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Labor on the ...

Labor on the Bimah

Before Labor Day, Rabbi Shira and musician Aaron Shneyer lead a Shabbat service that weaves together labor issues, social justice, and Judaism.

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Hit Refresh: ...

Hit Refresh: Preparing for the High Holidays

In this two-session class led by Rabbi Jesse, explore how to cultivate deeper meaning, emotional connection, and spiritual focus leading up to the High Holidays and into the Jewish New Year.

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The Jewish We...

The Jewish Welcome Workshop

The class is a mix of lectures, group activities, text studies, and holiday celebrations. No Hebrew language knowledge is required for this class. Those wishing to convert will meet with one of the rabbis individually during the year and beyond.

Yuval Noah Ha...

Yuval Noah Harari

In 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, the bestselling author of Sapiens offers advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we live in now.

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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.

John Kerry

John Kerry

From the son of a diplomat, decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State comes Every Day Is Extra, a candid personal story of public service.

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Erev Rosh Has...

Erev Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah...

Rosh Hashanah – First Day

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Rosh Hashanah – Second Day

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Friend Request

Friend Request

Connect with other local women at our ever-popular speed-friend-making event. Come alone or bring a friend, and leave with new friendship prospects during a night of speed socializing.

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6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Shabbat

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

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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

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Kol Nidre

Kol Nidre

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

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Sally Field

Sally Field

From the Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress comes In Pieces, a memoir illuminating Field’s challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful, emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.

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Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Jesse and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Michal Bilick. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 7:15 pm service.

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Erev Sukkot

Erev Sukkot

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Sukkot

Sukkot

Administrativ...

Administrative Office Closed

Our administrative office will be closed for Sukkot on Monday, September 24. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 25.

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POSTPONED – Toasting the Torah: A Sukkot Happy Hour

Shake the lulav and etrog and dive into text study over drinks with Rabbi Jesse.

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Sukkot

Sukkot

CANCELED: An ...

CANCELED: An Evening with Beth Hart

Described by Blues Magazine as “the ultimate female rock star,” the GRAMMY-nominated powerhouse vocalist performs a raw and unplugged career-spanning set during an intimate, stripped-down solo tour.

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Sukkot

Sukkot

Dwelling With...

Dwelling Within: A Yoga Class for Sukkot

In celebration of Sukkot, join Rabbi Shira and yoga teacher Alison Waldman for an evening of spiritual practice.

Adult B’nai M...

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Course

Designed to create comfort and gain mastery over Jewish tradition and prayer, this 30-week workshop enables participants to deepen their connection to Jewish spirituality and practice.

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Sukkot

Sukkot

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RESCHEDULED DATE – Toasting the Torah: A Sukkot Happy Hour

Shake the lulav and etrog and dive into text study over drinks with Rabbi Jesse.

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Sukkot

Sukkot

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 cocktails before the 6:45 pm service. Open to all.

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Sukkot

Sukkot

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Sukkot

Erev Shmini A...

Erev Shmini Atzeret

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Shmini Atzeret

Shmini Atzeret

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Dancin’ in the Streets: A Simchat Torah Celebration

Rabbi David Shneyer, Chazzan Larry Paul, and klezmer musicians lead us from the sanctuary to I Street to dance and sing with the Torah. Rhythm not required.

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Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah

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Interfaith Couples Workshop

Rabbi Shira facilitates a guided, nonjudgmental space for Jews and their non-Jewish partners to learn and grow together and as individuals.

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Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister

From the journalist and bestselling author of All the Single Ladies comes Good and Mad, an incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement.

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Anger Management

Anger Management

When the world doesn’t look the way you want it to, how do you know when it’s time to build bridges and when it’s time to get mad? Using Jewish teachings, Rabbi Jesse leads a discussion on moral outrage and civil discourse.

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Songs from the Hymnal: An Evening with Brian Fallon and Special Guest Craig Finn

With his second solo album Sleepwalkers, the singer-guitarist and frontman for the Gaslight Anthem brings punk, soul, and timeless rock ‘n roll.

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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.

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