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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.

"Soul Seder" with Michael Twitty


Redefine your Passover seder meal with the award-winning food blogger and Ted Fellow, Michael Twitty.

Date: Monday, April 3
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Julia Bindeman Suburban Center
RSVP Preferred

Michael Twitty is Kosher Soul. Both a brand and his Twitter handle, Kosher Soul is the confluence of Michael's African American and Jewish American heritages, melding the histories, tastes, flavors, and Diasporic wisdom that come from being both Black and Jewish. Join us for a cooking demonstration and leave inspired with new recipes!

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.

Save the Date - Installation Luncheon


"The Kennedy Center - A Living Memorial"

Date: Monday, May 22
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Temple

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.

For more than 45 years, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has served as the living memorial to President Kennedy by bringing an unparalleled diversity of arts to our nation’s capital and serving a critical role as a leading provider of arts education initiatives across the United States and around the world.

To more deeply explore and provide a home for new ways in which the arts, education, and community intersect, the Kennedy Center has embarked on the first major expansion in its history. The expanded campus, scheduled to open in 2018, will create new opportunities for performances, informal gatherings, community outreach, and interaction between artists and audiences across the full spectrum of the creative process.

Deborah will talk about the Kennedy Center's strategic plans as they relate to today's society; her background and career; and her inspirations.

Registration to open soon! Check back for details.

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


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.

How to Join

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

Please contact us at for more information.

Holiday Boutique and Silent Auction


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!

Upcoming Events

March 29, 2017 / Wednesday
Art Tour with Sisterhood
1:00 PM—2:30 PM

This event has reached capacity. Thank you for your interest.

View nearly 2,000 of the finest American and international crafts at the North Bethesda home of arts patron Fleur Bresler.…

March 31, 2017 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
April 3, 2017 / Monday
"Soul Seder" with Michael Twitty
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
April 7, 2017 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
April 14, 2017 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
April 21, 2017 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM

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