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Rosh HaShanah

We welcome the New Year with a variety of virtual worship experiences for every age and stage of life.

This year, all of our worship experiences and study sessions are open to everyone, members and non-members alike. Our study sessions and several of our services will be held via Zoom; for security purposes, we require that you register for these in advance

If you are not a member of WHC, please click here to let us know you will be joining us for our High Holy Day worship this year.

If you are joining us for our Congregational Services, please click here for a digital version of our Rosh HaShanah prayer book so you can follow along at home.

Erev Rosh HaShanah

Friday, September 18, 2020

Community Shofar Blast
5:00 pm
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Congregational Service
6:00 pm (online)
Sermon by Rabbi Lustig
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2239 Young Professional Service
8:00 pm on Zoom
Sermon by Rabbi Fischel
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Rosh HaShanah Day

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Preschool Service
9:00 am on Zoom
with Rabbi Shankman & Stephanie Tankel, Director of Lifelong Learning
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Family Service*
9:30 am (online)
with WHC Clergy, Rick Recht, Shira Kline, and Rabbi Josh Warshawsky
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Congregational Service*
10:30 am (online)
Sermon by Rabbi Fischel
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*Denotes services that will premiere on WHC's YouTube channel.
Once the initial screening of these services is complete, they will then be available "on demand" for you to watch at any time.

Rosh HaShanah Study Sessions

Saturday, September 19, 2020

We are pleased to offer a variety of opportunities for virtual learning as we welcome in 5781. All of these sessions are available to members and non-members alike, free of charge.  For security purposes, preregistration is required for everyone. 

Study Session descriptions and Registration links to come... please check back soon!

The Great Debate
"The Creation of the World vs. The Binding of Isaac
An introduction to Torah study with Rabbi Lustig and Rabbi Miller

9:00 am
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Ask Big Questions (for Teens)
with Rabbi Fischel and Ira Miller, Director of Informal Education

1:00 pm
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Considering the Concept of Judgment
with Rabbinic Intern Jamie Field

1:00 pm
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Seeking the Sacred: The Path to Racial Equity
with Rabbi Lustig, Rabbi Shankman, Georgetown Professor Jacques Berlinerblau, Rev. Cornell Brooks, Georgetown Professor Terrance Johnson, Dean of Howard University School of Divinity Yolanda Pierce, and Rev. Mark Thomas

2:00 pm
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