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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
  • Sunday
    Sep  22
    Walking Tour of Jewish H Street, NE
    Sunday, Sep 22nd 10:00a to 11:30a
    Did you know that there were more than 75 Jewish businesses on H Street dating back to the late 19th century? Do you know the location of a former synagogue building just off of H? Join the Capital Jewish Museum on a one hour walking tour to learn all about the H Street corridor and its Jewish businesses and residents. The tour will be led by volunteer and Capital Jewish Museum Board Member (and Hill Havurah's own) Marlene Zakai. Space is limited, so please register now at this link.


  • Sunday
    Sep  29
    Erev Rosh Hashanah
    Sunday, Sep 29th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Service followed by a Kiddush downstairs in the Parish Hall.


  • Monday
    Sep  30
    Rosh Hashanah
    Monday, Sep 30th 9:30a to 12:30p
    Service followed by a kiddush downstairs in the Parish Hall. No tickets necessary.


  • Saturday
    Oct  5
    Torah Study
    Shabbat, Oct 5th 9:00a to 10:00a
    Join us for a lively discussion on this week's Torah portion over coffee and light snacks. Stick around for our Shabbat morning service immediately following Torah Study.


  • Saturday
    Oct  5
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbat, Oct 5th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Join us for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Hannah followed by a light Kiddush. The theme for this Shabbat is Shabbat Shuva.


  • Tuesday
    Oct  8
    Kol Nidre
    Tuesday, Oct 8th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Kol Nidre Service


  • Wednesday
    Oct  9
    Yom Kippur and Yizkor
    Wednesday, Oct 9th 9:30a to 12:30p
    Yom Kippur and Yizkor service. No tickets necessary.


  • Wednesday
    Oct  9
    Neilah Service followed by community break-the-fast
    Wednesday, Oct 9th 6:00p to 9:00p
    Concluding Service followed by a communal break-the-fast downstairs in the Parish Hall.


  • Saturday
    Oct  12
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbat, Oct 12th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she incorporates music, story, and legendary “Torah Parades” to create a joyous Shabbat experience for toddlers and their parents.


  • Sunday
    Oct  13
    Erev Sukkot Celebration
    Sunday, Oct 13th 6:00p to 8:00p
    Join us as we celebrate the start of Sukkot with a pizza dinner in a community Sukkah.



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