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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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Washington Monument

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Charbar
Oh Mama Grill
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[CharBar at Nationals Park (Center Field)]


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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #760 on: March 23, 2022, 10:24:33 PM »
If some of us are not vaxxed whatís other Shul options that will have minyanim on chol hamoed? Tia
There are shuls in silver spring that you can daven at.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #761 on: March 23, 2022, 10:28:11 PM »
If some of us are not vaxxed whatís other Shul options that will have minyanim on chol hamoed? Tia

Thereís also a chabad. Not far away are silver spring and Potomac

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #762 on: March 29, 2022, 07:06:59 PM »
Do you have info for the Chabad? Iím not finding it. Thanks!

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« Reply #763 on: March 29, 2022, 07:32:04 PM »
Do you have info for the Chabad? Iím not finding it. Thanks!

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #764 on: April 20, 2022, 01:17:33 AM »
Char Bar is open with a Kosher LíPesach menu. The gorgeous Ritz (down the block) and St. Regis are available for 50K points (certs).

The shul (Kesher Israel) does not ask for proof of vaccination.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #765 on: May 24, 2022, 11:00:29 PM »
Any nice places to stay for shabbos near DC ? Near minyan and hotels, extra points for points hotels 😉
Edit: not IN dc but rather quiet resort like places in driving distance

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« Reply #766 on: May 24, 2022, 11:22:57 PM »
Any nice places to stay for shabbos near DC ? Near minyan and hotels, extra points for points hotels 😉
Edit: not IN dc but rather quiet resort like places in driving distance
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.
I should add that I was looking for a kitchenette.
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« Reply #767 on: May 25, 2022, 08:02:20 AM »
I should add that I was looking for a kitchenette.
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« Reply #768 on: May 29, 2022, 03:15:12 PM »
Looking to stay at the Hyatt House by the Wharf, as it has everything Iím looking for. Outdoor pool, kitchen in rooms, good location.

Just wondering if anyone has experience or know about it, especially if itís Shabbat friendly. There seem to be a few weird things like the fact that the entrance is on the second floor of the outdoor area. Also apparently elevators can only be used by touching some options on a large touch screen that apparently doesnít work too well.

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« Reply #769 on: October 23, 2022, 11:51:51 AM »
Suggestion for hotel for a night?

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« Reply #770 on: October 23, 2022, 07:17:07 PM »
Anywhere to get kosher food other than char-bar?

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« Reply #771 on: October 23, 2022, 08:13:53 PM »
Suggestion for hotel for a night?

Many options. PH is nice in a good location.

 
Anywhere to get kosher food other than char-bar?

There used to be a food truck not sure if it's still around. Iirc there may be a couple of vegan places as well ( don't think they're under the Capitol K). Char bar is great though

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« Reply #772 on: October 23, 2022, 11:52:38 PM »
Many options. PH is nice in a good location.
good location for what?

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« Reply #773 on: October 24, 2022, 11:01:44 AM »
good location for what?

Shul, char bar

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« Reply #774 on: November 29, 2022, 12:50:41 PM »
Are there any reliable minyanim for mincha next week in the Du pont circle /Georgetown area?

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« Reply #775 on: November 30, 2022, 10:52:38 AM »
Are there any reliable minyanim for mincha next week in the Du pont circle /Georgetown area?
Not that I know of. If you hear of one though please lmk. Thx

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« Reply #776 on: January 26, 2023, 10:10:59 AM »
Oh Mama Grill is finally open in the Adams Morgan neighborhood at 1829 Columbia St NW. Had a shwarma laffa from there this week and was excellent - 10/10. Really nice having another good, solid Vaad certified-kosher option in DC.

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« Reply #777 on: April 02, 2023, 01:47:11 AM »
Char Bar is open with a Kosher LíPesach menu. The gorgeous Ritz (down the block) and St. Regis are available for 50K points (certs).

The shul (Kesher Israel) does not ask for proof of vaccination.
Any other kosher restaurants since a year ago? Staying over one night in the area.(WH area).
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« Reply #778 on: April 03, 2023, 05:21:06 AM »
Oh Mama Grill is finally open in the Adams Morgan neighborhood at 1829 Columbia St NW. Had a shwarma laffa from there this week and was excellent - 10/10. Really nice having another good, solid Vaad certified-kosher option in DC.

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I got a shwarma laffa as well, but nothing to write home about.  The chicken was dry. Could be because I came at 830pm? Though the falafel was delicious,  little did I know he brings the pitas in from Israel. They were really tasty. Chummus platter was great, so was the beef cigars. Matzoh ball soup was a flop, not so hot, with lots of pepper.  But was a great semi warm drink.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #779 on: April 03, 2023, 08:40:14 AM »
I got a shwarma laffa as well, but nothing to write home about.  The chicken was dry. Could be because I came at 830pm? Though the falafel was delicious,  little did I know he brings the pitas in from Israel. They were really tasty. Chummus platter was great, so was the beef cigars. Matzoh ball soup was a flop, not so hot, with lots of pepper.  But was a great semi warm drink.
I've almost always had it during lunch so could be different - but I agree falafel is of the best I've had on this side of the atlantic