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August 18, 2017 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Mah Jongg
10:30AM— 4:00PM

Spend your day engaged in the thrilling game of Mah Jongg! Game play starts at 10:30 am. The end time is flexible, and if there's enough interest, the games will continue until 4:00 pm.

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August 19, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Rabbi Skloot.

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, in English. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question, and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome — just…

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August 20, 2017 / Sunday
Volunteer Groups
WHC Hunger Project Food Packing
10:00AM—12:00PM

You are cordially invited to participate in a WHC Hunger Project food packing event. Many of you have already done a food packing and you know how worthwhile it is. For those of you who have not been to a WHC Hunger Project Food Packing, you are in for a…

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

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 invited to a special dinner gathering on Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 pm at Rock…

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August 25, 2017 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Mah Jongg
10:30AM— 4:00PM

Spend your day engaged in the thrilling game of Mah Jongg! Game play starts at 10:30 am. The end time is flexible, and if there's enough interest, the games will continue until 4:00 pm.

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August 25, 2017 / Friday
Special Services
Shabbat Under the Stars Service & Dinner
6:00PM— 8:00PM

Led by Rabbi Lustig.

Join us at Temple for the final Shabbat Under the Stars of the summer. More relaxed in feel than traditional services, Shabbat Under the Stars features upbeat music in a casual, outdoor setting. Following the service, we will have an informal, family-style dinner.

This…

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August 25, 2017 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Metro Minyan
6:15PM—10:00PM

Led by Rabbi Skloot, the evening begins at 6:15 pm with "A Shot of Torah," an opportunity to study the weekly Torah portion and dive into some serious (and not so serious) Jewish discussion. The guitar-led, come-as-you-are Shabbat service starts at 7:00 pm and is followed by dinner.

Dinner is $12 if…

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August 26, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Cantor Manevich.

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, in English. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question, and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome — just…

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August 27, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park with The Boomers
11:30AM— 4:30PM

Thank you for your interest in this event. Online registration is now closed.

Root for the home team as the Nationals take on the Mets for Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park on Sunday, August 27. The Boomers have a special section reserved for our members and guests.

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August 27, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park
11:30AM— 5:30PM

Join the Jewish Federation and 1,500 Greater Washington community members to watch the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets. Buy your tickets with Federation and join us at the ballpark two hours before game time for fun activities, kosher food samples, and giveaways the whole family will enjoy!

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September 1, 2017 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Mah Jongg
10:30AM— 4:00PM

Spend your day engaged in the thrilling game of Mah Jongg! Game play starts at 10:30 am. The end time is flexible, and if there's enough interest, the games will continue until 4:00 pm.

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September 2, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, in English. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question, and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome — just occasionally or every week —…

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September 8, 2017 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Mah Jongg
10:30AM— 4:00PM

Spend your day engaged in the thrilling game of Mah Jongg! Game play starts at 10:30 am. The end time is flexible, and if there's enough interest, the games will continue until 4:00 pm.

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September 8, 2017 / Friday
Early Childhood
Tot Shabbat at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center
5:30PM— 7:00PM

Fun, interactive, and led by our rabbis, these half-hour services — which are open to the community — engage our youngest worshippers and their families through songs and stories. Continue the feeling of community after the service at an oneg, which features healthy snacks and a craft project relating to…

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September 8, 2017 / Friday
WHC
Shabbat Dinner with David and Debbie Astrove
7:00PM— 9:00PM

The Astroves are hosting "Dinner with David and Debbie" one Friday each month from September through June. With just 12 people around their table, the Astroves' Shabbat dinners are a casual way for a few WHC members to get to know one another.

You know you have…

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September 9, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, in English. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question, and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome — just occasionally or every week —…

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September 9, 2017 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
Welcome Back Shabbat Hike & Picnic with Couples Club
9:00AM— 1:00PM

Join your friends for a low-key morning hike at Great Falls Park in Fairfax, Virginia. We’ll enjoy the late-summer foliage together while singing Shabbat songs and blessings. Bring a picnic lunch, water, and your hiking boots. This free event is open to couples and families.

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September 10, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Lift Up Your Neighbor: Unity Walk 2017
12:30PM— 5:00PM

The houses of worship along Embassy Row will open their doors to each other and to you at the Unity Walk.

People of different faiths, philosophies, cultures, and those who claim no faith, are invited to experience a world of traditions through music, art, architecture, service, and food. The…

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September 11, 2017 / Monday
Groups & Activities
Sisterhood Meeting Featuring Joan Nathan & Whole Foods
10:00AM—12:00PM

Whether you are on Sisterhood’s Board, just testing the waters, or somewhere in between, join us for our first meeting of the program year.

Whole Foods Market will cater lunch with a selection of items from their High Holy Day menu, and award-winning cookbook author Joan Nathan…

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September 12, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Campus Confidential
7:00PM— 9:30PM

Georgetown Professor and Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization Jacques Berlinerblau talks about what the college experience is like today — an experience which is radically different from the one that parents of high school seniors might be familiar with.

Lingering on the crisis of professorial employment, the…

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September 12, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics.

Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a…

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September 13, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
10:00AM—12:00PM

Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics.

Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a…

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September 13, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics.

Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a…

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September 14, 2017 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate/Advanced)
10:00AM—11:00AM

For intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, exercise your conversational skills at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center on Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. 

This course, which is intended for intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, will give you the opportunity to practice your Hebrew in a fun and friendly environment. Focusing…

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September 14, 2017 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner)
11:15AM—12:15PM

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.

Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the…

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September 15, 2017 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Mah Jongg
10:30AM— 4:00PM

Spend your day engaged in the thrilling game of Mah Jongg! Game play starts at 10:30 am. The end time is flexible, and if there's enough interest, the games will continue until 4:00 pm.

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September 16, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, in English. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question, and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome — just occasionally or every week —…

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September 16, 2017 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
Selichot Service and Dinner
5:00PM— 8:00PM

Toward the end of the month of Elul, a week before Rosh Hashanah on Saturday night, we will recite selichot. These prayers and poetry on the theme of forgiveness are meant to inspire us to begin the process of asking forgiveness — from God, from our loved ones, from ourselves &…

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September 17, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

All Grades at Temple and JBSC
Pick-up your class assignments.

3rd Grade Parents Meeting at Temple
As your children begin their formal education, learn more about the WHC Hebrew curriculum from Stephanie Tankel, Director of Religious Education.

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September 17, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Messy Fun Day with Fatherhood
3:00PM— 5:00PM

Get ready for an afternoon of grimy, slimy, and messy fun with your kids at Fatherhood's Messy Fun Day! We will have all the essential messy stations for dads and their kids to play in together. We'll also be making our own deliciously messy snacks.

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September 18, 2017 / Monday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner)
10:00AM—11:00AM

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.

Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the…

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September 19, 2017 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
WHECTY Night Out
6:30PM— 8:00PM

All 9th - 12th graders are invited to a special welcome back "Night Out" sponsored by WHECTY on Tuesday, September 19. Come see your friends from WHC Retreats and Confirmation and get ready for the New Year as we enjoy a great dinner!

Registration for this event will open soon.…

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