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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.

Walk to End Genocide

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Take a stand. Raise your voice. Step in the right direction. Walk to end genocide! Support Jewish World Watch and the Darfur Interfaith Network's efforts to end genocide and mass atrocities at the third annual Washington, D.C. Walk to End Genocide on Sunday, April 23 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm.

This family-friendly and inspiring event starts behind the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Together, we will walk around our nation's monuments while remembering and honoring the victims of genocide.

The Walk will feature activities for children and families that nourish empathy and build compassion for the most vulnerable in our world. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to make crafts such as origami peace cranes and doves and to have their faces painted with symbols of love, peace, and unity. There will also be interactive games to test knowledge of geography and history of the world’s conflict zones. From the oldest to the youngest, everyone has a part to play in stopping genocide and mass atrocities.

Take this great opportunity to learn how your actions can change lives and be inspired by the difference your efforts and participation will make.

It's not just a Walk – it's a celebration of our community of conscience!

Click here to register to walk today.

Organized in partnership by Jewish World Watch and the Darfur Interfaith Network.

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