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We know that conversation and connection are what many people are seeking during this challenging time. Each week, our clergy and educators will be hosting online chats via Zoom. Each chat will have a different focus. Please join us!


Clergy Chat - Supporting Our Parents of College-Aged Students

Thursday, April 2 at 8:00 

Join Rabbi Lustig, Rabbi Shankman, Ira Miller and other WHC parents of college-aged students for an informal session on how we, and our kids, are adjusting to our "new normal." This will be an opportunity to hear from and learn from. each other about how to best support our students who are confronting this unique transition to being pulled out of their environment and are now (mostly) at home with their families.
Join us on Zoom


Clergy Chat - Couples Club Post-Passover Cocktail Hour

Wednesday, April 15 at 8:30 pm

Shut down email for the night, put your kids to bed, pour your favorite cocktail and join Rabbi Fischel for a socially-distant (yet social!) cocktail hour. We will see some friendly faces and check-in about our holidays and life in this new world. 
Join us on Zoom

Connect One-on-One

Even though our buildings are closed, our clergy are available to you as always. To set up a phone call or video chat with any of our rabbis or cantors, please call the Temple at 202-362-7100.

Clergy Blogs

Rabbi's Reflection: Leading a Virtual B'not Mitzvah
by Rabbi Aaron Miller
April 1, 2020

Rabbi Miller did something that he, nor WHC had ever done before this past weekend -- lead a virtual b'not mitzvah service. He took some time to reflect on the experience, and what it means especially during this difficult time of social distancing.

Shabbat When You're "Stuck" at Home
by Rabbi Aaron Miller
March 22, 2020

It’s been about a week since many of us started to self-quarantine. As I was thinking about this week’s sermon, I wondered, as we all are- what do we do while we’re stuck at home? What do we do with ourselves when have to stay still and cannot (or at least should not) leave?


Breathe Into Shabbat
by Rabbi Sue Shankman
March 20, 2020

Shabbat is all about the pause. As we prepare to enter into Shabbat at a confusing and challenging time such as this, how do we pause, when in so many ways, our lives have already been paused?

Finding Pandemic Parallels in the Parsha
by Rabbi Aaron Miller
March 17, 2020

Like Noah, and like us, Moses too was faced with a world-altering event. While Noah sealed himself off from the world, I saw a fearlessness in Moses that changed how I think about today’s pandemic.


Coping with Coronavirus - A Letter to Our Community
by Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig
March 16, 2020

These are difficult times, and we can and will be scared of the unknown, but there is also an opportunity to bring hope and promise to the future.