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August 25, 2017 / Friday Shabbat Under the Stars Service & Dinner 6:00PM— 8:00PM
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  • Take a Look Back at Our Year

    From a sweet Rosh Hashanah to our festive Annual Meeting in June, 5777 has been an extraordinary year of impact at Washington Hebrew Congregation. We appreciate that you have been a part of it. Please join us for a look back at some of the highlights in our "Year in Review." Watch now.

  • Shabbat Under the Stars

    During the summer, we bring the relaxed, casual feel of long, sunny days to our Friday night services. Enjoy the beautiful grounds surrounding Temple and come to our final Shabbat Under the Stars service and dinner on Friday, August 25. In the event of inclement weather, this service will be held indoors. Join us.

  • 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 5778. 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. Discover why our parents and students love Religious School and register today.

  • 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

August 23, 2017 / Wednesday
Young Alumni Dinner
7:00 PM—8:30 PM

If you (or your child/grandchild) recently graduated from college (spring 2016 or later) and are back in the D.C. metro area, we'd love to reconnect! All WHC Young Alumni are…

August 25, 2017 / Friday
Metro Minyan
6:15 PM—10:00 PM
August 25, 2017 / Friday
Shabbat Under the Stars Service & Dinner
6:00 PM—8:00 PM
August 25, 2017 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
August 26, 2017 / Saturday
Early Torah Study
9:00 AM—10:00 AM
August 26, 2017 / Saturday
Shabbat Morning Service
10:30 AM—12:00 PM

News & Current Events

Faith Over Fear, Love Over Hate

This past Sunday, I woke up and went to church. I was joined by Rabbi Miller, and, as two southern Jews, it was not unfamiliar territory. We joined the men and women of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Prince George's county where Pastor John Jenkins was joined by 11,000 worshippers over the course of his three Sunday services. Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - August 9, 2017

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

Simchas and Celebrations - August 2, 2017

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

The President's Blog

In June, I completed my first year as President of Washington Hebrew Congregation. It has been a rewarding, challenging, and enjoyable experience.Read More  ➔