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New Shabbat Experiences!

Much more than a Shabbat service, our new Shabbat experiences are —

Soulful, Musical, and Joyful … in the Heart of DC

District Shabbat

District Shabbat combines the high energy of Washington and the deep spirituality of Reform Judaism to create this all-ages downtown Shabbat experience.

There hasn’t been a regular synagogue presence in Southwest since 1995, and we are excited for the opportunities our new District Shabbat will bring to the Southwest community and its visitors. It’s WHC bringing the heart of D.C. to downtown D.C.

What is District Shabbat?

Much more than a Shabbat service, this is a Shabbat experience led by WHC clergy and internationally celebrated folk-rock musicians Dan Nichols and Alan Goodis. It's a Friday evening in the heart of D.C. that builds community through joyful, musical worship, learning, food, and drinks.

Click here to see photos from our recent District Shabbat

For Adults & Older Kids  
For Adults & Older Kids
District Shabbat for Tots  
District Shabbat for Tots

Macomb St. Shabbat

Macomb St. Shabbat is a soulful Shabbat evening with joy and connection at its center.


The first Friday of every month — click here to view upcoming dates.


WHC on Macomb Street

What time?

  • 6:00 pm: Join our clergy for a pre-neg (hot hors d’oeuvres and drinks), Shabbat stories for children, and Chevruta (a deep and engaging Torah discussion for adults)
  • 6:30 pm: Our service begins. It has live musical accompaniment and encourages participation, interaction, and connection. We’ll celebrate simchas, offer support through Mi Shebeirach and Kaddish prayers, and bless all our children.
  • Afterward: eat, drink, connect with clergy, or head off to begin your weekend. It’s all up to you!