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.

  • Shabbat Dinner
    Friday, Nov 3rd 7:30p to 9:00p
    We'll join together that evening for a potluck dairy Shabbat dinner at 7:30 pm. The Havurah will have lots of wine covered. :) RSVP to Irin (above -- irena.mehaffie@gmail.com) for the address and to let her know what you're planning to bring (so we can make sure we don't have 20 loaves of challah).

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  • November Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbos, Nov 4th 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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  • Family Service for 2nd-6th Grade - 11.10.17
    Friday, Nov 10th 6:00p to 7:15p
    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!

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  • Torah Study (with coffee!)
    Shabbos, Nov 11th 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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  • November Tot Shabbat
    Shabbos, Nov 11th 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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  • November Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Nov 14th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Monthly meeting of Hill Havurah's board.

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  • Jewveniles - Challah Baking and Pizza
    Wednesday, Nov 15th 5:00p to 7:00p
    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.

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  • November Pizza Shabbat and Sing along
    Friday, Nov 17th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah for Pizza and a shabbat sing-along

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  • November Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner
    Friday, Nov 17th 7:00p to 10:00p

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  • Family Service for PreK-1st Grade 11.18.17
    Shabbos, Nov 18th 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!

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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.

   


 

   

Sun, October 22 2017 2 Cheshvan 5778