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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. 


Thank you to all those who attended the Poland Trip information session. The deadline to sign up is January 15, 2018. If you have not signed up yet and are still interested, please contact the office. Click here to view the Poland Trip information packet.


Click  here to view pictures from Rabbi and Elana Weinberg's trip to Israel to visit our KMS students studying there.

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Friday Night-Shabbat, December 15-16: Scholar-in-Rsidence, Rabbi Dr. Adam Ferziger, holds the R’ Samson Raphael Hirsch Chair for Research of the Torah & Derekh Erez Movement in the Israel & Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University. His research focuses on Jewish religious movements, religious leadership, and religious responses to secularization and assimilation in modern and contemporary North America, Europe & Israel. See flyer here.

· Friday Night: Sectarian Missionaries or Post-Modern Maccabees? Outreach Activists and the Realignment of American Orthodoxy

· Between Mincha/Maariv: Between Christian Humanism and Fragmentary Judaism: Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein's Distinctive Approach toward Non-observant and Non-Orthodox Jews

· Motzei Shabbat: Washington Heights Yankees in Rav Kook's Court: The Role of American Orthodoxy in Israeli Judaism

Motzei Shabbat, December 16, 6:45 pm: Mishpacha Lomedet. Motzei Shabbat Parent-Child Family Learning of the season! For elementary age kids and their parents. Fun learning, prizes and pizza!​ Bring a box or can or non-perishable food for donation to the Kosher Food Pantry.

Sunday, December 17, 7:00 PM: KMS Annual Meeting to elect the new Board, receive a Financial Update, and hear about the State of the Shul.

Youth UpCOMING Events

Thursday, December 14, 6:30-7:00 pm: The Berman PTO and KMS invite you to come to the Arcola Rehab for a Chanukah musical celebration with the residents. All ages are welcome and Upper School students can earn community service hours. If you would like to play an instrument, we'll be singing and playing: I have a little Dreidel, Oh Chanukah, Sevivon, Maoz Tzur, and Al Hanissim. To sign up, please contact or just show up.

Motzei Shabbat, December 16, 6:45 pm: Mishpacha Lomedet. ​ Join us for a special Chanukah edition of Motzei Shabbat Parent-Child Family Learning of the season! For elementary age kids and their parents. Chavruta learning followed by a fabulous skit by Torah Mitzion​'s​ Rav Oron, Bachurim and Banot.​ Fun learning, prizes and pizza!​ Bring a box or can or non-perishable food for donation to the Kosher Food Pantry.

Monday, December 18, 7:00 pm: Teen Learning Initiative

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.


Thu, December 14 2017 26 Kislev 5778