Chesed & Caring Committee

At Hill Havurah, we understand some of our greatest responsibilities as

Jews is the mitzvot of comforting the mourner, visiting the sick, and

rejoicing with new families. Our Chesed & Caring Committee aims to:


* Organize shiva minyanim – prayer services – for community​ members

who are mourning


* Organize meal delivery for community members who are  mourning,

sick, or new parents


* Organize bikkur cholim – hospital or home visits for community      

members who are mourning, sick, or new parents who would like the



If you could use the support of the Chesed/Caring Committee in any of

these ways, you can email Rabbi Hannah or call 202-427-6564.

If you’re a nurturer, a cook, and/or a person who likes to help, please let

our Committee chair, Sheldon Harris, know so that we can put you on our

list of folks to contact when community members need support.  He can

be reached at or 202-256-5321.

If you can lead a simple service or would like to learn how so as to assist

Rabbi Hannah in leading shiva minyanim, you can email Rabbi Hannah

or 202-427-6564.


The Chesed/Caring Committee, which met for the first time on July

20, 2016, is currently made up of:


Michael Allen

Alice Birney

Sheldon Harris

David Hoexter

Amy Nevel

Marlene Zakai



  • 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 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 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!



Fri, March 23 2018 7 Nisan 5778