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February 21, 2019 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Advanced)
10:00AM—12:00PM

Looking to learn to speak Hebrew without having to master the aleph bet? This innovative method will have you speaking Hebrew at the first class. The ability to read or write Hebrew is not necessary.

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February 22, 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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February 22, 2019 / Friday
Education
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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February 22, 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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February 23, 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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February 23, 2019 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
WHECTY's Clash of the Classes
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Rescheduled from January 12.

Which grade will reign supreme? Find out on at our annual color war for the coveted Clash of the Classes trophy! This year' we're headed back to ZavaZone in Rockville for the ultimate competition. Compete against your friends on their Ninja Warrior…

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February 24, 2019 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple & JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

4th Grade Mini-Retreat: 4th-grade students at both locations will spend the morning together at JBSC doing Hebrew color-wars. Students who attend Religious School at Temple should arrive at 9:20 to depart for JBSC. The bus will return by noon.

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February 24, 2019 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
WHC Hunger Project Food Packing
1:00PM— 3:00PM

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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February 25, 2019 / Monday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate)
10:00AM—11:30AM

Looking to learn to speak Hebrew without having to master the aleph bet? This innovative method will have you speaking Hebrew at the first class. The ability to read or write Hebrew is not necessary.

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February 25, 2019 / Monday
Education
WHC Academy: The Actors - Who Are the Jews?
7:00PM— 9:00PM

 What is it to be a Reform Jew today? How has Israel informed our American Jewish identity? How has the presumption of white-privilege changed our Judaism? How do Jewish men and Jewish women differ? We will explore these questions of identity throughout the month. Join us as we…

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February 26, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Looking to learn to speak Hebrew without having to master the aleph bet? This innovative method will have you speaking Hebrew at the first class. The ability to read or write Hebrew is not necessary.

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February 26, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 8:30PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism with Back to Basics. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, learning to read Hebrew, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism.…

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February 26, 2019 / Tuesday
Life Cycle Events
Bereavement Support Group
7:00PM— 8:00PM

For individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one in the past 18 months, WHC offers the Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Erica Berger, LICSW. Limited to just eight participants, the program recognizes each person’s unique way of grieving and provides a confidential and respectful environment for…

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February 27, 2019 / Wednesday
Adult Education
Back to Basics
10:00AM—12:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism with Back to Basics. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, learning to read Hebrew, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism.…

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February 27, 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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February 27, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner)
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Looking to learn to speak Hebrew without having to master the aleph bet? This innovative method will have you speaking Hebrew at the first class. The ability to read or write Hebrew is not necessary.

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February 27, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 8:30PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism with Back to Basics. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, learning to read Hebrew, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism.…

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February 28, 2019 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Advanced)
10:00AM—12:00PM

Looking to learn to speak Hebrew without having to master the aleph bet? This innovative method will have you speaking Hebrew at the first class. The ability to read or write Hebrew is not necessary.

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March 1, 2019 / Friday
Education
L'Taken Social Justice Seminar
All day

Are you ready to change the world? Then, get excited for the Bernard and Audre Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar. In partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), our Confirmation students will have the opportunity to impact our political process as you share your views…

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March 1, 2019 / Friday
Groups & Activities
Women of WHC Literary Group: "Bucharest Diary" by Alfred Moses
10:00AM—12:00PM

Join the Women of WHC for a discussion on "Bucharest Diary" by Alfred Moses.

Alfred Moses served as the U.S. ambassador to Romania during the Clinton administration from 1994 to 1997, just a few years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. During this time, Romania faced economic paralysis and…

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March 1, 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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March 1, 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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March 1, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Sensory-Friendly Shabbat
6:00PM— 7:30PM

Join us for this social gathering, where an emphasis is placed on building community through the beauty of Shabbat. Together, we will braid, bake (and enjoy!) challah and share in the Shabbat
blessings through song and some movement. All participants are expected to be accompanied by an adult or…

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March 1, 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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March 2, 2019 / Saturday
Education
L'Taken Social Justice Seminar
All day

Are you ready to change the world? Then, get excited for the Bernard and Audre Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar. In partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), our Confirmation students will have the opportunity to impact our political process as you share your views…

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March 2, 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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March 2, 2019 / Saturday
Education
Basket & Brews: An evening benefiting E-T ECC
7:00PM—10:00PM

Join us for an evening of beer tasting, music, food, fun, and a silent auction to benefit Washington Hebrew Congregation's Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center.

All funds raised from Baskets & Brews will go toward supporting professional development for teachers, community events such as Tot Shabbat, and this year, we…

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March 3, 2019 / Sunday
Education
L'Taken Social Justice Seminar
All day

Are you ready to change the world? Then, get excited for the Bernard and Audre Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar. In partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), our Confirmation students will have the opportunity to impact our political process as you share your views…

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March 3, 2019 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple & JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

JBSC: 6th Grade B'nei Mitzvah Program: Parents and 6th-grade students will attend a program that focuses on preparing for B'nei Mitzvah. There will be a focus on mitzvah projects, studying Torah passages, and learning basic trop skills. Parents will review the B'nei Mitzvah process and will have the…

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March 3, 2019 / Sunday
Education
B'nei Mitzvah Learning Day for 6th-Grade Families
9:30AM—12:00PM

Soon, your 6th-grader will complete the journey to becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. To help you and your family connect with the meaning of this spiritual event, we invite you to join us for a day of learning.

This program will have a special focus on undertaking …

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March 3, 2019 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Prime Timers Amram Lecture & Lunch
10:30AM—12:30PM

Join us for our Amram Scholar Series featuring Steven Weisman, author of The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion followed by lunch with your fellow Prime Timers.

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

Marsha Humphries
3935 Macomb St…

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March 3, 2019 / Sunday
Education
Amram Scholar Series Presents: Steven R. Weisman
10:30AM—12:00PM

WHC is proud to present author Steven R. Weisman for a special lecture on his latest book, The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion.

In The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion, journalist Steven R. Weisman tells the dramatic story of how Judaism redefined…

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March 3, 2019 / Sunday

This event has been canceled.

Groups & Activities
Jr. ETY All Fired Up at Temple
12:00PM— 1:30PM

All Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders who attend Religious School at Temple are invited to stay after Sunday School for a fun afternoon with All Fired up!  All students will get to take home their own pottery that they paint. This event costs $25 and includes lunch and all activities.…

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March 4, 2019 / Monday
Education
L'Taken Social Justice Seminar
All day

Are you ready to change the world? Then, get excited for the Bernard and Audre Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar. In partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), our Confirmation students will have the opportunity to impact our political process as you share your views…

Read More  ➔
March 4, 2019 / Monday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate)
10:00AM—11:30AM

Looking to learn to speak Hebrew without having to master the aleph bet? This innovative method will have you speaking Hebrew at the first class. The ability to read or write Hebrew is not necessary.

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March 4, 2019 / Monday
Education
WHC Academy: Script 1 - The Haggadah
7:00PM— 9:00PM

 American Judaism has published more Haggadot than any other type of Jewish text. Why the need to write, adapt, and re-write? What does this text tell us about the communities who wrote them? What does this text tell us about us, the Jews who sit every year and…

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March 5, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Looking to learn to speak Hebrew without having to master the aleph bet? This innovative method will have you speaking Hebrew at the first class. The ability to read or write Hebrew is not necessary.

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March 5, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
WHC Books: "If All the Seas Were Ink" by Ilana Kurshan
7:00PM— 8:00PM

Join us for a WHC Books discussion of Ilana Kurshan's "If All the Seas Were Ink."

On the surface, this award-winning memoir is the story of how the author recovered from her divorce through daf yomi — the daily practice of studying the Talmud — which took her more…

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March 5, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 8:30PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism with Back to Basics. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, learning to read Hebrew, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism.…

Read More  ➔
March 5, 2019 / Tuesday
Life Cycle Events
Bereavement Support Group
7:00PM— 8:00PM

For individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one in the past 18 months, WHC offers the Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Erica Berger, LICSW. Limited to just eight participants, the program recognizes each person’s unique way of grieving and provides a confidential and respectful environment for…

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