“A heavenly voice emerged [in response to the debates of the schools of Hillel and Shammai] declaring, ‘eilu vaeilu divrei Elokim chayyim – these [discussion points] and these [counter discussion points] are the words of the living God.”

Babylonian Talmud, Eiruvin 13B Let us strive to discuss and debate respectfully and constructively in all our life conversations


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...

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Challah Bake

February 26, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for the OKC Challah Bake February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm at OKC. 

Learn about the spirituality of challah baking and the tricks of making and braiding delicious challah from The Kosher Baker Paula Shoyer. Everyone will take home a challah to bake. 

    Cost: $10 materials charge for members

Wine Tasting

March 1, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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This event is for Adults only. Please RSVP By February 21st

A portion of the sales will benefit the Special Programming Fund for the Alvin Browdy Religious School.

Any Questio‚Äčns? Contact, Aron Krasnopoler at aronkras1444 [at] gmail [dot] com or Leah Miller at lmiller [at] ohrkodesh [dot] org

OKC Purim Carnival 2020

March 8, 2020 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

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Carnival: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(10:45 AM - Early-Entry for Children 6 and Under)

Volunteer at the carnival by signing up here! http://bit.ly/PurimCarnivalSignUpAdultVolunteers2020

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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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