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 Tuesdays Between: Tuesday, Jun 24 and Tuesday, Jul 29
    Whose Fault Is it Anyway? God, Enemies, and Blame in the Book of Eicha

    with Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman

    Every year we read the book of Eicha on Tisha B'av to mourn past destructions of the Jewish community. While on the surface Eicha may appear to be little more than a series of lamentations mourning the destruction of Jerusalem, it is a fascinating and mysterious text that addresses one of life's most difficult questions -- how can God allow evil to exist in the world? In this class we will study Eicha in depth and examine other Jewish texts in an exploration how the author attempts to answer this question of theodicy, and how Jews have understood God's role in destruction over the course of our history as a people. Meets one hour and fifteen minutes before Mincha.

  • Friday, Jul 25
    Community Dinner

    Time: 7:45 pm

    Please join us for a Carlebach-style Kabbalat Shabbat followed by a free community dinner. Let's raise the ruach in our shul and come together for a soulful and joyous davening, followed by a delicious dinner! Services will take place at 6:45 pm and dinner will follow at 7:45 pm. To register, please click on the event title or contact the front office at and (202) 882-7225.

  • Monday, Jul 28
    Kol Neshamah

    NEW Women's Discussion Group

    Time: 8:00 pm, Location: 1525 Iris Street, NW

    Kol Neshamah will have its second discussion group on Monday, July 28th at 8pm at the Iris house facilitated by Maharat Ruth and Jackie Krisch. The topic of conversation will focus on "From Where Will My Help Come? Connecting to Hashem in Times of Crisis". Please e-mail Jackie Krisch ( if you are interested in joining us, although no RSVP is required to attend.

  • Saturday, Aug 16
    Ohev Young Professionals Pirkei Avot

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Location: 1525 Iris Street, NW

    New! It is customary to study the chapters of Pirkei Avot throughout the summer months. This Shabbat, join Ohev Young Professionals and Maharat Ruth for a learning session as we study Pirkei Avot together, followed by games and light snacks.

Jul 25, 2014

  • Parsha


  • Friday, July 25
  • Shacharit

    8:30 am

  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

    6:45 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    8:08 pm

  • Saturday, July 26
  • Shacharit

    9:15 am

  • Mincha

    7:45 pm

  • Havdalah

    9:08 pm

  • Sunday, July 27
  • Shacharit

    8:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    8:05 pm

  • Maariv

    7:00 pm

  • Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv (Mon-Thu)

    8:05 pm

  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday)

    6:45 pm