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In the 170-year history of Washington Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi Shankman is the seventh senior rabbi, and the first woman in the role. As Senior Rabbi, she emphasizes innovative, compelling worship experiences, and continues to make WHC a destination for Jewish life. Under her guidance, our vibrant celebrations of Shabbat and other holidays, enhanced spiritual experiences, high-caliber lifelong learning opportunities, and meaningful life cycle events, are building on our foundation for an energetic future.
Rabbi Shankman is committed to providing deep Jewish learning and creating a strong sense of Jewish identity within our congregation as well as the greater Jewish community. Her goals include growing our inclusive, caring community in which everyone is seen, heard, and valued. As part of our continued commitment to equity and social justice, the congregation will be fully inclusive of race, sexual orientation, gender, age, and ability. Additionally, fellowship is promoted between congregants and clergy, and among the clergy team.
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At 5:30 pm (NOTE EARLIER START TIME) connect with your community over a drink (we’ll have a full bar, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options) and a variety of passed appetizers.
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.
6:30 pm – Our special Shabbat service begins. Follow along with our livestream and the service program.
After the service – Stay for a beautiful, catered dinner with supper and dessert stations.
In honor of Rabbi Shankman’s Installation, a delicious menu of heavy appetizers, desserts, and more will be catered by Provisions. Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free options available.
*This service will also be available via livestream.
Special thanks to event chairs Stephanie & Ethan Posner, Lauren & Sam Racoosin, and Nell & Ed Shapiro
And don’t forget about Rugelach & Roses, presented by Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation, Sunday, May 14, 10:30 am at JBSC.
While Judaism has grown and evolved for thousands of years, the one thing that all great congregations have in common is outstanding clergy, like Rabbi Shankman and the Washington Hebrew clergy team. The Rabbi Susan N. Shankman Clergy Endowment Fund will ensure that Washington Hebrew can hire, and keep, the nation’s most talented clergy for their entire careers.
To accomplish this goal, The Rabbi Susan N. Shankman Clergy Endowment Fund aims to raise an endowment dedicated to fully fund, in perpetuity, Washington Hebrew’s rabbinic and cantorial chairs. We will be offering named chairs for each of our clergy positions, including the chair of Senior Rabbi, along with many other ways that all our congregants can support this generational project.
Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels, use the form below to donate today:
If you’d prefer to donate by check or another type of gift, please contact Eliza Prince, Director of Development, at email@example.com or 202-895-6312.
Each sponsor at the $1,80 level and above will be recognized in the evening’s program, WHC Journal, marketing and publicity materials, and will be invited to a private cocktail reception on the evening of Sunday, May 7.
Friday, May 12
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hybrid – Temple
Shabbat, Worship Service
Kasia Kurleto Spadano
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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