Common Questions and Answers

MOSh is a Zoomagogue. We meet on Zoom every Shabbat morning and several other times during the week.  

Generally, synagogues streaming their services have set up cameras in their sanctuaries, and you get to see and hear the service from the perspective of sitting in and watching it. In contrast, in the Zoomagogue, you’re not staring at the back of anyone’s head but present face-to-face with all of those participating, almost as though you were sitting in a circle in a physical space. You’ll find it’s a more intimate and participatory experience than streaming. Many people feel it’s even more personal and intimate than meeting face-to-face in a physical space.

Just register here to be included in our mailing list, all the links and information you will need are in our twice-weekly emails.

Yes, and we believe you’ll find experiencing the High Holidays in the Zoomagogue to be a deeply enriching experience. We also meet during Shavuot, Sukkot, and Passover, with opportunities to say Yizkor.

Not a denomination, but a movement to renew and reinvigorate Jewish ritual. The Jewish Renewal movement was founded by Rabbi Salman Schachter Shalom, z”l. To learn more about Jewish Renewal: https://aleph.org/

No. Many non-Jews have found a spiritual home with us, joining us to pray and gather socially throughout the year.

No. Everyone is welcome. We gratefully accept free will donations to support all of our work.

No, once you join our mailing list we’ll send you each week a newsletter with a ready link to download a digital version of the siddur here that you can view on any digital device, or print out if you prefer.  We have also created our own High Holiday Machzor (prayerbook).

Yes! We host 2 in-person retreats a year, one in DC and the other at a retreat center local to DC. People come from across the US and Canada to be together. In addition, MOShniks who live in the DC area get together in both formal and informal ways. 

Glad you got this far and asked! 10 commandments,10 statements of creation, and 10 is when individuals become a collective, the same way 10 Jews form a minyan. And then there’s another answer based on gematria, but we’re not going there right now!