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Start Fresh: Monthly Morning Intention-Setting

Inspired by Rosh Chodesh, the start of a new month in the Jewish calendar, Rabbi Nora leads song-filled morning prayers and kavvanot (intentions) to start your day.

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Working for Change: Labor, Justice, and Judaism

Leading up to Labor Day weekend, hear what Judaism has to say about labor justice and learn about local organizing efforts from Hannah Garelick of Jews United for Justice and Sarah Levesque of OPEIU-Local 2, which represents thousands of workers in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. 

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Labor on the Bimah

Before Labor Day, Rabbi Nora and musicians Aaron Shneyer, Sarah Fredrick, and Jeff Geld lead a Shabbat service that weaves together labor issues, social justice, and Judaism.

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Jewish Welcom...

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.

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Friday Night Services

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Aaron and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Sarah Fredrick blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

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Abdulrazak Gu...

Abdulrazak Gurnah

From the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature comes Afterlives, which is a sweeping, multi-generational saga of displacement, loss, and love, set against the brutal colonization of East Africa and illuminating a legacy of dislocation that is still with us today.

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Randall Munroe

Randall Munroe

For the answers to the rest of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask, the New York Times bestselling author is back with What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.

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Hit Refresh: Preparing for the High Holidays

With Rabbi Nora, cultivate deeper meaning, emotional connection, and spiritual focus at the start of Jewish New Year. Through learning, personal reflection, and conversation, gain practical tools to reset for a more open-minded start to 5783.

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LADYGANG Pres...

LADYGANG Presents: The Lady Secrets Tour

In celebration of their book Lady Secrets, share your own secrets and feel less alone with Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek, and Becca Tobin, the New York Times bestselling authors of Act Like a Lady and hosts of the wildly successful podcast-turned TV show.

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Friday Night Services with Dinner

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Sarah Fredrick blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

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Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola

A bona fide living guitar legend, the pioneering artist known for blending world music and jazz has established himself as one of the top guitarists of our time over his four-decade career.

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Rabbi Danya R...

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World offers a crucial new perspective to navigating conflict, applying an ancient framework to the country’s most painful contemporary issues—from systemic racism and the legacy of enslavement to the #MeToo movement and Native American land rights—as well as personal transgressions.

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Shabbat at Home

Shabbat at Home

While our Jewish Life staff welcomes Shabbat independently, we have plenty of resources to help you lead your own Shabbat at home.

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Erev Rosh Has...

Erev Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

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RY X

RY X

On his third album, Blood Moon, the Australian musician explores connections to nature, to emotions and relationships, and to his body and spirit.

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Shabbat: Exhale

Shabbat: Exhale

At this one-hour alternative Shabbat service, unwind and reconnect through guided meditation, reflection on Jewish teachings, and communal singing. Mindfulness teacher Alison Cohen will be your guide for this service.

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