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January 17, 2018 / Wednesday
Education
E-T ECC Tour for Prospective Families
9:30AM—12:00PM

School tours enable prospective families to get an overview of our program and see the action up close and in person! If you have a baby or young child, please reach out to us. We would be delighted to answer questions and show you our school.

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January 17, 2018 / 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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January 17, 2018 / 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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January 17, 2018 / 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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January 18, 2018 / 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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January 18, 2018 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
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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January 19, 2018 / Friday
Education
Shabbat Toddler Time
9:30AM—11:00AM

Shabbat Toddler Time is a delightful opportunity for young children to become comfortable in a school setting with the supportive presence of parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Experience art, music, sensory exploration, motor activities and community building for you and your child, culminating in a weekly warm "Taste of Shabbat" celebration.…

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January 19, 2018 / 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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January 20, 2018 / Saturday
Worship
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Led by Rabbi Lustig.

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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January 20, 2018 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
Late Night for All 5th-, 6th-, and 7th-Graders
5:00PM— 9:00PM

Prepare yourself for the 2018 Winter Olympics with this special event at Temple. Participate in winter "Olympic" events, enjoy an Olympic-themed movie, and much more (including dinner)! Go for the gold with WHC!

This event is $30 if you are a Club 56 member and $35 for all others. MVP members should contact…

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January 20, 2018 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
Night at the Theater With Couples Club
8:00PM—10:00PM

Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated tells the story of a young man — also named Jonathan Safran Foer — who sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man…

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January 21, 2018 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Family Religious School at Temple
Kindergarten and 1st grade parents (and/or other special adults) are invited to join with their children as we learn how we can make Shabbat a special time in our homes. Watch the Shofar Blast for additional information.

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January 21, 2018 / Sunday
Education
Post Confirmation 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.

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January 22, 2018 / Monday
Education
Melody Makers
9:15AM—10:00AM

Introduce your babies or toddler to the world of music and song at this weekly class with Miss Sally.

This program meets on Mondays from January 8 to April 23 (class will not meet on January 15, February 19, March 12, and March 26). The cost is $275.

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January 22, 2018 / Monday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
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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January 23, 2018 / Tuesday
Education
Toddler Time
9:15AM—10:45AM

Toddler Time is the right time for your little one to explore and play with other friends. This adult-and-me class is perfect for little walkers under two years old. Lots of sensory play, snack, outside time, and opportunities to meet other families.

Toddler Time meets on Tuesdays from January 9…

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January 23, 2018 / 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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January 23, 2018 / Tuesday
Education
Upper School at Temple
6:30PM— 8:30PM

Our 8th through 12th grade classes will meet at Temple for an innovative program that will help them develop lifelong Jewish values.

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January 23, 2018 / 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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January 24, 2018 / 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…

Read More  ➔
January 24, 2018 / 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…

Read More  ➔
January 24, 2018 / 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…

Read More  ➔
January 25, 2018 / 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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January 25, 2018 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
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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January 26, 2018 / Friday
Education
9th-Grade Retreat
All day

This retreat is the one that every WHC student wants to be at – A Jewish View of Love, Relationships and Sexuality. We are proud to have run this retreat for almost 30 years, and it continues to be ahead of its time in every way – providing our students with…

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January 26, 2018 / Friday
Education
Shabbat Toddler Time
9:30AM—11:00AM

Shabbat Toddler Time is a delightful opportunity for young children to become comfortable in a school setting with the supportive presence of parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Experience art, music, sensory exploration, motor activities and community building for you and your child, culminating in a weekly warm "Taste of Shabbat" celebration.…

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January 26, 2018 / Friday
Education
RJWECC Family and "Alumni" Mini Walk
9:45AM—11:00AM

Calling all RJWECC alumni and current RJWECC families! Come march with us as we support the Carrie Simon House, WHC's home for homeless, single moms who are ready for a new start with their children. It's a day off for students in Montgomery County Public Schools and the perfect time…

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January 26, 2018 / 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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January 26, 2018 / Friday
Early Childhood
Tot Shabbat at Temple
5:00PM— 7:00PM

Led by Rabbi Shankman.

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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January 26, 2018 / Friday
Worship
Shirei Shabbat
6:00PM— 7:00PM

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.

This service will…

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January 26, 2018 / 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 $12 if…

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January 27, 2018 / Saturday
Education
9th-Grade Retreat
All day

This retreat is the one that every WHC student wants to be at – A Jewish View of Love, Relationships and Sexuality. We are proud to have run this retreat for almost 30 years, and it continues to be ahead of its time in every way – providing our students with…

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January 27, 2018 / 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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January 28, 2018 / Sunday
Education
9th-Grade Retreat
All day

This retreat is the one that every WHC student wants to be at – A Jewish View of Love, Relationships and Sexuality. We are proud to have run this retreat for almost 30 years, and it continues to be ahead of its time in every way – providing our students with…

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January 28, 2018 / Sunday
Education
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30AM—12:00PM

5th Grade Life Cycle Day at Temple
5th grade parents (and/or other special adults) are invited to join with their children as they explore traditions surrounding Jewish life cycle events. The highlight of this program is the mock wedding. Watch the Shofar Blast for more information.

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