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Text Me: Anci...

Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology

Is it inherently unethical to ghost someone? Rabbi Jeffrey Schein, EdD offers Jewish answers to challenges posed by digital communications.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

CANCELED: Ben...

CANCELED: Benjamin Clementine

The acclaimed British singer-songwriter performs from his latest album, I Tell a Fly, which he wrote, recorded, and produced.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Over dinner, MesorahDC offers Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and study sessions.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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It’s On...

It’s Only Natural: A Tu B’Shvat Seder

On the Jewish New Year for Trees, enjoy local wine and snacks and discover connections between Judaism and environmentalism.

Work in Progr...

Work in Progress: Women in Media

CNN reporter Hadas Gold, Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri, and NPR Morning Edition producer Ashley Westerman share key insights gained by working in media.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Sacred Sex

Sacred Sex

Rebecca Hassell, who facilitates a monthly women’s sex discussion group at the Lemon Collective, and Rabbi Suzy lead an interactive conversation about what ancient texts have to say about the practice and spirituality of sex and how this relates to women’s contemporary experiences in the bedroom.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Friday Night ...

Friday Night Shabbat Services with MesorahDC

A traditional service with soulful melodies, contemporary insights, and stories, followed by dinner. Separate seating for women and men during the service.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Saturday Morn...

Saturday Morning Services with MesorahDC

Service with soulful melodies and contemporary insights. Separate seating for men and women during services.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Bullets into ...

Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence

Bullets into Bells is a powerful call to end gun violence in America. The anthology’s editors and contributors, as well as those working to prevent gun violence in DC, share readings and reflections, followed by a panel conversation with Senator Chris Murphy.

Café Nite

Café Nite

Over dinner, MesorahDC offers Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and study sessions.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Thinking Jewi...

Thinking Jewishly: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Modern World

Whether you believe in God or you are an avowed atheist, explore the intersection of traditional Jewish belief and modern secular philosophy.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Shakshuka Sha...

Shakshuka Shack Pop Up Dinner

Come get a tasty sneak peak of Shakshuka Shack, a new DC restaurant featuring Middle Eastern comfort food expected to open in 2018! You’ll enjoy a delicious three-course shakshuka extravaganza, giving you a sophisticated twist on the beloved classic dish.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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The M Word: M...

The M Word: Muslim Americans on the State of News Media

Journalist Wajahat Ali moderates a conversation with fellow journalists about the role Muslim-American writers play in the news media, the extent of biased reporting about Muslims, and the rise of fake news and sensationalism.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Shira and musician Rick Recht. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 7:15 pm service.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Over dinner, MesorahDC offers Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and study sessions.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers

From the best-selling author of What Is the What comes The Monk of Mokha, the true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemeni-American man raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

Trey Anastasio

Trey Anastasio

In his new solo album, Traveler, Trey Anastasio imagines a convergence of many roads the musician has taken in his remarkable career.

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Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

Rabbi Suzy and musician Aaron Shneyer offer soulful acoustic music and deep spirituality in this thoughtful service. After services, fill our sanctuary with the spirited sound of new tunes and old favorites.

Friday Night ...

Friday Night Shabbat Services with MesorahDC

A traditional service with soulful melodies, contemporary insights, and stories, followed by dinner. Separate seating for women and men during the service.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Saturday Morn...

Saturday Morning Services with MesorahDC

Service with soulful melodies and contemporary insights. Separate seating for men and women during services.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Administrativ...

Administrative Office Closed

Our office will be closed all day on Monday, February 19 for Presidents’ Day. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday, February 20.

Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Thrillah in M...

Thrillah in Megillah: A Purim Spiel

Celebrate Purim with an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional holiday story.

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Robert Reich

Robert Reich

With The Common Good, the economist, former Secretary of Labor, and public policy professor presents a clear-eyed manifesto on why we must restore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politics.

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Downtown Shabbat

Downtown Shabbat

A Carlebach-inspired service led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner, followed by dinner and Shabbat singing. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 6:45 pm service. Open to all.

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Shabbat Pure ...

Shabbat Pure & Simple

Rabbi Scott guides an open service at a relaxed pace that allows for thoughtful prayer in a comfortable, spiritual setting.

PUBLIQuartet:...

PUBLIQuartet: Freedom and Faith

Reigning Metropolitan Museum of Art Quartet-in-Residence PUBLIQuartet launched to national attention in 2016 with their acclaimed “Requiem for a Debate” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The ensemble presents a program of works by a diverse body of composers.

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Amy Chua

Amy Chua

In Political Tribes, Chua outlines how the U.S. has ignored the importance of tribal politics and argues that our country must rediscover a national identity that transcends group differences.

Café Nite

Café Nite

Over dinner, MesorahDC offers Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and study sessions.

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Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith

From the award-winning author of White Teeth, On Beauty, and Swing Time, comes Feel Free, a collection of essays covering recent events in culture, politics, and the author’s own life.

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Grogger &...

Grogger & Glow: A Purim Celebration

Experience a full megillah reading and our irreverent and politically incorrect spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional Purim story. Then get your glow on at our blacklight after-party (costumes encouraged) featuring a live DJ, dancing, libations, and a hamantaschen dessert bar.

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Man’s Attempt...

Man’s Attempt at Thoughtfulness

Combining spirituality, psychology, masculinity, and scotch, Rabbi Scott brings men together to talk about life’s more important questions.

Jorge Ramos

Jorge Ramos

What does it mean to be an American? In Stranger, the Emmy-award winning journalist and Univision anchor explores his own biography as an immigrant from Mexico, with America’s long immigration history as a backdrop, to answer this question and more about our current political moment.

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Friday Night ...

Friday Night Shabbat Services with MesorahDC

A traditional service with soulful melodies, contemporary insights, and stories, followed by dinner. Separate seating for women and men during the service.

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Saturday Morn...

Saturday Morning Services with MesorahDC

Service with soulful melodies and contemporary insights. Separate seating for men and women during services.

Rodriguez

Rodriguez

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist, began performing in bars and clubs in Detroit in the 1960’s as the city suffered post-industrial urban decay.

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