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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.

All Events
  • Sunday
    Jul 22
    Tisha B'Av - Documentary Screening
    Sunday, Jul 22nd 4:30p to 6:15p
    This year we'll observe Tisha b’Av by watching the film “Numbered,” a documentary about Holocaust tattoos, and reflecting together afterwards. This will take place at the home of Marcia and David Hoexter at 4:30 pm -- please RSVP to Klarke Allen for the address. As Tisha b’Av is a fast day, there will be no refreshments provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you need to drink or eat.

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  • Saturday
    Aug 4
    Torah Study (with coffee!)
    Shabbos, Aug 4th 9:00a to 10:00a
    Torah Study (with coffee!)

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  • Saturday
    Aug 4
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbos, Aug 4th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads our short and accessible Shabbat morning service followed by a light kiddush.

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 7
    July Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Aug 7th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Monthly meeting of Hill Havurah's board.

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  • Saturday
    Aug 11
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbos, Aug 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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  • Friday
    Aug 17
    August Pizza Shabbat and Sing along
    Friday, Aug 17th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah for Pizza and a shabbat sing-along

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  • Friday
    Aug 17
    Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner
    Friday, Aug 17th 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.

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  • Sunday
    Aug 26
    Hill Havurah and Reformation Community Building Event:
    Sunday, Aug 26th 11:30a to 1:30p
    Please join us on Sunday, 7/15/2018 at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall of Lutheran Church of the Reformation as leaders and members from Hill Havurah and Reformation get together to discuss our individual missions and our future as a connected community. As active congregations on Capitol Hill, Reformation and Hill Havurah share so much: our commitment to the community, our commitment to our members and the growth of our congregations, and even our worship and educational spaces! Please join us as we enter into a series of conversations focused on our faith partnership. Throughout this year, we plan to explore topics related to our congregations' use of shared space and community mission, interfaith relationships and growth, and overcoming the challenging history between Lutheranism and Judaism. Our first conversation (dedicated to community building, shared and differing missions, and our long term partnership between our congregations) will begin at 11:30am at Reformation on Sunday 7/15/2018. We would like to have a potluck lunch in addition to our conversation so if you would like to attend, please contact leah.wolfthal@hillhavurah.org to officially RSVP and sign up to bring a dish to contribute. Thank you all and we look forward to connecting with you.

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  • Saturday
    Sep 1
    Torah Study (with coffee!)
    Shabbos, Sep 1st 9:00a to 10:00a
    Torah Study (with coffee!)

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  • Saturday
    Sep 1
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbos, Sep 1st 10:00a to 12:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads our short and accessible Shabbat morning service followed by a light kiddush.

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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.

   


 

   

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