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October 17, 2019 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Advanced)
10:00AM—11:00AM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for…

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October 17, 2019 / Thursday
Education
Hebrew Reading for Adults
11:00AM—12:00PM

Learn to read prayers in Hebrew instead of only reading the transliteration, or keep up with your kids as they learn Hebrew at Religious School.

This new course will have you learning the aleph-bet and reading Hebrew in no time.

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October 17, 2019 / Thursday
Groups & Activities
Sips in the Sukkah With Sarah Hurwitz
6:30PM— 8:30PM

Join the Women of WHC for their featured event of the fall.

Enjoy festive cocktails and a bountiful hors d’oeuvres buffet, followed by a compelling talk by our featured speaker, Sarah Hurwitz, author of the hot off the press,

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October 18, 2019 / Friday
[uncategorized]
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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October 18, 2019 / Friday
Education
Tot Shabbat at Temple
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.

A family-style…

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October 18, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Lay-Led Shabbat Service
5:30PM— 6:30PM

If you are looking for an earlier, smaller Friday night Shabbat service, our cohort of lay leaders can provide you with a meaningful worship experience.

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October 18, 2019 / Friday
WHC
Shabbat at the Shapiros'
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Sign up to join a small group for an informal Shabbat dinner at the home of Washington Hebrew Congregation president Nell Shapiro and her husband, Ed. You know you have membership at WHC in common. Discover what else connects you, share what you find meaningful in Temple life, and discuss…

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October 19, 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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October 20, 2019 / Sunday
Education
Consecration & Simchat Torah Block Party
10:00AM—12:00PM

We mark the start of our students’ formal Jewish educational journey at Washington Hebrew Congregation with a special ceremony attended by parents, family, and of course, our WHC
community.

THEN…

Celebrate Simchat Torah with us at our annual block party! We take over the parking…

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October 20, 2019 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Wine Tasting & Winery Tour
1:30PM— 4:00PM

Join the Boomers for an afternoon of wine tasting at Linganore Wine Cellars in Mt. Airy, MD.

Each person will enjoy 10-12 wine tastes, snacks, a 45-minute tour of the winery, and an optional tasting at the adjacent Red Shedman Farm Brewery.

Please register by October 10.

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October 21, 2019 / Monday
Education
How to... Find Wholeness in Jewish Living
7:00PM— 9:00PM

In this chaotic world of 24-hour news cycles and sunrise to sunset scheduling, how do we take even a moment for ourselves?

When the calendar has no space, how do we create sacred space? 

Through textual and experiential…

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October 22, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for you?…

Read More  ➔
October 22, 2019 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
JAM: WHC's Youth Show Choir
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Our show choir is much more than your average junior choir! Fun, friendly, and led by Cantor Bortnick, we sing alternative Jewish music from the U.S., Israel, and around the world. Join us this fall so we are ready to perform at an interfaith choral festival hosted by WHC…

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October 22, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

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October 23, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
10:00AM—12:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

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October 23, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Wednesday Torah Study
1:00PM— 2:00PM

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

Our daily and weekly prayers can help us find meaning and gratitude in our lives. However, they are often hard to understand — even in English. Join Rabbi Fischel in…

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October 23, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for you?…

Read More  ➔
October 23, 2019 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
JAM: WHC's Youth Show Choir
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Our show choir is much more than your average junior choir! Fun, friendly, and led by Cantor Bortnick, we sing alternative Jewish music from the U.S., Israel, and around the world. Join us this fall so we are ready to perform at an interfaith choral festival hosted by WHC…

Read More  ➔
October 23, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

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October 23, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Amram Scholar Series Presents: Deborah E. Lipstadt
7:00PM— 9:00PM

This award-winning author gives us a penetrating and provocative analysis of the hate that will not die, focusing on its current, virulent incarnations on both the political right and left: from white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, to mainstream enablers of antisemitism such as Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn, to…

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October 24, 2019 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Advanced)
10:00AM—11:00AM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for…

Read More  ➔
October 24, 2019 / Thursday
Education
Hebrew Reading for Adults
11:00AM—12:00PM

Learn to read prayers in Hebrew instead of only reading the transliteration, or keep up with your kids as they learn Hebrew at Religious School.

This new course will have you learning the aleph-bet and reading Hebrew in no time.

Read More  ➔
October 25, 2019 / Friday
[uncategorized]
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.

Read More  ➔
October 25, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Lay-Led Shabbat Service
5:30PM— 6:30PM

If you are looking for an earlier, smaller Friday night Shabbat service, our cohort of lay leaders can provide you with a meaningful worship experience.

Read More  ➔
October 25, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Show Up For Shabbat: Remembering Pittsburgh One Year Later
6:00PM— 7:30PM

Join us and our Jewish community partners for a special Macomb St. Shabbat to honor the victims of last year's deadly shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Let us come together to honor the victims and raise our collective voice for a world free of antisemitism,…

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October 25, 2019 / Friday
Worship
2239's Metro Minyan
6:15PM— 9:30PM

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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October 26, 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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October 27, 2019 / Sunday
Education
6th Grade Walking Tour of "Jewish DC"
10:00AM—12:00PM

The history of Jewish Washington will come alive for our 6th-grade students and their parents at our annual Downtown D.C. walking tour. Families will see Washington Hebrew Congregation’s original site and learn what life was like in the early days for the Washington Jewish community.

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October 27, 2019 / Sunday
Education
Amram Scholar Series Presents: David Harris
10:30AM—12:30PM

The American Jewish community is confronting fundamental questions about the responsibilities and difficulties of being Jewish in today’s world. Join us for a conversation with AJC CEO David Harris to hear his unique perspective on the widespread increase of antisemitism, the relationship between the American Jewish community and…

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October 27, 2019 / Sunday
Faith In Action
Hunger Project Packing
1:00PM— 3:00PM

Put on a hairnet and join us to make a real impact on hunger in our community. All ages are welcome as we work together to package nutritious meals for those in need. Help support the Capital Area Food Bank, the Maryland Food Bank, and Bread for the City. SSL…

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October 28, 2019 / Monday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate)
10:00AM—11:30AM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for you?…

Read More  ➔
October 28, 2019 / Monday
Education
How to... Find Wholeness in Jewish Living
7:00PM— 9:00PM

In this chaotic world of 24-hour news cycles and sunrise to sunset scheduling, how do we take even a moment for ourselves?

When the calendar has no space, how do we create sacred space? 

Through textual and experiential…

Read More  ➔

In th...">

October 29, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for you?…

Read More  ➔
October 29, 2019 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
JAM: WHC's Youth Show Choir
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Our show choir is much more than your average junior choir! Fun, friendly, and led by Cantor Bortnick, we sing alternative Jewish music from the U.S., Israel, and around the world. Join us this fall so we are ready to perform at an interfaith choral festival hosted by WHC…

Read More  ➔
October 29, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

Read More  ➔
October 30, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
10:00AM—12:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

Read More  ➔
October 30, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Wednesday Torah Study
1:00PM— 2:00PM

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

Our daily and weekly prayers can help us find meaning and gratitude in our lives. However, they are often hard to understand — even in English. Join Rabbi Fischel in…

Read More  ➔