Sink In

cozy, collaborative, accessible Judaism all around DC

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The Den is a collective of people creating a Judaism that is relevant, accessible, and deeply rooted in tradition throughout the greater DC area. We seek to build spaces of meaning that invite people to deepen their connection to Judaism, feel part of a community, and enrich their lives. The Den strives to be collaborative, experimental, transparent, and radically welcoming.


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Our Values

 

Personal Connection

We believe that the best experiences develop organically. That’s why we start with a 1-to-1 conversation and build our gatherings from there.

Learning

We believe that Judaism empowers each of us to live lives that are rich and imbued with meaning, and that learning is the gateway to that discovery.

Authenticity

We believe that safe and sacred spaces allow us to truly be ourselves; vulnerable, transparent and real.

Welcoming

We believe that whoever you are, whatever you believe (or don’t!), however you love, pray, eat, vote or sing—you’re family.

 
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Some Times We

Gather

Shabbat & Holiday Meals

Meditation & Prayer

Life Cycle Events

Advocacy & Community Service

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Some Things We

Learn

“Doing Jewish” at Home

Multi/Inter-faith

Torah, Talmud, Jewish law

Spirituality & Mysticism

Ethics & Jewish Values

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Some Ways We

Connect

Life Cycle Officiation

Counseling & Guidance

Rabbinic Mentorship

 
 

Want In? Reach Out

The Den is about connecting with people and building our community together. Let’s start by meeting for coffee, tea, lunch or drinks. We’d love to hear your story, and invite you to our homes for a Shabbat or holiday meal.

Reach out to any of us below.

 
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Rabbi Aderet Drucker

Co-Director

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Rabbi Aderet is a spiritual leader, educator, entrepreneur & community organizer. She loves traveling, spending time by the water, cooking & spontaneous dance parties with her husband and two kids. Learn More

 

Rabbi Rami Schwartzer

Co-Director

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Rabbi Rami is a spiritual leader and social entrepreneur with extensive experience in Jewish innovation. He loves jazz music and long-distance biking, having completed four separate week-long rides across the State of Israel. Learn More

 

 

Linor Shemesh

Relational & Logistics Maven

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Linor Shemesh is a detail-oriented, logistics master. When she can get away, Linor loves riding horses, traveling, and spending time with her family, all of whom live nearby. Learn More

 
 

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