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Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God Micah 6:8
August 7, 2020 / Friday Virtual Shabbat Evening Service 6:00PM— 7:00PM
August 8, 2020 / Saturday Virtual Shabbat Morning Service 10:30AM—12:00PM
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    Stay connected to WHC during this difficult time. We have chats, classes, services, and more available for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

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  • Looking Ahead

    We are starting to map out what various aspects of WHC will look like in the weeks and months to come.

    Please click here to read the full update about our plans for High Holy Days, Religious School, Early Childhood Education, Life Cycle Events, and more!

News & Current Events

The Journey to Becoming B’nei Mitzvah

August began with one of WHC's favorite traditions -- our Adult b'nei mitzvah service. This year, six individuals shared this right of passage during a virtual Zoom service with our clergy and their teacher, Gerdy Trachtman. Prior to the big day, each shared a few words about their journey:Read More  ➔

Rabbi Shankman's "Favorite Chicken" Recipe

This is the basic breaded chicken recipe my family ate on many Friday evenings growing up. As it was a family favorite, and often requested, we've always called it "Favorite Chicken"!Read More  ➔

Looking Ahead

Dear WHC Family, Four months ago, before “virtual connection” entered our daily lexicon, few imagined how open, vibrant, and active our community would remain outside of our physical buildings. Zoom, once so unfamiliar, has given us a platform to share new, innovative programs. And by embracing a different definition of “sacred space,” we found new opportunities to worship and learn, socialize, and support and celebrate each other’s life cycle events. All of this has provided much-welcomed companionship and support during a time of uncertainty. Read More  ➔

Happiness & Hardships

Happiness and hardship- most chapters in life contain a bit of both.  Moses begins one of his final addresses to the children of Israel in the most unusual way: Read More  ➔