Welcome to Fabrangen’s Shabbat services!
Seating in the round . . . informal dress . . . 25 – 35 members and guests . . . light-filled room with views of outdoors
Deep and thoughtful study and discussion of the weekly Torah portion . . . lots of great melodies in the prayer service . . . lay-led: women and men lead services and read from the Torah . . . silent meditation at 9 AM . . . community kiddush after services
Jews by birth and Jews by choice . . . married and single . . . interfaith families . . . LGBTQ+ and straight . . . people with and without disabilities . . . raised Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Renewal, or with no affiliation at all
Find us at
7750 16th Street, N.W. (in the Washington Ethical Society building)
Washington, D.C. 20012
Let us know you’re coming! Email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make sure to welcome you!
“Sometimes, when I bring a friend to Fabrangen, someone not familiar with Jewish prayer, I wonder if they feel what I felt many years ago. Does it seem intimidating, as if one can “watch” and “feel” the spirituality but not participate?
I’m always tempted to say that there are many ways to enter Fabrangen, many small steps to participate, and many, many people who will gladly be your teachers.” – Norma
“Thank you Fabrangen for one of the highlights of my year. I was in DC for an inter-faith conference and wanted to find a Jewish Renewal Shabbat experience. It was great that I could find Fabrangen via the Jewish Federation website listing of synagogues and chavurot and it was even better that your website was clear and up to date! It was a special treat that the Shabbat I attended turned out to be a special Shabbat with a visiting Rabbi leading part of the service and a song writing workshop and special lunch. The singing and the davennning was just beautiful. I have not felt this way in a Shabbat service in a long time. If I lived in DC, I’d be with you every Shabbat. Thank you again Fabrangen for this lovely experience.” – Daniel E