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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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September 20, 2019 / Friday Welcome Back Tot Shabbat & Family Dinner 5:00PM— 7:00PM
September 20, 2019 / Friday Lay-Led Shabbat Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
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  • 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.

  • 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

September 16, 2019 / Monday
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate)
10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and…

September 17, 2019 / Tuesday
Hebrew School at JBSC
4:30 PM—6:00 PM
September 17, 2019 / Tuesday
Back to Basics
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
September 17, 2019 / Tuesday
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
September 18, 2019 / Wednesday
Back to Basics
10:00 AM—12:00 PM
September 18, 2019 / Wednesday
Back to Basics
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - September 12, 2019

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

Simchas and Celebrations - September 5, 2019

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

Welcome to the month of Elul

Elul, which begins on September 1 and ends on September 29, is an important month in the cycle of the Jewish year and in the life of the individual Jew. It is not important because of the holidays that occur during it, as there are none. Nor is it important because of the fast days it contains; again, there are none. Rather, as the month that leads up to the High Holy Days, Elul is a month of preparation, of introspection.  Read More  ➔

Meet Our Staff: The Facilities Teams at JBSC and Temple

Nearly every day of the year, our two buildings are bustling with activity as our members, guests, students, clergy, and staff come together to pray, learn, engage, socialize, celebrate, or mourn. Behind the scenes — from the early morning until often late at night — is an incredible team of individuals who work hard to ensure that both Temple and the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center are always is ready for whatever the day will bring.Read More  ➔