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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.

  • Sunday, Aug 03
    OSTNS Siyyum & BBQ

    Time: 6:30 pm

    In general it is not permitted to eat meat during the nine days. However, it is permitted to eat meat at a seudat mitzvah, such as a siyyum. For the past month, Josh Mermelstein, who recently returned from studying for three years in a yeshiva in Israel, has been living in our community.  Josh has been studying tractate Shabbat for a year and he will be making a siyyum this Sunday evening at 6:30 pm. The siyyum will begin with a short study session (15 minutes) and then it will feature a barbecue. If you would like to attend the siyyum and barbecue, it is free*, but an RSVP is necessary so we can order the proper amount of food.  Please RSVP to cvaloris@gmail.com.
    Additionally, Erica Pelman had the idea that we should gather everyone together to record the song "kol haolam kulo gesher tzar meod" and then share it with our brothers and sisters in Israel and Jews around the world facing increased anti-Semitism. This barbecue presents a nice opportunity for this act of solidarity, so if you would like to do that please gather for that at 6 pm so we can record it. Please contact erica.pelman@gmail.com if you want to be involved in this project.
    *The barbecue is free but we are asking for a suggested donation of $18 per family unit. We will send all the money raised to https://www.yasharlachayal.org, which among other things provides barbecues for soldiers in the IDF.

  • Daily Between: Monday, Aug 04 and Tuesday, Aug 05
    Tisha B'Av at OSTNS

    For Ohev Sholom's 2014 Tisha B'Av schedule, please click on the event title.

  • 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.

  • Friday, Aug 22
    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 samara.schreiner@ostns.org and (202) 882-7225.

  • Monday, Sep 15
    How Is This Shmita Year Different From All Other Shmita Years?

    Guest Lecture by Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair

    Time: 7:45 pm

    The coming shmita (sabbatical) year that begins in 10 days looks set to mark a major world change in the way shmita is observed across the Jewish world. A host of initiatives in Israel and outside are bringing to the fore the core social justice and environmental values inherent  in the shmita idea. Through passages from Rav Kook's Shabbat Ha'aretz, one of the most important books about shmit ever written, we will attempt to understand the past, present, and exciting future possibilities of shmita. Dinner from Soupergirl will be served.

Aug 02, 2014

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  • Parsha

    Devarim

  • Friday, August 1
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

    6:45 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    8:01 pm

  • Saturday, August 2
  • Shacharit

    9:15 am

  • Mincha

    7:40 pm

  • Havdalah

    9:01 pm

  • Sunday, August 3
  • Shacharit

    8:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    8:00 pm

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  • Monday, August 4 (Eve of Tisha B'Av)
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha

    8:00 pm

  • Fast Begins

    8:15 pm

  • Maariv with Eichah

    8:20 pm

  • 2nd Eichah Reading

    9:45 pm

  • Tuesday, August 5 (Tisha B'Av)
  • Shacharit #1 with Abbreviated Kinnot

    6:30 am

  • Shacharit #2 with Explanatory Kinnot

    8:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    7:40 pm

  • Fast Ends with a Break Fast

    8:57 pm

  • Wednesday, August 6
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    8:00 pm

  • Thursday, August 7
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha/Maariv

    8:00 pm

  • Friday, August 8
  • Shacharit

    6:30 am

  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

    6:45 pm