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     Behold, how good and how pleasant it        is for brethren to dwell together in              unity.                                                                                                                              Psalms 133

Community Services and Support

At one time or another, we all need support. Ohr Kodesh is pleased to be able to share this listing of resources and programs available to the community. 

At Ohr Kodesh

OK Helping Hands: Designated Shopping for Seniors and Those at Risk                                                                                                            Need Assistance Getting Groceries or a Prescription? Need a ride to a doctor's appointment?
If you need assistance with errands, we can help. Please contact Joan Levy or Gilda Zimmet, if you could use some support or if you are available to help.  

Kulanu Antisemitism Task Force: Please contact Rabbi Batya Glazer for more information and to get involved. 

Jewish Organizations in the Greater Washington Metro Area

Anti-Defamation League: ADL fights all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all. (ADL is a partner of OKC).

The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington: HFLAGW provides zero-interest emergency loans up to $2,500 to Jewish borrowers across the DC metro area who are impacted financially by the Corona virus. These loans can assist with lost wages, rent/mortgage payments, childcare costs, medical expenses and more. Larger loan (up to $25,000) are also available. You can review the loan guidelines HERE. For more information: Please contact Shuli Tropp, Executive Director,, 301-859-0346.

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington: Serving the Jewish organizations throughout the greater Washington area, helping to create a more vibrant Jewish community and to foster and strengthen our connection with Jews in Israel and around the world. (Jewish Federation is a financial supporter of Ohr Kodesh Congregation).

JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)
Groups for children, teens, adults, & seniors: Program List Here 
The Jewish Community Support Line:  703-J-Caring. Confidential. Mon-Fri, 9AM-6PM. Visit:
Kosher Food
Kosher Bakeries: list HERE.
Kosher Caterers: list HERE.
Moti’s Market: Delivers to OKC. Order online at
Norman’s Farm Market: (Seasonal from May - November) Weekly pick up of fresh produce at OKC Parking Lot. Details HERE.
Shouk:  Vegan, Israeli street food style. Delivers to OKC. Order online at       
Souper Girl: Delivers to OKC. Menu changes weekly. Menu HERE

Other Local Organizations and Support Services

Active Community in Montgomery County - Programs for all ages and interests through the county. Seasonal schedule. Current Programs HERE. - Your Guide to Jewish Senior Living communities throughout the U.S., services options, financial aid, and more HERE.

Elder Abuse Prevention Resources - Information and resources for Maryland residents.

Online Learning Opportunities

Jewish Theological Seminary: JTS is a preeminent institution of Jewish higher education, training thoughtful, innovative leaders—rabbis, cantors, educators, lay leaders, and scholars—who strengthen our communities with a vision of Judaism that is deeply grounded in the Jewish past and thoroughly engaged with contemporary society.

See the Spring 2023 Lecture Series HERE. Live, online classes ongoing HERE. Find out more ways to get connected:  (212) 280-6086

Tue, December 5 2023 22 Kislev 5784