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The President's Blog

Welcome, Hanukkah, our Festival of Light! Our tradition tells us to place the Hanukkah menorah in a window so that our neighbors and passersby can see the lights, and we can increase the light in the world. Looking back over this fall at Washington Hebrew, there are so many ways in which we have been adding to our community menorah, increasing the brightness in our Temple life and bringing more light to the world.Read More  ➔

Repairing The World

Words of Support From Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah

Last Saturday’s horrific, anti-Semitic attack on worshipers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation has brought an outpouring of international support for the American Jewish community.Read More  ➔

Faith In Action

Shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation

Dear WHC Community, We mourn the senseless loss of life and casualties resulting from the shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27, and our hearts weep for the loss this close-knit Pittsburgh community has suffered. It was an act directed at the soul of the entire Jewish community. All of us at Washington Hebrew Congregation – our clergy, staff, leadership, members, and partners – share in the grief resulting from this and every senseless act of violence. We strongly denounce all words and deeds of hate. As always, we will take appropriate security measures, act… Read More  ➔