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  • High Holy Days

    Our Guide to High Holy Day Services & Tickets will help you get ready for this year’s High Holy Day services. If you have questions about celebrating the High Holy Days at Washington Hebrew, please contact Joyce Isaacson in the Seating Office, 202-895-6319.

  • Cemetery Memorial Services

    WHC’s Cemetery Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, September 6 at Memorial Park and Sunday, September 20 at Garden of Remembrance. Bus transportation is available, contact Nancy Misler, 202-895-6342, or visit our Guide to the High Holy Days to learn more.

  • Sukkot: A Time of Action

    Roll up your sleeves and join us for a week-long tikkun olam initiative. We're tackling serious issues that affect our community: hunger and homelessness, immigration, and civil rights and race relations. The week of events begins on Sunday, September 27. Visit our webpage to learn more.

  • Watch WHC Services Live Online

    From coast to coast, we're bringing you Friday night services live from WHC! All 6:00 pm Friday night services at Temple will be streaming in real time on our website at

  • Shabbat Under the Stars

    Casual, outdoors, and engaging – there's no better way to end your week. Our next "Shabbat Under the Stars" service is on Friday, August 28 at JBSC. Click here for the full schedule of our summertime service series.

Upcoming Events

August 31, 2015 / Monday
E-T ECC First Day of School
12:00 AM—11:59 AM
September 2, 2015 / Wednesday
RJWECC First Day of School
12:00 AM—11:59 AM
September 4, 2015 / Friday
Shabbat Service
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
September 4, 2015 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
September 4, 2015 / Friday
RJWECC Welcome Dinner
5:00 PM—6:00 PM
September 4, 2015 / Friday
Tot Shabbat
6:00 PM—7:00 PM

News & Current Events

WHC Journal - August 24, 2015

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It is Time to Walk the Walk, Not Just Talk the Talk!

I had the honor to spend two days on America’s Journey for Justice – an 860 mile walk, organized by the NAACP, from Selma, Alabama to Washington, D.C. We began the journey at the Amelia Boynton House where civil rights activists gathered 50 years ago to organize a march from Selma to Montgomery to fight for voting rights. The march that day turned into what was known as “Bloody Sunday,” and Amelia Boynton, one of the organizers, was beaten unconscious on the Edmund Pettus Bridge by police. It was a dark day in American history, which nevertheless became a catalyst for change. American men and women – who paid the same taxes as their neighbors, who fought and died in American uniform for the freedoms of others, and who were essentially denied the right to vote – organized to demand their civil rights.Read More  ➔

Supply Classroom Essentials for Children in Need

Help children in need this fall by providing backpacks and school supplies to Friendship Place. Formerly known as the Community Council for the Homeless, Friendship Place is a leader in fighting homelessness and supporting formerly homeless individuals and families in our community. As a charter member, WHC has been involved with many Friendship Place initiatives, and we, along with other area congregations, are answering the call now to help 120 children by filling backpacks with items they need for the upcoming school year by Monday, August 17.Read More  ➔

WHC Journal - August 3, 2015

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