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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.

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.

High Holiday Appeals

Learn more about this year's High Holiday appeals-- our Kol Nidre Appeal and Communal Needs Appeal. We appreciate your support. 

Upcoming Events

Sukkot: Pizza in the Hut

Join Kesher Israel and TheShul DC-Chabad for a pizza party in the Kesher Israel sukkah on Thursday, October 1, from 7:30-9:30.  Cost is $12.  RSVP.

Book Club

October 17, 4:30 p.m.  - Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts


Keilim Mikvah

The Keilim Mikvah has been completely cleaned out and is ready for filling! Pray for rain..! In the meantime - if you are willing to travel, there are three other keilim mikvaot in the Greater Washington Area which are currently open and operational: 

  • Ohev Shalom in DC (1600 Jonquil Street NW)
  • Woodside (1305 Ballard Street) *in the back-yard
  • Chabad of Potomac (11621 Seven Locks Road)
  • Kugler’s Home Fashions in Silver Spring (2148 Industrial Pkwy)

Post Arrest Resources

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

Fri, 9 October 2015 26 Tishrei 5776