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


Please click here to view the policy on purchasing Chametz after Pesach 2018 from the Vaad HaRabonim of Greater Washington.


Location CHANGED to KMS due to weather forecast.

Click here to volunteer your time to help prepare the KMS 2018 Yom Ha'atzmaut BBQ.

Yom hashoah v'hagvurah

Click here to view the video of the KMS-YISE Yom HaShoah V'Hagvurah program which took place on Sunday, April 15 at KMS.


Image result for israeli flag See flyer of all Israel events.

We would like to honor IDF soldiers and former IDF soldiers from our community. If you or someone in your family served in the IDF, please email

This Shabbat-Sunday, April 21-22: Israel Weekend at KMS. Decorate your strollers with Israeli flags, wear blue & white, and come to the 8:45 minyan Israel-themed kiddush! See flyer here.

· Shabbat Morning Dvar Torah after 8:00 & 8:45 minyan: Rav Itiel Oron, Rosh Kollel, Torah Mitzion.

· Shabbat Afternoon, 6:30 pm: Adina Navon, Tel Aviv Program Director of Young Judaea and a former member of the KMS community: Connecting the Dots of Israeli Social Innovation: From Kemp Mill to Israel and Rwanda.

· Sunday, 8:00 pm: Dyonna Ginsburg, Executive Director of OLAM: “Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue": Israel as a Global Citizen and a Laboratory of Social Good.

Religious Zionism Series Leading up to Yom Yerushalayim See flyer here.

3 Consecutive Shabbat Afternoon Shiurim between Mincha/Maariv:

· Shabbat, April 28, Rabbi Weinberg: Exile and Redemption: Analyzing “HaTikva” from the Perspective of Ancient Jewish Sources

· Shabbat, May 5, Rav Itiel Oron: Is the Halacha Different in the State of Israel?

· Shabbat, May 12, Jen Raskas: From Gan Eden to Eretz Yisrael - An Evolving Relationship to a National Home

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.


This Sunday, April 22, 10:45 am-12:15 pm: Making Tough Medical Choices. Co-sponsored by Bikur Cholim, KMS, and many other community shuls. At YISE, 1132 Arcola Ave. See flyer here.

Shabbat, April 28: Yoetzet Halacha, Bracha Rutner will speak after the KMS Youth Minyan on Shabbat morning and at 5pm Shabbat afternoon (for Women only), at the home of Sarah Sandberg, 1009 South Belgrade Rd. Contact to set up a time to speak with her when she is here, or with any other questions.

Sunday, April 29, 11:00 am-1:00 pm: Global Good Deeds Day - Do a mitzvah! Join in a park cleanup, any time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm! Register here or just show up. See flyer here or see p2 for more info.

Shabbat, May 5: Security Kiddush to honor our volunteer shomrim and all those on the KMS Security Committee who help keep KMS a safe place. Click here to join in sponsoring the kiddush

Youth UpCOMING Events

This Shabbat, April 21, 10:20-11:00 am: Junior Davening Group in the Beit Midrash. Geared to ages 8-11, parents welcome.

Sunday, April 29, 11:00 am-1:00 pm: Global Good Deeds Day - Join in a park cleanup! Meet at the steps near CVS at Kemp Mill Shopping Center. Bags, gloves, and t-shirts will be distributed. Upper School students can receive community service hours. Great for all ages! In partnership with Jconnect, our Park Cleanup is organized by YISE, KMS, NCSY and BHA in conjunction with Montgomery Parks. Register here or just show up. Contact for info. See flyer here.

Monday, April 30, 7:00 pm: TLI (NCSY Teen Learning Initiative) - Teens coming together to learn the Jewish perspective on current events. We always have delicious food to follow!


KMS Youth FB Page:

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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

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, April 19 2018 4 Iyyar 5778