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.
Thursday, December 18: Kids' Hanukkah Party
Come and join Kesher's kids for dinner (pizza), candle lighting and crafts!
Shabbat, December 20: Kesher Book Club
Anyone who loves to read is welcome to join the Kesher Israel Book Club for its first conversation on Shabbat, December 20.
Shabbat, December 20: Women's Tefillah
Join the women of Kesher Israel for Mincha kriah Miketz, Shabbat Mevarchim, and a special shiur by our Visiting Scholar, Chana Zuckier.
Wednesday, December 24: Festivus for the Rest of Us
2nd Annual Christmas Eve Chinese Food & Trivia Night. Join Kesher Israel, DC Minyan, and Rosh Pina for a night of Chinese food (David Chu's), beer, and trivia.
Thursday, December 25: D25 Day of Service
Kesher Israel is once again participating in the DCJCC's Day of Service on December 25. Join us at Kesher as we prepare a holiday meal for military families at Fisher House. Children will be making greeting cards. Registration requested.
Sunday, January 18: Blood Drive for Children's National Medical Center
Donate blood in honor of Harry Weinstein!
January and February: Cholent Cookoff!
Statement from the Board of Directors
Click here for a statement from the Kesher Israel Board of Directors.
* * * Updated Information * * *
In the aftermath of the October 14 arrest of Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel, we have established a special section on our website that will contain community resources, the latest information, and any public statements by Kesher's Board of Directors.
The page will be updated regularly as additional information becomes available.
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.