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Welcome to our synagogue!

​​​​Magen David Sephardic Congregation (MDSC) is a Modern Orthodox synagogue founded in 1966. Our building is ideally located to serve worshippers from Bethesda, Rockville, and Potomac (Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC).

Our distinctive Sephardic character is a source of pride for us, but membership in MDSC is not exclusive. Visitors may hear not only “Welcome” but “Bienvenue” and “Bienvenidos” – and from our many Israeli members, a hearty “Shalom”. In this diverse and vibrant environment, a biseleh Yiddish is not out of place.

A more welcoming, caring congregation you won’t find. We think our energy and devotion will inspire you to share in our prayer services and learning sessions.

We invite people of all levels of Jewish knowledge and awareness to explore their personal growth here, supported by others in this warm, outgoing community. Magen David is the go-to gathering place for Jews of all ages, backgrounds, and perceptions.

We hope you will explore this website to learn about the life of our community and the breadth of our mission. If you're not already on our mailing list, it’s easy to sign up. Just send a request to our executive director, Andrea Choobineh, at

Today's Calendar

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Upcoming Programs & Events

On The Map; A Film Screening
Tuesday, Sep 10 7:00p

Parshat Eikev

Candle Lighting

Friday, Aug 23, 7:35p


Motzei Shabbat, Aug 24, 8:39p

Shabbat Mevarchim

Shabbat, Aug 24
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High Holiday Information

The High Holidays are coming soon! You can view the seating arrangements for Members and Guests.
There is no better way to prepare yourself for the powerful experiences of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur than to participate in daily Selihot each morning at Magen David. The Selihot are recited every day during the month of Elul until the end of the Yamim Nora'im.
Please make it a priority to join us for the inspiring melodies and prayers of our Sephardic Selihot. The effort we expend in getting up earlier for these meaningful prayers is well worth it and you will feel amply rewarded.
Selihot will begin on Monday, September 2nd. Because that is Labor Day Selihot will begin at 7am, followed by Shacharit at 8:00 am. The regular Selihot schedule is Monday-Friday, 6am, Sunday, 7am.

Mimouna 2019




Sun, August 18 2019 17 Av 5779