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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 #740 on: January 27, 2020, 12:42:16 AM »
I'm not averse to staying in Silver Spring or other nearby community, but we'll be spending the day in DC.
Your best bet is to probably to stay at a hotel in Silver Spring, as that's where most of the shuls and kosher food is. There aren't hotels any within walking distance of the Jewish community but there are a couple within a 10 min drive. You can easily park and take the metro into DC from right nearby as well.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #741 on: January 27, 2020, 03:11:21 AM »
Your best bet is to probably to stay at a hotel in Silver Spring, as that's where most of the shuls and kosher food is. There aren't hotels any within walking distance of the Jewish community but there are a couple within a 10 min drive. You can easily park and take the metro into DC from right nearby as well.
sheraton silver Spring is a 5 minute walk to a shul

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #742 on: January 30, 2020, 09:14:49 PM »
sheraton silver Spring is a 5 minute walk to a shul
True, I forgot about the shul in Woodside.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #743 on: February 11, 2020, 11:48:41 PM »
We will be staying  in central d.c. Friday and Shabbat.  Which restaurant do you recommend that has delivery to hotels to get food for over shabbat.  How late can you order on Friday?

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« Reply #744 on: February 12, 2020, 12:58:35 AM »
We will be staying  in central d.c. Friday and Shabbat.  Which restaurant do you recommend that has delivery to hotels to get food for over shabbat.  How late can you order on Friday?
There's only one real restaurant in DC, Char Bar and they don't really do Shabbos food. You'd have to order from one of the caterers/grocery stores in Silver Spring most likely.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #745 on: February 12, 2020, 09:49:20 AM »
There's only one real restaurant in DC, Char Bar and they don't really do Shabbos food. You'd have to order from one of the caterers/grocery stores in Silver Spring most likely.
Char Bar absolutely does do Shabbat Takeaway. Call them.
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« Reply #746 on: February 12, 2020, 12:46:06 PM »
Char Bar absolutely does do Shabbat Takeaway. Call them.
Cool. Their menu is very much not Shabbos food so I never would have guessed. Definitely the best option then, their food is pretty good.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #748 on: June 07, 2021, 12:49:17 AM »
I was in Washington dc for shabbos  and Rabbi Shemtov was discussing how someone called around  6 oclock  friday that he was with 30 people and that  their plane got rerouted on the way to ny and was grounded in dca waiting to take off, however there were 20 planes in front of them   and they werent going to land in ny on time. So he called up the churchill hotel next door to his shul to hold a bunch of rooms and they agreed to hold them for 45 minutes  then sent one of his children to trader joes to pick up food and  in the meantime  they handed the phone to the steward and the rabbis told them "if you dont take off in the next few minutes then you are going to have 30 people who wont get off the plane once it lands in ny".  at around 705 the plane finally took off and he told his son who was at the checkout counter ready to pay to put back the food. " chasuve lasoise mitzvah vloi asah maaleh alav haksuv keilu asahu"  if you thought and wanted to do a mitzvah and it doesnt end up happening it is considered as if you did it.  I dont think I am recording every detail in the story 100 percent  accurately but this is more or less what happened.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #749 on: July 02, 2021, 12:09:54 PM »
Most probably going to be in DC for shabbos in August.

Has anyone eaten the shabbos meals in Rabbi Shemtovs Shul? How is it? Best place to stay nearby?

Going with DW and 3 kids

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #750 on: July 27, 2021, 09:42:59 AM »
anyone know where the Brooklyn Sandwich Kosher Food Truck is located on a typical day? haven't been able to find any information about where it is located these days.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #751 on: November 20, 2021, 08:10:31 PM »
Any experiences with Shabbos in a Washington DC hotel bookable with points that's walking distance to minyan, and has enough space to eat comfortably and have a couple small kids sleep?

I'm looking into Residence Inn Foggy Bottom or Dupont Circle, or Embassy Suites Georgetown, but would love to hear firsthand reports about Shabbos friendliness (front door, stairwell, helpful staff) and any other issues, or recommendations for alternatives.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #752 on: November 21, 2021, 12:47:12 AM »
Any experiences with Shabbos in a Washington DC hotel bookable with points that's walking distance to minyan, and has enough space to eat comfortably and have a couple small kids sleep?

I'm looking into Residence Inn Foggy Bottom or Dupont Circle, or Embassy Suites Georgetown, but would love to hear firsthand reports about Shabbos friendliness (front door, stairwell, helpful staff) and any other issues, or recommendations for alternatives.
I was researching similar, best I found was Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse walkable to Chabad of Alexandria-Arlington, I think 12 minutes.  It didn't work out for other reasons, so I don't know how Shabbos-friendly it is.
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