August 8 Scholar in Residence Welcome Lunch

We are excited to welcome Rachel Rosenthal to our community for a Lunch and Learn on August 8, 2015. She will be helping our community learn the halachic framework for Yom Kippur services in the context of a “partnership minyan” like Rosh Pina.
Rachel Rosenthal is pursuing a PhD in Rabbinic Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary and serves on the faculty of the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. A graduate of the Drisha Scholars Circle, she serves on the faculty of Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study at JTS and has taught at Limmud, the 92nd Street Y, the Manhattan JCC and throughout the United States. She holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Annual Appeal and Yom Kippur Tickets, 5776

From this page, you may make your Annual Appeal contribution, reserve/purchase Yom Kippur tickets, and provide your membership information. **Please note that Yom Kippur tickets must be reserved separately, regardless of membership donation amount.**


Reserve/Purchase Yom Kippur Tickets

A Yom Kippur ticket is free with a membership donation of at least $180, or can be purchased for $70.  Either way, Yom Kippur tickets must be reserved separately.

Babysitting will be provided in coordination with DC Minyan. The cost is $30 per family for those who have made a membership donation of at least $180 per adult, or $40 per family for all others. Sign up here.

We are committed to ensuring that every member, regardless of financial circumstances, can be a full member of the community, including attending Yom Kippur services. Please contact the Vaad confidentially if you would like to discuss other pricing options.

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Annual Appeal Contribution

Your contribution to our Annual Appeal serves as your membership for 5776. We request a suggested donation of $180 per adult. This year, a donation at this level or above includes one ticket for Yom Kippur, which may be reserved above. However, as always, a donation of any size is welcome and qualifies for membership.

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July 11 – Scholar in Residence

UPDATE: Registration is now closed.
UPDATE 2: Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Scholar in Residence is not able to come to DC this weekend.

Join Rosh Pina following services on Shabbat morning, July 11, for a community lunch with Scholar in Residence Lila Kagedan. Lila will be teaching on the topic of Judaism and Bioethics.

The cost of lunch will be $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Register below by July 8. Babysitting will be available. Email the vaad to sign your child(ren) up.

Rabbi Lila Kagedan (Rav Lila Kagedan in Hebrew) is a consultant, lecturer, activist and educator in the areas of global health, ethics, religion and education and is a student at Harvard University. She was a Hadassah Brandeis Institute-Gender, Culture, Religion and Law Research Associate. Lila is a clinical ethicist and chaplain and is currently completing the Jerusalem Rabbinate ordination tests privately. She is a halachic resource to a variety of religious institutions. She was ordained in 2015 by the Orthodox Rabbinical School for women Yeshivat Maharat.

Lila has consulted for several  NGOs, health care centers and academic institutions and has lectured widely while also working in clinical environments. She has taught Talmud, ethics and Jewish studies in a variety of formal and non-formal settings and has written extensively on medicine and Jewish law, Jewish Ethics as well as on topics relating to women and Judaism/Jewish practice. Lila is the founder of the Sulam School and  holds degrees and certificates from Midreshet  Lindenbaum, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The University of Toronto, Harvard University, The Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. She will be accepting a pulpit position upon graduation as well as continuing her clinical and academic pursuits.


Join us for ma’ariv, dinner, and learning from two community members on the first night of Shavuot. We will be meeting in the ballroom of the Chastleton.

Sign up now! Dinner is $5, and we ask that you help us out by committing to volunteer.

UPDATE MAY 20: Registration for dinner is now closed. We hope to see you Saturday night for davening and learning!

April 25 – Community Lunch

Join Rosh Pina following services on Shabbat morning, April 25, for a community lunch.

The cost of lunch will be $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Register below.

UPDATE April 23, 8:45 am: Registration for lunch is now closed. Email the vaad (info at if you would still like to attend.


Purim 2015!

Join Rosh Pina for a snappy but fun megillah reading on Purim morning, March 5, 7 am at the Hamilton House (1255 New Hampshire Ave., NW). Come on time so you don’t miss anything and we can finish by 8:30. There will be BAGELS. And COFFEE!!

Bring your money for matanot l’evyonim; as we did last year, half of what we collect will be donated to Miriam’s Kitchen to benefit our neighbors and half to Yad Ezrah to benefit Jews in Jerusalem on Shushan Purim.

November 23: Women’s Rosh Chodesh Yoga

Join the National Capital Mikvah for a women’s Rosh Chodesh stress-busting yoga class, taught by Ayelet Krieger, a certified yoga instructor. Bring in the month of Kislev with mindfulness and a sense of relaxation.

Date/Location: Sunday, November 23 at 11am in the Chastleton ballroom (1701 16th Street, NW). All women at all levels are welcome, no experience necessary! Please email to sign up or for sponsorship opportunities.

About Ayelet
Ayelet Krieger, MPsy, RYT
Through years of practicing and teaching yoga, Ayelet brings a great love and deep knowledge of its teachings to her students. Fusing the systems of Yoga Works, in which she earned her 200-hour teacher certification, and Prana Flow, in which she is currently pursuing her 300-hour advanced teacher certification, Ayelet’s classes offer fluid and mindful movement. She is also an Integrative Restoration Institute Level I certified teacher of Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation that offers skills that calm the central nervous system and release negative emotions and thought patterns. Additionally, Ayelet is a certified Prenatal Yoga teacher through Tranquil Space Yoga Studio.

When not on her mat, Ayelet is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at George Washington University. Though she works with a range of clients and clinical issues, Ayelet’s particular interests include integrating mindfulness with psychotherapy in coping with physical and/or medical challenges, depression, stress and anxiety, grief, trauma, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Ayelet’s work in psychology complements her yoga teachings, as she is interested in nurturing the relationship between heart, body, and mind– exploring how each can help to heal the other. For more information, please visit her website at