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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal

In The Incomplete Book of Running, the host of NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and columnist for Runner’s World shares lessons, stories, advice, and warnings gleaned from running the equivalent of once around the earth.

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Call Your Gir...

Call Your Girlfriend

On The Shine Theory Tour, podcast hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman get real about politics, pop culture, and more. 

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The Democracy...

The Democracy Dilemma

Ahead of the midterm elections, Rabbi Jesse leads a discussion on the challenges of upholding democratic institutions. Explore how Judaism approaches dilemmas of collective decision making, political power, and checks and balances.

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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.

Solidarity Sh...

Solidarity Shabbat

At a service led by Rabbi Shira and Rabbi Jesse, #ShowUpForShabbat and honor the memory of those killed in Squirrel Hill by raising our voices together in prayer as a diverse community committed to peace, justice, and love. Service followed by a light kiddush.

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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.

UCB Intro to ...

UCB Intro to Improv

This intimate two-hour workshop offers a crash course in long-form improv comedy taught by instructors from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Upright Citiz...

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

The acclaimed comedy troupe showcases some of the nation’s best improv.

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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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Ghostland Obs...

Ghostland Observatory

Austin electronic duo Thomas Ross Turner and Aaron Behrens perform from their upcoming album, See You Later Simulator.

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Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies comes Nine Perfect Strangers, a thriller that asks whether 10 days at a health resort can change you forever.

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Gary Gulman: ...

Gary Gulman: Must Be Nice!

Called “one of the country’s strongest comedians” by The New York Times, the veteran stand-up comic brings his “Must Be Nice!” tour to DC.

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6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Shira and musicians Rick Recht and Aaron Shneyer. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 7:00 pm service.

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CANCELED: It&...

CANCELED: It’s Me Again: An Aparna Nancherla Tour

Named one of the “50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone, Aparna Nancherla bring her fresh comedic voice to our stage.

Ryan Hamilton

Ryan Hamilton

Named one of Rolling Stone‘s Five Comics to Watch, the Idaho native has become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene with his unique brand of clean observational comedy.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

Danish String...

Danish String Quartet

The Danes perform from Wood Works and Last Leaf, featuring works from old Nordic melodies and dances.

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What Do the M...

What Do the Midterms Mean?

One week after the country votes, top political reporters and editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg take stock of the results and analyze what they mean for the president, policy, and politics leading up to the 2020 presidential campaign.

If Adam Were Eve

If Adam Were Eve

What does Judaism have to say about being transgender today? In a class led by Rabbi Rachel Ackerman, explore texts and various interpretations of the first adam (human being) as a framework for discussing current transgender issues.

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CANCELED: Lim...

CANCELED: Limetown

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been canceled. All ticket buyers will be contacted and refunded.

Bills, Bills,...

Bills, Bills, Bills: Women, Money, and Identity

In this facilitated, salon-style conversation with Lilith magazine’s editor-in-chief Susan Weidman Schneider, discuss how money shapes your life and your relationships with others.

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Dish & T...

Dish & Tell: Food Entrepreneurs’ Recipes for Success

The bestselling author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human talks to local restaurant owners, including Rose Previte—owner of Maydan and Compass Rose—and Chris Brady and Andrew Dana—co-owners of Timber Pizza—about launching their businesses, offering hard-earned wisdom and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbis Shira and Jesse and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Michal Bilick. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 7:00 pm service.

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.

Shabbat: Pure...

Shabbat: Pure & Simple

Rabbi Jesse guides a learner’s service at a relaxed pace that allows for thoughtful prayer in a comfortable, spiritual setting.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

RESCHEDULED: ...

RESCHEDULED: Women of the Book

For thousands of years, Jewish texts have been primarily written by men for men, but what happens when we bring women’s voices and perspectives to Torah? In a class led by Rabbi Avi Strausberg, explore teachings from texts written by Israeli authors.

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Six Great Big...

Six Great Big Jewish Ideas

This class meets on Tuesdays, November 20 and 27 at 7:00 pm. Phrases like “tikkun olam” and “the chosen people” are ubiquitous in Jewish life, but we often don’t consider More +
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Administrativ...

Administrative Office Closed

Our administrative office will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday, November 26.
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Administrativ...

Administrative Office Closed

Our administrative office will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday, November 26.

Downtown Shabbat

Downtown Shabbat

A musical 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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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

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NEW DATE: Wom...

NEW DATE: Women of the Book

For thousands of years, Jewish texts have been primarily written by men for men, but what happens when we bring women’s voices and perspectives to Torah? In a class led by Rabbi Avi Strausberg, explore teachings from texts written by Israeli authors.

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Hot Topics Sa...

Hot Topics Salon: Gun Violence

As debates over gun violence take center stage, Rabbi Shira leads a guided discussion and text study exploring traditional and contemporary opinions on guns and who should (or should not) own them.

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6th Street Mi...

6th Street Minyan: Renewal Shabbat

Rabbi Shira and musician Aaron Shneyer lead a laid-back, egalitarian minyan.

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