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.
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.
Coat Drive with Ohev Sholom-the National Synagogue
Kesher Israel and Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue are joining forces this winter to give warmth to those in need. Starting November 19 through December 18, we will collect coats to donate to A Wider Circle. There will be a collection box in the lobby of the shul.
Amazing Shabbat Chanukah - Dec 11 & 12
Chanukah is always lots of fun, but this Shabbat Chanukah at Kesher is going to be...amazing!
Friday night, all pre-teens and teens are invited to join Rabbi Milevsky for a special Oneg at the shul, 8:00 p.m.
Shabbat morning after the main minyan, the community is invited to a celebratory Chanukah. Let's celebrate Chanukah and celebrate Kesher!
Ever been to a Kumsitz-style Seudah Shlishit? Ever been to one at Kesher? Please join us for a special seudah following mincha at 4:10 p.m.
Rabbi Milevsky's Shiurim - On-Line!
We're thrilled to announce that Rabbi Avidan Milevsky's talmud shiurim are now on-line! Click here to access them.
Post Arrest Resources
For post-arrest resources, including public statements made by the Kesher Board of Directors, click here.