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Faith In Action, Mitzvah Day, Repairing The World

Announcing a New Project for Mitzvah Day 2015

On Sunday, April 19 at 10:00 am at JBSC, WHC Mitzvah Day volunteers can help build picnic tables, benches, and chairs for Bread for the City. This non-profit organization not only provides fresh produce for D.C.’s neediest residents – they grow it too! Bread for the City’s fruit orchard in Beltsville, Maryland brings volunteer groups and clients out to assist with the planting and harvesting. To provide educational and programming space for these individuals, WHC’s TOV Fund supported the build of an outdoor pavilion last fall. For Mitzvah Day, WHC members can help support Bread… Read More  ➔

Camp Keetov, Education

Making the Right Camp Choice for Your Child

Why should you choose a preschool camp for your child? Maxine Perlmutter; Camp Keetov Director, Maryland Campus; outlines the benefits in a new featured blog post at Activity Rocket. Read it by clicking here. You can learn more about our Maryland Camp Keetov Campus and our outstanding programs for toddlers through Kindergartners at our upcoming information session on Monday, March 16 at 9:30 am at JBSC. Registration for our Maryland and D.C. locations is now open. Visit our website to learn more. Read More  ➔

Community Issues/Social Action, Faith In Action, Motzi Fellowship, Repairing The World

From Farm to Table at JBSC

Want to bring farm fresh veggies home every week? Think supporting local agriculture and building community are important? We do too! This year, for the first time, WHC is partnering with a local farm to bring a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program to JBSC. Every Tuesday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, June through October, a truck from One Acre Farm will be in our parking lot with bags of produce grown and selected by "Farmer Mike" Protas for those who have enrolled in the CSA. We will have a variety of share sizes to fill the needs and interests of every family,… Read More  ➔

Family, Family Services, Holiday Services, WHECTY

The Weekend’s "Super" Purim Celebration

Faster than a spinning dreidel, more powerful than Moses parting the Red Sea, able to leap Masada in a single bound! Look! On the bimah, it’s WHC Super Clergy!!Read More  ➔

Israel Engagement

Cast Your Vote in the 2015 World Zionist Organization Elections

Polls are open now through Thursday, April 30 in the 2015 World Zionist Congress (WZC) elections, and you have the opportunity to make your voice as a Reform Jew heard by voting for the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) slate of delegates (which includes Rabbi Susan Shankman). Israel is at a crossroads, and, as Reform Jews, we are committed to ensuring that its future is one of equality, pluralism, and peace. By casting your vote for the ARZA – Representing Reform Judaism slate, you will help determine U.S. Jewish representation to the World Zionist Congress, the highest legislative body… Read More  ➔

Early Childhood, ECC DC, Education

E-T ECC Celebrates International Day

This morning, the kids at the Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center embarked on an adventure that took them from Washington, D.C. to many exciting destinations around the world! Planned and sponsored by the E-T ECC’s Parents Committee, this annual event is one of the most anticipated of the year. From playing with traditional toys at the Colombia table to seeing their names written in Korean calligraphy, the kids had the opportunity to directly engage as they learned. Parents, guardians, and staff were present to guide the children from country to country, answer questions, and ensure a positive (and… Read More  ➔


European Jews and Muslims: Embracing a Common Destiny

Yesterday, Samia Hathroubi, the Paris-based European Coordinator for the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, joined us for an inspiring discussion about her work bringing Jews and Muslims together in France and Europe. Speaking to an audience filled with community members of Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and other faith backgrounds, she addressed the difficulties of building bridges between the two communities while pointing to positive advances, like the Muslim-Jewish delegation she led at the Paris Unity March and joint efforts to fight against circumcision and ritual slaughter bans in Europe. Panel discussion with Jewish and Muslim leaders. Following her remarks, Rabbi Lustig moderated… Read More  ➔