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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.

Upcoming Events

Meet our new part-time interim rabbi, Rabbi Dr. Avidan Milevsky! Rabbi Milevsky will be at Kesher this coming Shabbat and Kesher will host a meet-and-greet for the community on Sunday morning, August 2nd. Please RSVP!

Book Club

August  8: "The Color of Water," by James McBride is an autobiography exploring issues of race and identity. The book was on the New York Times bestseller list for over 100 weeks and has been published in 16 languages and in more than 20 countries.

September 11: Alexandrian Summer,” by the Egyptian-Israeli novelist Yitzhak Gormezano Goren, originally published in 1978, in Hebrew, and only now translated into English. The book is based on Goren’s memories of being ten in the summer of 1951, just before his family left for Israel.


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, participating in the research/search is for members-only. If you are interested in becoming a member of Kesher Israel, complete a membership application today!

Keilim Mikvah

Effective Monday, June 22, 2015, the Keilim Mikvah is temporarily closed for repairs and cleaning.

If, though, 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)

Please watch this space, as well as our weekly newsletters for information and updates, on when the keilim mikvah will re-open!

Post Arrest Resources

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

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