Services in DC

Shabbat Services

  • Fabrangen meets every Saturday morning from 9:30 to 12:15 at 7750 16th St. NW, at the corner of 16th and Kalmia Streets NW in the Washington Ethical Society (WES) building with access via Silver Spring Metro and the S buses.
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  • There is weekly silent meditation every Shabbat from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. downstairs in the childcare room before services.
  • Expect a service in the round with lots of singing, a Torah reading accompanied by a thought-provoking Torah discussion, and time for snacks and socializing afterwards. Services include Pesukei D’Zimra, Shachrit and the Torah service.
  • Most weeks, we use the Kol Haneshamah: Shabbat Vehagim, (2nd Edition) prayerbook, a Reconstructionist Prayerbook, even though our community is not affiliated with the Reconstructionist movement. One reason we selected this siddur is that both Hebrew and English prayers are gender neutral. It also contains ample transliteration, explanations, and thoughtful readings.Approximately one Shabbat each month, we use an alternative siddur – Siddur Eit Ratzon by Joe Rosenstein. This siddur provides a four-column layout — the Hebrew text, translation, transliteration, and commentary – all on the same page.
  • Children. Children are an important part of our community and are invited to participate in all of our activities. We encourage children to be present during services. They often sit with their parents or other adult Fabrangen friends, or read/play quiet games on the floor.

 

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