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Kennedy Cente...

Kennedy Center Chamber Players

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players is formed of principal and guest players of the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

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Finding Stren...

Finding Strength in the New Year

This event is co-sponsored with Jewish Women International. This year isn’t what many of us thought it would be. How do we move forward with strength and purpose? How do More +

Lean Right: A...

Lean Right: A Conservative Collective

Discuss issues that motivate and inform politically Right-leaning Jews. This thoughtful forum for exchanging ideas around Conservative thought aims to create a space where diversity of ideas is explored through thoughtful and meaningful dialogue.

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Paul Auster

Paul Auster

With a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history, 4 3 2 1 is a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and life itself.

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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.

Carlos Henriq...

Carlos Henriquez Sextet

The distinguished artist is well-known to local audiences as the veteran bassist of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO). Born and raised in the Bronx, Henriquez played in his teens More +
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Speaking Out ...

Speaking Out for Refugees

Looking for ways to lift up your voice in support of vulnerable and marginalized people? Learn how you can help make a difference for refugees in the coming months through advocacy, social media, and more.

Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

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Ute Lemper: S...

Ute Lemper: Songs for Eternity

As a postwar German native who now lives in New York and is married to a Jewish man, Lemper is eternally sensitive and tortured by the history of the Holocaust. She considers it her responsibility and has an ethical longing to honor the Jewish people and to stimulate the dialogue about the terrible past.

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Trayvon Marti...

Trayvon Martin’s Parents: Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

Timed with the five-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, his parents offer the true inside story of their son’s life, struggles, and death for the first time in Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.

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Shabbasana™: ...

Shabbasana™: Pre-Shabbat Yoga

Prepare your mind and body for Shabbat with Jewish-inspired yoga and meditation. Nama-stay for services following the class; yoga attire is welcome during the service.

6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Shabbat

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

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Colin Currie

Colin Currie

A performance by the Scotland-based artist is a pulse-quickening journey through both artistic styles and physical space. The renowned percussionist has commissioned and premiered works from a wealth of composers of wide-ranging cultures and traditions, earning 2015’s Instrumentalist of the Year honors from Britain’s Royal Philharmonic Society for his achievements.

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UCB Improv Cr...

UCB Improv Crash Course

This intimate UCB workshop is a two-hour long “crash course” in the UCB style of long-form improvisational comedy, based on the same ideas that are central to UCB’s Improv 101 class in NYC.

Upright Citiz...

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings the very best of its New York City and Los Angeles theatres to our stage.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

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Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula

The critically acclaimed R&B artist is one of the most exciting musical talents to come out of the UK. Her unique character and musical mind have broken the boundaries of music since the release of her debut EP in 2012.

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Serve Others ...

Serve Others with Sixth & I

Serve breakfast at So Others Might Eat (SOME), an organization that works to end chronic homelessness in DC. The shift lasts from 6:30 am – 9:15 am.

What it Takes...

What it Takes: To Officiate Your Friend’s Wedding

Rabbi Shira offers a primer on how to officiate a friend’s Jewish or interfaith wedding and gives helpful advice if you are having a friend officiate your wedding.

Chesed and Hu...

Chesed and Hummus: A Veg Collective

This Collective explores the intersection between Judaism and vegetarianism by discussing topics ranging from the meaning of Adam and Eve’s vegan diet in the Garden of Eden to whether modern-day animal agriculture is consistent with the laws of kashrut to why Israel has recently been dubbed “the promised land for vegans.”

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How Trump Cou...

How Trump Could Build an Autocracy

David Frum, an Atlantic senior editor and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, speaks with Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic magazine, about “How to Build an Autocracy,” his cover story in the latest issue of The Atlantic, outlining why he believes President Trump could lead our democracy to an autocracy, and what it could mean for the future of the Republic.

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Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

Rabbi Scott, Aaron Shneyer, and Michal Bilick offer soulful acoustic music, deep spirituality, and thoughtful service to DC. After services, fill our sanctuary with the spirited sound of new tunes and old favorites.

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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Man’s Attempt...

Man’s Attempt at Thoughtfulness

Combining spirituality, psychology, modern masculinity, and good scotch, Rabbi Scott brings a group of men together to attempt some thoughtfulness about life’s more important questions.

Lean Right: A...

Lean Right: A Conservative Collective

Discuss issues that motivate and inform politically Right-leaning Jews. This thoughtful forum for exchanging ideas around Conservative thought aims to create a space where diversity of ideas is explored through thoughtful and meaningful dialogue.

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Downtown Shabbat

Downtown Shabbat

A Carlebach-inspired service led by 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 Scott guides an open service at a relaxed pace that allows for thoughtful prayer in a comfortable, spiritual setting.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

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Building a Je...

Building a Jewish Home

Open to couples and singles, Jewish and interfaith, this workshop led by Rabbi Shira helps you to craft your unique Jewish life. Discuss Shabbat, finding a community, keeping kosher, negotiating Jewish life with your family, and living spiritually in the modern world.

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Kevin Garrett...

Kevin Garrett: The False Hope Tour

Known for poignant out-of-love songs that combine a reverence for classic soul with modern electronics and traditional instrumentation, the Brooklyn-based, Pittsburgh- born singer-songwriter released his debut EP Mellow Drama to wide praise. Garrett co-wrote and co-produced the critically acclaimed song “Pray You Catch Me” from Beyoncé’s sixth studio album, Lemonade.

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David Grossman

David Grossman

From the acclaimed author of To the End of the Land comes A Horse Walks into a Bar, a searing short novel about the life of a stand-up comic as revealed in the course of one evening’s performance—comedy that will lean inexorably toward tragedy.

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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.

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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

With over 850 commissioned works and arrangements to its credit, representing composers from five continents, Kronos is an unrivaled innovator in the Western classical tradition and an ever-curious explorer of other idioms ranging from jazz, blues, and indie rock to the folk, classical, and traditional music of many other cultures.

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