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KMS is happy to support community organizations with listings on our website. To submit your event or initiative, please complete our online form. KMS reserves the right to not publish submissions and to remove them after a reasonable period of time.

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Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington/BCGW is looking to form a monthly support group for adults coping with the challenges of caregiving for family members. For more information and registration, please contact BCGW at 202 331-4481 or

Monday, January 22, 12:00-12:45 pm: Treatments: Playing G-d or Implementing G-d's Wishes”: A DC Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman. At Morgan Lewis. Complimentary lunch served, RSVP required to Please see flyer here or at for more info.

Monday, January 22, 7:30 PM: Edlavitch DCJCC, Humor Me. A heartfelt father-son comedy about a struggling playwright who is forced to move in with his joke-telling dad in a New Jersey retirement community and learns, as his father often says, “life’s going to happen, whether you smile or not.” Humor Me is Sam Hoffman’s directorial debut, inspired by his web series Old Jews Telling Jokes, which also sparked an off-Broadway play, a bestselling book and a lecture series. Presented by the Washington Jewish Film Festival.

Motzei Shabbat, January 27, 7:45 pm: YESHIVA OF GREATER WASHINGTON–TIFERES GEDALIAH INVITES YOU TO OUR FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL BANQUET HONORING Mr. Eitan & Mrs. Malki Katz * Dr. Marc & Mrs. Debbie Katz * Rabbi Yehoshua Berman. 7:45 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION | 8:30 PM DINNER FOLLOWED BY A SPECIAL MUSICAL PRESENTATION WITH MR. EITAN KATZ. Bethesda North Marriott 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. For info, to RSVP and/or submit an ad:

Monday, January 29, 7:30 PM: Edlavitch DCJCC, Strange Fruit: Music from – and inspired by – the American Civil Rights Movement (Concert). This project – presented with Levine Music – examines the musical legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. Pulling from traditional spirituals and extending to the work of Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Gil Scott Heron and Billie Holiday, the 10-person jazz and R&B outfit promises an evening of big sound and revolutionary culture. Presented by the Washington Jewish Music Festival.

Sunday, February 4, 10:30 am-12:00 pm: Understanding and Dealing with Depression in Adults. Recognize its signs, become aware of the different types of treatments. Learn how to support those who suffer and those around them. Hear a Torah perspective on challenges of depression. Introduction by Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum. Speakers: Selena Snow, Ph.D., psychologist and Naomi Schnittman, MD, psychiatrist. Sponsors: Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, YISE, KMS, SSJC, SEHC, Ohr Hatorah, and Chabad of Silver Spring. YISE Social Hall.

Join the campaign to add a non-stop flight between the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore metropolitan area and Tel Aviv, Israel. Thousands of U.S. government, business and leisure travelers travel between the Greater Washington metropolitan area and Tel Aviv each year. Yet, there is no non-stop flight between America's national capital and Israel. Fill out the survey to let the airlines and airports know that you will benefit from a direct, non-stop flight to Israel! The survey below was developed in cooperation with El Al Israel Airline, United Airlines, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to ensure it provides airlines and airports with all of the relevant information needed to determine the level of demand for this flight. This is a program of the Israel Action Center of the JCRC. The short survey is found at this link:

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington is considering the possibility of starting a family support group in the Kemp Mill area. In order to do so, we would like to know if there is an interest and need for such a group. You can help us by calling BCGW at 202-331-4481 or sending an email to

Holy Chow! Kosher Chinese is Coming to Silver Spring! Click  here  for more details.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington delivers meals to local hospitals and stocks a kosher pantry at Children's National Medical Center. For assistance, please contact BCGW at 202 331-4481, , or through our website Want to become a Bikur Cholim volunteer? Call 202 331-4481 or sign up to volunteer on our website Click on the "get involved" tab.

The Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington needs volunteers to conduct taharot, the process by which bodies of Jews are prepared for burial according to Jewish tradition. For more information or to volunteer for men: contact Saul Singer,; for women, contact Devorah Grayson,, or 202-438-7060.

Rides and Volunteers for Seniors in Our Community. The Senior Connection, a non-profit organization that serves lower Montgomery County, has an urgent need for volunteers in Silver Spring to meet a great jump in demand for free escorted rides to scheduled medical appointments, help with grocery shopping, and friendly visits or phone calls to share companionship. To request assistance, contact Volunteers are also needed, with trips typically scheduled during non-rush hours and less than 5 miles from home. For more information, go to, or contact Marcia Custer at 301-962-0820.

The Good Book:  Since 1995, the Good Book has been the only comprehensive, annual Orthodox printed directory in Greater Washington mailed free to all Orthodox households in Greater Washington.  We do not sell the mailing list.  This is the last call to either update your household info or to include your info for the first time.  Send an email (including names/address/phones) to  Call Barbara Ciment at 301-622-7002 to obtain your newcomer's free copy.

Morning Daf Yomi, 7:00 am:  Daf Yomi at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington Boys Campus with Rav Ari Koretzky. Please contact Steven Franco, 301-467-3775 for more information.

Daily Minyan:  Bethesda Mincha -  at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 870. Contact to be placed on the daily e-mail group.

Sunday, Weekly, 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm: Join The Golden Network's Gemara Skills Class lead by Mr. Chaim Goldstein studying the fifth perek of Meseches Brochos, which contains key laws concerning Shemone Esrai, as well as strategies for successful prayer, at Southeast Hebrew Congregation. For more information contact Rabbi Shmuel Leigh, 301-732-1773 director

PLEASE RENEW YOUR MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP and if you're not a member, please join the important work of the Mikvah Emunah Society! Your tax-deductible membership donation of $360 or above helps us sustain our facilities and create educational programs, and allows your family to use the mikvah with no usage fee for 2017. Please respond with a contribution today by sending your check (made payable to Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington) to MES, PO Box 1714, Silver Spring, MD, 20915; online contributions can be made at Thank you!

Community Safety net. Tough times are driving more people for financial assistance from the Tomchei Shabbos of the Yehudah Mond Foundation. Your monthly pledge, for as little as $10, provides steady income to meet year round needs. For details on contributing by phone, mail, or Internet go to  

Gemach Exchange is a network of locally run gemachim maintained by dedicated individuals throughout the Silver Spring Maryland communities.  Visit our website

Yad Yehuda (formerly Yehuda Mond Foundation) provides assistance to more than 200 individuals in the region through a Tomchei Shabbos program and assists several dozen more families through the Capital Kosher Pantry. Go to and for more information. If you need assistance or know someone who could use Tomchei Shabbos, please call Rabbi Moshe Arzouan at 301-905-2937. For the Food Gemach, please call Shani Leiman at 240-274-7652.

Mikvah Guide is a comprehensive listing of mikvaot in Silver Spring, Potomac, Olney, Aspen Hill, DC, and surrounding areas.  Visit our website:

Hebrew Free Loan Association. Do you have debts to pay or projects to begin? Your community may be able to help. The Hebrew Free Loan Association has been helping Jews in the Greater Washington Area achieve their goals since 1910. HFLA provides interest-free loans to qualified members of the Jewish community. Visit our website: or call 301.770.4836. This organization offers discreet, interest-free loans to qualified applicants.

Do the mitzva of Bikur Cholim! Visit people in Kemp Mill who would greatly appreciate it. Community Service credit may be earned as well. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman at

Senior HelpLine If you or a loved one needs options for home care, housing, transportation, or senior lifestyle issues, call the Senior HelpLine (301-255-4200).  This free service, offered by the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) and open to everyone, provides expert referrals to more than 4000 resources in the greater Washington, D.C. area. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Greenberg at 301-255-4215 or

Gemachs. Looking to donate or borrow? A variety of gemachs are available, including, air mattress, bicycle, folding table, mezuza, simcha outfit, and more. For details go to It might inspire you to start your own. 

February 19, Improve Your Business Web Page with Facebook ads, sponsored stories, and boosted posts. Online. Free. 7-8:30pm. Info and register at
Sat, January 20 2018 4 Shevat 5778