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Largest Jewish community is in Silver Spring, which is a suburb of Washington. For tourists, best place to stay is in downtown Silver Spring, which has a metro stop and a nearby  shul in Woodside Park within walking distance.

The shul website also has alot of helpful tourist information

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #640 on: April 02, 2018, 01:46:21 PM »
Mainly Shachris. I'm sure there is a shul where all the Brooklynites daven on chol hamoed:-)
Don't be so sure, the Greater Washington area isn't the kind of place where you'll find minyan factories. If you're looking to daven at a minyan, stick to the posted times.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #641 on: April 02, 2018, 02:36:59 PM »


Check yise.org. Located in the Kemp Mill neighborhood of Silver Spring.

Woodside shul has a mikvah - they’re Located in the Woodside neighborhood. Www.Wsat.org which is closer to DC Than kemp mill.

They are very nice about opening the mikvah, they charge $10 I think.

Thanks. I'm looking for where all the guests ho so there are multiple minyanim. Any insights?

I would suggest kesher Israel, as the traffic to silver spring can sometimes be terrible

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #642 on: April 02, 2018, 10:02:54 PM »
The mikvah next to the Woodside shul is a block away. Don't forget to ask someone the number of the combination lock before getting there.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #643 on: April 08, 2018, 02:03:22 PM »
I would suggest kesher Israel, as the traffic to silver spring can sometimes be terrible
Kesher Israel had 1 scheduled shachris (7:05), but due to the multitude of streimlach and black hats, a second minyan (8:15) was requested and granted. The third makeshift minyan was not quite appreciated by the locals.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #644 on: April 12, 2018, 12:32:20 AM »
Quick Review of Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Air and Space Museum near IAD

Getting There: Parking is $15. 30 Minute Grace Period. After 4:00 PM its free.
Shuttle from IAD. Museum is good if you have a long stopover in IAD and need something to do.

Observation Tower - Can see IAD runways and hear ATC in real time. If you get there during a time where planes are flying right past aka. planes are landing at the the closest runaway it can be really cool otherwise you can definitely see the planes land but best to bring binoculars or a have a really good zoom lens on your camera for the full experience.

Exhibits - 2 main exhibit areas, Planes and Space.

The planes exhibition hall has the Concord and the Enola Gay ( used to bomb Japan in WWII). They also have a collection of other Aerobatic cool planes and military planes.

The Space exhibition hall has one main the feature, the Discovery Space Ship  together will some other rockets and stuff like that.   

Overall, I thought it was a cool place to go but kind of boring since you can't go in or even touch any of the planes. Really all your doing the whole time is looking and reading. The Observation Tower was really cool, too bad the planes were not going right past us, but maybe its worth it to take a quick trip there and go up to the tower and quickly see the some of the planes.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #645 on: April 12, 2018, 12:45:34 PM »
Quick Review of Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Air and Space Museum near IAD

Getting There: Parking is $15. 30 Minute Grace Period. After 4:00 PM its free.
Shuttle from IAD. Museum is good if you have a long stopover in IAD and need something to do.

Observation Tower - Can see IAD runways and hear ATC in real time. If you get there during a time where planes are flying right past aka. planes are landing at the the closest runaway it can be really cool otherwise you can definitely see the planes land but best to bring binoculars or a have a really good zoom lens on your camera for the full experience.

Exhibits - 2 main exhibit areas, Planes and Space.

The planes exhibition hall has the Concord and the Enola Gay ( used to bomb Japan in WWII). They also have a collection of other Aerobatic cool planes and military planes.

The Space exhibition hall has one main the feature, the Discovery Space Ship  together will some other rockets and stuff like that.   

Overall, I thought it was a cool place to go but kind of boring since you can't go in or even touch any of the planes. Really all your doing the whole time is looking and reading. The Observation Tower was really cool, too bad the planes were not going right past us, but maybe its worth it to take a quick trip there and go up to the tower and quickly see the some of the planes.
I went a few years back and my take was similar. More than anything it's a place to display a lot of cool historical planes (and other flying things). But it's not set up the way the Air and Space on the National Mall is, where there are exhibits that take you through a specific aspect or era of flying. Basically, aviation geeks are more likely to enjoy Udvar-Hazy, while the average Joe will enjoy the regular museum, and learn from it too.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #646 on: April 18, 2018, 10:24:51 PM »
not sure the best place to put this so going here in case someone can make use of this.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #647 on: April 19, 2018, 12:32:50 AM »
not sure the best place to put this so going here in case someone can make use of this.

https://www.moments.marriottrewards.com/package/capitals-playoff-games-at
All sold out now but that's really not that bad of a deal if you're into hockey and don't keep kosher.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #648 on: May 25, 2018, 03:06:18 PM »
If I have a choice between an executive suite at the grand hyatt (about 900 sq feet) and club lounge access or a junior suite (500 sq feet) at the park hyatt what do I choose?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #649 on: May 27, 2018, 01:54:32 PM »
If I have a choice between an executive suite at the grand hyatt (about 900 sq feet) and club lounge access or a junior suite (500 sq feet) at the park hyatt what do I choose?
I don't have an answer for you on the room/hotel alone, but location is a big differentiator. GH is more centrally located (can walk to many more attractions), while PH is walkable to the shul in Georgetown and Char Bar, as well as the foggy bottom metro station.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #650 on: June 10, 2018, 07:03:57 PM »
Which IC property am I redeeming my free night at? Willard or Wharf?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #651 on: July 03, 2018, 01:16:36 PM »
I will be doing 9am
- East Wing Tour -
1. Is it safe to say I will finish by 11:30am  ?


I would like to cover 2 things
- Newsuem - 
- Spy Musuem -

2. Which should I do first
3. How much time do I need for both



That evening I would like to do a tour of some of the monuments in a group of 6
I know there is a golf cart but I read it only holds 5, Another option is Segway I just don't like the waste of time of 30 mins to learn how to ride it.

4. Can anyone suggest a quick tour that will let us see
- Washington Monument -
- Lincoln Memorial -
- Jefferson Memorial -
- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (View of Capital or Capital Building) -
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #652 on: July 03, 2018, 01:28:05 PM »
That evening I would like to do a tour of some of the monuments in a group of 6
I know there is a golf cart but I read it only holds 5, Another option is Segway I just don't like the waste of time of 30 mins to learn how to ride it.

4. Can anyone suggest a quick tour that will let us see
- Washington Monument -
- Lincoln Memorial -
- Jefferson Memorial -
- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (View of Capital or Capital Building) -

If you want a tour with a guide and all, it's not gonna be cheap. If you just want to be able to see each memorial, check out the DC Circulator. It's supposed to run every 10 minutes until 8pm, and has stops for all the spots you want to hit.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #653 on: July 03, 2018, 04:25:50 PM »
I will be doing 9am
- East Wing Tour -
1. Is it safe to say I will finish by 11:30am  ?


I would like to cover 2 things
- Newsuem - 
- Spy Musuem -

2. Which should I do first
3. How much time do I need for both



That evening I would like to do a tour of some of the monuments in a group of 6
I know there is a golf cart but I read it only holds 5, Another option is Segway I just don't like the waste of time of 30 mins to learn how to ride it.

4. Can anyone suggest a quick tour that will let us see
- Washington Monument -
- Lincoln Memorial -
- Jefferson Memorial -
- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (View of Capital or Capital Building) -

keep in mind that the Newseum's price includes two days (at least when I went) because of how much to do and see there. We didn't even spend a whole day there but we could've spent more than one. Enjoy. We thought it was fabulous.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #654 on: July 03, 2018, 05:27:41 PM »
keep in mind that the Newseum's price includes two days (at least when I went) because of how much to do and see there. We didn't even spend a whole day there but we could've spent more than one. Enjoy. We thought it was fabulous.
+1. We spent a whole day there, and would've gone back have we had the time

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #655 on: July 09, 2018, 04:06:01 PM »
keep in mind that the Newseum's price includes two days (at least when I went) because of how much to do and see there. We didn't even spend a whole day there but we could've spent more than one. Enjoy. We thought it was fabulous.
+1. We spent a whole day there, and would've gone back have we had the time
If you want a tour with a guide and all, it's not gonna be cheap. If you just want to be able to see each memorial, check out the DC Circulator. It's supposed to run every 10 minutes until 8pm, and has stops for all the spots you want to hit.
All sold out now but that's really not that bad of a deal if you're into hockey and don't keep kosher.
Thanks guys!!



Whats the another restaurant for Dinner
We plan on Charbar one night and Next night we are uncertain?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #656 on: November 02, 2018, 11:41:53 AM »
Is parking free on Sundays?
Is it possible to find street parking on Sunday downtown? /somewhere near the Willard/

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #657 on: December 25, 2018, 06:53:50 PM »
Anyone ever stay at the Kimpton Rouge?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #658 on: January 01, 2019, 11:31:19 AM »
Where can I go for brunch/lunch?
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« Reply #659 on: January 01, 2019, 11:50:27 AM »
Where can I go for brunch/lunch?
Char Bar is a great lunch. Try the pulled brisket nachos.
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