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
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.

  • Saturday
    Mar 31
    Community Seder 5778
    Shabbos, Mar 31st 5:45p to 9:00p
    Hill Havurah "Kosher-Style" Community Seder We will try and accommodate everyone, but Hill Havurah members will be given priority when making reservations.


  • Saturday
    Apr 7
    April Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbos, Apr 7th 9:30a to 11:30a
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads our short and accessible Shabbat morning service followed by a light kiddush.


  • Tuesday
    Apr 10
    April Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Apr 10th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Monthly meeting of Hill Havurah's board.


  • Saturday
    Apr 14
    Torah Study (with coffee!)
    Shabbos, Apr 14th 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 David Hoexter at djhoexter@hotmail.com to receive the location.


  • Saturday
    Apr 14
    April Tot Shabbat
    Shabbos, Apr 14th 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.


  • Saturday
    Apr 14
    Jewveniles - Havdalah at Lincoln Park
    Shabbos, Apr 14th 7:30p to 8:00p
    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.


  • Tuesday
    Apr 17
    Lunch and Learn
    Tuesday, Apr 17th 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!


  • Friday
    Apr 20
    April 2018 Pizza Shabbat and Sing along
    Friday, Apr 20th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah for Pizza and a shabbat sing-along


  • Friday
    Apr 20
    April Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner
    Friday, Apr 20th 7:00p to 10:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads us in welcoming Shabbat with a spirited service followed by a potluck. We supply the wine and drinks, congregants bring a dairy or vegetarian dish.


  • Saturday
    Apr 21
    Family Service for 2nd-6th Grade 04.21.18
    Shabbos, Apr 21st 10:00a to 11:45a
    Join the Hill Havurah as we celebrate Shabbat at our special family services, created for (and, in part, by) children and families from the Hill Havurah’s Yavneh, Pre-Yavneh and Gan Shalom! We would love full participation from each Yavneh class that is co-leading, and we’ll have an optional catered meal after each service. We can’t wait to celebrate Shabbat together with singing, conversation, and yummy food!



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.




Fri, March 23 2018 7 Nisan 5778