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Kemp Mill Shabbat Shiurim for Women in honor of Cheryl Stern, z'l:
Shabbat, July 22: Please join us! Rachel Kosowsky will speak this week on Clarifying Our Priorities: An analysis of the negotiations of שבטי ראובן & גד. Please join us at 5:30 pm at the home of Jennifer and Jeffrey Zukerman, 11 Saddlerock Court.

Sunday, July 30, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm: CWS Meats will be serving a menu appropriate for the Nine Days in the KMS parking lot.

Donor Needed: A member of the Baltimore community is in need of a kidney transplant.  If you are 18 or older, you may be eligible to become a donor.  Any blood type is compatible.  For more information, please contact  

Now through September 1: MitzvahCycle 2017 is open for registration at - Saving Lives One Pedal at a Time.  

Jteen Philanthropy applications open through August 8: Application are now open for the 2017-2018 cohort of Jteen Philanthropy.  This year, nearly 40 Jteen participants allocated over $27,000 to local non-profits, through their own philanthropy and matching funds from the Jewish Federation.  We anticipate that the next cohort will have similarly spectacular results.  The program is open to teens in grades 9-12, and is a great resume builder and leadership experience. For more information, go to  

July 17 - August 18: URU Adventure summer camp for boys grades 2-5, Torah, Tefillah and Teva, led by Rabbi Daniel Moses.  For more information, contact Rabbi Moses at or check the website at

Monday, August 7, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm: Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee present Rabbi Koss speaking on a topic in Jewish History at 1111 University Boulevard Wedst in the Penthouse.  Light refreshments will be served.  For information please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Sunday, August 27, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm: Have your kids get the feeling of a real track meet by running, jumping, and racing their friends!  Prepare for speed in the sprinter starting blocks and make the baton hand off in the relay race!  Girls K-4th Grade, Boys, K-8th Grade.  100 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 4x100 Relay Race, 1 Mile Race, Long Jump & more.  Race your friends!  Top finishers in each race receive a ribbon.  Register online for only $5.  Day of registration is $10.  Ko-ach Sports is an Orthodox Sports League in Silver Spring.  To find out more about Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Baseball and the Summer Track Meet check out or contact Josh Hollander at  Taking place at Montgomery Blair High School Track, 51 University Blvd, Silver Spring.

Sunday, September 10, 2017: Help us save lives one pedal at a time! Raise money for BCGW at our annual MitzvahCycle. Registration required and sponsorships are available. More information at

Over the past 12 years JobKatif has helped more than 3,000 individuals remap their future and enjoy financial independence through innovative employment-based programs. Beginning with Gush Katif evacuees, some 2,700 are now gainfully employed. Over the past few years we have reached out to other marginalized population sectors and are now supporting Ethiopian-Israeli undergraduate students at Hebrew University's School of Nursing, impoverished IDF soldiers, single mothers, at risk youth, and psychologically challenged adults. Please give generously on Shabbat Chazon   Thank you.  For U.S. Tax-Deductible Contributions:  Online:  By mail: Write check out to “The Central Fund of Israel” (earmark “JobKatif” and specific project if desired). Mail to: Beth White, 65 Argyll Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804

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
Fri, July 28 2017 5 Av 5777