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KMS Community Connections


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.

Rides to and from the Hebrew Home from Kemp Mill needed. Please use this link to sign up to give rides to Esther Edeson to and from the Hebrew Home in Rockville.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 10:30 am-12:00 pm: Panel Discussion on Jewish Genetic Cancer Risks in YISE's small Social Hall. 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews carry a genetic mutation (BRCA 1 or 2) that makes them especially likely to develop breast/ovarian/prostate cancers. Today, there are more ways than ever for BRCA carriers to prevent these cancers or minimize their impact, especially if they get screened in early adulthood. Get the facts and hear a panel discussion on medical and halachic issues, presented by Bikur Cholim: Rabbi Rosenbaum; a genetic counselor; a family member of a BRCA survivor; and a breast cancer survivor. Co-sponsored by KMS and area shuls.

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00-9:00 pm: Washington Aliyah Open House at KMS. Join us for an informal discussion and learn about living in Israel. Special Guest Akiva Gersh, respected lecturer and author, will share his personal Aliyah experience and insights with humor and candor.

Wednesday, October 24, 7:45-9:15 pm: Kemp Mill Toastmasters:  Open House in the YISE Social Hall. Please join us and bring a friend. Find out how you can reach your potential as a leader and communicator. Contact Debbie Katz at for more information.

Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am: Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington will be hosting its Annual Hope and Healing Gala at Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 202-331-4481.

Tuesday, October 30, 8:30 pm: Halachos of Davening for Women with Rabbi Eli Reingold. The inaugural shiur in a new series in halacha for women. At YGW Boys Camous, 1216 Arcola Avenue. For more information contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Sunday, November 4, 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Community Blood Drive in memory of Dr. Avi  Karkowsky, z"l, Dr.Clif Price, z"l, and Mrs. Beverly Brinn, z"l.  At KMS. Donors and volunteers will be needed.  See flyer here.

Sunday, November 4: Hebrew Free Loan Association: The Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) is honoring Linda Lourie for her years of dedicated service.  Register here for brunch.  HFLA 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.

Sunday, November 4, 1:00-3:00 pm: Tech Cafe: Free! For Seniors: Learn from local teens how to use technology, including smartphone, iPad,tablet, Facebook, email, and more.  Bring your charged device and charger with you. For Teens: Volunteer for Tech Cafe.  Free pizza lunch for teen Techsperts! Co-sponsored by the Bender JCC and YISE in conjunction with Tech Cafe. At the Bender JCC of Greater Washington (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD), in their Goldman Gallery. Community Service Hours available. Contact Miriam Friedman, or 917-282-9617 or Stacey Relkin Winkler, Register at  Note: There will be an additional Tech Cafe on December 16th, co-sponsored by KMS and YISE.  Details to follow.

Sunday, November 11, 8:00 pm: The Greater Washington Shidduch Initiative presents Rabbi Mosher Hauer of Congregation Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion, Baltimore: Making Shidduchim: Everyone Has a Role. An empowering lecture followed by a question/answer session. At Ohr HaTorah, 1009 Kersey Road. For more information, contact Estee Silver at or Sarah Weiss at 301-233-1208. See flyer here.

Monday, November 12, 2:00-3:00 pm: Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee Presentation - Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish History at 1111 University Blvd. W. in the Penthouse. Light refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Tue, October 23 2018 14 Cheshvan 5779