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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
  • Friday
    Nov  30
    Family Service for PreK-1st Grade
    Friday, Nov 30th 6:00p to 7:30p
    Family Service for PreK-1st Grade with optional pizza


  • Saturday
    Dec  1
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbos, Dec 1st 10:30a to 12:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads our short and accessible Shabbat morning service followed by a light kiddush.


  • Sunday
    Dec  2
    Capitol Hill Community Menorah Lighting 2018
    Sunday, Dec 2nd 5:30p to 6:15p


  • Wednesday
    Dec  5
    Hill Havurah's Hannukah celebration 2018
    Wednesday, Dec 5th 5:30p to 8:00p
    Join us for our annual Hannukah celebration. Havdalah will be said, Hanukkah candles lit, songs sung, as well as latkes, donuts, sides and libations served!


  • Saturday
    Dec  8
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbos, Dec 8th 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.


  • Tuesday
    Dec  11
    July Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Dec 11th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Monthly meeting of Hill Havurah's board.


  • Wednesday
    Dec  12
    Holiday Party with Mount Moriah
    Wednesday, Dec 12th 6:00p to 8:00p
    Please join us for an Interfaith Holiday Party from 6-8pm on Wednesday, December 12th with our friends from Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Share a festive holiday meal, enjoy kid-friendly activities, and connect with each other through sharing and learning about our respective holiday traditions. The festivities will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Mount Moriah, located at 1636 East Capitol Street NE. Please contact Lou Perwien at with any questions or if you are able to bring a side or dessert to share


  • Saturday
    Dec  15
    Family Service for 2nd-6th Grade
    Shabbos, Dec 15th 10:30a to 12:30p
    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!


  • Friday
    Dec  21
    December Pizza Shabbat and Sing along
    Friday, Dec 21st 6:00p to 7:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah for Pizza and a shabbat sing-along


  • Friday
    Dec  21
    Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner
    Friday, Dec 21st 7:00p to 9:00p
    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.



Sun, November 18 2018 10 Kislev 5779