Olney Kehila

New Student Discount


If you are a new family we are offering a $100 per family registration discount.  This applies to families who are new to Olney Kehila and are registering one or more children in our once a week Sunday School classes. 

Interested?  Download the registration form here: OK Member Registration 2015-16 rev 2015.pdf or visit the "Sunday School" page for more information.  

Olney Kehila at the Olney Farmer's Market


We will be at the Farmer's Market on May 15th to provide information to the community about Olney Kehila and our upcoming Mitzvah Day and Open House.  Feel free to stop by and learn more about our fabulous congregation!

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Featured Mitzvah Projects

Leveling the Playing Field - Ethan
Ethan is collecting used sports equipment to share with kids from underserved areas so that they can enjoy playing sports as much as he does.  Bring any used equipment such as balls, baseball bats and mits, hockey sticks, etc. any morning to Sunday School or contact Ethan at carolynlevy@rocketmail.com for a pick-up at your home.  For more information, see www.LevelingthePlayingField.org.



Bags for the Bay - Ally
Helping animals and the environment is very important to me.  For my Bat Mitzvah project I am helping the Chesapeake Bay because it is very polluted and this harms wildlife and our environment.  I am having fun turning T- shirts into bags. 
Bags for the Bay are reusable and washable bags that save the Chesapeake Bay!  You can have your own shirts sewn into bags or purchase one that is pre-made for a suggested donation of $5 per bag.


Click here for more information: Ally bags for the Bay OK.docx

About Us

Olney Kehila is a non-affiliated Jewish congregation in the greater Olney area which is inclusive and welcoming to all. We have members from a variety of Jewish and interfaith backgrounds.  Many members are from the Olney area but others come from Rockville, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, and Howard county. Join us for our monthly Friday night Shabbat services and enroll your children in our weekly Sunday school that meets during the school year at beautiful Sandy Spring Friends School.


For more information write to:
olneykehila@gmail.com or call us at (301) 200-1818; P.O. Box 852, Olney, Maryland 20830-0852.


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Welcome Rabbah Arlene!

We are so pleased to welcome our new rabbi - Rabbah Arlene Berger - to Olney Kehila.  She is thrilled to be part of our small and inclusive community, and has enjoyed meeting our members at our Mitzvah day on May 31st.  She also led her first Shabbat with our community on June 5th, and looks forward to being part of our outreach effort at the Sunday Farmer's Market in Olney this summer.  Rabbah Arlene will be working closely with our Education Director, Lisa, on planning for next school year and other programming for adults as well.  See our "Leadership" page for more about Rabbah Arlene's background and feel free to reach out to her by contacting us . 


Next Community Shabbat - May 13th!

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