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November 19, 2018 / Monday
Education
Conversational Hebrew - Intermediate
10:00AM—11:00AM

For intermediate Hebrew speakers, exercise your conversational skills at Temple on Mondays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

This course, which is intended for intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, will give you the opportunity to practice your Hebrew in a fun and friendly environment. Focusing on speaking skills only, the ability to…

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November 19, 2018 / Monday
WHC
Project Rozana: Building Bridges of Peace Through Healthcare
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Islam, Judaism, and Christianity all uphold the sacredness of every human life. Let us come together as Americans of diverse faith backgrounds to save the lives of seriously ill Palestinian children and improve the quality of health care in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. 

WHC is…

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November 20, 2018 / Tuesday

This event has been canceled.

Life Cycle Events
Bereavement Support Group
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Limited in size to eight participants, the program will be held at Temple at 7:00 pm on Tuesdays, from October 16 - November 20. The program recognizes each person’s unique way of grieving and provides a confidential and respectful environment for the bereaved to explore their feelings, begin working through complex…

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November 20, 2018 / Tuesday
Education
Back To Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics.

Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a…

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November 21, 2018 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
10:00AM—12:00PM

Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics.

Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a…

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November 21, 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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November 21, 2018 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics.

Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a…

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November 22, 2018 / Thursday
Faith In Action
Community Thanksgiving Meal -- Volunteers Needed
10:00AM— 2:00PM

Will you be in town on Thanksgiving? Before you sit down for your own dinner, please consider spending a couple of hours with us at Temple to help provide a festive Thanksgiving meal for others. Bring the family — there is something for everyone to do: cook or carve; set…

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November 22, 2018 / Thursday
WHC
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
12:00PM— 2:00PM

Don’t have plans for Thanksgiving this year? We invite you to come to our Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Sponsored by the Interreligious Council in partnership with WHC, Annunciation Catholic Church, and St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, we offer companionship and community.

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November 24, 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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November 26, 2018 / Monday
Education
WHC Academy
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Anti-Semitism: Then and Now

Our November Academy series will focus on the changes in anti-Semitism over the centuries and the last decades. We will examine the history and origins of anti-Semitism and its impact as well as current manifestations. WHC clergy and guest speakers will explore the…

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November 28, 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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November 28, 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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November 28, 2018 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
Into the Kitchen at Sur La Table - Latkes From Around The World
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Kick your culinary skills up a notch and go “Into the Kitchen at Sur La Table.” To get you ready for Hanukkah, you’ll prepare (and eat!) latkes from around the world, including Indian spiced latkes with cilantro chutney, Italian-style latkes with ricotta cheese, American “everything…

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November 29, 2018 / Thursday
Culture & the Arts
Annual InterFaith Concert
7:30PM— 9:00PM

Join us for a special concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. Choirs, dancers, and musicians from many faiths will perform. Former U.S. Senator Gordon Smith will be honored with the Interfaith Leadership Award. The concert will be followed by a “Taste…

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November 30, 2018 / Friday
Education
9th Grade Retreat
All day

Our 9th-grade Self-Esteem Retreat is one of the most powerful and important programs we offer our teens. With the support
of licensed professionals, our activities allow each individual to understand their own unique qualities and provide a safe
environment to learn about and discuss how low self-esteem affects…

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November 30, 2018 / Friday
Book Groups
WWHC Literary Club: "Lenin, Hitler & Me" by Boris J. Kochanowsky
10:00AM—12:00PM

The youngest son of a Siberian industrial tycoon, Boris J. Kochanowsky was born into a life of privilege before the Russian Revolution swept it all away. Relying on wits, optimism, and luck, he made his way to Germany, where he became a successful engineer before the rise of the Nazi…

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November 30, 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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November 30, 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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November 30, 2018 / Friday
Worship
The 1,000,000th Meal: A WHC Hunger Project Shirei Shabbat
6:00PM— 8:00PM

Join us to celebrate an amazing accomplishment — the WHC Hunger Project will pack its one millionth meal this fall. We will honor those who helped start the project more than six years ago and celebrate those who have kept it going to help us reach this amazing milestone. A…

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November 30, 2018 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Metro Minyan
6:15PM—10:00PM

Led by Rabbi Miller and Rabbi Fischel, the evening begins at 6:15 pm with "A Shot of Torah," an opportunity to study the weekly Torah portion and dive into some serious (and not so serious) Jewish discussion. The guitar-led, come-as-you-are Shabbat service starts at 7:00 pm and is followed by dinner.

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December 1, 2018 / Saturday
Education
9th Grade Retreat
All day

Our 9th-grade Self-Esteem Retreat is one of the most powerful and important programs we offer our teens. With the support
of licensed professionals, our activities allow each individual to understand their own unique qualities and provide a safe
environment to learn about and discuss how low self-esteem affects…

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December 1, 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 1, 2018 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
Family Hanukkah Concert with Alan Goodis
2:00PM— 5:00PM

Hey little rockers! Bring your favorite adults and friends to our Hanukkah celebration kick off with Alan Goodis, a national touring musician whose Jewish music and dynamic performance will have everyone on their feet dancing and singing.

 

Sponsored by…

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December 2, 2018 / Sunday
Education
9th Grade Retreat
All day

Our 9th-grade Self-Esteem Retreat is one of the most powerful and important programs we offer our teens. With the support
of licensed professionals, our activities allow each individual to understand their own unique qualities and provide a safe
environment to learn about and discuss how low self-esteem affects…

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December 2, 2018 / Sunday
Faith In Action
Winter Warmth
2:30PM— 5:30PM

In partnership with Friendship Place and local churches, we are hosting a one-day “Winter Warmth Store” on Sunday, December 2 where homeless men and women can “shop” for warm winter clothing and enjoy a hot meal.

Donations…

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December 4, 2018 / Tuesday
Adult Groups
Prime Timers Lunch & Hanukkah Sing-A-Long
12:30PM— 2:00PM

Join Cantor Manevich and Cantor Bortnick for a Hanukkah lunch and a chance to sing some of your favorite Hanukkah songs.

Checks can be made out to Washington Hebrew Congregation and sent to:

Marsha Humphries
3935 Macomb St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

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December 5, 2018 / Wednesday
Education
WHC Academy
12:00PM— 2:00PM

Rescheduled from Monday, October 29.

This past year, women have raised their voices in response to sexual assault, harassment, and gender-based pay inequity. In Judaism’s patriarchal culture, women’s voices have been virtually silent and/or anonymous in our texts. If they were able…

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December 5, 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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