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September 21, 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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September 21, 2019 / Saturday
Worship
Selichot
6:15PM— 9:00PM

We invite you to join us as we begin the spiritual odyssey of the High Holy Days as a community.

This year’s Selichot concert will bring Russian-born guitarist Vladimir Fridman to WHC with a program that blends instrumental music and songs from around the world with his…

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September 22, 2019 / Sunday
Special Services
Memorial Service at Memorial Park
10:00AM—12:00PM

During the Days of Awe and reflection, we invite you to join our clergy at our cemeteries to remember and honor the memory of loved ones.

Complimentary round-trip bus transportation from Temple to Memorial Park for the service is available.

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September 22, 2019 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
"Up on the Roof" Party With The Boomers
6:00PM— 9:00PM

Kick off the New Year with the Boomers and come enjoy dinner and drinks "up on the roof" at City Center in the heart of downtown DC.

Registration for this event is now closed. We hope to see you at another Boomers event soon!

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September 23, 2019 / Monday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate)
10:00AM—11:30AM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for you?…

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September 24, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for you?…

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September 24, 2019 / Tuesday
Groups & Activities
JAM: WHC's Youth Show Choir
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Our show choir is much more than your average junior choir! Fun, friendly, and led by Cantor Bortnick, we sing alternative Jewish music from the U.S., Israel, and around the world. Join us this fall so we are ready to perform at an interfaith choral festival hosted by WHC…

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September 24, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

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September 25, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
10:00AM—12:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

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September 25, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for you?…

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September 25, 2019 / Wednesday
Groups & Activities
JAM: WHC's Youth Show Choir
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Our show choir is much more than your average junior choir! Fun, friendly, and led by Cantor Bortnick, we sing alternative Jewish music from the U.S., Israel, and around the world. Join us this fall so we are ready to perform at an interfaith choral festival hosted by WHC…

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September 25, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

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September 26, 2019 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Advanced)
10:00AM—11:00AM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for…

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September 26, 2019 / Thursday
Education
Hebrew Reading for Adults
11:00AM—12:00PM

Learn to read prayers in Hebrew instead of only reading the transliteration, or keep up with your kids as they learn Hebrew at Religious School.

This new course will have you learning the aleph-bet and reading Hebrew in no time.

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September 26, 2019 / Thursday
Groups & Activities
WHECTY Night Out
6:30PM— 8:00PM

Help us kick off the new year with a fun and casual dinner with friends. Bring money with you -- there is no other cost.

 

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September 27, 2019 / Friday
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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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September 27, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Lay-Led Shabbat Service
5:30PM— 6:30PM

If you are looking for an earlier, smaller Friday night Shabbat service, our cohort of lay leaders can provide you with a meaningful worship experience.

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September 27, 2019 / 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.

 

Led by Rabbi Shankman, Cantor Bortnick, and Cantor…

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September 28, 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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September 28, 2019 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
WHECTY Volunteers at Flapjacks & Friends
11:30AM— 1:30PM

Join WHECTY as we volunteer at "Main Street's Flapjacks and Friends" event in Rockville.

Designed to build community and increase awareness of the needs of adults with disabilities, this event also raises funds for Main Street's programs and projects.

Limited space is available so be sure to RSVP.…

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September 29, 2019 / Sunday
Worship
Erev Rosh Hashanah
All day

Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars
5:00 pm (grounds open at 3:30 pm) at JBSC

Congregational Service*
6:00 pm at Temple using Mishkan HaNefesh, a new Reform High Holy Day prayer book.

Young Professionals – 2239 Service**
7:00 pm at…

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September 30, 2019 / Monday
Worship
Rosh Hashanah Day
All day

Congregational Services*
9:00 am and 11:30 am at Temple

Preschool Services
9:30 am and 11:00 am at Temple

Young Professionals – 2239**
Join us for our 9:00 am or 11:30 am Congregational Services (Note: only 100 tickets are available for the 11:30 am service)

Family Service and Tashlich*
2:00 pm…

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October 1, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for you?…

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October 1, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

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October 2, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
10:00AM—12:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

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October 2, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00PM— 7:00PM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for you?…

Read More  ➔
October 2, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Back to Basics
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism. Through holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, beginning Hebrew literacy, Jewish religious movements, Torah laws, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and Kabbalah, we’ll uncover the answers to the “why” behind Judaism. Those interested may become an adult B&…

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October 3, 2019 / Thursday
Education
Conversational Hebrew (Advanced)
10:00AM—11:00AM

Learn to speak Hebrew — or practice and improve your fluency — without having to master the aleph-bet. This innovative method will have you speaking in the first class, and the ability to read or write in Hebrew is not necessary. 

Not sure which is best for…

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October 3, 2019 / Thursday
Education
Hebrew Reading for Adults
11:00AM—12:00PM

Learn to read prayers in Hebrew instead of only reading the transliteration, or keep up with your kids as they learn Hebrew at Religious School.

This new course will have you learning the aleph-bet and reading Hebrew in no time.

Read More  ➔
October 4, 2019 / 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.

Read More  ➔
October 4, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Lay-Led Shabbat Service
5:30PM— 6:30PM

If you are looking for an earlier, smaller Friday night Shabbat service, our cohort of lay leaders can provide you with a meaningful worship experience.

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October 4, 2019 / Friday
Education
Tot Shabbat at JBSC
5:30PM— 7:30PM

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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October 4, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Macomb St. Shabbat
6:00PM— 8:00PM

Join us for a soulful Shabbat evening that has joy and connection at its center. It starts with Chevruta — a deep and engaging Torah discussion with our clergy for adults, a Shabbat art project for children, and hot hors d’oeuvres and drinks for everyone. The service begins…

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October 5, 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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October 5, 2019 / Saturday
Education
8th Grade Challenge Course Day
9:30AM— 3:30PM

Our 8th-grade class will have the opportunity to challenge themselves, work together in teams, and experience an incredible day on the low-and high-ropes courses at Bar-T’s Mountainside camp facility near Frederick, MD. This will be an unforgettable day that will allow the Confirmation Class of 2022 to bond, overcome…

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October 8, 2019 / Tuesday
Worship
Kol Nidre
All day

Congregational Services*
6:00 pm and 8:45 pm at Temple

Family Service
7:00 pm at Temple

Young Professionals – 2239 Service**
8:00 pm at Temple with "last bite" preceding the service at 7:00 pm. BYO dinner, we'll provide soft drinks and snacks (Note new time!)

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