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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

company

 

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 sjhwdc@gmail.com 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

 
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All Events
  • Wednesday ,
    JanJanuary  29 , 2020
    New Parents Gathering
    Wednesday, Jan 29th 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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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  1 , 2020
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbat, Feb 1st 9:00a to 10:00a
    Join us for a special Tot Shabbat preceding our regular monthly Shabbat morning service.

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  1 , 2020
    Black History Month Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbat, Feb 1st 10:00a to 12:00p
    Join us for a special Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Hannah, followed by a light Kiddush.

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  • Wednesday ,
    FebFebruary  5 , 2020
    New Parents Gathering
    Wednesday, Feb 5th 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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  • Wednesday ,
    FebFebruary  5 , 2020
    Interfaith Text Study with Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
    Wednesday, Feb 5th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Rabbi Hannah and Pastor Dalton of Mount Moriah Baptist Church are offering a special three-part interfaith text study on the holy land and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hill Havurah and Mt. Moriah will be coming together to learn, share, listen, and reflect on this topic that's so close to our hearts and so far from polite conversation. Our conversations will be enriched with scriptural texts as well as the words of ancient rabbinic, medieval, and modern thinkers. We're hoping that participants will be able to commit to attending all three sessions, as we will be building community and understanding over the course of the three evenings. Please feel free to direct questions to Rabbi Hannah at rabbihannah@hillhavurah.org -- and RSVP to Rabbi Hannah, cc'd to Danny Tomares (danny.tomares@hillhavurah.org). We're hoping that participants will be able to commit to attending all three sessions, as we will be building community and understanding over the course of the three evenings. Here are the dates and locations: Wednesday, 1/8/2020, 7:00-8:30pm at Reformation (212 East Capitol St., NE) Wednesday, 1/22/2020, 7:00-8:30pm at Mt. Moriah (1636 East Capitol St., NE) Wednesday, 2/5/2020, 7:00-8:30pm at Reformation (212 East Capitol St., NE)

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  8 , 2020
    Meditation and Torah Study
    Shabbat, Feb 8th 8:45a to 9:45a
    Start your Shabbat morning with meditation, Torah study, and a cup of coffee on Saturday, February 8th. Join Rabbi Hannah, 8:45-9:45 am in the Shalom room. This is just a test drive for now, but hopefully it will be the beginning of a new monthly tradition!

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  8 , 2020
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbat, Feb 8th 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.

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  8 , 2020
    Gan Shalom Cooperative Preschool Open House
    Shabbat, Feb 8th 11:00a to 12:00p

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  • Tuesday ,
    FebFebruary  11 , 2020
    Hill Havurah Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Feb 11th 7:30p to 9:00p

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  • Wednesday ,
    FebFebruary  12 , 2020
    New Parents Gathering
    Wednesday, Feb 12th 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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