting both chametz and non-chametz products. A list of needed items can be found here.


KMS Youth FB Page:


KMS Marketplace

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.

KMSynagogue members can help the synagogue raise funds at no additional cost to members, when they purchase from Judaica Webstore at this link. JudaicaWebstore pays KMS 10% of any sales. Members can also get a 10% discount on orders over $100, using code JWG_10.

Please frequent LookSharp Cleaners and mention KMS, 10% of your order will be donated to KMS.
LookSharp cleaners is located at 12353 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Coffee offer

We hope you enjoyed the coffee over Shavuot, generously sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company (CBRC).  CBRC has offered a 10% discount on any online retail offering with the code "Shavuot2017".  See and link to Retail Offerings.

KMS and their Shavuot Coffee Bar made the Washington Jewish Week.  Click here to read the article: Java Nagila: Kemp Mill Synagogue finds a coffee — and a sponsor — fit for Shavuot.

General information

Sefer Minhagim

The updated Sefer Minhagim can be found here.

Prayer for the Welfare of the Government
The prayer for the Welfare of Government of the United States of America can be found here.

Cheryl Stern Community Kelim Mikvah

The Cheryl Stern Community Kelim Mikvah located at YISE, is 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.


Sat, March 24 2018 8 Nisan 5778