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Building a Je...

Building a Jewish Home

Open to couples and singles, Jewish and interfaith, this workshop led by Rabbi Nora helps you to craft your unique Jewish life.

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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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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, Rabbi Nora, and musician Michael Berkson will be your guides.

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CANCELED: Interfaith Couples Workshop

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

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Friday Night Services with Dinner

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

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Next Level: I...

Next Level: Israel

Designed as an entry point into the conversation, this series is for those who want to learn about or engage more deeply with all things Israel. With Rabbi Aaron as your guide, you’ll gain historical and contemporary frameworks to help you better understand a variety of issues related to Israel, with each week focusing on a different topic.

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Friday Night Services

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

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Trivia Under the Stars

From sports and pop culture to geography and politics, we’ll test your knowledge at Wunder Garten in the heart of NOMA. Grab friends and form a team, or come solo and meet new people at our mix and match table.

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Letter Writin...

Letter Writing with VoteRiders

Lauren Kunis, CEO and Executive Director of VoteRiders, will train volunteers on the importance of combating confusion around state voter ID laws and share best practices for letter-writing to provide voters with the ID information and assistance they need to ensure their votes count.

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Shabbat at Ho...

Shabbat at Home Resources

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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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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