|November 11, 2016
10 Cheshvan 5777
Parashat Lekh L'kha
Candle lighting 4:38 PM
|This Shabbat at Ohr Kodesh
Parashat Lekh L'kha
Kabbalat Shabbat - 4:35 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat service in the Cohen Chapel will be led by Cantor Hinda Labovitz.
Veterans Day - OKC honors our American Military Veterans
6:00 PM Dinner; 7:00 PM Concert by Tizmoret, Queens College Hillel's Professional A Cappella Group. Registration is now closed. This program is partially supported by an Innovation Grant that Ohr Kodesh received from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Thanks also to the Shalom Group for their
generous donation towards the Veterans Day
Dinner which will honor our military veteran congregants.
Shabbat Morning - 8:45 AM
will be led by Neal Meiselman and Musaf will beled by
Cantor Hinda Labovitz
. We will celebrate Drew Sadikman becoming a Bar Mitzvah and we will celebrate the aufruf of Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Rebecca Miller.
10:30 to 11:30 AM in Room 4
For children in grades K-2, this interactive
service incorporates tefilot, parashah stories, and activities. Led by Raviv Brooks, children learn how to daven with kavanah while still having fun!
10:30 to 11:30 AM in Room 2
service for all children in grades 3-7. Andy Weissfeld will lead a Ramah style
service together with the
Storytime for Families with Young Children
in Room 7. Babysitting is available in room 7 from 9:30 am.
Kiddush will be sponsored by
Caren and Jesse Sadikman in honor of
Drew becoming a
Bar Mitzvah and enhanced by
Jonathan & Martha Cohen and
Deborah Levine & Marc Cohen in honor of the
aufruf and upcoming marriage of
Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Rebecca Miller.
Kiddush, 12:00-1:00 PM (for Gr. 8-12)
Join OKUSY after
Shabbat morning services in the conference room for an enriching discussion led by members of the OKUSY board about religious expression, specifically dress and discrimination. RSVP by Monday, November 7 at
Would You Like to Sponsor or Enhance a
If you would like to enhance or sponsor a future
, please call Jerry Kiewe at 240-450-3486 or email him at
Contributions of any amount are also appreciated.
Need a Ride Home after Services?
In an effort to make our
more inclusive for everyone who would like to attend, i
f you need a ride home from
, and would like to pre-arrange a ride, contact Tami Lautman during the week at 301-589-3880 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't know in advance, just notify the person giving announcements on the
and they will help you find a ride home.
Jews for Exegesis will meet this
Minchah - 4:35 PM in the Cohen Chapel.
Yiddish Film Festival:
Saturday, November 12, 7:30 PM
This is the first film in this year's series. In this French film, the Golem comes to life in a time of trouble to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. The film will be shown in the Cohen Chapel.
Ongoing Classes This Coming Week
Sunday, 8:00 AM - Talmud Class, Tractate
with Rabbi Fishman
Tuesday, 12:15 PM - Tuesdays with Lyle in DC
Tuesday, 8:30 PM - Talmud class, Tractate Sukkah
with Richard Friedman
Wednesday, 10:00 AM - Twenty Key Jewish Concepts with Rabbi Fishman
Wednesday, 2:00 PM - Biblical Hebrew with Rabbi Fishman
Pledge 30 Classes and Programs
Kadima GlowGolf (for Gr. 6-8)
Sunday, November 13, 1:30-3:00 PM, 12085 Rockville Pike, Rockville
Join Kadima for an afternoon of glow-in-the-dark mini golf and a laser maze challenge. RSVP at
by Wednesday, November 9. for more info, contact Rachel Lang at email@example.com.
Covenant Winery Wine Tasting
Sunday, November 13, 7:00 PM
How Do You Say Genocide in Yiddish? Raphael Lemkin and the Forgotten Zionist Origins of Genocide Law
Monday, November 14,
9:00 PM at Ohr Kodesh
Lecture presented by Dr. James Loeffler, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Virginia and the Robert A. Savitt Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Read about the lecture here. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Foundation for Jewish Studies. Contact the Foundation for Jewish Studies at 301-770-4787
Hazak - Fine Tuning Your Fiscal Fitness
Wednesday, November 16, 12:00 PM
Presented by Lizabeth Wagger (First Financial Group in Bethesda) and Elaine Rose, Long Term Care Insurance Specialist.
OKC Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 PM
Board meetings are open to the congregation.
Early Childhood Center Prospective Family Talk & Tour
Friday, November 18, 10:00 AM
Next Shabbat - November 18/19
Friday, 5:45 PM
Join the Ohr Kodesh clergy and staff for a Kabbalat Shabbat family service and dinner. Families with children under 5 years are encouraged to participate in Shabbat songs, tefilot, and interactive stories. After services, Shabbat dinner is served in the Kaye Social Hall. To RSVP for the Shabbat dinner, visit http://bit.ly/TotShabbatNov2016. All RSVP's are due by Tuesday, November 15 at 5:00 PM.
Monthly Learner's Service
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM in the Cohen Chapel
Whether you're new to Jewish services, or you've been attending synagogue services your entire life, there will be something for each of us to learn in this multi-leveled service. Those interested in participating in the Adult Bar/Bat Torah class should plan to attend.
- For Children in Grades K-2
10:30 to 11:30 AM in Room 4
An interactive Shabbat service incorporates tefilot, parashah stories, and activities led by Raviv Brooks. Children learn how to daven with kavanah while still having fun!
Torah Tots - Families with Children Ages Birth to 4 years
10:30-11:30 AM in the Salzberg Family Library.
Celebrate Shabbat with songs, tefilot, stories, and parashah activities. This interactive Shabbat service is led by Rachel Lang.
Bonim Mitzvah Project (K-2nd grade)
New Date: Sunday, November 20,
12:00-1:30 PM in the Youth Lounge
Join Bonim to decorate and assemble gift bags for the residents at the NIH Children's Inn, play games and read stories about mitzvot. RSVP at
by today. For more info, contact Sarit Cioban Spector at
OK Crafters Club
Monday, November 21, 7:30-9:00 PM at Ohr Kodesh
The OK Crafters club meets once a month. Join other members to work on your craft project in the company of others. Questions? Contact Lara Fleischer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruth Alpert at email@example.com.
Winter Clothing Drive
Every year on Christmas morning the original Pancake House opens their doors to serve breakfast and give out warm items of clothing to men women and children in need. Most of these people are living in shelters. Last year 700 people attended and we never have enough warm coats, gloves, hats, and scarves to give out. Please bring warm clothing in good condition by Friday, Dec, 23 at 12:00 noon and put them in the box in the lobby. For additional information, contact Michele Weil Fax at 301-351-4995 or
Elsewhere in the Community
Lessans Family Annual Book Festival
November 3-14 at the Bender JCC in Rockville
Learn About Ramah Day Camp
Parlor Meeting - Tuesday, November 15, 7:45 PM
at the home of Miriam and Andrew Stein
Learn about the program, talk with Ramah families, ask questions, and meet the Assistant Director Sharon Rosenberg Safra in this intimate home setting.
Ramah Day Camp is open to current Pre-K through 4th grade students. RSVP to Sharon Rosenberg Safra, Assistant Director (
Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) Presents:
What Do Ancient Documents Tell Us About the People Who Lived at Hazor?
Monday, November 21, 8:00 PM at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington in Rockville
Operation Understanding is recruiting local Jewish and/or African-American high school juniors for a life changing
program leadership program to create change and promote social justice. Applications are due Nov. 21.
For further information contact
Ricki Horne at
firstname.lastname@example.org. More info
on this flyer.
Center for Israel Studies
Click here for upcoming programs
Foundation for Jewish Studies
for upcoming programs.
Ohr Kodesh extends get well wishes to: Paul Berger, Miriam Bobrow, Willie Bobrow, Selma Eisenstadt, Luis Gongora, Michael Leener, Katie Loewy, Sadie Plotkin, Roberta Saperstein, and Bruce Volat.
Please do not hesitate to contact these individuals. They would be pleased to receive a call, a card, or a visit. If you need contact information for any of the members listed above, please contact Tami Lautman at 240-450-3489. We would also appreciate it if you would make us aware of others who are in need of well wishes and support. If you are able to help a congregant in need of assistance with a meal or a run to the store contact Elisabeth Boas, email@example.com or Joan Levy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohr Kodesh maintains a daily
minyan in both the morning and evening.
Sunday: 8:45 am
Monday-Friday: 6:45 am
Sunday-Thursday: 8:00 pm
Next Friday, November 18: 4:30 pm
Evening and morning minyanim are an integral feature of our community. Please make every effort to participate whenever possible, especially on your assigned dates.
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.