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A community of the heart, we are a spiritual, educational and social home for Reform Jews in the Washington, D.C. region and a powerful voice for the values of our faith.

Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God Micah 6:8
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August 23, 2019 / Friday Shabbat Evening Service 6:00PM— 7:30PM
August 23, 2019 / Friday 2239's Metro Minyan 6:30PM— 9:00PM
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  • Memorial Park Cemetery Closed

    Memorial Park Cemetery on Alabama Avenue sustained damage from fallen trees and branches during Monday's storm and will be closed on Wednesday, and Thursday for clean-up and repairs.

  • High Holy Days 2019

    Believe it or not, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are just around the corner. See our guide to this year's High Holy Day services and tickets here.

  • New High Holy Day Prayer Book

    We are excited to share that we will be using Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Reform machzor (High Holy Day prayer book), at all of our Congregational services during the High Holy Days.

    Click here to learn more and to purchase or dedicate sets for this year's High Holy Days.

  • Shabbat Under The Stars & Dinner

    Join us on Friday, August 30 at 6:00 pm at Temple for our final Shabbat Under the Stars of the summer. A family-friendly dinner will follow this service.

  • Register for our ECCs

    The 2019-2020 school year is just around the corner! We invite you to learn about all our Early Childhood Centers at Temple and JBSC can offer your child. Click here to register or schedule a tour.

  • Religious School Registration

    Secure your child's spot in our inclusive and dynamic Religious School! With parallel programs for children in Pre-K through 12th-grade at both Temple and JBSC, we're well suited to meet your family's needs. Discover why our parents and students love Religious School and register today.

Upcoming Events

August 23, 2019 / 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…

August 23, 2019 / Friday
2239's Metro Minyan
6:30 PM—9:00 PM
August 23, 2019 / Friday
Shabbat Evening Service
6:00 PM—7:30 PM
August 24, 2019 / Saturday
Early Torah Study
9:00 AM—10:00 AM
August 24, 2019 / Saturday
Shabbat Morning Service
10:30 AM—12:00 PM
August 27, 2019 / Tuesday
WHECTY Summer Night Out
6:00 PM—7:30 PM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - August 15, 2019

Congratulations to our WHC members on their recent simchas and celebrations.Read More  ➔

Students From Abram Simon Have a Summer of Fun at Camp Barrett

We are happy to share that this summer, Washington Hebrew Congregation helped make it possible for more than 40 students from Abram Simon Elementary School in Southeast, D.C. to attend a week of summer camp at Elks Lodge Camp Barrett.Read More  ➔

Tisha B'Av Teaches That Our Words and Actions Matter

This Sunday, August 11 is Tisha B'Av (the 9th of Av) on the Hebrew calendar, a fast day when we mark the destruction of the Temple, which we are told came about because of a lack of civility. It is a day when we mourn the loss of life and remember its cause … hatred! Our tradition teaches us that words and actions matter.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - August 8, 2019

Congratulations to our WHC members on their recent simchas and celebrations.Read More  ➔