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April 26, 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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April 26, 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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April 26, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
Hebrew School at Temple
4:30PM— 6:00PM

Yom HaShoah Service
Parents are invited to join our 5th and 6th grade students for a Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) service in the Albert & Shirley Small Chapel at 5:30 pm.

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April 26, 2017 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
JAM Rehearsal
6:00PM— 6:30PM

JAM (Jewish American Music) is Washington Hebrew Congregation’s junior choir for kids between 3rd and 7th grades. Together with Cantor Bortnick and Audrey Katz, JAM rehearses contemporary and fun Jewish music which we will have the opportunity to perform both in services and at special concerts throughout the…

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April 26, 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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April 27, 2017 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate/Advanced)
10:00AM—11:00AM

For intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, exercise your conversational skills at JBSC 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 on speaking skills only,…

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April 27, 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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April 28, 2017 / Friday
Education
8th Grade Retreat
All day

WHC Retreats provide students with intensive weekends to learn, make friends, and have amazing experiences along with their classmates. Each retreat has its own theme, programming, and activities. Retreats take place at nearby camps and are a highlight of the Pre-Confirmation experience at Washington Hebrew Congregation.

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April 28, 2017 / Friday
This event has been postponed. Please check back for a rescheduled date.

Groups & Activities
Sisterhood Literary Group
10:00AM—12:00PM

Join us for a lively discussion of Edna O'Brien's book, The Little Red Chairs, facilitated by Rabbi Joseph Skloot.

This fiercely beautiful novel about one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal takes the reader from Ireland to…

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April 28, 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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April 28, 2017 / Friday
Education
Tot Shabbat at Temple
5:00PM— 6:30PM

Led by Rabbi Lustig.

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 and join us following the service for a family-style dinner and…

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April 28, 2017 / Friday
Worship
Cantors & Kol Rinah - Pollin Music Program Shabbat
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Led by Rabbi Lustig and Cantors Manevich and Bortnick.

From the ashes of the Holocaust, Israel was born. With their iconic voices, Cantor Mikhail Manevich, Cantor Susan Bortnick, and Kol Rinah will help us honor Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), a time of pain and suffering, and Yom HaAtzmaut (…

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April 28, 2017 / Friday
Groups & Activities
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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April 28, 2017 / Friday
Education
Family Shabbat and 3rd Grade Siyum Sefer
6:30PM— 7:30PM

Led by Rabbi Shankman and songleader Audrey Katz.

This participatory, multigenerational service provides a perfect opportunity for students to put their Hebrew learning into practice. At this service, our 3rd grade students will lead the congregation in song and receive a special blessing as part of a Siyum Sefer

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April 29, 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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April 29, 2017 / Saturday
Education
8th Grade Retreat
9:00AM— 4:30PM

WHC Retreats provide students with intensive weekends to learn, make friends, and have amazing experiences along with their classmates.

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April 30, 2017 / Sunday
WHC
Mitzvah Day
9:30AM— 2:00PM

Mitzvah Day represents the culmination of our year-long focus on community service and our long-standing commitment to helping the homeless, sick, hungry, and underprivileged in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community.

On Mitzvah Day, our volunteers, young and old working together, lend their time, energy, and compassion to social…

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April 30, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
WHC Hunger Project Food Packing
9:30AM—12:00PM

This food packing event is at capacity and registration is now closed. Want to volunteer for a future Hunger Project Packing Event? Click here to view our calendar.

You are cordially invited to participate in a WHC Hunger Project…

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May 1, 2017 / Monday
Education
12 Jewish Questions
7:00PM— 9:00PM

What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers.

Despite years…

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May 2, 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 2, 2017 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
JAM Rehearsal
6:00PM— 6:30PM

JAM (Jewish American Music) is Washington Hebrew Congregation’s junior choir for kids between 3rd and 7th grades. Together with Cantor Bortnick and Audrey Katz, JAM rehearses contemporary and fun Jewish music which we will have the opportunity to perform both in services and at special concerts throughout the…

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May 2, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 2017 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
JAM Rehearsal
6:00PM— 6:30PM

JAM (Jewish American Music) is Washington Hebrew Congregation’s junior choir for kids between 3rd and 7th grades. Together with Cantor Bortnick and Audrey Katz, JAM rehearses contemporary and fun Jewish music which we will have the opportunity to perform both in services and at special concerts throughout the…

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May 3, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
WHC Attorneys' Study Group
7:00PM— 9:30PM

Discover Jewish insights into the Anglo-American legal system with WHC's new study group for attorneys.

Meeting four to five times this year, the WHC Attorneys' Study Group delves into topics like the relationship between constitutional law and Jewish law. Featured guest facilitators like Phil Selden, Assistant U.S. Attorney…

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May 3, 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 5, 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 5, 2017 / Friday
Education
Tot Shabbat at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center
5:30PM— 7:00PM

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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May 6, 2017 / Saturday
Education
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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May 6, 2017 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
Club 56 End-of-Year Adventure
4:00PM— 9:00PM

Join your friends in Club 56 for a trip to Adventure Park USA on Saturday, May 6! Fourth graders are invited to come along and experience this taste of what Club 56 has to offer.

We will depart from the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center at 4:00…

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May 7, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

K-2 Tefilah at Temple and JBSC
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade parents are invited to join in tefilah (worship) with their children at 11:25 am at Temple and JBSC.

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May 7, 2017 / Sunday
Education
RJWECC Spring Carnival
12:00PM— 3:00PM

This annual spring carnival, organized by the RJWECC Parents Committee, is a great afternoon of fun for families with young children.

It features moon bounces, games, mini golf, Mad Science demonstrations, a pedal car race track, train rides, a photo booth, food trucks, and a DJ! It's a terrific…

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May 8, 2017 / Monday
Education
12 Jewish Questions
7:00PM— 9:00PM

What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers.

Despite years…

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May 9, 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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