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September 19, 2017 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
WHECTY Night Out
6:30PM— 8:00PM

All 8th - 12th graders are invited to a special welcome back "Night Out" sponsored by WHECTY at Mamma Lucia in Bethesda on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 pm. Come see your friends from WHC Retreats and Confirmation and get ready for the New…

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September 20, 2017 / Wednesday
Worship
Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars
5:00PM— 6:00PM

Set on the sprawling lawn of the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center (or, in case of rain, in its light-filled indoor worship space), Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars is a contemporary, festive Erev Rosh Hashanah service. It begins at 5:00 pm, but we open the grounds at 3:30 pm with musical entertainment by…

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September 20, 2017 / Wednesday
Worship
Erev Rosh Hashanah Congregational Service
6:00PM— 8:00PM

With liturgy from Gates of Repentanceas a foundation, our clergy connect us to the generations that came before us. Our rabbis challenge the intellect and awaken the spirit with sermons that help us reflect on our past year and inspire us to move forward. Our cantors, joined by the Festival…

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September 20, 2017 / Wednesday
22-39
2239 Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
7:45PM— 9:45PM

Building on the energy and spiritual connection our monthly 2239 Metro Minyan services bring to Washington, D.C.’s Jewish young professional community, Rabbi Miller will lead High Holy Day services designed specifically with millenials in mind. Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre services will be held at…

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September 21, 2017 / Thursday
Worship
Rosh Hashanah Congregational Service
9:00AM—11:00AM

With liturgy from Gates of Repentance as a foundation, our clergy connect us to the generations that came before us. Our rabbis challenge the intellect and awaken the spirit with sermons that help us reflect on our past year and inspire us to move forward. Our cantors, joined by the…

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September 21, 2017 / Thursday
Worship
Rosh Hashanah Preschool Service
9:30AM—10:00AM

Through songs, brief prayers, and stories, our clergy and song leaders create a special, warm community worship experience, one-half hour in length, for our youngest congregants and their families.

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September 21, 2017 / Thursday
WHC
Rosh Hashanah Community Oneg
10:45AM—11:30AM

On Rosh Hashanah day, come to Irwin & Ginny Edlavitch Hall to reconnect, schmooze, and nosh as you get to know your Temple in a whole new way. Representatives from all areas of Temple life will be on hand to tell you how you can get more involved in this…

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September 21, 2017 / Thursday
Worship
Rosh Hashanah Preschool Service
11:00AM—11:30AM

Through songs, brief prayers, and stories, our clergy and song leaders create a special, warm community worship experience, one-half hour in length, for our youngest congregants and their families.

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September 21, 2017 / Thursday
Worship
Rosh Hashanah Congregational Service
11:30AM— 1:30PM

With liturgy from Gates of Repentance as a foundation, our clergy connect us to the generations that came before us. Our rabbis challenge the intellect and awaken the spirit with sermons that help us reflect on our past year and inspire us to move forward. Our cantors, joined by…

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September 21, 2017 / Thursday
WHC
Rosh Hashanah Community Oneg
1:15PM— 2:15PM

On Rosh Hashanah day, come to Irwin & Ginny Edlavitch Hall to reconnect, schmooze, and nosh as you get to know your Temple in a whole new way. Representatives from all areas of Temple life will be on hand to tell you how you can get more involved in this…

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September 21, 2017 / Thursday
Worship
Rosh Hashanah Family Service and Tashlich
2:00PM— 3:00PM

Casting breadcrumbs into a moving body of water is a centuries-old custom of the Jewish people. As the breadcrumbs move away with the currents, we unburden ourselves of regret and symbolically purify our bodies and souls. Our Tashlich ceremony is held outside, behind Temple, immediately following the Rosh Hashanah family…

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September 23, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Rabbi Shankman.

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…

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September 24, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

3rd Grade Parents Meeting at JBSC
As your children begin their formal Hebrew education, learn more about the WHC Hebrew curriculum from Stephanie Tankel, Director of Religious Education.

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September 25, 2017 / Monday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner)
10:00AM—11:00AM

Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew, but found the idea of trying to read the language too daunting? If yes, this course is for you.

Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the…

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September 26, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Hebrew School at JBSC
4:30PM— 6:00PM

Hebrew School Open House
Meet your child's Hebrew teacher today from 5:15 - 6:00 pm and learn more about our Hebrew program.

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September 26, 2017 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
Fistful of Shekels Meeting
6:30PM— 8:30PM

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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September 26, 2017 / Tuesday
Education
Upper School at JBSC
6:30PM— 8:30PM

Our 8th through 12th grade classes will meet at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center for an innovative program that will help them develop lifelong Jewish values.

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September 26, 2017 / 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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September 27, 2017 / 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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September 27, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
Hebrew School at Temple
4:30PM— 6:00PM

Hebrew School Open House
Meet your child's Hebrew teacher today from 5:15 - 6:00 pm and learn more about our Hebrew program.

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September 27, 2017 / 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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September 28, 2017 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate/Advanced)
10:00AM—11:00AM

For intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, exercise your conversational skills at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center on Thursdays from 10:00 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…

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September 28, 2017 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner)
11:15AM—12:15PM

Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew, but found the idea of trying to read the language too daunting? If yes, this course is for you.

Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the…

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September 29, 2017 / Friday
Worship
Kol Nidre Congregational Service
6:00PM— 8:00PM

With liturgy from Gates of Repentance as a foundation, our clergy connect us to the generations that came before us. Our rabbis challenge the intellect and awaken the spirit with sermons that help us reflect on our past year and inspire us to move forward. Our cantors, joined by the…

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September 29, 2017 / Friday
Worship
Kol Nidre Family Service
7:00PM— 8:00PM

At Family services, our clergy and song leader — with participation from Religious School students — use a High Holy Day prayer book created especially for elementary school-age children and families. Filled with meaningful prayers, music, and stories, this worship experience brings families together and helps connect children to their…

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September 29, 2017 / Friday
22-39
2239 Kol Nidre Service
7:45PM— 9:45PM

Building on the energy and spiritual connection our monthly 2239 Metro Minyan services bring to Washington, D.C.’s Jewish young professional community, Rabbi Miller will lead High Holy Day services designed specifically with millenials in mind. Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre services will be held at…

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September 29, 2017 / Friday
Worship
Kol Nidre Congregational Service
8:45PM—10:45PM

With liturgy from Gates of Repentance as a foundation, our clergy connect us to the generations that came before us. Our rabbis challenge the intellect and awaken the spirit with sermons that help us reflect on our past year and inspire us to move forward. Our cantors, joined by the…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Yom Kippur Congregational Service
9:00AM—11:00AM

With liturgy from Gates of Repentance as a foundation, our clergy connect us to the generations that came before us. Our rabbis challenge the intellect and awaken the spirit with sermons that help us reflect on our past year and inspire us to move forward. Our cantors, joined by the…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Yom Kippur Preschool Service
9:30AM—10:00AM

Through songs, brief prayers, and stories, our clergy and song leaders create a special, warm community worship experience, one-half hour in length, for our youngest congregants and their families.

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Yom Kippur Preschool Service
11:00AM—11:30AM

Through songs, brief prayers, and stories, our clergy and song leaders create a special, warm community worship experience, one-half hour in length, for our youngest congregants and their families.

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
WHC
Yom Kippur Study Session
11:15AM—12:00PM

To enhance the spirit of Yom Kippur and enable congregants to extend their personal reflection, we offer a variety of study sessions and panel discussions after each Congregational service on Yom Kippur morning. Advance registration is not necessary.

This hour, our study sessions are:

Reinvention and…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Yom Kippur Congregational Service
11:30AM— 1:30PM

With liturgy from Gates of Repentance as a foundation, our clergy connect us to the generations that came before us. Our rabbis challenge the intellect and awaken the spirit with sermons that help us reflect on our past year and inspire us to move forward. Our cantors, joined by the…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
WHC
Yom Kippur Study Session
12:15PM— 1:00PM

To enhance the spirit of Yom Kippur and enable congregants to extend their personal reflection, we offer a variety of study sessions and panel discussions after each Congregational service on Yom Kippur morning. Advance registration is not necessary.

This hour, our study sessions are:

Put Your…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
WHC
Yom Kippur Study Session
1:30PM— 2:15PM

To enhance the spirit of Yom Kippur and enable congregants to extend their personal reflection, we offer a variety of study sessions and panel discussions after each Congregational service on Yom Kippur morning. Advance registration is not necessary.

This hour, our study session is:

Prejudice, Race,…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Yom Kippur Family Service
2:00PM— 3:00PM

At Family services, our clergy and song leader — with participation from Religious School students — use a High Holy Day prayer book created especially for elementary school-age children and families. Filled with meaningful prayers, music, and stories, this worship experience brings families together and helps connect children to their…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
WHC
Yom Kippur Study Session
2:30PM— 3:15PM

To enhance the spirit of Yom Kippur and enable congregants to extend their personal reflection, we offer a variety of study sessions and panel discussions after each Congregational service on Yom Kippur morning. Advance registration is not necessary.

This hour, our study session is:

Why Judaism…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Yom Kippur Teen Service
3:15PM— 4:15PM

Topical, interactive, and creative, this service gives high school students a meaningful way to connect to their faith and teshuvah (repentance). Designed each year by and for high school students, it weaves liturgy and music with messages and themes to engage teens (and their parents who sometimes accompany them).

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Yom Kippur Study Sessions
3:15PM— 4:00PM

To enhance the spirit of Yom Kippur and enable congregants to extend their personal reflection, we offer a variety of study sessions and panel discussions after each Congregational service on Yom Kippur morning. Advance registration is not necessary.

This hour, our study sessions are:

Poetry and…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Yom Kippur Afternoon, Yizkor, and Neilah Services
4:00PM— 5:30PM

These three services flow seamlessly from one to the next. Our clergy begin with the liturgy designed for the afternoon of Yom Kippur. Yizkor, the memorial service, follows. This holy day closes with Neilah — the short concluding service which features some of the most beautiful and sacred liturgy of…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
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2239 Yom Kippur Afternoon, Yizkor, and Neilah Services
4:00PM— 5:30PM

These three services flow seamlessly from one to the next. Our clergy begin with the liturgy designed for the afternoon of Yom Kippur. Yizkor, the memorial service, follows. This holy day closes with Neilah — the short concluding service which features some of the most beautiful and sacred liturgy of…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
Temple-Wide Break-Fast
5:30PM— 7:00PM

End your day of praying and fasting with your Temple family at a delicious, break-fast meal immediately following concluding services on Yom Kippur. Transportation after the meal from Temple to WHC’s satellite parking lots will be provided.

Hosted by the EmptyNesters, this meal is open to the…

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September 30, 2017 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
2239 Break-Fast
5:30PM— 7:00PM

End your day of praying and fasting at a delicious, break-fast meal immediately following concluding services on Yom Kippur. Transportation after the meal from Temple to WHC’s satellite parking lots will be provided.

The cost to attend is $25. Temple members should RSVP to…

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October 1, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Bike and Brunch with The Boomers
9:15AM—12:00PM

Snap on your helmet (or lace up your walking shoes) for a morning bike ride or stroll followed by brunch on Sunday, October 1.

Walkers and bikers will meet at…

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