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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...

ECC

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...

Gondos Memorial Lecture

June 23, 2018 - 10:50am - 11:10am

Anna Ilona and Bela Gondos

Memorial Lecture

SPEAKER: Ira Forman

presents

European Anti-Semitism
SHABBAT MORNING, JUNE 23, 2018

Ira Forman is an adjunct professor in Georgetown’s Center for Jewish Civilization. He previously served as the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (SEAS) from May, 2013 until the end of the Obama Administration in January 2017.  From 2011-2012 Mr. Forman served as the Jewish Outreach Director for the Obama for America campaign. He also served for nearly 15 years as the Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC)

Mr. Forman received his B.A. from Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Government. He received his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  He co-edited and wrote for the reference book, Jews In American Politics. He has written articles on these topics for the Encyclopedia Judaica and in the past year has authored numerous opinion pieces in publications such as the Washington Post, the Jerusalem Post and New York Jewish Week.

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