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Sponsored by: In memory of Jacob and Beatrice Weiner

Kesher Israel

Welcome to Kesher Israel

Kesher Israel, a modern Orthodox synagogue, is located in downtown Washington, DC, 14 blocks from the White House, and within 2 miles of the Capitol. Kesher is the only Orthodox synagogue in downtown DC.

Pesach 2015 - 5775

From selling your chametz and giving Maot Chittim to Kashrut references and our Pesach calendar, our Pesach page has everything you need for this coming Pesach!

Upcoming Events

Rabbinic Research Team

Our Rabbinic Research Team has formed and is working diligently. Click here for more information on the team and activities that are ongoing. Remember, this portal is for members-only. If you are interested in becoming a member of Kesher Israel, complete a membership application today!

Scholar in Residence

April 17 & 18 - Scholar-in-Residence, Gershon Baskin speaking Shabbat afternoon

Book Club 

April 11 - American Jews and An American Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball by Larry Ruttman

May 30 - Daniel Deronda by George Eliot​

Are You New or Visiting DC?

If you've recently moved to DC, the Welcoming Committee would like to get to know you. Fill out this form so we can formally welcome you to the community with shabbat meals and additional information about the neighborhood.

If you are just visiting, you can get information about DC's Jewish resources and hospitality here.

Post Arrest Resources

For post-arrest resources, including public statements made by the Kesher Board of Directors, click here.

Thu, 2 April 2015 13 Nisan 5775