Furloughed? Feed Your Soul, Your Mind, and Your Tummy During This Uncertain Time

If you’re impacted by the Federal Government shutdown and find yourself with some extra time during the day, we’d like to invite you to take advantage of some wonderful, FREE programs here at WHC that are open to not just WHC members, but the entire community. All the events listed below will include something to nosh on for all attendees:

Wednesday Study Group

Join us every Wednesday at 1:00 pm as Rabbi Eliana Fischel examines the question, “What do we say when we pray?” This weekly, small-group discussion will explore the structure, history, and content of prayer. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Worship Experiences on Friday, January 25

Shirei Shabbat

Join us on Friday, January 25 at 6:00 pm at Temple for a Shirei Shabbat service with our Cantors. An oneg with yummy snacks, desserts, and refreshments will follow this beautiful, musical service.

Tot Shabbat

Join us with your little ones at this Shabbat service that’s perfect for families with young kids (or grandkids.) The service starts at 5:00 pm and is followed by a free, family-friendly dinner. Please RSVP if you plan to stay for dinner so we know how many people to expect.

Metro Minyan

Join 2239 this Friday at First Unitarian UCC in the Chinatown neighborhood of DC for a Shabbat experience perfect for young professionals. The evening starts at 6:15 pm with a “Shot of Torah” – a Torah discussion over drinks and appetizers and is followed by our engaging, musical, spiritual service at 7:00 pm. Both parts of this Metro Minyan experience are free, and no advance RSVP is required.

“Inside the Issues” With the EmptyNesters

Saudi Arabia – Friend, Foe, Both, Neither?

Join the EmptyNesters on Sunday, January 27 at 9:30 am for an “Inside the Issues” discussion looking at the complex, sometimes hard to understand, relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Our expert guide for this journey is Middle East Studies Professor Dr. Michael Sharnoff. Coffee, refreshments, and bagels will be served.

Conversational Hebrew & Back to Basics:

Have you always wanted to learn to speak Hebrew? Or perhaps just learn more about Judaism’s holidays, culture, and traditions?  Our Conversational Hebrew and Back to Basics classes are already in full swing, but if you are a furloughed worker you are welcome to come and drop in at no charge. Classes are offered at both JBSC and Temple on a variety of days and times. Please contact Gerdy Trachtman if you plan to attend one of these classes or with any questions. Snacks and refreshments are available at all sessions.