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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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July 26, 2019 / Friday Shabbat Under the Stars 6:00PM— 7:30PM
July 26, 2019 / Friday 2239's Metro Minyan 6:15PM— 9:00PM
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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.

  • Shabbat Under The Stars & Dinner

    Join us on Friday, August 30 at 6:00 pm at Temple for our final Shabbat Under the Stars of the summer. A family-friendly dinner will follow this service.

  • 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.

Upcoming Events

July 23, 2019 / Tuesday
WHECTY Summer Night Out
6:00 PM—7:30 PM

Join your friends from WHC and WHECTY for a casual “summer night out” with dinner at Nando's and dessert at…

July 26, 2019 / Friday
2239's Metro Minyan
6:15 PM—9:00 PM
July 26, 2019 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
July 26, 2019 / Friday
Shabbat Under the Stars
6:00 PM—7:30 PM
July 27, 2019 / Saturday
Shabbat Morning Service
10:30 AM—12:00 PM
July 27, 2019 / Saturday
Early Torah Study
9:00 AM—10:00 AM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - July 18, 2019

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

Never Again Is Now: Jewish Memory in Action

We Jews do not just have a history of migration -- we remember being a refugee. We remember Abraham, our patriarch, leaving his country and his family to find a new land to practice his own faith. We remember the Israelites leaving every land they ever inhabited: Canaan, Egypt, the Land of Israel. We remember them fleeing from famine, from pharaohs, from autocratic rulers. We remember our Spanish ancestors escaping the Inquisition. And, of course, we remember our European parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents trying to evade the Nazis, only to be met with blockades and quotas. These are the memories of Jews. These are the memories of refugees. These are our memories.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - July 3, 2019

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

Simchas and Celebrations - June 26, 2019

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