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Jews from all over the world visit Kesher Israel for a wide variety of reasons. Whether visiting family, coming to town for a conference, or just seeing the sites, Kesher Israel welcomes you. 

Kesher Israel is located at 2801 N Street NW, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Our community is dedicated to fulfilling the mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim by providing Shabbat meals for visitors and new members of the community.

Our community adheres to strict kashrut standards, which can be found here.

Shabbat Meals

Members of our community regularly open their homes to visitors and members of the community for Shabbat meals. If you would like dine with a member of our community on Shabbat, please contact the hospitality committee via email before 5:30 PM on Monday of the week you wish to come. Hospitality requests received by this deadline can almost always be filled. We will try our best to fill hospitality requests that we receive after Monday, but it is best to get your request in early.

Guests can also ask for hospitality at shul at the end of services. While we can frequently place guests who ask at shul, this method is not as reliable as asking in advance.

While it is possible, given the nature of the demographics of our community, it is difficult to place families or groups of five or more persons for meals. We are happy to try, but please have a back-up plan ready if we are unsuccessful.


Hotels for Shabbat

Unfortunately, the demographics of our community prevent us from offering places to stay overnight.

However, two hotels offer Kesher guests discounts for staying at least one night and will accommodate requests for a room on a low floor and help our guests  get into the stariways on Shabbat/chag.

The Georgetown Suites offer 15% off select room for Kesher Israel visitors, based on availability.

The Watergate Hotel offers 10% off their best rate for 1 night, 15% for 2 nights, 20% for 3 nights or more, based on availability. Use offer code KESHER when making your reservation. Kosher meals are also available upon request.

The Westin Georgetown is only a 5 minute walk from Kesher and is a great local option for event catering or Shabbat rooms. 

If you have any issues booking, please ask to speak with the in-house reservation office.

Other hotels to consider: One Washington Circle Hotel, Washington Marriott, Renaissance, Park Hyatt, Embassy Suites, Avenue Suites, and the Melrose.


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