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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.

Spend the first Seder with Rabbi Shafner!

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New Adult Education Offerings for 2018!

Looking to enhance your knowledge of Judaism? Always wondered how the concept of meditation fits into Orthodoxy? Intrigued by the stories of the Talmud and their relevance to us today? Kesher has a fantastic lineup of classes from January-March exploring these topics. Find out more here.

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.

Mon, March 19 2018 3 Nisan 5778