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May 23, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Continuing Education for ECC Teachers
4:00PM— 7:00PM

Taught by DJ Schneider Jensen, Director of the Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center, this 90-hour education course provides students with a broad overview of human growth and development from birth to age eight and satisfies the requirement for pre-service teachers in Maryland and D.C.

Covering child development and the…

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May 23, 2017 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
WHECTY Banquet
6:30PM— 8:00PM

Celebrating another great year in WHECTY, the annual banquet includes thanking outgoing Board members and installing the new 2017-2018 WHECTY Board.

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May 23, 2017 / Tuesday
Life Cycle Events
Bereavement Support Group
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Erica Berger, LICSW, provides mutual support and education to those who have experienced a loss during the last 18 months.

Limited in size to eight participants, the program will be held at Temple at 7:00 pm on Tuesdays, from April 25 -…

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May 24, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
Wednesday Study Group
1:00PM— 2:00PM

Connect to your fellow WHC congregants as we explore the relevance of ancient Jewish texts on our modern lives. One of the gifts that Judaism has given the world is the exchange of ideas and insights that can come from chevruta study – study in a small-group setting where…

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May 24, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
Continuing Education for ECC Teachers
4:00PM— 8:00PM

Taught by DJ Schneider Jensen, Director of the Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center, this 90-hour education course provides students with a broad overview of human growth and development from birth to age eight and satisfies the requirement for pre-service teachers in Maryland and D.C.

Covering child development and the…

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May 24, 2017 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
Kol Rinah Rehearsal
7:30PM— 9:00PM

Practice! Learn! Laugh! Sing! This is Kol Rinah, our volunteer Temple choir. Lending our voices to the Yom Kippur Poetry & Music Hour and Friday night Sermons in Song. Everyone is welcome. You don't need an operatic voice, just a love of Jewish music. Go home with a song in…

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May 26, 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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May 26, 2017 / Friday
Worship
Shirei Shabbat
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Led by Cantors Manevich and Bortnick.

On Friday, May 26, our 6:00 pm Shabbat service at Temple will celebrate the German heritage and history upon which our Congregation was founded. Rabbi Shankman will deliver a sermon on the “German Roots of Washington Hebrew Congregation,” and the service’s…

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May 27, 2017 / Saturday
Education
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Rabbi Miller.

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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May 30, 2017 / Tuesday
Life Cycle Events
Bereavement Support Group
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Erica Berger, LICSW, provides mutual support and education to those who have experienced a loss during the last 18 months.

Limited in size to eight participants, the program will be held at Temple at 7:00 pm on Tuesdays, from April 25 -…

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May 31, 2017 / Wednesday
Worship
Shavuot Festival & Yizkor Service
10:30AM—12:00PM

The last day of the Jewish calendar's four festival services, Shavuot gives us another opportunity to come together in prayer as we remember those whose memories live on in our hearts.

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June 2, 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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June 2, 2017 / Friday
Worship
Tot Shabbat at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center
5:30PM— 6:30PM

Our rabbis and song leaders make going to Friday night services a fun, fulfilling event for families with young children (or grandchildren!). 

The evening begins at 5:30 pm with a Tot Shabbat service, which lasts about a half hour and teaches Jewish prayers, traditions, and rituals through songs, stories,…

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June 2, 2017 / Friday
Education
Shabbat Under the Stars at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Throughout the year, WHC President David Astrove and his wife, Debbie, have welcomed small groups of WHC adults each month to their home for Shabbat dinner. The dinners have been casual, meaningful opportunities for our members to connect and get to know each other. It has been a popular program…

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June 3, 2017 / Saturday
Education
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Rabbi Miller.

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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June 4, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Hershey Park Trip
8:00AM— 6:00PM

Join us for a great day at Hershey Park on Sunday, June 4. This trip, which is open to all 7th-12th graders, is the perfect way to end the school year and get excited for summer!

We will leave at 8:00 am from the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center and will…

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June 4, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
WHC Hunger Project Food Packing
1:00PM— 3:00PM

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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June 5, 2017 / Monday
WHC
WHC's Annual Meeting
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Join us for our Annual Meeting where new members of Washington Hebrew Congregation's Board of Directors will be installed.

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June 6, 2017 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
Fistful of Shekels Meeting
6:30PM— 8:30PM

WHC's Fistful of Shekels (FOS) Israel Investment Club is for members who are interested in supporting Israel through buying stock in Israeli companies. It is also an interesting way to learn more about Israel's economy and about investments. The club meets quarterly for dinner and socializing and to discuss our…

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June 7, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
Wednesday Study Group
1:00PM— 2:00PM

Connect to your fellow WHC congregants as we explore the relevance of ancient Jewish texts on our modern lives. One of the gifts that Judaism has given the world is the exchange of ideas and insights that can come from chevruta study – study in a small-group setting where…

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June 7, 2017 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
D.C. Premiere - In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Washington Hebrew Congregation is proud to host the D.C. premiere of the docudrama, In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 pm at Temple.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, In Our Hands tells the story of Israel’s 55th Paratrooper Brigade&…

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June 9, 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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June 9, 2017 / Friday
Worship
Craig Taubman - Pollin Music Program
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Led by Cantors Manevich and Bortnick.

Join us at Temple on Friday, June 9 at 6:00 pm for a Shabbat service with Craig Taubman. American singer/songwriter and music producer Craig Taubman's music has become an integral part of the Jewish…

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June 10, 2017 / Saturday
Education
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Rabbi Shankman.

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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June 11, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Cantor Bortnick in Concert: "Stars of David: Story to Song"
3:00PM— 6:00PM

Cantor Susan Bortnick will take the stage with cantors from several other congregations to celebrate through song the stories of some of America's most notable Jewish figures. This funny and captivating revue, based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, features original music by Broadway's finest composers and lyricists.

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June 13, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
The Red Stone: Mindfulness and Meditation Group
7:00PM— 8:30PM

The Red Stone welcomes individuals and couples experiencing fertility issues to its Mindfulness and Meditation Group, hosted by Washington Hebrew Congregation. The group meets at Temple on the second Tuesday evening of each month. We have a warm group of individuals and couples and welcome anyone who is interested in…

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June 13, 2017 / Tuesday
WHC
WHC 175: Envision Our Future - Visioning Session
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Join the more than 250 congregants who have taken the time to share with us their vision of the future of Washington Hebrew Congregation. The discussions are illuminating, creative, and thought-provoking. Share your vision for the future of WHC and join us at our next Visioning Session.

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June 14, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
Amram Scholar Series Presents Howard Blum
7:00PM— 8:30PM

The Amram Scholar Series partners with WHC Sisterhood to present its closing lecture for the 2016-2017 season: the riveting story of Betty Pack, a beautiful American debutante who became one of World War II’s most successful Allied spies.

Join us at Temple on Wednesday, June 14, when bestselling…

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June 14, 2017 / Wednesday
Faith In Action
Community Issues/Social Action Meeting
7:30PM— 9:30PM

Join committee members each month for an in-depth discussion of social action issues and to plan social justice and interfaith relationship-strengthening events/activities.

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June 16, 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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June 17, 2017 / Saturday
Education
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Rabbi Miller.

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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June 19, 2017 / Monday
Groups & Activities
Prime Timers' Luncheon & Program
12:30PM— 2:30PM

Meet at Temple for a delicious lunch and entertaining program. Our luncheon events range from lectures to performances to films. Stay tuned for more information.

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June 23, 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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June 23, 2017 / Friday
Special Services
Shabbat Under the Stars
6:00PM— 7:00PM

During the summer, we bring the relaxed, casual feel of long sunny days to our Friday night services. Taking advantage of our beautiful grounds at both Temple and JBSC, we hold Shabbat Under the Stars outside.

In the event of inclement weather, this service will be held indoors.

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June 23, 2017 / Friday
Adult Groups
Metro Minyan
6:15PM—10:00PM

Led by Rabbi Miller, 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.

The cost is $10…

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June 23, 2017 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Shabbat Under the Stars Dinner with Couples Club
7:00PM— 8:00PM

Join us at WHC’s casual, outdoor summer worship series, Shabbat Under the Stars. Shabbat services start at 6:00 pm. After enjoying the casual service, we’ll gather outside for a delicious picnic dinner starting at 7:00 pm.

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