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Call Your Mot...

Call Your Mother Post-Passover Pop-Up

Bring on the chametz with bagel sandwiches, babka, and more from the new Jew-ish deli.

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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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Hannah Arendt and Resistance: A Guide to Jewish Radicalism

In honor of Yom HaShoah, Rabbi Shira and community member Chris Gray lead a discussion of Holocaust scholar Hannah Arendt’s approach to resistance, radicalism, and activism in the face of evil.

An Evening wi...

An Evening with Beth Hart

Described by Blues Magazine as “the ultimate female rock star,” the GRAMMY-nominated powerhouse vocalist performs a raw and unplugged career-spanning set during an intimate, stripped-down solo tour.

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Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World highlights the unique obstacles women and girls are overcoming around the world, and comes at a crucial moment when the struggle for women’s voices to be heard is making headlines on a daily basis.

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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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Aware: A Jewi...

Aware: A Jewish Mindfulness Series

Combining Jewish wisdom with yoga poses and Vipassana Buddhist meditation, instructor Alesandra Zsiba leads an exploration of mindfulness through movement and reflective discussion.

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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.

Philharmonix

Philharmonix

Composed of six members of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the rip-roaring, seriously swinging chamber ensemble performs repertoire ranging from Satie and Sting to Brahms and Queen.

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Volunteer wit...

Volunteer with the Community Service Collective

Volunteer with Sixth & I’s Community Service Collective and Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) for an afternoon of wellness workshops designed to empower participants to live healthier lives, both mentally and physically.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

Robert Caro

Robert Caro

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson comes Working, a vivid and candid look into the historian’s approach to research and writing.

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Israeli-Pales...

Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

Gather in hope, peace, and solidarity as Israelis and Palestinians share their families’ stories of loss and envision a better future together.

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Morning Praye...

Morning Prayer Service for Yom HaZikaron

Commemorate Israeli Memorial Day as a community through meditation, reflection, remembrance, prayer, and Jewish blessings of gratitude.

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Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

In her memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream, the singer-songwriter and social activist combines personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, and storytelling.

Aware: A Jewi...

Aware: A Jewish Mindfulness Series

Combining Jewish wisdom with yoga poses and Vipassana Buddhist meditation, instructor Alesandra Zsiba leads an exploration of mindfulness through movement and reflective discussion.

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6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Shira and musicians Rick Recht and Aaron Shneyer. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 7:00 pm service.

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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.

Jamestown Rev...

Jamestown Revival

Comprised of childhood friends Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance, the back country folk duo known as “Southern and Garfunkle” perform from their upcoming album, San Isabel.

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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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Jill Biden

Jill Biden

Where the Light Enters offers a candid look into a beloved American family, from the pranks Jill played to keep everyone laughing to the traditions she formed that would carry them through tragedy.

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Aware: A Jewi...

Aware: A Jewish Mindfulness Series

Combining Jewish wisdom with yoga poses and Vipassana Buddhist meditation, instructor Alesandra Zsiba leads an exploration of mindfulness through movement and reflective discussion.

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Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Shira, Rabbi Jesse, and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Michal Bilick. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 7:00 pm service.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

St. Lucia ...

St. Lucia – Intimate & Acoustic

A project of South African-born, Brooklyn-based musician Jean-Philip Grobler, the synth-pop band performs from their upcoming EP, Acoustic Vol. 1.

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Bad Romance

Bad Romance

Using stories from the personal lives of the ancient rabbis, Rabbi Avi Strausberg leads a conversation on the boundaries of love and the components of a healthy relationship.

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José Andrés

José Andrés

The two-Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning chef and humanitarian brings his passion for food to Vegetables Unleashed, his first cookbook dedicated entirely to vegetables.

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RESCHEDULED DATE: 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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Admiral Willi...

Admiral William H. McRaven

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed comes Sea Stories, a collection of stories of bravery and heroism from the four-star admiral’s 37-year-long career as a Navy SEAL and commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces.

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Downtown Shab...

Downtown Shabbat: Memorial Day Edition

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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Café Nite

Café Nite

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

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Terrible, Tha...

Terrible, Thanks for Asking LIVE

Hosted by “notable widow” Nora McInerny, the podcast features real stories of love, grief, and pain that are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and always human. 

Aware: A Jewi...

Aware: A Jewish Mindfulness Series

Combining Jewish wisdom with yoga poses and Vipassana Buddhist meditation, instructor Alesandra Zsiba leads an exploration of mindfulness through movement and reflective discussion.

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6th Street Mi...

6th Street Minyan

Rabbi Jesse and musician Aaron Shneyer lead a laid-back, egalitarian minyan.

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Carlos Henriq...

Carlos Henriquez Nonet

The Bronx-born bassist, composer, and longtime Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra veteran performs a tribute to John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie with his ace ensemble.

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