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Welcoming 5781

Dear Washington Hebrew Family, For the first time in almost 170 years, Washington Hebrew Congregation’s sanctuaries will not be filled with worshippers during this holy season. Instead, in these unprecedented times, we are blessed with a chance to worship from home, seeing our beautiful sanctuary only through device screens. Read More  ➔


Welcome to the High Holy Days

My Dear Friends – Welcome to a High Holy Day season unlike any other. Connected, yet separate, we will seek the sacred as we enter 5781 -- in our congregation, with our families, in our homes, and within ourselves. Read More  ➔


Welcoming a New Year During a Pandemic

There is no doubt the pandemic has taken us out of our comfort zones and routines. In a very short time, we shifted our thinking and made decisions pertaining to our own safety and the safety of our loved ones. We suddenly found ourselves confined in our homes with very few spaces to go to and very few – if any – people to see in person. Read More  ➔


Elul - Finding Balance During a Month of Reflection

During Elul, the last month of the Hebrew calendar, Jews around the world often reflect on their relationships and connections with family, friends, community, and faith as they prepare themselves for the High Holy Days to come. We can think of Elul as a “practice test” for the High Holy Days — a month to consider and acknowledge the parts of our life that could use fine-tuning. Read More  ➔