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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 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

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
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
Education
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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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 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
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 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 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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May 9, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Confirmation Rehearsal
6:30PM— 8:30PM

Our Confirmation Class will meet at Temple at 6:30 pm to prepare for the upcoming Confirmation service.

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May 9, 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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May 10, 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 10, 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 12, 2017 / Friday
Education
ECC Pre-K Shabbat Celebration
6:00PM— 8:00PM

Led by Rabbi Lustig and Cantor Bortnick.

This special Shabbat service features the Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center and the Rabbi Joseph Weinberg Early Childhood Center's Pre-K students as they celebrate the culmination of the preschool experience.

This service…

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May 13, 2017 / Saturday
Education
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Rabbi Lustig.

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 15, 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 16, 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 16, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Confirmation Rehearsal
6:30PM— 8:30PM

Our Confirmation Class will meet at Temple at 6:30 pm to prepare for the upcoming Confirmation service.

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May 16, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Pre-Confirmation Program
6:30PM— 8:30PM

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

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May 17, 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 17, 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 19, 2017 / Friday
Education
Confirmation and Teacher Recognition Shabbat
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Led by all clergy.

This Shabbat service is the start of a special weekend for WHC's Confirmation Class, recognizes the ECC and Religious School teachers who have made their journey possible, and honors WHC's teachers who are marking their 18th anniversary.

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May 20, 2017 / Saturday
Education
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Rabbi Lustig.

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 20, 2017 / Saturday
Education
Confirmation Rehearsal
12:00PM— 4:00PM

Our Confirmation Class will meet at Temple at 12:00 pm to prepare for tomorrow's Confirmation service.

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May 21, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Confirmation Service
9:00AM—11:30AM

You are cordially invited to join us at Temple for the 129th Confirmation service. Confirmation is the ceremony through which we recognize and celebrate the importance of continued Jewish education. It is traditionally linked to the festival of Shavuot when the first fruits were brought to be offered at the…

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