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Community Issues - Social Action

We open dialogue and strengthen relations with our interfaith neighbors, connect our Congregation to social justice issues in our own communities, and work toward a more just society.

Members of the committee are the Temple’s liaisons with community religious and social service organizations. We plan and run several major annual congregational events, including Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat and Day of Service and the Interfaith Freedom Seder, both of which bring our interfaith neighbors from across the metropolitan area to WHC to celebrate our common experience and further tolerance and understanding.

We present lectures on social action issues and organize the Congregation’s participation in rallies and demonstrations — including the 9/11 Unity Walk, Rally Against Genocide in Darfur, vigils at the Sudanese Embassy, and political forums. To aid the vulnerable within our own community, we support efforts, such as the Second Sunday cooking project, through which Temple members provide meals for the homeless in Montgomery County.

Whether you are looking for stimulating discussion or direct involvement in projects and activities, we hope you will join us.

Capital Pride Parade


Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, 2027 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Join your extended WHC family at the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10. Capital Pride is the District’s biggest and most colorful festival to celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the progress our nation has made towards LGBTQ equality and to inspire us to continue the work that still needs to be done. Meet us at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC) at 3:30 pm for sign-making and refreshments before we step together onto the parade route to show our pride!

Click here to register to join us for this event!

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