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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.

  • Saturday, Aug 27
    Meet and Greet with Lisa Redisch

    Time: 5:00 pm

    Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue is thrilled to welcome our first ever full-time youth director! Meet Lisa Redisch on Shabbat afternoon. Click the event title for details.

  • Tuesday, Aug 30
    Justice for Juniors Information Session

    Time: 8:00 pm

    Volunteer with Ohev Sholom to help juveniles in DC jail. Join us for an introductory meeting with Rabbi Herzfeld and Chaplain J. Siafah Johnson of "Justice for Juniors" to find out how you can get involved as a tutor and mentor. RSVP to

  • Saturday, Sep 03
    Youth Seudah Shlishit with Rabbi Avi Weiss

    In honor of Rabbi Herzfeld's new children's book "An Extra Seat," the story of a child's experience growing up in Rabbi Weiss' shul during the movement to free Soviet Jewry.

    Following a special youth seudah shlishit, Rabbi Weiss will read the book and talk about the movement to free Soviet Jewry. Adults welcome!

    Signed copies are available for $10 (in advance) if you attend. Email

  • Daily
    Elul Study with Rabbi Herzfeld

    For the month of Elul, Rabbi Herzfeld will lead a study of Ramban's Laws of Repentance. The class meets daily, 30 minutes before mincha.

  • Monday, Sep 05
    Pauline Reiter Memorial Service

    Time: 9:15 am

    Please join us for a special memorial service and Torah study in memory of Scott's mother, Pauline Reiter.

    Chevruta study followed by divrei torah by Scott, Rachel, Ezra, Eliana, and Dalia in memory of their beloved Mom/Gram.

    Children welcome. Breakfast will be served. RSVP to

  • Weekly on Tuesdays Between: Tuesday, Sep 06 and Wednesday, Sep 21
    High Holidays Prayer Service Crash Course: Reading Skills

    Judah Eisenman will teach a three-session series on the High Holidays prayer service. The class will focus on helping students get comfortable with reading some of the main prayers for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The class will meet immediately after Mincha.

  • Weekly on Thursdays Between: Thursday, Sep 08 and Thursday, Dec 15
    Shorashim Torah Enrichment Program (Fall 2016 Session)

    Time: 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

    It's like Camp Kibbutz all year long! Join Lisa Redisch, Rabbi Shmuel, Maharat Ruth, and our energetic Shorashim staff on Thursday afternoons as we strengthen our children's knowledge and connection with Jewish learning in a fun and engaging environment. Be a part of our after-school enrichment program, now in its 6th year.

  • Tuesday, Sep 13
    OYP Happy Hour

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Want to get to know the people you'll be sitting next to in shul for half of October? Come meet and mingle with your fellow Ohev Young Professionals at a Happy Hour at Denizen's! Tickets are $18, which covers two drinks, tip, and a donation to a local charity. Contact Alissa Gold at with any questions!

  • Sunday, Sep 18
    OYP Apple Picking

    Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Get ready for a sweet New Year by picking apples with your fellow Ohev Young Professionals!

  • Sunday, Sep 18
    OSTNS Book Club: September Meeting

    Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Location: Library

    The OSTNS Book Club will meet to discuss Rav Kook by Yehuda Mirsky. The discussion will be led by Elaine Jacobson. All are welcome to join.

  • Tuesday, Sep 20
    Synagogue Board Meeting

    Time: 8:00 pm

    Open to all members who want to attend.

  • Wednesday, Sep 21
    Elul Lecture with Leon Kass

    Time: 7:15 pm

    This lecture will offer a close reading and interpretation of the story of the binding of Yitzhak, with special attention to its implications for the meaning of fatherhood and the relation between the generations. It will also explore the question of whether Avraham passes his test. Dinner will be served.

  • Saturday, Sep 24
    Spiritual Pre-Selichot Warmup and Selichot Prayers

    Time: 10:30 pm

    Dinner and a pre-Selichot kumsitz led by the Lev Shlomo Yeshiva. Josh Milner will lead Selichot at 11:30 PM.

Aug 27, 2016

  • Parsha


  • Friday, August 26
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

    6:45 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    7:29 pm

  • Saturday, August 27
  • Shacharit

    9:15 am

  • (no food served following services)

  • Mincha

    7:05 pm

  • Havdalah

    8:28 pm

  • Sunday, August 28
  • Shacharit

    8:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    7:25 pm

  • Monday, August 29
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    7:25 pm

  • Tuesday, August 30
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    7:25 pm

  • Wednesday, August 31
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    7:25 pm

  • Thursday, September 1
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    7:25 pm