Clergy

Our dynamic and dedicated clergy lead Washington Hebrew Congregation through worship, life cycle events, lifelong learning, and everyday outreach.

Each of our four rabbis and two cantors contributes a unique spiritual perspective, grounded in a rigorous scholarly background, far-ranging professional experience, and a deep-seated connection to our community. They offer support through life’s transitions, enrichment programs in their respective fields of specialty, and an unwavering commitment to serving our diverse membership with distinction.


Clergy

Rabbi Sue Shankman in white blouse

Susan N. Shankman

Senior Rabbi

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Rabbi Aaron Miller headshot

Aaron Miller

Associate Rabbi

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Eliana Fischel

Associate Rabbi

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Susan R.A. Bortnick

Senior Cantor

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Suzanne Hamstra headshot

Suzanne Hamstra

Assistant Cantor

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Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig

M. Bruce Lustig

Rabbi Emeritus

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Mikhail Manevich

Cantor Emeritus

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