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A community of the heart, we are a spiritual, educational and social home for Reform Jews in the Washington, D.C. region and a powerful voice for the values of our faith.

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January 20, 2017 / Friday Lay-Led Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
January 20, 2017 / Friday Shabbat Service 6:00PM— 7:00PM
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  • Women's March on Washington

    On Saturday, January 21, we will join the Women’s March on Washington. Members and friends of the Reform Movement will gather at the Hyatt Regency Washington at 8:30 am for a Shabbat prayer service and light breakfast. Bus transportation from Temple and JBSC is available, but space is limited. Learn more.

  • Discover Israel this Summer

    Take a family adventure of a lifetime on WHC's summer trip to Israel, July 26 - August 6. Learn more at an interest meeting on Wednesday, January 18 at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center. Join us.

  • David Kinney

    The Amram Scholar Series welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Kinney to Temple on Sunday, January 22. Co-author of The Devil's Diary, Mr. Kinney provides a fresh, eye-opening account of the Nazis’ rise to power and genesis of the Holocaust uncovered in a long-lost diary written by Alfred Rosenberg. Learn more.

  • WHC 175: Envision Our Future

    We want to hear your ideas and thoughts! Come to a group discussion with our extended WHC family to share what is important and how you envision the future. Our next "Visioning” workshop will be held Tuesday, March 7 at Temple. Join us.

  • Early Childhood Registration

    Our ECCs at Temple and the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Visit our webpage to learn all about their programs and register for next year or schedule a tour. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

January 18, 2017 / Wednesday
Continuing Education for ECC Teachers
4:00 PM—8:00 PM

Taught by DJ Schneider Jensen, Director of the Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center, this 90-hour education course provides students with a broad overview of human growth and development from birth to…

January 18, 2017 / Wednesday
Hebrew School at Temple
4:30 PM—6:00 PM
January 18, 2017 / Wednesday
JAM Rehearsal
6:00 PM—6:30 PM
January 18, 2017 / Wednesday
Interest Meeting: Travel to Israel with WHC
7:00 PM—8:30 PM
January 18, 2017 / Wednesday
Baskets and Bourbon
6:30 PM—9:30 PM
January 18, 2017 / Wednesday
Back to Basics
10:00 AM—12:00 PM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - January 11, 2017

We are happy to share recent simchas and celebrations from our WHC members.Read More  ➔

Our Place in History, Then and Now

The streets near the Capitol were not even paved in Washington, D.C. in 1852.  That same year, the first public baths opened in New York City, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published, and Fredrick Douglass delivered a speech to a women’s anti-slavery gathering entitled, “What is the Fourth of July to the Slave?” Millard Fillmore was president, serving on the heels of General Zachary Taylor; and race, poverty, and concerns about America’s place in the world were the political issues of the day. The Washington Evening Star reported on the local and national news, which have always been confluent in this, our nation’s capital. That same year, Washington Hebrew Congregation had its humble beginnings, and it too has been a confluence – for Judaism – for local and national concerns. Washington Hebrew has been engaged in the life of this nation for more than 164 years. Since our founding, we have seen 31 presidents stand on the threshold of history as they take the oath of office. We have had a front row seat to both the triumphs and tragedies of the American Story.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - January 4, 2017

We are happy to share recent simchas and celebrations from our WHC members.Read More  ➔

Stephanie Tankel Named Wexner Field Fellow

Congratulations to Stephanie Tankel, Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Director of Religious Education, who was recently selected as one of 15 Jewish professionals for the inaugural cohort of the Wexner Field Fellowship.Read More  ➔

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