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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 #690 on: March 15, 2019, 02:24:08 PM »
+1 I went through my congressman (Chris Smith), about 2 weeks before our scheduled trip, and his office got us 4 tickets for the white house tour.
How do I know who my congressman is?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #691 on: March 15, 2019, 04:28:35 PM »
How do I know who my congressman is?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #692 on: March 16, 2019, 10:28:36 PM »
Thanx! Just tried with Chris Smith. I'll KYP.

Got a phone call back within 24 hours. Told me can only book 3 months in advance (contrary to the 4 month deadline post up thread) and gave me a direct number to be in contact with the rep. Super helpful! Menendez on the other hand.....crickets.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #693 on: March 17, 2019, 11:55:30 PM »
Staying at fairfax embassy row.  Any place within walking distance to pick up kosher food, supermarket etc?  Also any kosher   restaurents that will deliver to the hotel grub hub, etc.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #694 on: March 18, 2019, 12:25:34 AM »
Staying at fairfax embassy row.  Any place within walking distance to pick up kosher food, supermarket etc?  Also any kosher   restaurents that will deliver to the hotel grub hub, etc.
Char Bar and Souper Girl are within walking distance. There are no kosher supermarkets per se - see here for list of supermarkets nearby and what kosher selection they each have: https://www.kesher.org/jewish-dc.html

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #695 on: March 18, 2019, 06:20:33 AM »
Char Bar and Souper Girl are within walking distance. There are no kosher supermarkets per se - see here for list of supermarkets nearby and what kosher selection they each have: https://www.kesher.org/jewish-dc.html

Correct. And door dash can do deliveries from soupergirl. Check online to see if door dash does Char bar as well

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #696 on: March 19, 2019, 11:19:42 PM »
Anyone going to aipac, specifically the shabbaton, my daughter is looking for other religious women who will be there.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #697 on: April 04, 2019, 08:30:44 PM »
Are there hotels with minyanim on chol homoed this year?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #698 on: April 04, 2019, 11:26:05 PM »
Are there hotels with minyanim on chol homoed this year?
Don't know about specific hotels, but Kesher Israel was packed last year. We stayed down the block (Georgetown Suites or something like that).

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #699 on: April 22, 2019, 10:40:38 PM »
Anyone, what are the prices for parking lots in the area's around the museum's capital etc.?
I'm going crazy, wanna come along?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #700 on: April 22, 2019, 10:44:11 PM »
There is often street parking

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #701 on: April 28, 2019, 01:04:01 AM »
Anyone, what are the prices for parking lots in the area's around the museum's capital etc.?
Until 4:30 PM you can get for around 2.50 an hour on the streets after that its the parking lots that cost upwards of $20 for 2+ hours or more.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #702 on: May 09, 2019, 07:22:27 PM »
Update on CharBar:
Still going strong.
For my first time, ordered take-out.
Called and ordered from DCA, picked up on way to the hotel.
Food was warm when I picked it up.  I could not eat for another 30 minutes and it was not quite as warm as I would like — not at all the restaurant’s fault.
Onion rings were still crispy.
Pretzel bun was not soggy.
Delicious decadence.
Good thing i ordered the diet Dr Browns.
 

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #703 on: May 12, 2019, 07:37:50 AM »
I'm new to this forum, so please go easy on me. I'm going to be landing next Sunday evening at IAD on the late BA flight from London, and I'll be too tired to drive to Baltimore. Are there any kosher places that deliver to IAD hotels (without an extortionate fee)?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #704 on: May 13, 2019, 05:18:28 PM »
I'm new to this forum, so please go easy on me. I'm going to be landing next Sunday evening at IAD on the late BA flight from London, and I'll be too tired to drive to Baltimore. Are there any kosher places that deliver to IAD hotels (without an extortionate fee)?
Uber?
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