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



All Events
  • Wednesday
    May 30
    Annual Meeting of Hill Havurah Membership
    Wednesday, May 30th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Annual Meeting of Hill Havurah Membership


  • Saturday
    Jun 2
    Torah Study (with coffee!)
    Shabbos, Jun 2nd 9:00a to 10:00a
    Torah Study (with coffee!)


  • Saturday
    Jun 2
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbos, Jun 2nd 10:00a to 12:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads our short and accessible Shabbat morning service followed by a light kiddush.


  • Sunday
    Jun 3
    Pre-Yavneh Informational Coffee Meeting
    Sunday, Jun 3rd 3:00p to 4:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah for coffee, treats, and a chance to learn about Hill Havurah's Pre-Yavneh program. Pre-Yavneh is our Sunday morning Hebrew school for PreK-3 and PreK-4


  • Saturday
    Jun 9
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbos, Jun 9th 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.


  • Sunday
    Jun 10
    Community Forum with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
    Sunday, Jun 10th 6:30p to 7:30p
    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is doing a series of community forums as part of a strategic planning process and we want to make sure that our voices are heard! So we're going to host a forum for Havurah members and Hill Residents on the evening of June 10th at 6:30 PM in the Church of the Reformation Conference Room. The Jewish Federation is like the United Way of the Jewish Community, striving to create a vibrant and purposeful Jewish community through caring for those in need, deepening engagement in Jewish life and strengthening the bonds among Jews in the Washington area, in Israel and around the world. With a new CEO and a new Jewish community study that has revealed the ways in which our community continues to grow and evolve, Federation is working to identify our communal hopes, vision and aspirations. We hope you'll join us to enjoy a (kosher style) dinner while giving your feedback and speaking up for the Capitol Hill Jewish Community. Please register at


  • Friday
    Jun 15
    June Pizza Shabbat and Sing along
    Friday, Jun 15th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah for Pizza and a shabbat sing-along


  • Friday
    Jun 15
    Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner
    Friday, Jun 15th 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
    Jun 16
    Juneteenth Interfaith Gathering
    Shabbos, Jun 16th 12:30p to 2:00p
    Join Hill Havurah and Mount Moriah Baptist Church for a picnic on Saturday, June 16! We’re coming together to celebrate Juneteenth, the anniversary of when slavery officially ended in the United States. We’ll be gathering at 12:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park for food, fun, and a chance to explore social justice issues with other members of our community. We’ll provide the grilled food (including kosher and vegetarian options), but please bring a salad, side, dessert, or drinks to share. Limited seating will be available, so feel free to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs, too! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Erdeich at


  • Sunday
    Jun 17
    The 2018 Hill Havurah YACHAD Project
    Sunday, Jun 17th 12:00a to 4:00p
    Tikkun Olam On June 17th HH volunteers will descend on Ms. Delaney’s home at 210 Chesapeake Ave., SE and make much-needed repairs and upgrades on her family home. I hope 19 of you can join me and Larry Broun as we swing into action on Sunday, June 17 (which also happens to be Father’s Day). Please contact Sig Cohen at to reserve your place on one of the two ten-person teams that will work from either 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM or from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. Lunch and beverages will be provided.



Wed, May 23 2018 9 Sivan 5778