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Kabbalat Shabbat

With Marilyn Price Storytelling and Puppetry

Friday, February 21st, 6:30 pm

Marilyn Price, international storyteller, puppeteer, educator, and author, will be joining us for Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, February 21st! She’ll be sharing stories throughout the service, which will begin at 6:30 pm, as well as a little taste for young ones during our pre-service pizza gathering at 6:00 pm (please RSVP here if you want pizza)
 
“Over the years Marilyn and her puppets have traveled to every corner of the United States using original scripts based on Bible, the Midrash and Hasidic tales. Her choice of materials - she makes all her puppets – reflects her impish sense of humor as nerf balls, feather dusters, toilet paper tubes and baby sleepers come to life with her touch.”
 
It's going to be a Shabbat to remember!
 

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Purim Party

Monday, March 9th, 6:00 pm

Our annual Purim Party is coming soon -- on Monday, March 9th, 6:00-8:00 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church (301 A Street, SE). It should be a blast for all ages -- including a Purim spiel like you've never seen before, the Megillah reading, special children's activities, adult beverages, pizza, and hamentaschen.
 
We hope to you can join us!
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Calling All Members!
Hill Havurah is seeking candidates to fill a few committees and 2-year positions on the Havurah board. It is our hope that the process will yield a diverse board and committee involvement with representation from individuals/families that are in different places in life and whose interests range from our preschool programs to Sages, from Yavneh to community service, from religious observance to adult education. We are also seeking people with different professional and life skills.
 
To learn more about our Committees, read HERE. If you are interested in joining a committee or two, please send an email to nominations@hillhavurah.org with a few sentences about yourself and your interests in each Committee.
 
You can learn more about Board participation and expectations HERE.
Currently, the Board meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm.
Each committee meets separately from the Board and provides the Board with periodic updates.
 
TO NOMINATE YOURSELF for a board position click here and complete the brief BioSketch/Application Form electronically or download and scan. Please return the completed form to the Nominating Committee at nominations@hillhavurah.org.
  
BOARD NOMINATIONS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT March 15, 2020.
 
All correspondence will be answered during the month of March. Thanks so much for your patience. Please email any questions about board nominations and committee participation to sjhwdc@gmail.com or nominations@hillhavurah.org.
 
THE 2020-2022 BOARD ELECTION WILL TAKE PLACE AT HILL HAVURAH’S ANNUAL MEETING ON MAY 27, 2020. 
 
PLEASE CONSIDER GETTING INVOLVED TO HELP LEAD THIS WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE.

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WORSHIP

We welcome you to join us at Hill
Havurah as we bring warmth, tradition,
and exploration to each of our prayer
services.  Led by Rabbi 
Hannah
 Spiro...
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EDUCATION

Hill Havurah fosters a rich, engaging
and supportive learning environment
with experienced, caring teachers
passionate about sharing their Jewish
heritage with students.  Read more . . .

MEMBERSHIP

Our members come from a variety of
religious backgrounds. We love serving
individuals of all ages and families of
all configurations.     Read more . . .

 

UPCOMING 

All Events
  • Wednesday ,
    FebFebruary  19 , 2020
    New Parents Gathering
    Wednesday, Feb 19th 9:30a to 11:00a
    Gatherings for infants (pre-crawling!) and the adults in their lives. Drop in when possible or attend all! All parenting experience levels welcome. :) Wednesdays from 9:30-11am, weekly from January 15th through February 19th; and Havdalah/send-off on February 22nd from 4-5:30pm. Ms. Jessica, our former preschool teacher and Jewish educator, will share information on Jewish traditions and the modern parenting research that supports their application. We’ll join together in discussion ranging from Shabbat rituals to teaching tzedakah and social justice. Snacks, space for baby gear, and someone in the group having a spare diaper are guaranteed! You can email or call Operations Assistant Danny Tomares for more information at danny.tomares@hillhavurah.org or 240-281-3974. This program is generously funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

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  • Friday ,
    FebFebruary  21 , 2020
    Pizza, Blessings, and the Dinosaur Song
    Friday, Feb 21st 6:00p to 6:30p
    Join Rabbi Hannah for pizza and singing before Kabbalat Shabbat services. An alternative option for families whose kids don't want to wait for the post-service potluck for dinner!

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  • Friday ,
    FebFebruary  21 , 2020
    Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner, with Marilyn Price Storytelling and Puppetry
    Friday, Feb 21st 6:30p to 8:30p
    Marilyn Price, international storyteller, puppeteer, educator, and author, will be joining us for Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, February 21st! She’ll be sharing stories throughout the service, which will begin at 6:30 pm, as well as a little taste for young ones during our pre-service pizza gathering at 6:00 pm (please RSVP here if you want pizza). “Over the years Marilyn and her puppets have traveled to every corner of the United States using original scripts based on Bible, the Midrash and Hasidic tales. Her choice of materials - she makes all her puppets – reflects her impish sense of humor as nerf balls, feather dusters, toilet paper tubes and baby sleepers come to life with her touch.” As is our custom, the service is followed by a potluck dinner; we supply the wine and drinks and some of the food, congregants bring a dairy or vegetarian dish. It's going to be a Shabbat to remember!

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  22 , 2020
    New Parents Gathering
    Shabbat, Feb 22nd 4:00p to 5:30p
    Gatherings for infants (pre-crawling!) and the adults in their lives. Drop in when possible or attend all! All parenting experience levels welcome. :) Wednesdays from 9:30-11am, weekly from January 15th through February 19th; and Havdalah/send-off on February 22nd from 4-5:30pm. Ms. Jessica, our former preschool teacher and Jewish educator, will share information on Jewish traditions and the modern parenting research that supports their application. We’ll join together in discussion ranging from Shabbat rituals to teaching tzedakah and social justice. Snacks, space for baby gear, and someone in the group having a spare diaper are guaranteed! You can email or call Operations Assistant Danny Tomares for more information at danny.tomares@hillhavurah.org or 240-281-3974. This program is generously funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

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  • Friday ,
    FebFebruary  28 , 2020
    Shabbat Across the Hill
    Friday, Feb 28th 7:00p to 9:00p
    We are encouraging Hill Havurah members to invite other members for a potluck Shabbat dinner at their homes on Friday, February 28! We’re thinking "scruffy hospitality" here -- just an opportunity to bring in Shabbat while meeting new friends from the Havurah in an intimate atmosphere. If you’d like to be a part of it, email Danny Tomares at danny.tomares@hillhavurah.org by February 14th to let him know… Would you like to attend or host? If you’d like to attend… How many of you are there, and do you have children? What are your dietary restrictions? What will you bring to the potluck? If you’d like to host… How many can you accommodate? Are kids welcome? What’s your address? What's your timing? What are your dietary restrictions? What will you be providing for the potluck? Yay Shabbat!

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  • Sunday ,
    MarMarch  1 , 2020
    Adult Hebrew Lesson at Yavneh
    Sunday, Mar 1st 9:30a to 11:30a
    Interested in bagels, OJ and a bit of Hebrew vocabulary? On March 1, 15 and 22 from 9:30-11:30am, we’ll pilot an informal and fun program to enhance your knowledge of Hebrew language. We will cover vocabulary that is relevant to the time of year and current events, learn some slang, and also where to find Israeli news and Hebrew reading material. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is necessary, although if you know some this will help improve your reading and comprehension. You won’t be asked to read out loud, or take a quiz! Each session will be independent of the others, so come to 1, 2 or all 3!

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  • Saturday ,
    MarMarch  7 , 2020
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbat, Mar 7th 9:00a to 10:00a
    Join us for a special Tot Shabbat preceding our regular monthly Shabbat morning service.

    MORE INFO

 

 

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