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June 7, 2018
24 Sivan 5778
Parashat Sh'lach l'kha
Candle lighting 8:14 pm
In this Issue
This Shabbat at Ohr Kodesh
Parashat Sh'lach L'kha

Friday Night Lights - 5:45 PM
OKUSY chapter elections and a discussion on capital punishment in Judaism. Reservations are now closed. Contact Bonnie Prissman at with any questions.

Kabbalat Shabbat - 6:30 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat  and  Arvit  will be led by Marc Wagger  in the Cohen Chapel. 

Shabbat Morning - 8:45 AM
Shacharit will be led by Hannah Olson, and Musaf will be led by Cantor Hinda Labovitz. We will celebrate Andrew Wagger becoming a Bar Mitzvah.

Mini- Minyan  - 10:30 to 11:30 AM in Room 5. Led by Raviv Brooks.

Storytime for Families with Young Children
After the Haftarah in Room 7.
Babysitting will be available from 9:30-11:30 am in Room 7 for ages 18 months to 4 years.
The Kiddush  will be sponsored by Liz and David Wagger in honor of their son Andrew Wagger becoming a Bar Mitzvah.
Jews for Exegesis  -  will meet during the Kiddush in the Social Hall. 
Minchah - 8:10 PM
This Coming Week at Ohr Kodesh
Ongoing Classes This Coming Week
Sunday, 8:00 AM - Talmud Class, Tractate  M'gilah  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

Adult Education (Formerly Pledge 30): Bikur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) 
Sunday, June 10, 9:30 AM, 
Facilitated by David Balto, 
The basics of  bikur cholim  will be covered, including: Why we visit? The fundamental elements of a good visit, How to listen and ask, Communicating with those who cannot respond, Where is the  N'shama ? Resources for  Bikur Cholim , and Caring for the caregiver. This will be a great opportunity for attendees to compare experiences, approaches, and challenging situations. Led by David Balto, a Chaplain at Washington Hospital Center and a volunteer for JSSA Hospice. RSVP to David at

Kadima Bagels and Goodbyes (Grades 6-8) - Cancelled

OK @ Nationals Park  -  Nationals vs. S.F. Giants 
Sunday, June 10, 2:30 PM - Pre-party at the stadium; 4:05 PM Game
There are limited tickets still availableTickets cost $5 per ticket. We hope you will join us at 2:30 pm for a pre-party (including snacks) at the stadium followed by the game at 4:05 pm. Tickets are donated through the generosity of the Nationals and the Lerner family. The event is for Ohr Kodesh members and their immediate family only. S top by the office to pick up your tickets if you haven't yet Questions? C all Jerry Kiewe in the office at 301-589-3880.

Sip & Stitch
Monday, June 11, 7:30 PM at Kaldi's Social House, 918 Silver Spring Avenue, Silver Spring
Sip & Stitch meets the second Monday of each month to work on needlework projects; all crafts and levels are welcome! Questions? Contact Lara Fleischer at  or 301-587-9157.

USY End-of-Year Summer Party Lounge Night
Tuesday, June 12, 7:00-8:30 PM in the Youth Lounge
RSVP by Sunday, June 10 at This event costs $5 for USY members and $7 for non-members. Questions? Email Bonnie Prissman at
Plan Ahead
Next Shabbat, June 15/16
Kabbalat Shabbat and Picnic Outdoors (Weather Permitting) - 6:00 PM

On Shabbat morning we will honor our 2018 High School Graduates, and will celebrate the baby naming of the newborn daughter of Jackie Cohen and Jonathan Elkin, granddaughter of Rita and Jonathan Cohen.

Mini-Minyan  - 10:30 to 11:30 AM in Room 5. Led by Raviv Brooks.

Torah Tots - Families with Children up to 4 years of Age
10:30-11:30 AM in the Salzberg Family Library. Led by Rachel Lang.
There will be babysitting beginning at 9:30 am.

During Kiddush: Learners' Lunch -
Leadership-and Challenging Leadership
There will be an area with tables set up for young children and their parents at the lunch. Babysitting will be available following lunch, and there will be a play area with suitable toys for children who wish to remain with their parents while the parents engage in discussion.  There will also be youth tables for K  -7 th graders with their own discussion questions.  Contact the coordinator for the Learners' Lunch, Helen Sunshine, at with any questions. 

Sukkot in Spring
Sunday, June 17
 the Ohr Kodesh Social Action Committee and the Mentsch Club are joining Yachad for Sukkot in Spring, the nation's largest home/community repair program sponsored by the Jewish community. Roll up your sleeves and lend a hand working together with a homeowner to make critical repairs and renovations. All volunteers must complete the registration form at: For more info contact: Aron Krasnopoler:

Di Yiddishe Amerike Concert
Sunday, June 17, 2:00-3:30 PM at Ohr Kodesh
Songs from early 20th-century American Jewish Composers.  An afternoon of music with Cantor Hinda Labovitz. In collaboration with Child Survivors of the Holocaust of Washington and Baltimore. Free of charge and open to the public. 

Anna Ilona and Bela Gondos Memorial Law Day Lecture on European Antisemitism 
Shabbat Morning, June 23
Presented by Ira N. Forman, Visiting Professor of Contemporary Antisemitism at Georgetown University and Fellow  at Georgetown's Center for Jewish Civilization.
Watch Interviews with Clergy and Members of OKC

Watch interviews with Rabbi Lyle Fishman, OKC President Barbara Libbin, and Rabbi Jonathan Porath, son of founding Rabbi Tzvi Porath in honor of OKC @ 70, as well as interviews with members of Ohr Kodesh.
MoEd Summer Shlichim Housing Needed

MoEd is looking for short-term housing (June 17-25) for Israeli shlichim who will be joining MoEd's Summer Camp staff. Click here to meet the shlichim.
See the 2018 Volunteer Recognition Tribute Book

This past Shabbat Ohr Kodesh honored Barbara Gerber as our Keter Shem Tov, and also honored the volunteers for the Refugee Resettlement Project. Click HERE to see t he 2018 Volunteer Recognition Tribute Book.
Elsewhere in the Community
Study at the Conservative Yeshiva Summer Program at the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center
Two 3-week sessions, from June 17-July 5 and from July 8-26. Click here for more information. 
Zemer Chai Concert: Masterpieces of the Past and Classics Soon to Be
S unday, June 10, at Congregation Beth El. Click here for more information.

Washington Jewish Film Festival
Click here for upcoming films at the Edlavitch DCJCC

Capital Camps 30th Anniversary Celebration 
June 17, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Capital Camps & Retreat Center, 12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, PA. This full day of fun is for everyone: campers, parents, alumni, grandparents, prospective camp families, and community members. Visit for more information. Advance registration is required.

Capital Camps - Prospective Camper Tours - Experience the Magic of Camp
During your visit check out the inside of a bunk, our mud challenge course, and our aquatics facility. Enjoy a meal with enthusiastic campers and staff members. Don't forget to bring a friend. Sunday tours: July 1, 8, 15, 29 and August 5, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Visit for more information and to RSVP.

Hadar Announces a Significant Expansion of their Work in Washington, DC
Hadar received a generous 3-year grant from the Aviv Foundation to support Hadar's growth in the DC area, and has hired Rabbi Avi Strausberg to serve as the DC-based educator. (For her full bio, click here .) In partnership with local organizations from across the denominational spectrum, Hadar is planning a series of learning events in Washington, DC, including day-long learning programs, lectures and classes, and ongoing learning groups. Hadar's first multi-day immersive learning program in DC will be held Dec. 23-25, 2018 at Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School . With a theme of Virtue: Who We are and Why it Matters, this program will be for adults who enjoy text-based Jewish study. Participants from across the denominational spectrum and from all Jewish educational backgrounds are welcome. Parallel programming is planned for children, led by educators at Milton. For more information, see .

Maccabi USA Seeking Jewish Athletes, Coaches, And Volunteers For 2019 Regional Maccabi Games
Maccabi USA is seeking Jewish athletes, coaches, and volunteers to represent the United States at the 14 th Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City, Mexico, July 5-15, 2019 and the 15 th European Maccabi Games in Budapest, Hungary, July 29-August 7, 2019. To see the 25 sports offered and eligibility guidelines, please visit . For more information, please contact Maccabi USA Program Director Shane Carr at 215-561-6900, or by email at .
Get Well
Ohr Kodesh extends get well wishes to: Miriam Bobrow, Willie Bobrow, Selma Eisenstadt, Chuck Fax, Trudy Jacobson, Arnie Kuzmack, Saradona Lefkowitz, Katie Loewy, Leo Rennert, Shoshana Urquhart, 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, 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
Friday: 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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