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​Magen David Sephardic Congregation (MDSC), founded in 1966, is a Modern Orthodox synagogue centrally located to serve Jewish families from Bethesda, Rockville, and Potomac - the Maryland suburbs of our nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

We invite you to come pray or learn with us. Our distinctive Sephardic character is a source of inspiration for us, but membership in MDSC is not exclusive. Our membership is diverse and a biseleh Yiddish is not out of place.

Our mission is to create a welcoming space to celebrate our religion and our culture, to preserve our Sephardic heritage, and to share it with members and friends. We open our doors to all levels of Jewish knowledge and observance. Explore your personal and spiritual growth here, supported by our warm and inclusive community.


Today's Sefirah Count Is 40

היום ארבעים יום שהם חמשה שבועות וחמשה ימים לעמר

Today's Calendar

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This week's Torah portion is Parshat Bechukotai

Candle Lighting

Friday, May 27, 8:06pm


Motzei Shabbat, May 28, 9:08pm

Shabbat Mevarchim

Shabbat, May 28
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The 1st 100 days

Here's a look at what your Board of Directors & community volunteers have been up to in the past 100 days. Our commitment to service, Torah, and transparency will continue to guide us as we develop more programming for our valued current and prospective members. It's never too late to get involved! Kindly contact Andrea by phone (301) 770-6818 or email to find out about volunteer opportunities and join our efforts in the next 100 days!


Weekly Torah Portion

Parashat  BECHUKOTAI    |    Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34 


HaShem promises that if the people of Israel will keep his commandments, they will enjoy prosperity, victory over enemies, peace and safety in their land. HaShem warns, however, that if they do not obey, they may be punished with exile, poor harvests, physical maladies, defeat by enemies, and other forms of misery.

Nevertheless, they are promised that even if they must dwell in the lands of their enemies, they will retain the protection of HaShem. "Even if they are in enemy lands, I will not cast them away, nor will I abhor them, to destroy them or break my Covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God."

Instructions are given for assigning value to pledges made to HaShem.

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Thu, May 26 2022 25 Iyyar 5782