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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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Interfaith Co...

Interfaith Couples Workshop*

Rabbi Shira facilitates a guided, nonjudgmental conversation for Jews and their non-Jewish partners to learn and grow together and as individuals.

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Mark Penn

Mark Penn

Ten years after his bestseller Microtrends, Penn identifies fifty new trends that will reshape the future of business, politics, and culture over the next decade in Microtrends Squared.

Adult B’...

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Course

This 30-week workshop enables participants to deepen their connection to Jewish spirituality and practice.

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Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards

From president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund comes Make Trouble, a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights and social justice.

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Administrativ...

Administrative and Box Offices Closed

Our administrative and box offices will be closed all day on Friday, April 6 in observance of Passover. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday, April 9.

6th Street Mi...

6th Street Minyan

Rabbi Scott will lead a laid-back, egalitarian minyan. This will be a unique Shabbat service with a familiar feel. 

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Aaron Diehl Trio

Aaron Diehl Trio

Best known as vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant’s ace collaborator, pianist Aaron Diehl takes the stage with his trio in this all-instrumental showcase.

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Cry Cry Cry

Cry Cry Cry

Cry Cry Cry (Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, and Dar Williams) revive their celebrated folk-pop collaboration for their first performances in nineteen years.

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Building a Je...

Building a Jewish Home

For couples and singles both Jewish and interfaith, this workshop, led by Rabbi Scott, focuses on how to craft a unique Jewish life.

Café Nite

Café Nite

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

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Humor Essayis...

Humor Essayist Sloane Crosley

The bestselling author of I Was Told There’d Be Cake returns with Look Alive Out There, a collection of essays about finding one’s place in a world where things rarely go the way we expect.

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Adult B’...

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Course

This 30-week workshop enables participants to deepen their connection to Jewish spirituality and practice.

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Holocaust Rem...

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Voices of History, Lessons for Today

On Yom HaShoah, learn about the lasting impact and relevance of the Holocaust, commemorate those who perished, and honor the past through music, prayer, and a candle lighting ceremony.

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6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Shabbat

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

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Aca-Challenge...

Aca-Challenge Presented by the Alexandria Harmonizers

Hosted by Deke Sharon, the godfather of contemporary a cappella, DC’s Aca-Challenge has six outstanding aca-groups from all over the country competing for over $2,000 in prize money, determined by the votes of the audience.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

Madeleine Alb...

Madeleine Albright

The first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her career as a diplomat to examine fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world in Fascism: A Warning.

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Alex Wagner

Alex Wagner

In Futureface, the journalist raises questions about the American experience of race, immigration, exile, and identity, starting with her journey to understand her own DNA.

Adult B’...

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Course

This 30-week workshop enables participants to deepen their connection to Jewish spirituality and practice.

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Crafting Conn...

Crafting Connections

At this interactive demonstration and workshop, learn the basics of embroidery, knitting, or jewelry making from local artisans.

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Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

Rabbi Scott and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Michal Bilick offer soulful acoustic music and deep spirituality in this thoughtful service. 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.

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.

UCB Intro to ...

UCB Intro to Improv

These concurrent two-hour workshops offer a crash course in long-form improv comedy or sketch comedy, taught by instructors from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

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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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Former White ...

Former White House Chef Sam Kass

In Eat a Little Better, the former chef to the Obamas and White House food policy advisor shares recipes and his philosophy for how to eat more healthfully and sustainably.

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Modern Israel...

Modern Israeli Cooking: Yom Ha’atzmaut Edition

In the second of a three-part Jewish cooking series, chef Vered Guttman demonstrates how to make a classic Israeli celebratory meal in commemoration of Israel’s 70th Independence Day.

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Michael Barbaro

Michael Barbaro

Learn how Michael Barbaro, the host of the wildly popular New York Times podcast “The Daily,” and his tiny team unravel complicated news and human interest stories in 20-minute digestible bites in this TimesTalks D.C. conversation.

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Downtown Shabbat

Downtown Shabbat

A Carlebach-inspired 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.

Humanistic Sh...

Humanistic Shabbat

Rabbi Jeremy Kridel of Machar, the Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism, leads a Shabbat service combining a nontheistic philosophy with a human-centered liturgy and love of Jewish history and culture.

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CANCELED: Nan...

CANCELED: Nancy And Beth

Actors Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt form the self-described punk-showbiz band Nancy And Beth, a showcase in harmony, hypnotic dancing, and spoken pleasantries.

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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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Thinking Jewi...

Thinking Jewishly: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Modern World

What is the role of a synagogue in the public sphere? Should it remain neutral, or does the essence of Jewish philosophy and history demand civic involvement? Explore the intersection between Judaism and social justice with Rabbi Suzy.

Work in Progr...

Work in Progress: Political Campaigns

In a bipartisan discussion moderated by Mo Elleithee, campaign professionals from Emily’s List and recent administrations share experiences from local and national campaigns and offer advice for those getting their start in campaign work.

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Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow

In War on Peace, the acclaimed journalist and former diplomat illuminates the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership in the years since 9/11.

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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.

For those in their 20s and 30s

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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.

Adult B’nai M...

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Service and Celebration

Celebrate with the graduates of our Adult B’nai Mitzvah class as they lead Shabbat morning services in culmination of their year of study.

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