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Community Events

On this page we list upcoming events not run or officially sponsored by Hill Havurah in which our community might be interested. If you have any suggestions of events we can add here, please email Alan at Thanks.



America's Town Hall on 2020 Supreme Court Decisions -- August 4th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
ADL and the National Constitution Center present their annual Supreme Court Review, featuring distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Dahlia Lithwick, Paul Clement, and Frederic Lawrence. They will break down the most important legal questions of the term, including separation of church and state, immigration, and Title VII employment discrimination. They will also discuss what to expect at the Supreme Court next year. You can register here for this free event.


East City Bookshop Antiracism Workshops -- August 5th, 6th, or 13th, at 8:00 pm


East City Bookshop is partnering with Keiana Mayfield, MSW to offer "Raising Antiracist Kids," an interactive online workshop designed to help you engage in conversations about race and racism with your family. Divided into three age ranges (0-5, 5-10, 10+), the workshop will be tailored to the unique needs and concerns present during each developmental period.
They are also offering "All In: Dismantling Barriers to Antiracism," a discussion-based workshop in which you'll begin to identify some of the barriers to being antiracist, while learning basic tools to dismantle and unpack them.
Rabbi Hannah has offered to use the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund to cover the $10 registration fee for the first 10 Hill Havurah members who contact her at









Limited financial assistance may be available for Hill Havurah members on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Rabbi Hannah for more information.


Hill Havurah’s Tikkun Olam and Tzedek Committees are raising money for local organizations that are directly involved in providing food, resources, and other essential services to D.C. residents affected by COVID-19. If you are able to contribute, please donate to the Jon Genderson Memorial Tikkun Olam and Tzedek Fund. If you would like your contribution to support a specific organization, please let us know on the donation form.


We have listed several of those organizations below, along with links to their websites. Martha’s Table, Food for All DC, DC Mutual Aid Network, Capitol Area Food Bank and Jews United for Justice are all in need of volunteers, as well. If you know of other organizations that should be included, please contact Sarah Erdreich.



Resources and Service Opportunities Around the City


The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

If you or someone you know needs financial assistance or support services, call 703-J-CARING: the Jewish Community support line at 703-522-7464.


Martha’s Table 

Provides food for those in need, as well as wellness resources and educational support.


Food for All DC

Provides home grocery delivery for those not mobile enough to make it to other local organizations for assistance.

DC Mutual Aid Network Grassroots

Community-led effort looking to take care of each other and keep our city as safe as possible.

Here are links to their Facebook Page, Big Spreadsheet, and Ward 6 Volunteer Intake Form. For assistance, call hotline at 202-683-9962 or contact



DASH provides access to a continuum of safe housing options to ensure that no survivor has to become homeless as a result of abuse.


Capitol Area Food Bank 

Providing food to those in need.


Jews United for Justice’s #JustRecovery campaign

Jewish organization working to make sure that DC's budget prioritizes a just and equitable recovery from COVID-19.


Bikkur Cholim DC 

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington supports the sick and their caregivers in the Jewish community. For grants to cover medical bills or free kosher dinners for those with COVID-19 or cancer, call 202-331-4481 or email


Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Washington

The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington provides members of the Jewish community with interest-free loans, including emergency loans for those financially impacted by COVID-19.


Children's Law Center
The Children's Law Center has collected a number of resources for D.C. residents.



This page will be updated to reflect the most recent information regarding COVID-19 and Washington, D.C.’s response to the pandemic as necessary.



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