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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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September 30, 2016 / Friday Lay-Led Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
September 30, 2016 / Friday Shabbat Service 6:00PM— 7:00PM
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  • Guide to High Holy Day Services

    What services should I attend? What do I do once I arrive at Temple? All of these questions and more must be considered as you get ready for the High Holy Days. Our Guide to High Holy Day Services & Tickets will help you and your family embark on a sweet 5777. Learn more.

  • Rosh Hashanah Community Oneg

    Reconnect, schmooze, and nosh your way around Edlavitch Hall as you get to know your Temple in a whole new way. Stop by after the 11:30 am Congregational Service and before the 2:00 pm Family Service. Learn more.

  • WHC Collects for the High Holy Days

    Help Capital Area Food Bank replenish their shelves and assist Friendship Place in keeping those in need warm this winter by bringing non-perishable food items and new long underwear to Temple and JBSC by Yom Kippur. Bins are available at both locations. Learn more.

  • Cemetery Memorial Services

    During the High Holy Day season, our clergy lead a memorial service at each of WHC's cemeteries - Memorial Park and Garden of Remembrance. Our next memorial service will be at Garden of Remembrance on Sunday, October 9. Free bus transportation is available but it must be reserved in advance. Learn more.

  • Break the Fast at Temple

    End your day of praying and fasting at a delicious break-fast meal immediately following concluding services on Yom Kippur. Transportation after the meal from Temple to WHC’s satellite parking lots will be provided. Join us.

Upcoming Events

September 29, 2016 / Thursday
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner)
11:15 AM—12:15 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew, but found the idea of trying to read the language too daunting? If yes, this course is for you.

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September 29, 2016 / Thursday
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate/Advanced)
10:00 AM—11:00 AM
September 29, 2016 / Thursday
7 Days/7 Dinners
6:30 PM—8:00 PM
September 30, 2016 / Friday
Shabbat Service
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
September 30, 2016 / Friday
Lay-Led Service
5:30 PM—6:30 PM
September 30, 2016 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - September 28, 2016

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

Simchas and Celebrations - September 21, 2016

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

Simchas and Celebrations - September 14, 2016

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

From Hive to Honey, Learning About Bees

Fall at our Religious School and Early Childhood Centers means learning about the High Holy Days, eating apples and honey, and discovering honeybees with WHC member Dr. Jim Salander.Read More  ➔

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