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03/06/2018 10:53:55 PM


Bringing you Torah thoughts, Jewish inspiration and news about the people, programs and events that make KMS a vibrant and wonderful community. 



Turning 70 with Israel

04/17/2018 07:31:17 AM


Tova Taragin (mother of KMS members Yehudit Shields and Peninah Gershman and frequent KMS Guest)


People often ask me how I became so Zionistic.   And I always respond that it started before I could walk. I was born in 1948, the year of hakamat hamedina.  My parents (of blessed memory) dated during the years prior.  I heard stories growing up about how my father took the subway from the Bronx and my mother from Boro Park to meet in the middle, at Madison Square Garden, to attend rallies supporting...Read more...


04/11/2018 12:44:11 PM


By the KM Blog Team


This week we commemorate Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah, the day of Holocaust Remembrance and Heroism.  As members of KMS we should be proud to hear the stories below.  Watch, read and share these stories.

KMS member, Nat Shaffir, shared his moving testimony with The Today Show earlier this year.   Watch the video below.




KMS member Sabine Himmelfarb's mother, Margot Schlesinger, was one of the Jews saved by Oskar Schindler during the Holocaust.  When she passed away earlier this year, the Chicago Sun Times published this moving tribute

Mrs. Schlesinger also shared her testimony with the Shoah Foundation.  You can view it on the website.  

This Sunday, April 15 at 7:30 pm, the KMS-YISE Holocaust Committee will commemorate Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah at KMS. Come and commemorate victims of the Shoah. View the flyer for more information.

Gordon Lederman z”l Memorial Chesed Day

04/10/2018 01:53:44 PM


By Lisi Levisohn

On Sunday afternoon, March 18, we honored the memory and legacy of our dear member Gordon Lederman with our annual memorial chesed program.  Gordon was passionate about acts of chesed and looking out for others. He ran an annual chesed weekend at KMS, which always included a speaker to help us...Read more...

What Makes This Seder Different from All Other Seders?

03/27/2018 11:04:41 PM


By the KM Blog Team

While the Pesach seder itself is perhaps the paradigm of the concept of Jewish tradition or minhag, many families across the world go above and beyond, incorporating their own minhagim into this important night. We asked our members to share some of their family’s Pesach and seder minhagim, and we got some great responses....Read more...

My personal bond to the Erev pesach siyum

03/25/2018 09:24:18 PM


By Rabbi Brahm Weinberg

Each and every year I look forward to making the siyum on Erev Pesach. It is a doubly special occasion for me: First, finishing any amount of Torah learning leads me to a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. The effort, the time, and the exposure to Torah ideas leave me feeling uplifted and encouraged to continue with more learning. Second, the siyum on Erev Pesach holds important personal memories for me that I would like to share...Read more...

How do you "KMS"?

03/06/2018 11:18:08 PM


By the KM Blog Team

How do you “KMS”?

Do you attend daily minyan?

Do you attend either the main minyan or the youth-led ruach minyan on Friday night?

Do you attend one of the four Shabbat morning minyanim?

Do you reconnect with friends you don’t see all week over kiddush?

Do you send your kids to Bnei Akiva snif on Shabbat afternoons?

Do you participate in the Women’s Tefilla Group?

Have you donated...

Sun, April 22 2018 7 Iyyar 5778