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PURIM is coming!

As you know, one of the requirements of the holiday of Purim is "Matanot L'Evyonim" (gifts for those in need). You may take care of this mitzvah before Purim if the money you are donating will be given out on your behalf on Purim day itself. The minimum requirement is to give monetary gifts to at least two people in need on Purim day. KMS is happy to be your “agent” to distribute the funds on Purim day on your behalf.
· You may give online by credit card by clicking here.
Deadline for Online: Monday February 26th at 5pm
· Or by submitting cash/check.

  • To the office. All money handed in must be given directly to a member of the office staff and marked specifically as Matanot L’Evyonim (please note that general donations to the tzedakah fund will NOT be allocated to Matanot L’Evyonim)
    Deadline for Office Donation: Monday February 26th at 5pm
  • OR placed in one of the Matanot L’Evyonim Baskets that will be in the lobby on Purim night and morning.
    Deadline for Basket Donation: Purim Morning at 10:30am

Should you have any questions please contact me. Purim Sameach!
- Rabbi Weinberg


Click here for the complete KMS Purim Brochure.

Sunday, February 25, 10:30 am-12:30 pm: YISE & KMS Purim Carnival at YISE, 1132 Arcola Ave. Purim Story at 11am. Sing-along at 11:30 am. Games & prizes, inflatables, face painting, crafts & more. Cost: $5 per person; Family max: $25; Pizza: $3 per slice. See flyer here.

Taanit Esther-Wed, Feb 28
Fast Begins: 5:23 am

Shacharit: 6:30 am

Mincha: 5:30 pm (Shkia 5:59 pm)
Fast Ends: 6:33 pm

Purim Night –Wed Night Feb 28
Maariv/Megillah: 6:35 pm (Sanct); 6:35 pm (Youth, SH); WTG: 8:30 pm (YBM); 9pm (BM)
Purim Day – Thurs March 1

Shacharit: 6:15 am (Sanct); 7:45 am (Sanct); Youth:9:00 am (Sanct)
Mincha: 4:00 pm (Shkia 6:00pm)
Maariv: 9:00 pm

Wednesday, February 28: Purim Party Break Fast at KMS for adults, teens, and children right after megillah reading. Topsy-Turvy - V’nahafoch hu. Turn breakfast into dinner! Breakfast buffet, photo booth, music, face painting, and other surprises. Food and fun for everyone! See flyer here.

Donations: What makes more noise? Wacky Mac or a box of cereal? Pasta or a can of chow mein noodles? A box of rice mix or a can of almonds? Check it out and bring them to shul on Purim to blot out Haman’s name & hunger in our community by using a “pasta” grogger! After the Megillah leining, deposit your food items into the Yad Yehuda – Capital Kosher Pantry box in the lobby!

Matanot L’Evyonim: See page 3 for information.

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 Motzei Shabbat, February 24, 8:00-9:30 pm: TOARCH multimedia presentations by Jim Long: Treasures of the Copper Scroll and Chris Rollston: The Alt-Write. Followed by light refreshments. In the Beit Midrash.

This Sunday, February 25, 1:00-4:00 pm: TOARCH Guided Tour of the Museum of the Bible. Limited number of tickets still available. $20/per person. Register here.

Shabbat, March 3: KMS Mystery Shabbat Lunch. An opportunity for members to connect and meet new people. Click here to sign up as a host or a guest. Hosts will be notified of the number of guests and any food restrictions on Monday, February 26. Guests will be notified of their hosts' name on Thursday, March 1. For more information, contact See flyer here.

Sunday, March 18: Gordon Lederman Chesed Day at KMS.

· 4:00-5:30 pm: Family Friendly Chesed Activities (YBM)

· 7:30 pm: Guest Speaker, Sherri Mandell, an award winning author and inspirational speaker, lectures on community, kindness and resilience in a world of confusion. She co-directs the Koby Mandell Foundation. (Sanctuary) Click here to sponsor the event.

Youth UpCOMING Events

This Shabbat, February 23-24: TOARCH (Torah & Archeology) weekend:

· Friday Night, 8:30-10:00 pm: HS Oneg: How Would You Party in Shushan? at the Mayberg home, 411 Hermleigh Road. See flyer here.

· Shabbat Afternoon, 4:00-4:45 pm: Life in Shushan: A Purim Show & Tell, for kids in 2nd-5th grades.

· Shabbat Afternoon, 4:00-4:45 pm: Uncovering the Riddle of Purim, for kids in 6th-8th grades. See flyer on page 4.

This Shabbat Afternoon, February 24, After Mincha: Seudah Shlishit for high schoolers with Rav Oron and the bachurim, in Classroom F.

Sunday, February 25, 10:30 am-12:30 pm: YISE & KMS Purim Carnival at YISE, 1132 Arcola Ave. Purim Story at 11am. Sing-along at 11:30 am. Games & prizes, inflatables, face painting, crafts & more. Cost: $5 per person; Family max: $25; Pizza: $3 per slice. See flyer 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.


Sun, February 25 2018 10 Adar 5778