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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.

Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God Micah 6:8
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January 27, 2017 / Friday Tot Shabbat at Temple 5:00PM— 6:30PM
January 27, 2017 / Friday Lay-Led Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
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  • 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.

  • Faith over Fear Dialogue

    This winter, we will come together with the Christian and Muslim communities to express our solidarity and commitment to unity, understanding, and inclusion in a series of three interfaith conversations. People of all faiths are welcome. Our first dialogue, which will focus on civility in our traditions, will be held at Temple on Tuesday, January 24. Join us.

  • 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 22, 2017 / Sunday
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30 AM—12:00 PM
January 22, 2017 / Sunday
Post Confirmation Event
5:30 PM—7:00 PM
January 22, 2017 / Sunday
Petting Farm with ETY & Junior ETY
12:00 PM—2:30 PM
January 22, 2017 / Sunday
Amram Scholar Series Presents David Kinney
10:30 AM—12:00 PM
January 23, 2017 / Monday
WHC Academy Fall II - History of Reform Judaism
7:15 PM—9:15 PM
January 23, 2017 / Monday
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner)
10:00 AM—11:00 AM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - January 18, 2017

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

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  ➔

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