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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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March 22, 2019 / Friday Lay-Led Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
March 22, 2019 / Friday 2239's Metro Minyan 6:00PM— 9:00PM
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  • Three Weddings & a Statement

    We invite you to a very special event welcoming three couples into the covenant of marriage on Tuesday, March 26. These couples could not or would not legally marry in Israel under the auspices of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate. Click here to learn why and how to join us.

  • Celebrate Purim at WHC

    We're taking a trip back to the '80s for Purim this year and it is, like, going to be totally rad! From Hamantashen, to our Purim Carnival, to our Shabbat Purim service and celebration -- there's something for everyone. Click here to learn more.

  • ECC Registration Now Open

    Registration for the 2019-2020 school year at our Early Childhood Centers at Temple and JBSC is now open. Enroll by February 15 for your chance to win $1,000 off tuition. All new and returning families are eligible. Register now.

  • 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.

  • Spring Into WHC

    Check out all the wonderful programming we have planned for the first half of 2019 in our Spring Programming Guide. From worship experiences to social and educational programs, to tikkun olam -- there is something for everyone this spring at WHC.

Upcoming Events

March 18, 2019 / Monday
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate)
10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Looking to learn to speak Hebrew without having to master the aleph bet? This innovative method will have you speaking Hebrew at the first class. The ability to read or…

March 18, 2019 / Monday
RJW ECC and E-T ECC Closed - Professional Development
12:00 AM—11:59 AM
March 18, 2019 / Monday
WHC Academy: Script 1 - The Haggadah
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
March 18, 2019 / Monday
12 Jewish Questions: A (Re)Introduction to Adult-Level Judaism
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
March 19, 2019 / Tuesday
Back to Basics
7:00 PM—8:30 PM
March 19, 2019 / Tuesday
Hebrew School at JBSC
4:30 PM—6:00 PM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - March 13, 2019

We are happy to share recent simchas and celebrations from our WHC members.Read More  ➔

Mitzvah Day Project Spotlight: Comfort Cases

This month kicks off with Mitzvah Day, WHC’s biggest volunteer day of the year on Sunday, April 7. Hands-on community service projects perfect for all ages and abilities are scheduled throughout the day at Temple, JBSC, and out in the community. This is a great opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of those in need living throughout our region. One project — “Comfort Cases” — puts together items that teens in foster care typically need and often do not have. You can help our Comfort Cases project now by helping fill our wish list so we have the items we will need on Mitzvah Day:Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - March 6, 2019

We are happy to share recent simchas and celebrations from our WHC members.Read More  ➔

Loving Israel, Even When Its Government Doesn't Show Love for Jews Like Me

This summer, I have been leading the URJ Camp Harlam NFTY in Israel trip. For four weeks, I have been showing and guiding 15 and 16 year-old Americans around a country that I cherish. This is my second summer doing this job, and I am definitely not here for five-star hotels or gourmet meals. I do it because it is important to me that the kids that I am entrusted with understand the magic of this country, its complexities, and the necessity of its existence. I do the job to ensure that I can pass along what this country has given me – life lessons, happiness, and growth – to the next generation of the U.S. Jewish community. I do it out of love for Israel.Read More  ➔