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Sisterhood

Comprised of the women of WHC at every age and stage of their lives, Sisterhood comes together for friendship and service to the Temple and our community. Through fundraising, volunteering, and our dues we make quite an impact.

At Sisterhood, we:

  • provide financial support for special projects at the ECCs, Religious School, Temple, and the Carrie Simon House;
  • enhance religious, spiritual, and intellectual growth through events such as Women's Seders, Shabbatons, and our Literary Club;
  • cook for the homeless, pack meals for the WHC Hunger Project, deliver Meals on Wheels, and sponsor activities at JFGH;
  • tutor students at the Abram Simon Elementary School;
  • mentor new Sisterhoods in Israel and the United States;
  • provide funding for safe playgrounds in Israel and to countless local, national, and international charities and organizations;
  • have fun! Our calendar includes many social and cultural activities for our members.

If you are a woman of WHC, we invite you to join us! We have a place for you as a volunteer, leader, participant, or simply as a dues contributor. Your involvement and support - combined with that from hundreds of other women - helps our community enormously.

Spring Installation Luncheon

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"The Kennedy Center - A Living Memorial"

Date: Monday, May 22
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Temple
Cost: $65 per person
RSVP: Here!

Sisterhood’s new slate of officers and new Board members will be installed at this springtime luncheon with a keynote speech given by Deborah Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The first woman to head the Kennedy Center, Deborah oversees its operations in theater, dance, music, awards, and the affiliated National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera.

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JWI Flower Project

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WHC Sisterhood has joined JWI (Jewish Women International) in honoring the 45,000 women and children who will spend Mother's Day in battered women's shelters.

With their annual Flower Project, JWI sends bouquets of flowers and financial literacy resources on Mother's Day to 200 shelters across the United States.

For each $25 donation you make to the Flower Project, JWI will send a beautiful Mother’s Day or Father's Day card to anyone you choose to honor — mom or dad, brother or sister, grandparent, in-law, or friend. As a Flower Project partner, WHC Sisterhood will also benefit from your donation.

It's easy to order Mother's and Father's Day cards online and pay with a credit card.

You can also download this form if you'd like to pay with a check, or call 202-857-1300 to place your order by phone.

Regardless of how you choose to order your Mother's Day and Father's Day cards, please be sure to note that Washington Hebrew Congregation is your partner of choice!

Art Tours

Sisterhood Literary Group

Not just for women, this active and enthusiastic daytime book group is coordinated by WHC’s Sisterhood and is open to the entire Temple community. 

Each year we resad a variety of fiction and nonfiction books and engage in quarterly discussions facilitated by congregants, clergy, and community members with a significant connection to the books.

Watch It Here: An Evening with Anat Hoffman

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"From the Back of the Bus to the Top of the Agenda"

Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center and a founding member and Director of Neshot HaKotel – Women of the Wall, spoke at Temple on Thursday, March 23 about the current state of women's rights in Israel. It was a fascinating and eye-opening evening. If you weren't able to join us, you can see Anat's talk in its entirety here:

Monthly Meetings

Every month we meet to learn, connect, and make an impact. Join us! It's a great way to get involved!

Judaica Shop

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Please visit the WHC Sisterhood Judaica Shop at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center.

We offer a one-stop shop where you can purchase items for all occasions. Whether it's a gift to celebrate a Jewish life cycle event or a decorative Judaica item for you home, you'll find what you're looking for in our Judaica shop.

Our regular hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and Fridays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. We are also open the first Sunday of the month while Religious School is in session.

Holiday Boutique and Silent Auction

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Thank you for coming out to "Shop, Bid, and Dine" at our 30th annual Holiday Boutique and Silent Auction.

100% of the proceeds from this three-day event — the Boutique purchases, Silent Auction wins, Cafe delicacies, and Hamilton Experience raffle tickets — will enable WHC Sisterhood to continue its support of organizations whose work is vital to our community, nation, and world, including:

Before Thirty at Friendship Place

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Martha’s Table

Meals on Wheels

National Race to End Women’s Cancer

Promise for Prom, Suited for Change

Race for Hope

Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Religious School and Early Childhood Centers

Whitman Walker Health Clinic

and several shelters for homeless families, including Carrie Simon House.

Thank you to our wonderful vendors and the businesses and individuals who contributed to this event. We couldn't have done it without you!

How to Join

WHC Sisterhood welcomes all Washington Hebrew Congregation women as well as women who are not Temple members.

Please contact us at whcsisterhood@gmail.com for more information.

Upcoming Events

May 5, 2017 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM

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…

May 8, 2017 / Monday
National Gallery of Art Tour with Sisterhood
11:00 AM—2:00 PM
May 12, 2017 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
May 19, 2017 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
May 22, 2017 / Monday
Sisterhood Spring Installation & Luncheon
11:00 AM—2:00 PM
May 26, 2017 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM

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