Menu Washington Hebrew Congregation

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
August 14, 2020 / Friday Virtual Shabbat Evening Service 6:00PM— 7:00PM
August 15, 2020 / Saturday Virtual Shabbat Morning Service 10:30AM—12:00PM
View Calendar
  • WHC Wherever You Are

    Stay connected to WHC during this difficult time. We have chats, classes, services, and more available for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

    Click here to learn more.

News & Current Events

Man Plans, God Laughs: Having a Baby During a Pandemic

We had a very detailed plan. We had talked through a number of possibilities, having watched the global pandemic unfold in New York City. Nearly all the questions had answers: yes, my husband could still join me for our baby’s delivery in the hospital. No, visitors would not be allowed at all. Yes, the mohel was willing to entertain different options and would do what made us comfortable. No, we would not be inviting the whole community to the bris, as we had hoped to do and had done for our daughter’s naming.Read More  ➔

Introducing: Ezra Jordan Abbott-Fischel

Dear Washington Hebrew Family,  I am thrilled to announce that on Saturday, July 25, at 10:23 am, Eric and I welcomed our beautiful son, Ezra Jordan, to the world. Ezra is an adorable, alert, and active boy. He loves to kick and watch the world and is taking it all in.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - August 6, 2020

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

The Journey to Becoming B’nei Mitzvah

August began with one of WHC's favorite traditions -- our Adult b'nei mitzvah service. This year, six individuals shared this right of passage during a virtual Zoom service with our clergy and their teacher, Gerdy Trachtman. Prior to the big day, each shared a few words about their journey:Read More  ➔