Dr. David Altshuler earned a Ph.D. from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He held the Charles E. Smith Chair in Judaic Studies at George Washington University and served as the founding director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. He currently is a consultant, advising non-profit organizations on strategic planning, leadership training, and financial resource development. In his formative years, David was elected national president of NFTY and was a longtime senior staffer at the UAHC Kutz Camp-Institute in Warwick, New York.
Doug Mishkin brings his guitar, his voice, and his lifelong passion for American folk and contemporary Jewish music to the High Holidays. Doug has sung with many leading contemporary Jewish singers, as well as some of America’s best-known folk singers. He was noted as “American Jewry’s premier singer for social justice” by Rabbi David Saperstein. Before he began practicing law, he had what he considers the best job ever invented: songleader at the UAHC Kutz Camp-Institute in Warwick, New York.
Led by David Altshuler and Doug Mishkin
LOCATION: Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th Street, NW
Combining thoughtful commentary, stirring music with guitar, and enlightening speakers, this service allows for reflection and deep spirituality. Our service aims for maximum participation by all in a liturgy vibrant with song and deepened by teachings of Torah and contemporary meaning.
We will use the newest Reform mahzor, Mishkan HaNefesh, an accessible and inspiring prayerbook that bridges the personal and communal dimensions of worship, ritual and ethics, and spirituality and reflection.
Reform Service Schedule:
EREV ROSH HASHANAH
Sunday, September 29 at 8:30 pm
ROSH HASHANAH, FIRST DAY – SOLD OUT
Monday, September 30 at 10:00 am
KOL NIDRE – SOLD OUT
Tuesday, October 8 at 8:30 pm
YOM KIPPUR – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 am
AFTERNOON MINCHA, YIZKOR, AND NEILAH
Wednesday, October 9 at 4:30 pm
Admission included with a Yom Kippur morning ticket purchase