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Welcome to Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue


Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue is a dynamic Orthodox community that values Torah, prayer, and good deeds. Located in Northwest Washington, DC's thriving Shepherd Park neighborhood just steps from Maryland, we engage the modern world while embracing Halacha and Jewish Traditions.

On our newly re-designed website, you will see why OSTNS is such a warm and special community, including our uplifting Tefilah (services), enriching Torah shiurim (classes), chesed opportunities (good deeds), exciting events, and much, much more. We look forward to welcoming you into our community.

  • Daily
    Daf Yomi with Rabbi Herzfeld

    Email Rabbi Herzfeld <RabbiShmuel@ostns.org> to find out what time the class will meet each day. The following links will allow you to listen to his 5 minute perspective on the daf each day:
    PodBean > http://rabbishmuelherzfeld.podbean.com/
    iTunes > https://goo.gl/MpQUlw
    If you're interested in sponsoring a podcast in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone who needs healing, please contact Rabbi Herzfeld.

  • Daily
    Good Deeds Day Food & Battery Drive for Local Holocaust Survivors

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington presents Good Deeds Day!  Help our community create 400 packages for local Holocaust Survivors in need. Bring kosher food items, $10 Giant gift cards, and packs of batteries to the synagogue from January to March. Packages will be assembled and delivered on Good Deeds Day (April 10). For more information, including a list of preferred kosher food items, please click on the event title.

  • Tuesday, Feb 09
    New Homebuyer's Workshop

    Time: 8:00 pm, Location: Chadar Tikvah

    Interested in purchasing a new home or condo? Have questions or need some guidance? Join Ohev's Young Professionals (all ages welcome) for a presentation by Seth Opert [NMLS ID# 18511], from First Savings Mortgage Corporation [NMLS ID# 38694] and Kira Epstein of Washington Fine Properties for an interactive and informative workshop on buying a home.

  • Wednesday, Feb 10
    Master Plan Presentation

    Time: 8:00 pm

    The OSTNS Board has undertaken a master planning exercise to determine how we can make the most effective use our physical facilities and best serve our growing community over the short, medium, and long-term. We have hired an architect and planner to manage this exercise. They have been gathering input from stakeholders -- including from Ohev members at two open meetings held late last year -- and are drafting plans for potential renovations, additions, and other changes to our building. These plans are not going to be implemented overnight, but we expect that they will serve as the blueprint for infrastructure development and capital improvement over the next generation. On February 10, we will hold an event at which the architect will present details of his work and show current draft plans to the community. This will be a final opportunity for the community to comment on the draft plans and offer further feedback that can be taken into account before the architect finalizes his work. The Laufer Family has volunteered to host this event at their home (15 West Lenox Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815). A light dinner will be served. We encourage everyone to make an effort to attend. Please RSVP by Monday, February 8 to info@ostns.org so we can prepare accordingly.

  • Tuesday, Feb 16
    Developmentally Different Adults Program

    Time: 7:00 pm

    The Torah frequently admonishes us: "remember that you were once strangers in the land of Egypt." The test of a community is the way it treats its most vulnerable members. In this spirit, our congregation is proud to connect with developmentally different adults in the DC area and especially those from the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes. Residents of local group homes join with our congregation for arts and crafts and music. Dinner will be served. No RSVP is required. We hope you can join us.

  • Weekly on Wednesdays Between: Wednesday, Feb 17 and Wednesday, Apr 13
    Beginners Gemara Class with Maharat Ruth

    Time: 7:40 pm, Location: Chadar Tikvah

    Maharat Ruth will be teaching a Spring Beginners Gemara class on the first chapter of Tractate Sukkah. Class will meet on Wednesday evenings from February 17 through April 13 (we will not meet on March 23 because of Purim.) The class is open to folks from all backgrounds, and there are no language requirements. Email MaharatRuth@ostns.org if you have any questions or are interested in attending!

  • Saturday, Feb 20
    CESJDS Shabbaton

    Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School with our community. Please join us for a JDS-themed Shabbat featuring words from several congregants who are also JDS parents, alumni and faculty.

Feb 07, 2016

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  • Parsha

    Mishpatim

  • Friday, February 5
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Candle Lighting

    5:17 pm

  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

    5:20 pm

  • Saturday, February 6
  • Shacharit

    9:15 am

  • Followed by a Kiddush

  • Mincha

    4:55 pm

  • Havdalah

    6:19 pm

  • Sunday, February 7
  • Shacharit

    8:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    5:20 pm

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  • Monday, February 8
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Maariv

    7:30 pm

  • Tuesday, February 9
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Maariv

    7:30 pm

  • Wednesday, February 10
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Maariv

    7:30 pm

  • Thursday, February 11
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Maariv

    7:30 pm