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Visiting Washington, DC

AJS 49th Annual Conference
December 17-19, 2017
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

I.Arriving and Departing Washington, DC
• Airports
• Amtrak Discount
II.Washington, DC Metro
III.Taxis and Other Car Services
IVKosher Restaurants in and around Washington, DC
V.Kosher Supermarket
VI.Groceries near Marriott Marquis
VII.Synagogues near Marriott Marquis
VIII.Things to Do in Washington, DC
IX. Accessible Washington, DC

I. Arriving and Departing Washington, DC

Airports - The greater Washington area is served by three airports:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - DCA

    Airport Phone: +1 703 417 8000
    Hotel direction: 4.6 miles N
    The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    • Alternate transportation: Metro Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center; fee: 1.70 USD (one way)
    • Subway service (Metro), fee:  1.75 USD  (one way)
    • Estimated taxi fare: 16 USD  (one way)

    Visit DCA airport website

  • Washington Dulles International Airport - IAD

    Airport Phone: +1 703 572 2700
    Hotel direction: 27.6 miles E
    The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    Visit IAD airport website

  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - BWI:

    Airport Phone: +1 410 859 7111
    Hotel direction: 31.7 miles SW
    The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    Visit BWI airport website

Super Shuttle serves all three airports.

Amtrak Discount

Amtrak trains arrive and depart from Union Station.
Hotel direction: 1.4 miles NW

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Washington between December 14 and December 22, 2017. To book your reservation, call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please refer to Convention Fare Code X24E-966 when making your reservation. Convention fares cannot be booked online. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela service. Fare is valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.

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II. Washington, DC Metro

The Metro operates from 5 am to midnight on weekdays and from 7 am to midnight on weekends. There are six color-coded lines. These are closest to the hotel:

  • Gallery Place / Chinatown (Red Line) 0.5 miles SE
  • Mt. Vernon Square 7th St. / Convention Ctr (Green & Yellow Lines) 0.1 miles E
Find complete details on the Metro system here

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III. Taxis and Other Car Services

Taxis and other on-request ride services are plentiful in DC. Taxi pricing is based on a zoned system; you can see the map and the pricing inside each car. Hail a taxi easily on busy streets or near well-trafficked landmarks; taxis are red with a gray stripe. Pay with cash or credit card. There is also a useful taxi app called DC Taxi Rider available on iTunes for free download.

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IV. Kosher Restaurants (DC and close-in Maryland/Virginia)

Char Bar - Meat
2142 L Street, NW (Winston House Building)
Washington, DC 20037
Sun – Thurs: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Soupergirl - Soup Restaurant
1829 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Ben Yehuda Café and Pizzeria- Dairy
1370 Lamberton Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Sun: 8:00 am - 8:15 pm
Mon-Tues: 7:30 am - 8:15 pm
Wed - Thurs: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri: 7:30 am - 2:45 pm
Sat: 1hour after Shabbat - Midnight

Kosher Pastry Oven Inc – Café/Bakery
1372 Lamberton Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Cafe & Bakery
Sun-Thurs: 8 am - 4 pm
Fri: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Dinner Service
Sun-Thurs: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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V. Kosher Supermarket

Shalom Kosher - Glatt Kosher Butcher & Bakery
1361 Lamberton Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902

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VI. Groceries near Marriott Marquis

City Vista
490 L St NW
Washington, DC 20001 

Capitol Supermarket
1231 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Giant Food
City Market at O Street
1400 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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VII. Synagogues near Marriott Marquis

The following synagogues will help to arrange Shabbat hospitality and can be contacted for information on services:

  • Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue is part of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.
    Address:  1600 Jonquil Street, NW
    For further information, please contact Rabbi Herzfeld directly via email at Please be sure to mention that you are an AJS member and conference attendee.

  • Tifereth Israel is a traditional conservative congregation.
    Address:  7701 16th Street, NW.
    For further information, please contact Adriana Sandler, Phone number: 202-882-1605 ext 101. Please be sure to mention that you are an AJS member and conference attendee.

  • Congregation Kesher Israel
    Address: 2801 N Street NW, in Georgetown
    For further information, please contact the hospitality committee by email at before 5:30pm on Wednesday, December 14. Please be sure to mention that you are an AJS member and conference attendee.


  • Temple Micah, located 2 miles from DuPont Circle, is a Reform congregation.  Address: 2829 Wisconsin Ave., NW.
    For more information, please contact the office at

To learn more about Jewish life and places of worship in the greater D.C. area visit Shalom DC.

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VIII. Things to Do in Washington, DC

Click here for the latest information on what to see and do when you visit our nation’s capital!

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IX. Accessible Washington, DC

Please find below a link to our Accessible Travel Guide. This link contains all the resources/information about accessible attractions, hotels, dining and transportation in Washington, DC.

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