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May 22, 2019 / 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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May 22, 2019 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
WHECTY Banquet
6:30PM— 8:00PM

A celebration of another great year with WHECTY and the installation of the 2019-2020 WHECTY Board. 

All 8-12 graders and their families are invited!

6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner 

We will provide some main dishes (pasta) and are asking you to help with salads,…

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May 22, 2019 / Wednesday

This event has been canceled.

Education
WHC Attorneys' Study Group
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Discover Jewish insights into the Anglo-American legal system with WHC’s study group for attorneys. The Attorneys’ Study Group will delve into topics such as the relationship between constitutional and Jewish law to shed light on the role Jewish attorneys have played in establishing the rule of law.&…

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May 25, 2019 / 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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May 29, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Freedom of Religious Institutions in Society Conference
12:00PM— 2:30PM

WHC is pleased to help sponsor and host a conference that will explore the distinct nature and value of institutional religious freedom and the growing threats faith communities face in countries as diverse as China, Turkey, Egypt, and the United States.

This conference will officially launch RFI's Freedom…

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May 29, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Wednesday Study Group
1:00PM— 2:00PM

In lieu of Wednesday Study Group for May 29, we invite you to attend a special conference that will explore the distinct nature and value of international religious freedom and the growing threats that faith communities face both here in the US and around the world.

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May 31, 2019 / Friday
Early Childhood
Tot Shabbat
5:00PM— 6:30PM

Join us to experience how much fun - and fulfilling - Shabbat can be for families with young children (or grandchildren). Our clergy and music leaders 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…

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May 31, 2019 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Shirei Shabbat & Women of WHC Installation Dinner
6:00PM— 8:00PM

The Women of WHC will install and bless their new Officers and Board members during our Shirei Shabbat and celebrate this special transition with a lovely, catered dinner following the service.

Cost of dinner is $54 per person. Service is free.

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May 31, 2019 / Friday
Worship
2239's Metro Minyan
6:15PM— 9:00PM

This monthly Shabbat evening for young professionals starts with “A Shot of Torah,” an opportunity to study the weekly Torah portion and dive into a discussion. The guitar-led, come-as-you-are service starts at 7:00 pm and is followed by dinner.

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June 1, 2019 / 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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June 2, 2019 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
WHECTY Surprise Party
10:00AM— 5:30PM

What’s a surprise party? An amazing and unforgettable day that you don’t want to miss! The surprise is that you won’t know exactly what we’re doing until we get there! Be on the lookout for clues on social media throughout the Spring…

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June 3, 2019 / Monday
Groups & Activities
Women of WHC In/Out Board Meeting
10:00AM—12:00PM

All newly installed, continuing, and outgoing Officers and Board members for Women of WHC are invited to share new ideas for the exciting year to come. We will provide the main course and ask each participant to provide a dish based on their last name. 

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June 4, 2019 / Tuesday
WHC
WHC Annual Meeting
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Join us at Temple on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm for Washington Hebrew Congregation's 167th Annual Meeting, which will feature the installation of WHC's new Board members.

The Annual Meeting will also celebrate the milestone anniversaries of four of our clergy:

  • Rabbi Shankman and Cantor Bortnick, who were…
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June 5, 2019 / 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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June 5, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Wise Aging
7:00PM— 9:00PM

This Spring, you'll have the opportunity to take part in one of our Wise Aging Groups – a community of up to 12 people in their 50s, 60s, and 70s who will join you in learning the transformative Jewish wisdom that will aid you in navigating the challenges and opportunities of…

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June 7, 2019 / Friday
Education
Tot Shabbat
5:30PM— 7:00PM

Join us to experience how much fun - and fulfilling - Shabbat can be for families with young children (or grandchildren). Our clergy and music leaders 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…

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June 7, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Macomb St. Shabbat
6:00PM— 8:00PM

Macomb St. Shabbat is a soulful Shabbat evening with joy and connection at its center. Come at 6:00 pm for Chevruta — a deep and engaging Torah discussion for adults with our clergy, a Shabbat story corner for kids, and hot hors-d'oeuvres and drinks for everyone. We will light…

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June 8, 2019 / 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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June 8, 2019 / Saturday
Faith In Action
Capital Pride Parade
3:30PM— 8:00PM

Join your WHC family, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC), and other local Reform congregations as we demonstrate our long-held support for LGBTQ+ rights
Meet us at the RAC (2027 Massachusetts Ave., NW) for sign making, refreshments, and a brief moment of worship before we step onto…

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June 9, 2019 / Sunday
Worship
Shavuot Festival and Yizkor Service
10:30AM—12:00PM

Shavuot, the last of the Jewish calendar’s festival services, gives us another opportunity to come together in prayer as we remember those whose memories live on in our hearts.

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June 14, 2019 / 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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June 14, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Shabbat Under The Stars: Summer Sendoff
6:00PM— 8:00PM

Our first outdoor Shabbat service of the season will include a blessing for all campers before they head off on their summer adventures (whether near or far).

This service will be followed by a community dinner.

RSVP in advance for dinner is required.

Cost (dinner…

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June 14, 2019 / Friday
Groups & Activities
WHC Books: "Rescue Board"
7:00PM— 9:00PM

WHC Books invites you for a Shabbat dinner and discussion with Rebecca Erbelding, author of the award-winning book Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe.

America has long been criticized…
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June 15, 2019 / 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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June 21, 2019 / 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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June 22, 2019 / 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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June 23, 2019 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
WHC Hunger Project Food Packing
10:00AM— 1:00PM

You are cordially invited to participate in a WHC Hunger Project food packing event. Many of you have already done a food packing and you know how worthwhile it is. For those of you who have not been to a WHC Hunger Project Food Packing, you are in for a…

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June 28, 2019 / 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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June 28, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Shabbat Under the Stars
6:00PM— 7:30PM

Join us for Shabbat outside on our beautiful grounds at Temple on Macomb Street.

(This service will move inside in the event of inclement weather)

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June 28, 2019 / Friday
Worship
2239's Metro Minyan
6:15PM— 9:00PM

This monthly Shabbat evening for young professionals starts with “A Shot of Torah,” an opportunity to study the weekly Torah portion and dive into a discussion. The guitar-led, come-as-you-are service starts at 7:00 pm and is followed by dinner.

Read More  ➔
June 29, 2019 / 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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July 5, 2019 / 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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July 5, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Macomb St. Shabbat
6:00PM— 8:00PM

Macomb St. Shabbat is a soulful Shabbat evening with joy and connection at its center. Come at 6:00 pm for Chevruta — a deep and engaging Torah discussion for adults with our clergy, a Shabbat story corner for kids, and hot hors-d'oeuvres and drinks for everyone. We will light…

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