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Link to Live(streamed) High Holiday Services

You can click here to find the links to our live(streamed) High Holiday services and online Machzor, as well as important directions and information.

2020/5781 High Holidays

For information about the upcoming High Holidays, you can click HERE.

Upcoming Hill Havurah Virtual Services and Programs

To learn about and register for our upcoming virtual offerings (including Wednesday night's special interfaith program Neighbors Together in Faith and Justice), you can click HERE.


Hill Havurah Response to COVID-19

Even though we can’t currently gather physically, Hill Havurah remains a warm, inclusive Jewish community in the Capitol Hill area and beyond. As we look forward to the day that we can safely come together once again, we are committed to serving the needs of our community and serving as a resource for those looking for both assistance and ways to help those in the Havurah community, our neighborhood, and our city. We’ve found that even while each one of us is experiencing varying degrees of uncertainty, distress, and even trauma, each one of us has something to offer, and those offerings keep us connected and strong.

For the latest information about spiritual, financial, logistical, and social resources we are offering, as well as resources and service opportunities around the city, you can click HERE.



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


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




All Events
  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  18 , 2020
    Friday, Sep 18th 5:00p to 5:05p
    We are excited to be a co-sponsor (along with about three dozen other local organizations) of The Blast, an opportunity for the Washington Jewish community to welcome Rosh Hashanah with city-wide shofar blasts. People will blow the shofar from locations around the city at 5:00 pm on September 18th, right before Rosh Hashanah begins. Just walk outside your house with your shofar and sound the shofar as best or as loud as you can! The sound of the shofar will reverberate around the city as we awaken to the coming of a new year, and it will remind us that we are all in this together. Join us as a diverse, pluralistic community of Jews comes together to mark this sacred season.


  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  18 , 2020
    Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
    Friday, Sep 18th 6:00p to 7:00p


  • Saturday ,
    SepSeptember  19 , 2020
    Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
    Shabbat, Sep 19th 10:00a to 12:00p


  • Saturday ,
    SepSeptember  19 , 2020
    Rosh Hashanah Family Service
    Shabbat, Sep 19th 3:00p to 3:30p


  • Saturday ,
    SepSeptember  19 , 2020
    Rosh Hashanah Tot Family Service
    Shabbat, Sep 19th 4:00p to 4:30p


  • Sunday ,
    SepSeptember  20 , 2020
    In-Person Tashlich and Shofar Blowing -- Outdoors and Socially Distant
    Sunday, Sep 20th 4:30p to 5:00p
    We are thrilled to invite you to a socially distant outdoor second day of Rosh Hashanah experience along the Anacostia River. At 4:30 pm, we'll gather on the Kayak Dock in Yards Park for tashlich and the sounding of the shofar. With tashlich, we'll reflect on the pieces of the past year that we want to move forward from, and with the sounding of the shofar we'll reawaken to a new year. (Shofars will be blown from a very far distance from attendees for safety purposes.) For Covid-19 social distancing and contact tracing purposes, pre-registration will be required and a maximum of 20 households will be able to attend. If you register after the first 20 households, Alan Shusterman will notify you that you've been placed on a waiting list. In addition to registering, before you attend this special event you must complete and sign Hill Havurah's online ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY RELATING TO CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 and carefully read our "In-Person Event Protocols," which must be followed during the event. In an effort to preserve the ecosystem of the Anacostia, we’ll be using dissolvable paper with messages written on it. So, there's no need for you to bring breadcrumbs. (Unless you really want to, which would be fine.) The Kayak Dock is along the Riverwalk close to the 4th street entrance to Yards Park just west of the Navy Yard gates. And it's a short walk from The Yards LOT Q, where you can park for $3.00 per hour on Sundays. The registration page for this event can be found at If you have any questions, please email Alan at Thanks!


  • Sunday ,
    SepSeptember  27 , 2020
    Kol Nidre
    Sunday, Sep 27th 7:30p to 9:00p


  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  28 , 2020
    Yom Kippur Morning Service
    Monday, Sep 28th 10:00a to 12:00p




To learn about the Hill Havurah podcast hosted by Rabbi Hannah, click here.


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