Sharing Sad News


The funeral service for Jillian and Lindsay Wiener will take place on Monday, August 8 at 11:00 am at Washington Hebrew Congregation (3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington, DC).

Their service may also be viewed via livestream*

On Monday evening, Shiva services will be held at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center, 11810 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland. Doors will open at 7:00 pm, and the service will begin at 7:30 pm. Shiva will also be available via livestream*

On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, Shiva will be held at a private residence. Information will be shared at the funeral.

The Wiener family has requested that all those attending must take a rapid Covid-19 test before arriving and wear a mask at the funeral and Shiva. Anyone feeling unwell is asked to join via livestream in lieu of attending in person. 

*The funeral service and Shiva each have a unique livestream link.

Letter sent to WHC community on Wednesday, August 3

Dear Washington Hebrew Congregation Family,

It is with heartbreaking sadness that we share that Lindsay and Jillian Wiener, the daughters of WHC President Lewis Wiener and his wife Alisa, died in a house fire early this morning while the family was in New York. Lew, Alisa, and their son Zach are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The world has lost two beautiful lights today, and we are heartbroken. Through their leadership and service, acts of kindness, and friendship, the Wiener family has touched so many lives at Washington Hebrew. Please know that our clergy are here if you need compassionate support and guidance as you process this tragic loss.

Just two months ago, we came together as a community to celebrate with the Wieners when Lew was installed as our Congregation’s president. Now, as a community, we will again come together to support and lift up Lew, Alisa, and Zach in every way possible.

We will share additional information with you as it becomes available.

Please join us in prayer that God will bless Lew, Alisa and Zach with r’fuah sh’leimah – peace, comfort, and healing.

Zichronot livracha, may the memories of Jillian and Lindsay be for a blessing.


-Your Washington Hebrew Clergy and Leadership