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KMS Community Connection


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Every Sunday afternoon, 4:00 - 6:00 pm: Get fresh, pareve falafel from Tovavi Falafel and meat sandwiches from CWS Meats right in the KMS parking lot.

Parenting workshop starts after Pesach - register NOW, space is limited!  "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk," with Judy Rosenthal, 6 sessions, begins Sunday, April 23.  $100 per person, $120 per couple, books included.  To register, email or call (301) 593-7365.

Wednesday, April 26, 7:30pm: Join AMIT Birah Chapter for a Yom HaShoah event.  Judy Cohen will be speaking on the topic of "Jewish Rescuers in the Holocaust".  Dessert will be served.  Contact Robbie Pearlstein at 410-484-2223 or for more information.  

April 30, 10:30-noon: Join Bikur Cholim at YISE for a discussion on Medicine and Halacha.  What does halacha say about genetic engineering and the resultant outcomes? Panel: Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Lopiansky, biology professor J. Golin, and researcher/allergist-immmunoloigst J. Milner.   

May 1, 2:00 - 3:00pm: Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee invite you to hear Rabbi Koss speak on a topic in Jewish History, at 1111 University Blvd West in the Penthouse.  Light refreshments will be served.  For information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

May 1: Annual Yom Ha’Zikaron/Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration. Celebrating Israel’s 69 years of Independence, Monday, May 1, 2017, Berman Hebrew Academy, Sylvia S. Ely Auditorium, 13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD. 7:00 pm Mincha, 7:15 Ceremony, 8:30 Ma’ariv followed by music, dancing and celebration. A light dinner will be served. Suggested donation $10 ($30 family max).  

Thursday, May 11, 6:30pm: Charles E. Smith Life Communities will host a screening of the 2004 documentary "Paper Clips", followed by a discussion with producer Robert Johnson.  The film follows middle school children from a rural town in Tennessee as they collect a paper clip to represent each Jew killed during the Holocaust.  The 2004 film won 14 major awards including an Emmy nomination.  RSVP at 

May 14, 10:00 am: Children's Unity Torah - Join Chabad of Silver Spring as we complete a beautiful new Sefer Torah in honor of the children of our community. You can dedicate a letter in the Torah in honor of a child, grandchild, friend or loved one. The name of every child submitted for dedication will also be embroidered on the mantel of the Torah. Join the growing list of over 200 children who have already been signed up! Dedications are $50 per name and other dedication opportunities are available as well. Payment can be made over a period of up to 12 months. A grand Siyum Sefer Torah is planned for Lag B'Omer, May 14 at 10:00 am at the Kemp Mill Shopping Center. We hope that you can join us for this joyous celebration! For more information please visit or call 301-593-1117 or contact the event chairs: Ellie and Hilly Kagan and Miriam and Edwin Zaghi.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:15 pm: Berman Hebrew Academy invites you to the 73rd Anniversary Celebration, Yom Yerushalayim dinner and interactive experience. Berman Hebrew Academy, 13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD. Honoring Drs. Josh and Lisi Levisohn. RSVP at

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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. 



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