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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.

Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God Micah 6:8
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January 24, 2020 / Friday Tot Shabbat at Temple 5:00PM— 7:00PM
January 24, 2020 / Friday Shirei Shabbat 6:00PM— 7:30PM
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  • Falls Rd. Shabbat

    Once a month, every month at JBSC!

    Click here to learn more about this musical, joyful, and engaging Shabbat experience taking place monthly in Potomac.

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

    Join us throughout the fall and winter for monthly discussions of Deborah Lipstadt's latest book, Antisemitism: Here and Now. 

    Click here to learn more and to RSVP.

  • Register for our ECCs

    Learn about all our Early Childhood Centers at Temple and JBSC can offer your child. Click here to register or schedule a tour.

  • World Zionist Congress Election

    Do you want to make a difference? The World Zionist Congress Election is our only chance to ensure our Reform voice is heard in Israel. Learn more and "Vote Reform" here.

Upcoming Events

January 21, 2020 / Tuesday
Back to Basics
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah,…

January 21, 2020 / Tuesday
Hebrew Reading for Adults
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
January 21, 2020 / Tuesday
Learn to Play Canasta
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
January 21, 2020 / Tuesday
Hebrew School at JBSC
4:30 PM—6:00 PM
January 22, 2020 / Wednesday
Wise Aging
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
January 22, 2020 / Wednesday
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner)
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - January 16, 2020

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

A Message About the Anti-Semitic Attack in Monsey

Dear Friends,  I deplore the violent hate crime committed against a rabbi and his friends in his home on Saturday night. The horrible irony is not lost that this attack came as they gathered to light the hanukkiyah and celebrate our historic fight for religious freedom.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - December 26, 2019

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

Miracles, Then and Now: Understanding the Message Behind Hanukkah

 It started in a small town now considered a bedroom city to Jerusalem. In the post-Alexander the Great era, Greek culture and customs had grown strong in the land of Israel, and assimilation was prevalent in all aspects of life. The gymnasium was more popular than the Yeshiva. Popular names had Greek, not Hebrew, origins. And men had embraced Greek culture and life so deeply that they would undergo surgical procedures to reverse their circumcisions.Read More  ➔

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