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Shavuot 5779 at KMS

A brochure including all Shavuot classes and activities at KMS will be available this week so check your inboxes and the KMS lobby.

KMS is proud to be hosting SIRs Rabbi Shmuel & Judy Klitsner for Shavuot. A full and exciting program of overnight learning and daytime learning, including shiurim by KMS members and Rabbi Weinberg, is being planned for adults and children. Stay tuned for details.

Motzei Shabbat, the 1st night of Shavuot in the Social Hall: Join us for a night of learning and a middle-of-the-night Food Extravaganza at Tikkun Layl Shavuot! Featuring: Pasta Bar • Soup Bar • Ice Cream Bar • Other Snacks • Coffee Bar– An assortment of specialty hot coffee and cold brew! This year our overnight gourmet coffee is generously donated by Quartermaine Coffee Roasters - an amazing local coffee roaster and vendor with stores in Bethesda and Rockville. Visit or their retail locations: 4817 Bethesda Avenue, and 10400 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

Annual Gala Kiddush on the 2nd day of Shavuot! Click here to sponsor  in honor/memory of a person or occasion. Featuring lasagna, mac and cheese, salads, ice cream, and cheesecake!

To share a message with the community in the Shavuot Kol Mevaser donations supplement, please click here. Click here to make a donation to be acknowledged in the supplement OR visit the Donate page on the website and select In Honor of/In Memory of.

KMS Women's Mishna Learning Initiative

Join together with the women of KMS to complete the mishnayot of Seder Moed and Nezikin. Click here to sign up! They can be found online in Hebrew/English on Sefaria. We look forward to celebrating Kabbalat HaTorah on Shavuot with a communal siyum! Coordinators: Sefi Hefter, Miryam Kiderman, Fran Kritz, Jen Raskas; Teen Coordinator: Ayelet Brown. See flyer here.

Wednesday, May 29, 8:30 pm: Join us for a night of communal learning. 8:30-9:00 pm: Open Beit Midrash in the YBM. 9:00-9:30: Shiur by Sefi Hefter: Torah She-baal Peh: One Torah was not Enough??

Shabbat, June 8, following 8:45 minyan: Communal Siyum.

Shabbat Afternoon, 5:00 pm: Celebration of Learning. Join together to celebrate and share Divrei Torah. Families welcome.

Coming Up at KMS

This Thursday, May 23, 6:20 pm: Join KMS and the Washington Jewish Film Festival to see the film Sacred Spaces about synagogues around the world, followed by a discussion with the director. Click here to purchase discounted tickets for $10.50 by this Tuesday, May 21 at 5:00 pm.

This Shabbat, May 24-25: The YU Maccabeats will be joining us in honor of Stella Muzin’s bat mitzvah. They will lead davening at the early Kabbalat Shabbat minyan as well as Shabbat morning at the 8:45 minyan.

Monday, May 27, 9:00 am: Rabbi Weinberg will be speaking about Appreciating the Torah: Hilchot Birkat HaTorah at the Federal Holiday Learning Program at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington, 1216 Arcola Ave. 7:45 am Shacharit; 9:00 am Breakfast; 9:30 am Chavruta Learning; 10:40-11:20 am Shiur by Rabbi Weinberg. See flyer here.

Wednesday, May 29, 8:30 pm: Join us for a night of communal learning as part of the KMS Women’s Mishna Learning Initiative. See flyer here.

· 8:30-9:00 pm: Open Beit Midrash in the YBM

· 9:00-9:30 pm: Shiur by Sefi Hefter: Torah She-baal Peh: One Torah was not Enough??

Sunday, June 2, 7:00 pm: Annual Banquet & Celebration of Yom Yerushalayim honoring Marti & Michael Herskovitz and Shanna & Gary Winters. Youth honorees: Yoni Albert, Ayelet Brown, Estie Wasserstein, Aliza Goldschlag, Ellie Guberman, Nava Israel, and Zachary Wolf. At the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Shabbat, June 8: KMS Women’s Mishna Learning Initiative presents:

· Following 8:45 minyan: Communal Siyum.

· 5:00 pm: Celebration of Learning. Join together to celebrate and share Divrei Torah. Families welcome. See flyer here.

Shabbat, June 8, 8:45 Minyan Kiddush: Kiddush in honor of Rav Itiel & Tali Oron and family. Join KMS in wishing the Oron family tzeitchem l’shalom. Please click here to participate in sponsorship.

Youth News

This Shabbat, May 25: Bnei Akiva Chanichim Shabbaton for grades 2-6 at KMS - Revised Schedule:

· 12:00 pm: Peulah

· 5:45-7:00 pm: Snif for grades 2-6

· 7:00-8:00 pm: Seudah Shlishit for chanichim and their families. Please note that there won’t be walking groups back to YISE this week.

Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2: Israel Day Parade Shabbaton. Sign up at See flyer here.

Shabbat, June 1, 5:00-6:00 pm: Beit Midrash Mishpachti - Weekly Brachot-Themed Family Learning at KMS begins for parents with children in grades 1-8. Seudah Shlishit consisting of foods from all the different brachot will be served. The program will culminate on the 1st day of Shavuot with a Siyum Celebration and Brachot Bee. See flyer here.

Sunday, June 2, 9:45-10:30 am: Yom Yerushalayim Breakfast in the YBM for grades 9-12. Contact Rabbi Levitt for information. See flyer here.

Shabbat-Monday, June 8-10: Lots of awesome youth events being planned for Shavuot! Stay tuned for more details soon.

Teen Leadership Training Program: Applications are open for next year's KMS Teen Leadership Team (grades 9-12). Looking for grade representatives and teen coordinators for minyan, speakers, and kiddush. Teen Leadership Team members will receive training on strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, and public speaking. Contact Rabbi Levitt.

*Watch your inbox for the weekly KMS Youth Update!*
For the most up to date info about events, join the Youth FB Page.

Please Volunteer with KMS

KMS is improving the process by which volunteer resources are matched up to the צרכי ציבור--the needs of the community. The first step in our process improvement is to launch our new Volunteer Corps. Please fill out this survey and identify when/where/how you might be able to volunteer your help for our community.

As our membership grows, KMS will be implementing more programs of all types – social, educational, youth, and chesed – which will require the expansion of our volunteer pool and the optimization of how we use the time of our volunteers.

Contact Shuli Tropp or Sharon Freundel at with any questions.

Monday Morning Coffee

Looking for a great cup of coffee and some friendly company? Join us after minyan on Monday mornings for coffee in the KMS lobby.

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