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Juneteenth Community Shabbat@WHC

Gather – Eat – Drink – Worship

Friday June 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hybrid – Temple

Cantor Bortnick plays guitar with Sabrina Sojourner singing

Paul Nass shakes hands with Linda Adams Shabbat@WHCWoman reaching out to give a friend a hug

We invite you to end your week and welcome Shabbat with us as we honor and recognize Juneteenth with our Jews of Color Group and Community Partners!

RSVP By June 13 Using the Form Below

Juneteenth is a U.S. federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Deriving its name from combining “June” and “nineteenth”, it is celebrated on the anniversary of General Order No. 3, issued by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas. Originating in Galveston, Juneteenth has since been observed annually in various parts of the United States, often broadly celebrating African American culture. The day was first recognized as a federal holiday in 2021 when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.

At 6:00 pm and again after the service: Have something to eat (to tide you over or as your dinner), a drink (we offer a full bar, plus non-alcoholic options), and connect with your community.

Kids are always welcome, and they’ll be able to eat before (and after) the service, play Connect 4, Jenga, and cornhole games, create at a coloring table, and do other arts & crafts activities.

Also at 6:00 pm this week: Join us for a Shot of Torah.

6:30 pm – Our Shabbat service begins, featuring the music of Lapidus & Myles (you may remember them from their visit earlier this year).

After the service – Stay for dessert, or more dinner and drinks!

This week’s featured menu items include:
(GF – Gluten-free, V – Vegetarian, VG – Vegan)


If you would like to sponsor a portion of a future Shabbat@WHC to celebrate a milestone or honor a memory, please contact Eliza Prince, WHC’s Director of Development, at

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Friday, June 16


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hybrid – Temple


DEIJ, Jews of Color, Shabbat, Worship Service


Becca Rosenblum