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We come together for camaraderie, connection, and service to the Temple and our community. You’ll find our social and cultural programs both engaging and fun, and through fundraising, volunteering, and our dues, we are able to make a significant impact.
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Our Judaica Shop is one of the most beautiful and well-stocked shops in the D.C. area. With a full-service store at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center, an outpost at Temple, and our new ONLINE store, we are able to offer an incredible selection of Judaica.
Celebrating a life cycle event? You’ll find gifts for all milestones and occasions as well as tallitot and yads for a b’nei mitzvah to use on their big day. Holidays? Come see our beautiful hostess gifts (that you may want to also buy for yourself!) and toys and treats we have for children (both human and canine!).
If you prefer to shop in person, please email us to schedule a private shopping time.
11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
Tuesdays at 12:00 pm starting February 1
Having a new baby is an incredible miracle and simcha (joy!)…and it brings with it big changes and challenges — especially during this time of pandemic.
Join Stephanie Tankel, WHC’s Director of Lifelong Learning, (whose second child was born in March of 2020!) for an opportunity to share, vent, celebrate, and more.
Free for WHC members; $18 for non-members
Mondays at 6:00 pm starting January 3 (skipping 1/17)
Join Rabbi Fischel, who is expecting her second child in the spring, for conversations around the wonders, awe, frustrations, and ridiculousness of pregnancy. Our discussions will be framed in a Jewish light and our focus will be on building a community of soon-to-be moms who can depend on each other for years to come.
This program is free for members, $18 for non-members.
Registration for this program is now closed.
Fundraising and dues allow us to support special projects at WHC’s Early Childhood Centers and Religious School, Temple activities, and Carrie Simon House – a transitional housing program for young mothers and their children that was founded by Washington Hebrew and named for our first Sisterhood president. We also provide funding for children’s Purim costumes in Israel and to countless local, national, and international charities and organizations
Our calendar is filled with lectures, Literary Group discussions, lunch and learn sessions, “Mah Jongg Fridays,” canasta lessons, art tours, theater outings, and more.
We have annual luncheons and dinners that bring well-known, impactful women to our stage, and one-of-a-kind events, including our Women’s Seder and a Shabbaton that gives us a weekend away with our “sisters” to learn, laugh, and grow.
We cook meals for the Children’s Inn at NIH, pack meals for the WHC Hunger Project, and deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors.
We sponsor activities offered by the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes and tutor students at Simon Elementary School, a Southeast Washington, D.C. public school named for WHC’s first senior rabbi, Abram Simon.
And we mentor and assist with funding for the Women of Reform Judaism’s growing sisterhoods.
We plan, prepare, and manage every element – from sourcing vendors to soliciting silent auction items, running the café, and volunteering our time –which makes our biggest annual fundraiser a success we can all be proud of.
We go on buying trips and merchandise and staff the store (see more about the Judaica Shop below!)
You will find so many wonderful opportunities to connect and develop lasting friendships with smart, engaged, caring, and clever women.
We welcome your support for the Women of WHC. Please click on the button below to make your gift to one of our two designated funds:
Jane Burka Sisterhood Leadership Fund
Provides resources to the Women of WHC for leadership training and development
Sisterhood (WWHC) Fund for Youth and Educational Enrichment
Ensures continuance of Women of WHC-sponsored programs, activities, gifts, and scholarships
You can select which fund you would like to donate to at the top of the “specific funds” drop-down on the donation form.
Officers and Board of Directors, 2021-2023
President: Lori J. Wise
If you are a woman of WHC, we invite you to join us! We have a place for you as a volunteer, a leader, a participant, or simply as a dues contributor. Your involvement and support – combined with that from hundreds of other women – helps our community enormously.
Your annual dues: include membership in both the Women of WHC as well our national organization, the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ); connect us with our WRJ Mid-Atlantic District; and support the WRJ YES Fund, which trains future Reform Jewish leaders, supports youth and social justice and strengthens the Reform Movement in Israel and around the world.
Annual membership is $50 for WHC members and $80 for non-members.
Click here for our membership form
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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