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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.

  • Weekly on Thursdays Between: Thursday, Apr 27 and Thursday, May 18
    Shorashim Spring Mini-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.

  • Thursday, Apr 27
    Yom Ha'Atzamaut Craft/Baking Night

    For 2nd-6th Grade

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Come craft and bake for the Yom Ha'Atzmaut Shuk and concert on May 1. Crafts and baked goods that children will make that evening will be sold at the shuk . Please RSVP to Lisa at

  • Sunday, Apr 30
    Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism

    A Talk by Rabbi Simcha Raphael

    Time: 10:30 am

    Please join us for a talk by Rabbi Simcha Raphael. Breakfast will be served. Sponsored by David and Naomi Balto.
    Does Judaism believe in the afterlife? Unequivocally, the answer is yes! However, today many are unaware of traditional Jewish wisdom on life after death. This presentation explores Judaism’s afterlife teachings, particularly in Jewish mysticism.  We shall discover the connection between Jewish afterlife teachings and the cycle of Jewish death rituals, and endeavor to understand the relevant applications and implications of these teachings for the contemporary Hevra Kaddisha,and for supporting those dealing with bereavement.

  • Sunday, Apr 30
    Dance Dynamics: Music & Movement To Inspire Confidence in Girls

    For 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Girls

    Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Incorporating movement and dance can help girls express their feelings while developing confidence and a sense of community. Caryn Malkus, MA, LGMFT, will lead this fantastic cohort through a fun, unpressured, safe, and upbeat dance lesson, while using the opportunity to talk through some confidence-building exercises and how to grow supportive friendships.
    Cost: $20/participant. Limited to 15 participants. Please register by 4/21.

  • Monday, May 01
    Focus On: Israeli Independence

    Celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut with an Israeli dinner and concert featuring live Israeli music from The Shuk

  • Wednesday, May 03
    Rabbi Joseph Friedman: King David, Ruth and the Messiah

    Time: 7:00 pm

    Please join us for a lecture by Rabbi Joseph Friedman! Pizza will be served.
    Rabbi Joseph Friedman, educated at Yeshivat Chofetz Chaim, Baltimore, Maryland and  at Yeshiva University, combines his Judaic training  with a Juris Doctor degree in law. He has over 20 years of  legal experience, including positions as an Appellate Attorney for the United States and as a trial lawyer in private practice.

  • Saturday, May 06
    Focus On: Social Change

    Please join us for an unforgettable Shabbat with Rav Benny Lau, Israeli rabbi, community leader, activist, and author, to learn about movements to effect social change in Israel.

Apr 25, 2017

  • Parsha


  • Friday, April 28
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

    6:45 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    7:41 pm

  • Saturday, April 29
  • Shacharit

    9:15 am

  • Followed by a Kiddush

  • Mincha

    7:20 pm

  • Havdalah

    8:43 pm

  • Sunday, April 30
  • Shacharit

    8:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    7:45 pm

  • Monday, April 24
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    7:40 pm

  • Tuesday, April 25
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    7:40 pm

  • Wednesday, April 26
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    7:40 pm

  • Thursday, April 27
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • MIncha/Maariv

    7:40 pm