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October 23, 2014 / Thursday Remembrance Service for Pregnancy Loss 7:00PM— 8:00PM
October 24, 2014 / Friday Tot Shabbat at Temple 5:00PM— 5:30PM
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  • Congregational Conversations

    Join us in one of the most important conversations we, as a congregation, can have — to discuss the reality and future of Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity. Click here to learn how to become part of our conversation.

  • Jewish Life in Germany Today

    The German Embassy is coming to WHC on Tuesday, October 21 for the launch of their exhibit on "Jewish Life in Germany Today." Click here to learn more and register for the opening reception.

  • The Nazis Next Door

    Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Eric Lichtblau will open the Amram Scholar Series on Sunday, October 26 at Temple with The Nazis Next Door, his shocking exposé of how post-war America became a safe haven for Hitler's men. Click here to learn more.

  • 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus

    Steven Pressman brings the courageous story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, who risked everything to save Jewish children from Nazi Germany, to WHC in a special  film screening at Temple on Tuesday, October 28. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

October 22, 2014 / Wednesday
Wednesday Morning Study with Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, WHC Scholar-in-Residence
10:00 AM—11:30 AM

This fall, Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, WHC Scholar-in-Residence, will lead us through our Wednesday Morning Torah study at Temple. Over nine sessions, we will read and respond to thoughtful Jews…

October 22, 2014 / Wednesday
Back to Basics
10:00 AM—12:00 PM
October 22, 2014 / Wednesday
Back to Basics
7:30 PM—9:30 PM
October 23, 2014 / Thursday
Remembrance Service for Pregnancy Loss
7:00 PM—8:00 PM
October 23, 2014 / Thursday
Conversational Hebrew
10:00 AM—11:00 AM
October 24, 2014 / Friday
Sisterhood Literary Group: Claire of the Sea Light
10:00 AM—12:00 PM

News & Current Events

2239 Recognized as Regional Innovator

Slingshot, A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation, has named WHC's 2239 auxiliary as one of D.C.'s top innovative organizations in its 2014-2015 regional edition. 2239 was selected for the work it does re-engaging Jewish young adults in the Reform Movement. As it says in the guide: "The future of the synagogue and of the Reform Movement depend on great programs like this to engage young people right now - 2239's leadership is deeply important to the Jewish world." We couldn't agree more. Congratulations to our 2239 auxiliary leaders for this recognition.   For more information about this year's edition of Slingshot,… Read More  ➔

WHC Journal - October 20, 2014

What to know what's happening in and around WHC in the coming weeks?Read More  ➔

Rabbi Lustig Addresses White House Eid ul Adha Reception

Senior Rabbi Bruce Lustig spoke on interfaith understanding and cooperation at the first Eid ul Adha Reception hosted by the White House on October 14. Rabbi Lustig was invited to speak… Read More  ➔

Counting Blessings Over Sukkot's Comfort Foods

Rabbi Susan Shankman reflects on the harvest festival of Sukkot in a new piece in the Jewish Food Experience blog. She writes: "In my mind, Sukkot has always been a… Read More  ➔

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