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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.


March 28, 2020 / Saturday
[uncategorized]
Early Torah Study
9:00AM—10:00AM

Please visit whctemple.org/Virtual and click on 'Online Classes & Discussions' for information on how to join us on Zoom for this program.

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study …

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March 30, 2020 / Monday

This event has been canceled.

Education
12 Jewish Questions: A (Re)Introduction to Adult-Level Judaism
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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March 31, 2020 / Tuesday

This event has been canceled.

Education
Understanding Childhood Anxiety
6:00PM— 8:00PM

This program has been canceled.

What does anxiety look like in young children? How can we support our children when they are facing anxiety, and how do we foster an environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle?

Please join us for an evening with …

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March 31, 2020 / Tuesday
Education
How To... Find Wholeness in Jewish Living
7:00PM— 9:00PM

Back by popular demand for Spring 2020 and now at JBSC!

Through textual and experiential learning, this class provides the time, space and tools to address many of life’s “How To’s”: How to say yes/no and how to mean it; How to forgive; How…

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April 1, 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 3, 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 3, 2020 / 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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April 3, 2020 / 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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April 4, 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 8, 2020 / Wednesday
Worship
Congregational Passover Seder
6:00PM— 9:00PM

Join your extended WHC family at Temple for this special seder led by our clergy. We'll read from the Haggadah, partake in the seder meal, and join in the familiar and memorable songs that are part of this festival holiday that commemorates our freedom from slavery in Egypt.

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

Can't make it home for Passover this year? Join the 2239 community for a lively, young professionals seder to celebrate the Jewish story of redemption.

Vegetarian, vegan, and options for individuals with food restrictions are available.

Tickets: $40 (purchase through March 21); $45 through April 1; $50 through…

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April 10, 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 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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