2015/5776 Holiday Highlights

From Erev Rosh Hashanah through to Simchat
Torah members and friends of Hill Havurah
enjoyed a memorable Holiday season.  

Below you will find links to the thought
provoking 
remarks delivered by High Holiday 
Speakers Ari Roth and Sig Cohen, as well as
photos from Taschlich by the Anacostia, and our
first and very successful Sukkah Walk and
Simchat Torah celebrations.

  • Tuesday
    Dec 19
    Lunch and Learn
    Tuesday, Dec 19th 12:00p to 1:15p
    We welcome you to join us every third Tuesday of the month. We will be gathering at noon to treat our souls with a Torah study. Reformation, St. John's conference room. Please bring your own lunch and an open mind for an insightful lunch break! The bagels are on us!

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  • Saturday
    Jan 6
    January Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbos, Jan 6th 9:30a to 11:30a
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads our short and accessible Shabbat morning service followed by a light kiddush.

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  • Sunday
    Jan 7
    20/30somethings - Meet and Greet
    Sunday, Jan 7th 7:30p to 9:00p
    We are excited to announce a meet and greet that the Havurah's Board of Directors is hosting specifically for 20/30somethings on the evening of Sunday, January 7th from 7:30-9pm. We'll enjoy drinks and bites together, and the location is TBD. It's a great chance to meet the Havurah's leadership and get to know familiar faces around the Havurah, whether or not you're interested in a leadership role in the congregation one day.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 9
    January Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Jan 9th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Monthly meeting of Hill Havurah's board.

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  • Saturday
    Jan 13
    Torah Study (with coffee!)
    Shabbos, Jan 13th 8:30a to 9:30a
    Join us for a lively discussion on this week's Torah portion over coffee and some breakfast-y snacks! This is always held at a different location, please contact Rabbi Hannah to receive the location.

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  • Saturday
    Jan 13
    Jewish-Muslim celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
    Shabbos, Jan 13th 9:30a to 12:30p
    Jewish-Muslim celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

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  • Saturday
    Jan 13
    January Tot Shabbat
    Shabbos, Jan 13th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she and lay-leaders incorporate music, story, and legendary “Torah Parades” to create a joyous Shabbat experience for toddlers and their parents.

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  • Saturday
    Jan 13
    Bennett Elmendorf's Bar Mitzvah
    Shabbos, Jan 13th 10:00a to 12:30p

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  • Sunday
    Jan 14
    Jewveniles - Interfaith Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
    Sunday, Jan 14th 10:30a to 12:30p
    Join Rabbi Hannah Spiro and the seventh through tenth graders of Hill Havurah for some learning, some eating, and some fun! Contact irena.mehaffie@hillhavurah.org to RSVP or for more information.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 16
    Lunch and Learn
    Tuesday, Jan 16th 12:00p to 1:15p
    We welcome you to join us every third Tuesday of the month. We will be gathering at noon to treat our souls with a Torah study. Reformation, St. John's conference room. Please bring your own lunch and an open mind for an insightful lunch break! The bagels are on us!

    MORE INFO

 

Rosh Hashanah

On Rosh Hashanah morning, Ari Roth, Founding Artistic Director of the Mosaic Theater Company spoke on the subject of "Transforming Our Divided Community:  From Contentious to Capacious."  The full text of his remarks can be found by clicking HERE.

Tashlich on the Anacostia

On Rosh Hashanah afternoon, Hill Havurah gathered at a sunny Yards Park for Tashlich.

Yom Kippur

Ten days later on Yom Kippur morning, those in attendance were lucky enough to hear founding Hill Havurah member, Sig Cohen deliver his remarks on "Remembering Moses, Remembering Ourselves."  The full text of his speech can be found by clicking HERE.

Sukkah Walk

The festivities continued the following Sunday, September 27th when Hill Havurah gathered at the Sukkahs of Lee Berger and Linsey Silver, Marlene Zakai, Simon and Brynn Epstein, April Rubin and Bruce Ray, and Ann Mesnikoff and Howard Crystal.  A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

Sukkah of Lee Berger and Linsey Silver
 

Sukkah of Marlene Zakai
 

Sukkah of Simon and Brynn Epstein
 

Sukkah of April Rubin and Bruce Ray
 

Next stop, the Crystal-Mesnikoff Sukkah . . .
 



Simchat Torah

A month of festivities came to a celebratory end on Sunday, October 4th when Michael Allen led a spirited, family friendly Simchat Torah.

   


 

   

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