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March 31, 2017 / Friday
Education
Tot Shabbat at Temple
5:00PM— 6:30PM

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 craft project relating to an…

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March 31, 2017 / Friday
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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April 1, 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 2, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

Pre-K Gan
Pre-K Gan meets at JBSC.

Pre-K - 2nd Grade Family Passover Program at JBSC
Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade parents are invited to join us for our Model Seder and Family Passover program at JBSC.

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April 2, 2017 / Sunday
This event has been postponed. Please check back for a rescheduled date.

Education
9th Grade Annapolis Trip
9:30AM— 2:00PM

This trip has been postponed. Stay tuned for information about our new trip date!

Join us on Sunday, April 2 for a great day exploring Annapolis, Maryland. We will begin our trip with a visit to the U.S. Naval Academy

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April 2, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Divorcing with Dignity
9:45AM—11:45AM

Divorcing with Dignity is a group designed to provide community, education, and support for those going through divorce. Dr. Leslie Zirkin, a licensed psychologist, facilitates this free program on designated Sundays at Temple from 9:45 - 11:45 am.

For specific dates or to register, email…

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April 3, 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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April 4, 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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April 5, 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 5, 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 5, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
Freedom Seder
6:00PM— 9:00PM

On Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 pm at Temple, Washington Hebrew Congregation will welcome our Christian and Muslim partners to our annual celebration of interfaith unity and freedom. Join us for a traditional Passover seder dinner that includes prayers, songs, and readings emphasizing the universal struggle for human dignity.

Dinner is $20…

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April 8, 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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April 11, 2017 / Tuesday

This event has been canceled.

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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April 12, 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 14, 2017 / Friday
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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April 15, 2017 / Saturday
Education
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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April 18, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Confirmation Class
6:30PM— 8:30PM

Our Confirmation Class will meet at JBSC at 6:30 pm to continue their Jewish educational journey.

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April 18, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Pre-Confirmation Program
6:30PM— 8:30PM

Our 8th and 9th grade classes will meet at JBSC at 6:30 pm for an innovative program that will help them develop lifelong Jewish values.

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April 19, 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 19, 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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April 22, 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 23, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

5th Grade B'nei Mitzvah Program at Temple and JBSC
Parents and 5th grade students are invited to participate in this morning of learning about the B'nei Mitzvah process. The morning will include a learner's service and an exploration of traditions and rituals, including an opportunity to share a…

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April 23, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Community Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration
1:30PM— 5:00PM

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington’s annual community Holocaust commemoration in Maryland will be held at our Julia Bindeman Suburban Center on Sunday, April 23 from 1:30 – 5:00 pm. This year’s theme is “Displaced Persons – Struggles to Find a Home,” and the…

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April 24, 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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April 24, 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…

Read More  ➔
April 25, 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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April 25, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Hebrew School at JBSC
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 Worship Space at 5:30 pm.

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April 25, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Confirmation Class
6:30PM— 8:30PM

Our Confirmation Class will meet at Temple at 6:30 pm to continue their Jewish educational journey.

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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…

Read More  ➔
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…

Read More  ➔
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 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
Education
Tot Shabbat at Temple
5:00PM— 6:30PM

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 craft project relating to an…

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

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 ceremony, celebrating the completion of their first Hebrew book.…

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April 29, 2017 / Saturday
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 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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