Engage in this year’s learning theme: Gratitude, Hakarat ha-tov. Let’s explore together how expressing gratitude helps us build a stronger intergenerational community

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...

Pre-Pesach Shabbat Dinner

April 7, 2017 - 7:15pm - 9:30pm

Join us for Shabbat services at 5:30 to be followed by a congregational Shabbat dinner in the Kaye Social Hall. 

$15 for adults, $7 for children 4-12, no charge for children 3 and under.   This is a dairy meal.

RSVP by April 3 at 5pm! Go to http://ohrkodesh.org/april-shabbat-dinner

Chaim & Ella Stern Memorial Lecture

April 8, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:10am

Pesach Happenings - Service times, Mechirat Chametz, Yizkor and Maot Chittim

Pesach week! Ohr Kodesh has resources for your seder, service times, Mechirat Chametz, Yizkor and Maot Chittim information.  


Monday, April 10 - Erev Pesach
6:45 am - Morning Minyan followed by Siyyum for First-Born
8:00 am - Breakfast
10:00 am - Finale Sale of Chametz
10:58 am - Last time to eat Chametz
12:05 pm - Last time to Burn Chametz
5:15 pm - Minchah Only
7:23 pm - Candle Lighting

Tuesday, April 11
9:00 am - Services
5:15 pm - Minchah only
8:32 pm - Candle lighting

Wednesday, April 12
9:00 am - Services
7:30 pm - Minchah
8:33 pm - Havdalah 

Upcoming Pledge 30 classes

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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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