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Please note that until at least April 30, WHC's buildings are closed. In the meantime, our services and many of our classes are being streamed or offered online. For more information, please visit our  "WHC Virtual" page.


April 8, 2020 / Wednesday
Worship
2239 Passover Seder
7:00PM—10:00PM

WHC's buildings are currently closed.

Please Join 2239 for a Virtual Seder via Zoom from the comfort and safety of your own home.

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April 11, 2020 / Saturday
[uncategorized]
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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April 13, 2020 / Monday
Education
Exploring Black-Jewish Relations
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Please note that this course will be taught virtually via ZOOM.

The resurgence of hate groups in the United States engenders a somewhat urgent historical moment for African Americans and Jewish Americans. As so-called “Alt-Right” rhetoric increasingly normalizes itself in public life, Professor…

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April 14, 2020 / Tuesday

This event has been canceled.

Worship
Freedom Seder
6:00PM— 8:00PM

Mark the end of Passover and the celebration of freedom with a special Passover seder dinner at Temple for all WHC members, their family and friends, and our interfaith neighbors.

Individual tickets for this event are $20 per person. As is our tradition, WHC hosts our interfaith community at this…

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April 17, 2020 / 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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April 17, 2020 / Friday
Worship
Falls Road Shabbat
6:00PM— 9:00PM

If you like Macomb St. Shabbat, then you will LOVE Falls Rd. Shabbat!

The evening begins with Chevruta — an in-depth and engaging Torah discussion with our clergy for adults, an activity for children, and hot hors d’oeuvres and drinks for everyone.

The service will have…

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April 17, 2020 / 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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April 18, 2020 / Saturday
[uncategorized]
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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April 19, 2020 / Sunday
Education
Amram Scholar Series Presents: Robert Mnookin
10:30AM—12:00PM

WHC is pleased to welcome author Robert Mnookin to discuss his book, The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World.

American Jews have achieved unprecedented integration, influence, and esteem in virtually every facet of American life. But we now also face four often-divisive challenges: widespread intermarriage, weak…

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April 19, 2020 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Prime Timers Lunch
12:00PM— 1:30PM

Our Prime Timers are invited to join us following our Amram Scholar Series lecture featuring Robert Mnookin for lunch.

The cost is $12 for Prime Timers members; $15 for guests.

Checks can be made payable to Washington Hebrew Congregation and sent to:…

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April 20, 2020 / Monday
Education
Exploring Black-Jewish Relations
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Please note that this course will be taught virtually via ZOOM.

The resurgence of hate groups in the United States engenders a somewhat urgent historical moment for African Americans and Jewish Americans. As so-called “Alt-Right” rhetoric increasingly normalizes itself in public life, Professor…

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April 22, 2020 / Wednesday
Education
Wednesday Torah Study
1:00PM— 2:00PM

Explore the relevance of ancient Jewish texts on our modern lives with our weekly Wednesday Study Group. This spring, we will discover Pirkei Avot, the Teachings of our Ancestors, through a social justice lens. Join us for a light lunch and deep discussion about how this text can inform the…

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April 22, 2020 / Wednesday
Education
A Look at Affirmative Action with Mel Urofsky
7:00PM— 8:00PM

Please note that this course will be conducted virtually via ZOOM.

After first being proposed in the Kennedy administration, affirmative action became and remains one of the most divisive public policy issues of our time.

This four-part series will look at the beginnings, mutations,…

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April 24, 2020 / 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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April 24, 2020 / 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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April 24, 2020 / Friday
Worship
Shirei Shabbat
6:00PM— 7:30PM

Led by our cantors, Shirei Shabbat is a spiritual, musical, and uplifting way to end the week. With upbeat tunes, some new music, and more English, this “Shabbat of Songs” is certain to engage and delight.

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April 24, 2020 / Friday
Groups & Activities
2239's Bar Mitzvah Minyan
6:30PM—11:30PM

Get ready for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah party you've been waiting for since you turned 13. Start the night with your favorite parts of Metro Minyan: Shot of Torah and a musical Shabbat service. Then, prepare for an epic DJ-led '90s/'00s dance party complete with hundreds of Jewish 20s and 30…

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April 25, 2020 / Saturday
[uncategorized]
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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April 26, 2020 / Sunday
Faith In Action
Mitzvah Day
All day

Mitzvah Day represents the culmination of our year-long focus on community service and our long-standing commitment to helping the homeless, sick, hungry, and those in need in the D.C. metro area. Our volunteers lend their time, energy, and compassion to social service agencies working to improve the lives of…

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April 26, 2020 / Sunday
Faith In Action
Hunger Project Packing
9:30AM—12:00PM

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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April 27, 2020 / Monday
Education
Exploring Black-Jewish Relations
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Please note that this course will be taught virtually via ZOOM.

The resurgence of hate groups in the United States engenders a somewhat urgent historical moment for African Americans and Jewish Americans. As so-called “Alt-Right” rhetoric increasingly normalizes itself in public life, Professor…

Read More  ➔
April 29, 2020 / Wednesday
Education
Wednesday Torah Study
1:00PM— 2:00PM

Explore the relevance of ancient Jewish texts on our modern lives with our weekly Wednesday Study Group. This spring, we will discover Pirkei Avot, the Teachings of our Ancestors, through a social justice lens. Join us for a light lunch and deep discussion about how this text can inform the…

Read More  ➔
April 29, 2020 / Wednesday
Education
A Look at Affirmative Action with Mel Urofsky
7:00PM— 8:00PM

Please note that this course will be conducted virtually via ZOOM.

After first being proposed in the Kennedy administration, affirmative action became and remains one of the most divisive public policy issues of our time.

This four-part series will look at the beginnings, mutations,…

Read More  ➔
May 1, 2020 / 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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