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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.

Weekly Events:
Motzei Shabbat, 7:00 pm:
Avos UBonim - 45 minutes of learning, pizza, raffles, and prizes that you don't want to miss. At the Yeshiva Boys Division. Sign up for notifications at

Dirshu Mishnah Brurah with Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold. Learn the halachos of eruvin and techumin. Finish the chelek in eleven months! at YISE, 1132 Arcola Ave. Daily after maariv. For more info, contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Wednesday, January 22, 7:00-9:30 pm:  SVIVAH's January HerTorah Gathering. Join Rabbanit Aliza Sperling and Abby Chava Stein as they delve into Jewish sources of courage and inspiration, finding bravery in our foundational texts to take important steps forward in our lives. RSVP at Through Torah study, HerTorah brings these different women together to have deep conversations over Torah texts. This gathering welcomes women* 12+ of all learning backgrounds. Questions? Contact

Sunday, January 26, 11:00 am-2:00 pm: Tech Cafe & AARP Speaker on Fraud & Identity Theft. At Leisure World Clubhouse 2, 3300 North Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906. Register here. Questions? Contact Stacey Relkin Winkler, Director, Tech Cafe, Questions? Contact

Motzei Shabbat, February 1, 7:30 pm: Open Mic Night for Women Only. At Kehilat Pardes, the Rock Creek Synagogue, 13300 Arctic Ave. Come to watch, or sign up for a 4 minute slot and perform your talent! All talents (and amateurs) welcome! Sing, read a pem, rap, do stand-up, dance, play an instrument, etc. Performers must be 14+. Recommended audience is high school age and up. $7/person if you register by 1/31 or $10 at the door. Performers and non-performers register here.

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

August 2020: Bender JCC 2020 Maccabi Games (Jewish Teenage Olympics). Our teams will be competing in San Diego, CA and at Pace University in NY in August of 2020. Click here for the flyer for more information and here for the tryout dates in January 2020.

Sefer Torah for Misaskim of Greater Washington – Misaskim provides families with all that is necessary for shiva. It does not, however, have its own Sefer Torah for use exclusively in shiva homes. Providing a Sefer Torah has strained the resources of our shuls, especially when there are multiple shiva homes. Rabbi and Mrs. Zvi and Esti Teitelbaum have launched a campaign to raise funds for a Sefer Torah in memory of their daughter, Chayala a"h, who was nifteres several months ago. For more information and to donate, please visit

Newly Married? Growing Family? Just need a budget check-up? A new community resource, IZUN, provides financial education and decision-making support for young couples, growing families, and those facing changes in their financial states. IZUN provides tools and trained confidential counselors to help you examine your budget and review options to sustain financial stability. IZUN is a resource for families of all income levels that choose to take a forward look at their finances, and it has the enthusiastic support of community leaders and rabbonim. Email us at, or call 240-433-3944.

The Greater DC Diaper Bank empowers families and individuals in need throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia by providing an adequate and reliable source for basic baby needs and personal hygiene products. You can donate diapers and other baby and hygiene items (see complete list below) right in Kemp Mill. The Licht home,11609 Yeatman Terrace, is an Official Diaper Bank Drop Off Location. You can leave your donation in the red bin by the front door. Please include your contact information so the Diaper Bank can let you know how much your donation is appreciated. To find out more about the work DC Diaper Bank does, visit https://greaterdcdiaperbank.orgWe happily accept the following NEW and unexpired items: Diapers & Pullups (open packages happily accepted); Formula; Baby Food & Toddler Snacks; New and unopened bottles and nipples; New and unopened pacifiers; Food: non-perishable canned goods and dry goods; Pull-Ups; Wipes; Diaper Rash Cream; Tampons/Pads (we take open boxes as long as they are individually wrapped); Shampoo/Conditioner; Deodorant; Toothbrushes/Toothpaste for adults and children; Lotion for adults and babies; Adult diapers- sealed packages only; Cloth diapers; Toilet paper; Soap; We happily accept the following gently used items: Potty training seats; Baby bathtubs; WHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT: Postpartum Hospital supplies; Cribs/mattresses; Breast pumps or pump parts; Used bottles or feeding supplies; Clothes

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