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May 6, 2016 / Friday Lay-Led Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
May 6, 2016 / Friday Shabbat Service and RJWECC Pre-K Celebration 6:00PM— 7:00PM
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  • Journey into Europe

    Ambassador Akbar Ahmed joins us at Temple on Wednesday, May 4 for a screening his documentary, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity and a discussion on the challenges presented by interfaith conflict. Learn more.

  • 128th Confirmation Service

    Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our 48 Confirmands at this year's Confirmation service on Sunday, May 15 at Temple. Learn more.

  • Religious School Registration

    Secure your child's spot in our inclusive and dynamic Religious School! With parallel programs for children in Pre-K through 10th grade at both Temple and JBSC, we're well suited to meet your family's needs. Register now.

  • Early Childhood Centers & Kindergarten

    Our ECCs and Kindergarten provide a warm environment where your child can discover, learn, and grow. Registration for 2016-2017 has begun! Learn more about our programs in D.C. and Maryland and register today.

  • Camp Keetov

    A summer of fun, friendship, and amazing experiences await your child at Camp Keetov in D.C. and Maryland! Learn more and register your child for our 27th summer.

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2016 / Wednesday
Hebrew School at Temple
4:30 PM—6:00 PM
May 4, 2016 / Wednesday
Congregational Conversations Keynote
7:00 PM—8:00 PM
May 4, 2016 / Wednesday
Wednesday Afternoon Study
1:00 PM—2:00 PM
May 4, 2016 / Wednesday
Back to Basics
7:30 PM—9:00 PM
May 6, 2016 / Friday
Shabbat Service and RJWECC Pre-K Celebration
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
May 6, 2016 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM

News & Current Events

Capturing a Fantastic Photo, an ECC Teacher’s Experience

One of the ways our Early Childhood Center teachers document and record the happenings in their classrooms is through photography. Over the course of the school year, they take thousands of photos. Pam Carmen, the lead teacher in the Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center’s “Tigers” class shares what helps her capture images that stand out.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - May 4, 2016

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

“Remember You Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt…”

We are reminded of this fact in the Torah no fewer than 36 times. This week, we were again all reminded as we gathered around our seder tables. Despite the inevitable wine stains, laughter, and much, too much, good food, we reenacted the moment when we left Egypt for our own liberation. We raised a shank bone and commemorated that our ancestors had to mark their doors to acknowledge they were willing to risk revolution for a resolution to their misery. Our ancestors had to be willing to participate to be redeemed.Read More  ➔

WHC Stories - Rabbi Aaron Miller

Rabbi Miller is passionate about working with adults in their 20s and 30s. Metro Minyan has given D.C.’s young professionals a vibrant, alive, Reform Shabbat experience, but Rabbi Miller originally had a different vision for Metro Minyan. What was his original concept, and how did Metro Minyan become the Slingshot Award-winning Shabbat experience so many have come to know and love? Read More  ➔

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