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The President's Blog

I hope each of you is enjoying a relaxing and restorative summer! I am honored, humbled, and delighted to begin my term as President of Washington Hebrew Congregation — a truly amazing institution that means so much to my family and me.Read More  ➔

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The Moral Command: Honor Your Father and Your Mother

Last Saturday I got up at 3:00 am to get ready so I could make a 6:00 a.m. flight to Nashville, TN.  I was in Nashville by 6:45 a.m. and flew back to Washington, D.C. by 7:45 p.m. that same night. In Nashville, I attended Early Torah at “The Temple” (the congregation in which I grew up), I went to the JCC and swam my daily mile, I looked through old pictures and told the same stories about growing up and the lessons learned, and through it all I felt loved. It felt good; it felt warm,… Read More  ➔

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WHC Condemns "Zero Tolerance Policy" That Separates Families at U.S. Borders

On May 7, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government would adopt a zero-tolerance policy for unauthorized border crossings. This new policy officially instituted practices that will separate children from their families and it applies to all border crossings -- even those people seeking asylum in this country. Washington Hebrew Congregation condemns this zero-tolerance policy and has joined more than two dozen national Jewish organizations in co-signing a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing our strong position on this matter:  Read More  ➔