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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.

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October 18, 2019 / Friday Tot Shabbat at Temple 5:00PM— 7:00PM
October 18, 2019 / Friday Lay-Led Shabbat Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
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  • Simchat Torah Block Party

    Join us on Sunday, October 20 at 11:00 am at Temple to celebrate Simchat Torah. Festivities will include a DJ, lawn games, adult study sessions, and food trucks, and more! Click here to learn more.

  • Celebrate Sukkot at WHC

    This year, WHC is proud to offer programming throughout the Sukkot holiday. As we build our sukkah, we invite you to join us to help build your mind, body, and spirit.
    Click here to see our full lineup of Sukkot programs and events.

  • Adult Learning

    Adult learning is part of the Jewish educational journey at WHC and this spring we have a wide array of learning opportunities for you to experience! Visit our Adult Learning page to learn more and register.

  • Congregational Conversations: Deborah Lipstadt's "Antisemitism: Here and Now"

    The Amram Scholar Series welcomes Deborah Lipstadt on Wednesday, October 23 to discuss her latest book about the global rise of anti-Semitism. Our Conversation will continue with monthly discussion sessions on the themes from her book. Click here to learn more and to RSVP.

  • Amram Scholar Series Presents: David Harris

    Join us on Sunday, October 27 for a conversation with American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris to hear his unique perspective on the widespread increase of anti-Semitism, the relationship between the American Jewish community and more. Click here to RSVP.

  • WHC's Fall Opener: Jodi Kantor

    Sunday, November 4, WHC welcomes the co-author of She Said, the instant New York Times bestseller to discuss how she broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse and ignited the #MeToo movement. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

  • 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

October 15, 2019 / Tuesday
Hebrew School at JBSC
4:30 PM—6:00 PM
October 15, 2019 / Tuesday
Back to Basics
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
October 15, 2019 / Tuesday
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
October 15, 2019 / Tuesday
"Screenagers: The Next Chapter" Film Screening
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
October 16, 2019 / Wednesday
Back to Basics
10:00 AM—12:00 PM
October 16, 2019 / Wednesday
Back to Basics
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

News & Current Events

A Joint Statement From Rabbi Lustig and Imam Magid

Yesterday, as millions of Jews gathered in solemn prayer on Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day, a heavily armed gunman attempted to carry out a massacre at a synagogue in Halle, Germany. Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - October 10, 2019

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

High Holy Day Reflections

WHC members share their thoughts during the Day of Awe. Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - October 3, 2019

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