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October 19, 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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October 19, 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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October 20, 2017 / 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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October 21, 2017 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Rabbi Skloot.

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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October 21, 2017 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
Club 56 Goes to Earth Treks
3:00PM— 7:00PM

Discover new heights with your Club 56 friends on a climbing adventure at Earth Treks on Saturday, October 21 at 3:00 pm. Challenge yourself to try something new and fun at our first program of the fall. Earth Treks offers exceptional instruction and a wide…

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October 22, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

6th Grade Walking Tour - Temple
6th-grade students and their parents will participate in a walking tour of historical Jewish Washington. The tour is led by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. Watch your email and the Shofar Blast for more information.

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October 22, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Mah Jongg Tournament
9:30AM— 4:30PM

Whether you are a "mah jongg maven" or have never touched a tile, the RJWECC Parents Committee invites you to join them for a "Maj Day" and lunch. Doors open at 9:30 am, all events begin at 10:00 am. Price includes a light breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, and prizes.

Mah…

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October 22, 2017 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
ETY Fall Festival
12:00PM— 2:30PM

Our first ETY event of the year is FALLing right into place! Join your friends on Sunday, October 22 at 12:00 pm at Temple for a fun afternoon of “fall” themed activities. Whether you’re making a no-bake apple pie, participating in a scarecrow relay race or trying to…

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October 22, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Post Confirmation Sunday Dinner
5:30PM— 7:00PM

Several times during the year, our Post Confirmation students will gather for a Sunday dinner and discussion at someone's home. We hope you'll join us for a great dinner and a relaxed evening.

Registration for this dinner will open soon. Please check back for more information.

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October 23, 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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October 23, 2017 / Monday
Education
12 Jewish Questions
7:00PM— 9:00PM

What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers.

Despite years…

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October 23, 2017 / Monday
Education
WHC Academy: The Big Jewish Questions - Jewish Thought in the 20th Century
7:15PM— 9:15PM

In this course, which is taught by Rabbi Joseph Skloot, we will read the works of major American-Jewish philosophers and theologians as they consider important questions in Jewish life and thought, including those related to God, the Holocaust, Jewish observance, social justice, and Jewish-Christian relations. Among the authors we will…

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October 24, 2017 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
JAM Rehearsal
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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October 24, 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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October 24, 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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October 25, 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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October 25, 2017 / 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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October 25, 2017 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
JAM Rehearsal
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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October 25, 2017 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
Sisterhood's Signature Fall Event
6:30PM— 8:45PM

Join us on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm at Temple for an evening of Israeli food, fun, and inspiration.

The evening will begin at "The Shuk" with a Jerusalem-style food festival and some of the best Judaica this side of Jerusalem (bring your checkbooks!). Inspiration follows with a compelling presentation…

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October 25, 2017 / Wednesday
Education
WHC Attorneys' Study Group
7:00PM— 9:30PM

Discover Jewish insights into the Anglo-American legal system with WHC's new study group for attorneys.

Meeting four to five times this year, the WHC Attorneys' Study Group delves into topics like the relationship between constitutional law and Jewish law. Guest facilitators will shed light on the role Jewish lawyers…

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October 25, 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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October 26, 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…

Read More  ➔
October 26, 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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October 27, 2017 / 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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October 27, 2017 / Friday
Early Childhood
Tot Shabbat at Temple
5:00PM— 7:00PM

Led by Rabbi Skloot.

Our clergy make going to Friday night services a fun, fulfilling event for families with young children (or grandchildren). Join us for Tot Shabbat, a half-hour service – open to the community – that teaches Jewish prayers, traditions, and rituals through songs, stories, and art…

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October 27, 2017 / Friday
Worship
Shirei Shabbat
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Led by Rabbi Skloot and Cantors Manevich and Bortnick.

Shirei Shabbat (Shabbat of Songs) is a musical, participatory service led by one of our rabbis and featuring the beautiful voices of Cantor Manevich and Cantor Bortnick. It's an upbeat, uplifting, and inspiring way to end your week.

At…

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October 27, 2017 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Metro Minyan
6:15PM—10:00PM

Led by Rabbi Miller, 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.

Dinner is $10 if…

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October 28, 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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October 29, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

3rd Grade Family Religious School at Temple
3rd Grade parents (and/or other special adults) are invited to join us as we learn how to infuse Judaism into our lives 24/7.

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October 29, 2017 / Sunday
Education
8th-Grade Monument Program
10:00AM— 2:00PM

8th graders will spend a fun day in downtown D.C. on Sunday, October 29 exploring three of the city's most popular monuments and learning about the Jewish values that are "hidden" throughout.

The bus will depart from the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center at 9:30 am and from Temple at 10:00…

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October 29, 2017 / Sunday
Education
Amram Scholar Series Presents: Thomas Friedman
10:30AM—12:00PM

Internationally renowned New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman will launch this season’s Amram Scholar Series on Sunday, October 29, at 10:30 am at Temple, examining the stresses and challenges of succeeding in our current world of dizzying accelerations. A bestselling author…

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October 30, 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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October 30, 2017 / Monday
Groups & Activities
Sisterhood Monthly Meeting and Boutique Prep
10:00AM—11:00AM

We are just a couple weeks away from this year's fabulous Holiday Boutique and Silent Auction. Join us to learn how you can get involved (it's never too late!) and make this our most successful year yet.

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October 30, 2017 / Monday
Groups & Activities
WHECTY Night Out
6:30PM— 8:00PM

All 9th-12th graders are invited for a "night out" with friends. Join us for a delicious dinner and fun activity.

Registration for this event will open soon. Please check back for more information.

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October 30, 2017 / Monday
Education
12 Jewish Questions
7:00PM— 9:00PM

What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers.

Despite years…

Read More  ➔
October 30, 2017 / Monday
Education
WHC Academy: The Big Jewish Questions - Jewish Thought in the 20th Century
7:15PM— 9:15PM

In this course, which is taught by Rabbi Joseph Skloot, we will read the works of major American-Jewish philosophers and theologians as they consider important questions in Jewish life and thought, including those related to God, the Holocaust, Jewish observance, social justice, and Jewish-Christian relations. Among the authors we will…

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