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November 16, 2019 / Saturday
Education
9th Grade Retreat
All day

This retreat has been postponed and will now take place December 6-8, 2019. Please contact Ira Miller for additional details or if you have any questions.

Our first 9th grade retreat addresses issues surrounding…

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November 16, 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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November 17, 2019 / Sunday
Education
9th Grade Retreat
All day

This retreat has been postponed and will now take place December 6-8, 2019. Please contact Ira Miller for additional details or if you have any questions.

Our first 9th grade retreat addresses issues surrounding…

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November 17, 2019 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Volunteer With 2239 at DC Central Kitchen
9:00AM—12:00PM

Join 2239 to help DC Central Kitchen prepare more than 5,000 meals to combat hunger.

The 5,000 free meals dished out each day are loaded into our fleet of trucks and distributed at little or no cost to 80 nearby homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations, saving them money…

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November 17, 2019 / Sunday
Groups & Activities
Bowling With The Boomers
4:00PM— 6:00PM

Join The Boomers for a fun afternoon of Bowling at Bowlero in Bethesda.

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

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November 18, 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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November 18, 2019 / Monday
Groups & Activities
Prime Timers Jewish Book Month Celebration & Lunch
12:30PM— 2:00PM

Join us for lunch and for a discussion with our clergy about their favorite Jewish books as we celebrate Jewish Book Month.

This program costs $12 for Prime Timers members; $15 for guests.

Please RSVP by sending a check to:

Marsha Humphries
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St.…

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November 18, 2019 / Monday
Education
How to... Find Wholeness in Jewish Living
7:00PM— 9:00PM

In this chaotic world of 24-hour news cycles and sunrise to sunset scheduling, how do we take even a moment for ourselves?

When the calendar has no space, how do we create sacred space? 

Through textual and experiential…

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November 19, 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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November 19, 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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November 19, 2019 / Tuesday
Education
Managing your Changing Relationship with your Teen
7:00PM— 8:30PM

As our children grow into teenagers, it can be increasingly difficult to know how to relate to them and continue to have open communication. Many parents struggle knowing how to shift and allow their kids to have more freedom while still remaining actively involved and aware of what is happening…

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November 20, 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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November 20, 2019 / Wednesday
Education
Wednesday Torah Study
1:00PM— 2:00PM

Wednesday Study Group: Finding God in Relationships

Martin Buber once said, “All real living is meeting.” When we engage in relationships, not only are we engaging in “real” living, but also in holy living. Join Rabbi Fischel each Wednesday as we explore Martin Buber’s…

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November 20, 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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November 20, 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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November 22, 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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November 22, 2019 / Friday
Education
Tot Shabbat at Temple
5:00PM— 7:00PM

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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November 22, 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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November 22, 2019 / Friday
Worship
Jewish Book Month Shabbat
6:00PM— 7:45PM

Jewish Book Month is the perfect time for us to honor Ellen Share, who served as WHC's librarian for more than 30 years. Please join us and our clergy to give Ellen a special blessing during our Shabbat service and as we celebrate her at a festive oneg following…

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November 22, 2019 / Friday
Worship
2239's Metro Minyan
6:15PM— 9:30PM

Led by Rabbi Miller and Rabbi Fischel, 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.

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November 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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November 23, 2019 / Saturday
Worship
Learners' Minyan & Brunch
10:30AM—12:30PM

Why is everyone bowing? Why did she just close her eyes? What am I singing about?

Join Rabbi Eliana Fischel and Cantor Susan Bortnick for a deep dive - both spiritually and intellectually - to make prayer more meaningful. Learners' Minyan is for all backgrounds: whether you are…

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November 23, 2019 / Saturday
Groups & Activities
Clash of the Classes
5:00PM— 8:00PM

Our annual grade vs. grade color war returns to ZavaZone this year. Which grade will take home the trophy and be crowned the champions? 

All students in grades 8-12 are invited for this fun and friendly competition with something for everyone (including dinner!)

Check back soon for…

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November 24, 2019 / Sunday
Faith In Action
Hunger Project Packing
1:00PM— 3:00PM

Put on a hairnet and join us to make a real impact on hunger in our community. All ages are welcome as we work together to package nutritious meals for those in need. Help support the Capital Area Food Bank, the Maryland Food Bank, and Bread for the City. SSL…

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November 24, 2019 / Sunday
Volunteer Groups
Sunday Stuffing
1:00PM— 4:00PM

Give thanks this holiday season by taking a few hours for some tikkun olam. We will pack Thanksgiving holiday meal baskets, package thousands of meals with the WHC Hunger Project, and prepare casseroles for local shelters and agencies.

Please click here…

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November 25, 2019 / Monday
Education
How to... Find Wholeness in Jewish Living
7:00PM— 9:00PM

In this chaotic world of 24-hour news cycles and sunrise to sunset scheduling, how do we take even a moment for ourselves?

When the calendar has no space, how do we create sacred space? 

Through textual and experiential…

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In th...">

November 28, 2019 / Thursday
Volunteer Groups
Volunteers Needed: Community Thanksgiving Meal
9:00AM— 2:00PM

Will you be in town on Thanksgiving? Before you sit down for your own dinner, please consider spending a couple of hours with us to help provide a festive Thanksgiving meal for others. Bring the family — there is something for everyone to do: cook or carve; set up or…

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November 28, 2019 / Thursday
WHC
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
12:00PM— 2:00PM

Don’t have plans for Thanksgiving this year? We invite you to come to our Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Sponsored by the Interreligious Council in partnership with WHC, Annunciation Catholic Church, and St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, we offer companionship and community.

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November 29, 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.

Read More  ➔
November 29, 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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November 30, 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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