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December 11, 2018 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
Fistful of Shekels Meeting
6:30PM— 9:00PM

WHC's Fistful of Shekels (FOS) Israel Investment Club is for members who are interested in supporting Israel through buying stock in Israeli companies. It is also an interesting way to learn more about Israel's economy and about investments. The club meets quarterly for dinner and socializing and to discuss our…

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December 12, 2018 / Wednesday
Education
Wednesday Study Group
1:00PM— 2:00PM

Connect to your fellow WHC congregants as we explore the relevance of ancient Jewish texts on our modern lives.

One of the gifts that Judaism has given the world is the exchange of ideas and insights that can come from chevruta study – study in a…

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December 12, 2018 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
JAM - WHC's Youth Choir
6:00PM— 6:30PM

JAM (Jewish American Music) gives 3rd through 4th graders the opportunity to learn and perform alternative Jewish music from the United States, Israel, and around the world. Lead by Cantor Bortnick and WHC Song Leader Audrey Katz, no prior experience is necessary and guitar players who are interested in song…

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December 14, 2018 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Mah Jongg
10:30AM— 4:00PM

Spend your day engaged in the thrilling game of Mah Jongg! Game play starts at 10:30 am. The end time is flexible, and if there's enough interest, the games will continue until 4:00 pm.

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December 14, 2018 / Friday
Worship
The Afro-Semitic Experience Shabbat
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Co-founded by an African-American jazz pianist and a Jewish-American jazz bassist in 1998, The Afro-Semitic Experience is a band that combines an eclectic array of styles, sophisticated musicianship, good songwriting, deep grooves, and years of friendship with a simple message: unity in the community.

Service led by Rabbi Lustig

This…

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December 14, 2018 / Friday
WHC
Shabbat at the Shapiros'
7:00PM— 9:00PM

WHC President Nell Shapiro and her husband Ed invite you to join them at their home for Shabbat at the Shapiros' -- a warm, casual Friday night dinner at their home where members of the WHC community can connect and get to know each other.

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December 15, 2018 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, in English. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question, and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome — just occasionally or every week &…

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December 16, 2018 / Sunday
Religious Education
Religious School at Temple & JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

PreK Gan Meets at Temple

K-2 Grade Tefilah at JBSC - Parents or other special adults are invited to join with their Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd-grade students in tefilah (worship) at 11:25 am.

6th Grade Ellis Island Re-enactment: Students will participate in our annual Ellis Island…

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December 19, 2018 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
JAM - WHC's Youth Choir
6:00PM— 6:30PM

JAM (Jewish American Music) gives 3rd through 4th graders the opportunity to learn and perform alternative Jewish music from the United States, Israel, and around the world. Lead by Cantor Bortnick and WHC Song Leader Audrey Katz, no prior experience is necessary and guitar players who are interested in song…

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December 19, 2018 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
Attorneys' Study Group
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Discover Jewish insights into the Anglo-American legal system with WHC's new study group for attorneys.

Meeting three times this fall, the WHC Attorneys' Study Group delves into topics like the relationship between constitutional law and Jewish law. Guest facilitators will…

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December 21, 2018 / Friday
Education
RJWECC & E-T ECC Early Dismissal
All day

RJW-ECC - Dismissal at Noon for Core students. PLUS open until 6:00 pm

ET-ECC - Dismissal at Noon for Core students. Extended Day open until 6:00 pm.

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December 21, 2018 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Mah Jongg
10:30AM— 4:00PM

Spend your day engaged in the thrilling game of Mah Jongg! Game play starts at 10:30 am. The end time is flexible, and if there's enough interest, the games will continue until 4:00 pm.

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December 21, 2018 / Friday
Education
Tot Shabbat
5:00PM— 7:00PM

Our clergy make going to Friday night services a fun, fulfilling event for families with young children (or grandchildren). We begin with an engaging, interactive Tot Shabbat service, which lasts about a half hour and teaches Jewish prayers, traditions, and rituals through songs, stories, and art projects. An oneg …

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December 21, 2018 / Friday
Worship
District Shabbat
5:30PM— 8:00PM

Led by Rabbi Lustig and Rabbi Shankman

District Shabbat combines the high energy of Washington and the deep spirituality of Shabbat to create this downtown Shabbat experience for all ages. Dive into the week’s Torah portion with Washington Hebrew’s clergy over drinks and hot hors-d'oeuvres. Lift…

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December 22, 2018 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, in English. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question, and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome — just occasionally or every week &…

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December 28, 2018 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Mah Jongg
10:30AM— 4:00PM

Spend your day engaged in the thrilling game of Mah Jongg! Game play starts at 10:30 am. The end time is flexible, and if there's enough interest, the games will continue until 4:00 pm.

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December 28, 2018 / Friday
Worship
Joint Shabbat Service at Temple Micah
6:00PM— 7:00PM

The final Shabbat service of the year is a rotating “joint venture”
between Washington Hebrew Congregation, Adas Israel,
Temple Micah, and Temple Sinai.

The service will take place at Temple Micah in NW Washington.

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December 29, 2018 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, in English. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question, and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome — just occasionally or every week &…

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