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This Shabbat, January 20, between Mincha/Maariv: Community Seudah Shlishit.  See flyer here.

Motzei Shabbat, January 27, 8:00-10:00 pm: KMS Game Night for fun-loving adults. Join the team! RSVP: or Evonne Marzouk, See flyer here.

Sunday, January 28, 2:00-4:00 PM: Clothing Drive at KMS, co-sponsored by KMS, YISE and NCSY to benefit CHANA, a Jewish response to domestic violence. Drop off all sizes of gently used clothing, coats, shoes, linens, blankets, drapes, purses, stuffed animals (no toys) at 903 Holborn St. through Jan. 28 until 1:30 PM or at KMS after 2:00 PM on Jan. 28. To volunteer or for more info, contact Tax receipts available here.  See flyer here.

Wednesday, January 31, 8:00 pm: 900 Years of Polish History, lecture by Dr. David Bernstein, Dean of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Bernstein will be the trip historian on our upcoming KMS Trip to Poland this summer, led by Rabbi Weinberg. All KMS members welcome to attend. Note: Rabbi Weinberg's Halacha shiur will not be held on January 31. Poland Trip Participants and anyone considering joining the trip: Please join us for a light supper with Dr. David Bernstein at 7:00 pm at shul. Dr. Bernstein will give an overview of the trip and answer questions.

Sunday, February 11, 9:30 am: Shiur by Rav Ronen Neuwirth. Co-sponsored by KMS and Limud Torah MD. Details to come.

Shabbat Zachor, February 23-24: TOARCH (Torah and Archaeology in Community) Shabbat at KMS. Join us for a fascinating learning experience and exposure to presentations by Archeologists, Scholars, Rabbis, and Noachides as well as to artifacts on loan from the Israeli Antiquities Authority. There will be a weekend full of events for all ages. More details to come.

Sunday-Tuesday, March 4-6: AIPAC Policy Conference. Join Rabbi Weinberg and a delegation of over 50 KMS members at the Washington Convention Center to help strengthen the US-Israel relationship. KMS has a limited number of discounted registrations ($399) available. AIPAC has arranged for an exclusive briefing for KMS members with the head of the Arms Control Program at the Institute for National Security Studies at Policy Conference. For more info, contact Larry Lerman.  See flyer here.

Youth UpCOMING Events

This Shabbat, January 20, 3:50-4:50 pm: Bnei Akiva Snif - Special Tu B’shvat Edition for all kids in 3rd-6th grade at KMS. See flyer here.

Motzei Shabbat, January 27, 6:30 pm: Mishpacha Lomedet: Special for Tu B’Shvat for all kids in K-5th grades and their parents.


KMS Youth Facebook Page: Join and stay updated about upcoming events, see pictures:


Kol Mevasar

Check out the  Chanukah issue of Kol Mevaser.

KMS Gala dinner

Chaim & Sabine Himmelfarb
Mel & Anita Plotinsky
Gadi & Jaclyn Rozmaryn

Click here to see a video of the 5777 KMS GALA DINNER

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.


View the slideshow from KMS's Gordon Lederman z"l Chesed day!! 


See the video of the Azkara here.

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.


Mon, January 22 2018 6 Shevat 5778