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.
Friday, December 5: Pre-Channukah Community Dinner
Join us for a fun and relaxed Shabbat Dinner. No cooking, just great friends and good food! No charge; reservations required.
Shabbat, December 5 & 6: Visiting Scholar Dr. Michelle Friedman
Dr. Michelle Friedman is the first woman appointed to the Beit Din of America, and is the founder and chair of the Department of Pastoral Counseling at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. Dr. Friedman will be speaking several times during Shabbat.
Kesher Israel is proud to hosted best selling author, Walter Isaacson in discussion with our own Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic, for an evening of stimulating discussion and thought-provoking conversation. Registration required.
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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.