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District Shabbat

District Shabbat combines the high energy of Washington and the deep spirituality of Reform Judaism to create this all-ages Shabbat experience at the Southwest Waterfront.

There hasn’t been a regular synagogue presence in Southwest since 1995, and we are excited for the opportunities our new District Shabbat will bring to the Southwest community and its visitors. It’s WHC bringing the heart of D.C. to downtown D.C.

What is District Shabbat?

Much more than a Shabbat service, this is a Shabbat experience led by WHC clergy and internationally celebrated folk-rock musicians Dan Nichols and Alan Goodis. It's a Friday evening in the heart of D.C. that builds community through joyful, musical worship, learning, food, and drinks.

Click here to see photos from our recent District Shabbat

For Adults & Older Kids

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It starts with a "Shot of Torah"

We'll explore the depth and wisdom of the week’s Torah portion with our clergy through a spirited discussion fueled by soft drinks, adult beverages, and hors d'oeuvres.

Our high-energy, musical, and participatory Shabbat service follows

Much more than a Shabbat service, this is a Shabbat experience led by WHC clergy and internationally celebrated folk-rock musicians Dan Nichols and Alan Goodis. It's a Friday evening in the heart of D.C. that builds community through joyful, musical worship, learning, food, and drinks.

Stay for dinner! 

Make it a night and dine with us! Sign-up and join us for a fabulous, catered dinner after the service. The cost is just $18 per person for dinner. Shot of Torah and the Shabbat service are free, but registration is required.

Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 
  6:15 pm - Shot of Torah
  7:00 pm - Shabbat Service
  Optional Dinner Follows
Location: St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 555 Water St. SW, Washington, DC

There is no charge for Shot of Torah or the Shabbat Service.

Click here to RSVP.

District Shabbat is held every month! You can see our complete schedule here.

District Shabbat for Tots

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Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 555 Water St. SW, Washington, DC
RSVP: click here

District Shabbat for Tots is a fun and engaging service led by WHC clergy and internationally celebrated folk-rock musicians Dan Nichols and Alan Goodis. It's perfect for the little ones – and will get you on your feet too.

And it's followed by a complimentary family-friendly Shabbat dinner, so both tummies and hearts will be full at the end of your evening. 

Future Dates

District Shabbat for Tots is held every month! You can see our complete schedule here.

 

District Shabbat Schedule

Dates:

To help us plan, we ask that you RSVP. Just click on the date to begin.
Friday, October 19
Friday, November 16
Friday, December 21
Friday, February 15 
Friday, March 15
Saturday, April 27
Friday, May 10

Location:

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church: 555 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

Time:

5:30 pm – District Shabbat for Tots & Family Dinner
6:15 pm – Shot of Torah
7:00 pm – Shabbat Service
Optional dinner follows