“Mah tovu ohalekha, Ya’akov, mishkenotekha Yisrael . . . How lovely are your dwellings, Jacob, your sanctuaries Israel.  During 5779 let us enrich ourselves in our homes, shul, and schools, the centers of Jewish learning, living, and loving.

Wed., Feb. 20: Poor weather & travel conditions are anticipated. Federal govt. is closed so our Morning Minyan is delayed until 8:45 AM. The OK ECC and ABRS, as well as MoEd, will be CLOSED. The 7:30pm OKC Board meeting will be conducted via Webinar and instructions have been sent out. PLEASE check this site for further updates.

Ohr Kodesh watercolor by Michael ShibleyWe are an energetic, growing, and diverse Jewish community. We are children and grandparents. We are individuals and families. We are founding members and brand new members. Together, we cherish our tradition, embrace life-long learning, and strive...

We treasure Ohr Kodesh as a rich resource lighting our path and guiding our daily actions. It motivates us to bring Jewish learning to life in the world around us and to act in pursuit of Tikkun Olam (perfecting the world) and K'lal Yisrael (unity of the Jewish people...

Ohr Kodesh Congregation regards every person as having a place in the circle around the Torah, the Tree of Life. We maintain an inclusive educational environment that values every learner, at every age and stage and our varied interests and learning styles nourish a feast of intriguing choices for children, teens and adults of all ages and stages. Whether you're just taking first steps to know...


Message from the Director

Welcome to Ohr Kodesh Early Childhood Center!

I have been the director of the Early Childhood Center since 1991. It has been exciting for me to witness our transformations, and I am very...

People gather at Ohr Kodesh for spiritual fulfillment, to exercise their minds, and to meet with friends. Prayer services, formal and informal educational activities, communal meals and events, service projects, sports events, etc. all provide opportunities for Ohr Kodesh to bring together...

EnVision OKC

EnVision OKC is a multi-pronged community engagement and visioning campaign specifically designed for our congregation with the goal of preparing our community for change. As part of this campaign, there will be three Conversations, which will be held on: Tues, Feb 12, 7 - 9pm; Sun, Feb 24, 12 noon - 2pm; and Mon, Mar 11, 7 - 9 PM. To RSVP for these conversations, click here

Order your Mishloach Manot

As the month of Adar begins, we increase our joy!

purimJoin Ohr Kodesh Congregation as we kick-off our eighth annual Mishloach Manot project. You have a wonderful opportunity to send Purim greetings by having cards sent to your friends and family acknowledging that a contribution has been made in their honor. Your contribution will be distributed among three tzedakah projects – our USY Tikkun Olam program, Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and the synagogue.  To fill out and submit a form, please click "Read more" link.

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Ohr Kodesh Congregation

8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 589-3880
Fax:  (301) 495-4801

Email: executivedirector@

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