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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

What it Takes...

What it Takes: Amidah

In this two-part class led by Rabbi Jesse, learn what it takes to understand the poetic meaning of these ancient and sacred words and the traditional body movements that accompany them.

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Interfaith Co...

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.

Man’s A...

Man’s Attempt at Mindfulness

Using the teachings of Mussar—where ancient wisdom meets contemporary self help—Rabbi Jesse brings a group of men together to discuss life’s important questions and practice personal growth.

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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.

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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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Jewish Flavor...

Jewish Flavor: Slow-Cooked Stews

In a class led by our in-house chef Vered Guttman, explore a contemporary twist on the classic cholent, an overnight stew typically enjoyed by Jews during Shabbat.

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Marlon James

Marlon James

In Black Leopard, Red Wolf—the first novel in Marlon James’s Dark Star trilogy—myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.

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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 7:00 pm service.

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Valerie June

Valerie June

During her Astral Plane Solo Tour, the Tennessee-bred songwriter blends folk, soul, country, R&B, and blues.

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Ashley Blaker

Ashley Blaker

Described by The New York Times as slickly funny, the stand-up comic is the first Orthodox Jewish comedian to have his own BBC show.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

What it Takes...

What it Takes: Kabbalat Shabbat

Rabbi Jesse dives into the music, poetry, and rituals of Kabbalat Shabbat, the evening service that welcomes in the Sabbath each week.

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Deborah Lipstadt

Deborah Lipstadt

In Antisemitism: Here and Now, the award-winning author of The Eichmann Trial and Denial offers a penetrating and provocative analysis of the hate that will not die and on what can be done about it.

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Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz

From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks comes From the Ground Up, an account of the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in society today.

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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 7:00 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.

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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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Bernard-Henri...

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy—one of the West’s leading intellectuals—asserts in The Empire and the Five Kings that America is retreating from its traditional leadership role as Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and the Sunni Arab are taking steps to assert power and influence.

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Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

In Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder, Reshma Saujani—the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code—shows women how to break free from the trap of perfection and rewire themselves for bravery.

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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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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.

Lara Downes, ...

Lara Downes, piano

The trailblazing pianist performs an intimate program of solo and ensemble works that pays tribute to women composers and poets, past and present.

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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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Man’s A...

Man’s Attempt at Mindfulness

Using the teachings of Mussar—where ancient wisdom meets contemporary self-help—Rabbi Jesse brings a group of men together to discuss life’s important questions and practice personal growth.

Oh My Heavens...

Oh My Heavens: Judaism and the Afterlife

Who gets a place in the world to come? How long is purgatory, and how painful will it be? While many believe there’s no Jewish conception of heaven or hell, More +
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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.

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

The GRAMMY-winning quartet performs signature Kronos works and new compositions by composers from the countries banned by the 2017 executive order.

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