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August 10, 2017
18 Av 5777
Parashat Eikev
Candle lighting 7:49 PM
Shabbat morning services start at 9:00 AM in August. 
In this Issue
This Shabbat at Ohr Kodesh
Kabbalat Shabbat - 6:30 PM
The Kabbalat Shabbat and Arvit service will be led by Cantor Hinda Labovitz in th e Cohen Chapel.

Shabbat Morning - 9:00 AM  
Shacharit will be led by Cantor Hinda Labovitz and Musaf will be led by Dan Wolf. We will celebrate the naming  of Emma Michelle Sultan, daughter of Harold and Ann Sultan.

Torah Tots - For Families with Children from Birth to 4 Years.
10:30 to 11:30 AM in the Salzberg Family Library. Led by Rachel Lang,
Babysitting will be available from 9:30-11:30 am in Room 7.
The Kiddush will be sponsored by Andy & Paula Shoyer in honor of the yahrzeit of Andy's late father, Arthur Shoyer, z'l. It will be enhanced by Harold & Ann Sultan, in honor of the naming of Emma Michelle Sultan, and further enhanced by the OKC Membership Committee, which is providing ice cream for dessert. 
Jews for Exegesis 
will meet this  Shabbat . We will study a  midrash  about a passage in this week's parashah .
Would You Like to Sponsor or Enhance a  Kiddush
If you would like to enhance or sponsor a future  kiddush, please call Jerry Kiewe at 240-450-3486 or email him at  Enhancement of a kiddush can be arranged for as little as $180. Contributions of any amount to support future kiddushim are appreciated.
Need Help Getting Home after Services? 
In an effort to make our  shul  more inclusive for all, we will try to help you get home from Ohr Kodesh. To pre-arrange assistance, contact Tami Lautman weekdays at  or 301-589-3880.  You are also encouraged to simply show up at Shabbat  morning  services and alert the person who gives the announcements from the  bimah  towards the end of the service; he/she will help to arrange for you to get home.  

Got Lunch?
In order to extend the celebration of Shabbat, we include in the Shabbat morning  announcements an offer to host anyone who would like  to join an OKC family  for Shabbat lunch. If you would like  to be on a list of potential hosts, please email
Minchah 7:45 PM  in the Cohen Chapel.    
This Week at Ohr Kodesh
Ongoing Classes This Coming Week
Sunday,  8:00 AM, Talmud Class, Tractate B'rakhot  with Rabbi Fishman 
Tuesday,  10:00 AM, Issues in Jewish Political Tradition with Rabbi Fishman
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 

Is Your Child Going to Sleep-away Camp?
Please let us know which one. Contact Tami Lautman .  
Plan Ahead
Next Shabbat - August 19
Mini-Minyan - For Children in Grades K-2
10:30 to 11:30 AM in Room 5

Shabbat  Storytime for Families with Young Children
After the Haftarah in Room 7.  Babysitting is available in room 7 from 9:30 am.  Babysitting will be available from 9:30-11:30 am in Room 7.

Mentsch Club BBQ
Thursday, August 24, 7:00 PM at the home of Eric Goldscher, 2312 Ross Road, Silver Spring,20910
The event will cost $10 to cover the cost of food. This event will be fleishig (doh!), with a vegetarian option available. BYOB. Sign up  here  by August 17. 
High Holiday Registration Forms 2017~ 5778 are Due Tomorrow, Aug. 11
Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday evening, September 20, and  Yom Kippur  begins Friday evening, September 29.  The High Holiday Registration forms for ticket orders for the various adult and children's services, placement of New Year's greetings in our monthly Bulletin, ordering of a lulav and etrog for Sukkot , submissions for the Annual Book of Remembrance, and more are available. Order forms will be accepted electronically, by mail, and in person at the synagogue office.
Please go to for the High Holiday Registration Forms.  Hard copies are in the July-August bulletin and are also available on the tables outside of our office and Main Sanctuary. 

To help ensure accommodation of your seating request(s), ticket orders should be received by tomorrow, Friday,  August 11.
The Refugee Family We Are Sponsoring  Has Arrived!

The refugee family Ohr Kodesh has committed to support arrived from Iraq late Wednesday night and was met at the airport by OKC volunteers and representatives of the resettlement agency.  Thanks to our wonderful community, we have fully furnished an apartment and stocked it with groceries, toiletries and cleaning supplies, and decorated it with welcome pictures and signs made by children in the Early Childhood Center.  We do not need any additional furnishings at this time and will post specific needs as they arise. 
The most urgent need now is financial; if you would like to contribute money to help cover the family's basic needs over the next 6 months, please see for more information on the project and how to donate.
We also welcome volunteers to help drive family members to appointments and to take them on outings, as well as supporting other needs.  If you have not already signed up and would like to volunteer in some capacity to assist in the resettlement of this family, please go to to enter your name, email, phone number, area of interest, and anticipated level of involvement. Our coordinator will get back to you with next steps.

PLEASE NOTE: For the period of August 10-13, Jan Feldman ( has graciously offered to field questions regarding this project.  Otherwise, contact

College Care Packages - We Need Your Student's Mailing Address

It's that time of year to update us with your college student's address(es)! We will be sending out college packages again this year before Rosh Hashanah, Chanukkah, and Pesach. If you would like your child to receive a package, please send the following information to Andy Weissfeld at by Monday, September 4, 2017.
Student Name,  Mailing Address (formatting EXACTLY how it should appear on the label)
College/University,  Expected Graduation Date (Month and Year)
Note: We are only able to send packages to college students who are attending school within the United States.
The Youth and Family Committee is also looking for a volunteer to help us purchase items for the college packages. If you are available to help us this year, please email Rachel Lang at or Donna Meltzer at

Elsewhere in the Community
Washington Jewish Film Festival Summer Season
the WJFF's summer lineup features two new series:  Docs in the City and  For Your Consideration .
Docs in the City, presented with Docs in Progress, is an exploration of the personal documentary genre.  For Your Consideration  is a choice sampling of the latest Best Foreign Language film Oscar submissions from various countries, including Italy, Yemen, and Poland.  Find out more at or contact  to request discounted group tickets.

Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at the Ballpark
August 27,  11:30 AM - 4:30 PM at Nationals Stadium
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, DC.
Washington Nationals vs. N.Y. Mets; the game starts at 1:35 pm and there will be two hours of pre-game, family-friendly programming beginning at 11:00 am, both outside the stadium as well as at a visible location inside the stadium.  For more information, call 301-230-7200.

Get Well
Ohr Kodesh extends get well wishes to: Miriam Bobrow, Willie Bobrow, Selma Eisenstadt, Heitzi Epstein, Luis Gongora, Katie Loewy, Sadie Plotkin, Leo Rennert, Shoshana Urquhart, Bruce Volat, and Rebecca Winnick.

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, or Joan Levy, 

Ohr Kodesh maintains a daily minyan in both the morning and evening.
Next week's minyan times:
Sunday: 8:45 am
Monday-Friday: 6:45 am
Sunday-Thursday: 8:00 pm
Next Friday, August 18: 6:30 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.
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