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Veterans Shabbat

Featuring remarks from Lt. Col. Rebecca Arin DeForest

Friday November 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hybrid – Temple

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We invite you to end the week and welcome Shabbat with us!

6:00 pm: Snack, Sip, and Schmooze (S3)

  • SNACK — Hot appetizers (we’ll have different items each week), cheese, crackers, and fruit! Perfect for families looking to feed their kids before the service.
  • SIP — Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.
  • SCHMOOZE — This half-hour is a great time to connect with the people around you! And kids will also be engaged with giant Connect 4 and Jenga, cornhole games, a coloring table, and other arts & crafts activities.

6:30 pm: Veterans Shabbat service

About Our Featured Speaker:

Rebecca Arin DeForest is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.  She served as a UH-60 Blackhawk Pilot in Iraq in 2005 as a Platoon Leader.  Currently, she is assigned to Headquarters Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6, where she serves as an Operations Research Analyst.  She has served as a Company Commander, in the Arizona Army National Guard, in the 2-285 Helicopter Assault Battalion. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance at the University of Illinois, and a Master’s of Professional Studies in Legislative Affairs at The George Washington University. Selection for the Army’s Congressional Fellowship brought her to Washington, where she served on the Hill and as Liaison working with Congress Members and Staff to enable Army Cyberspace missions.  She commissioned as a 2nd LT in 2002.

7:00 pm: Oneg Shabbat

This service will also be available via livestream.

If you will join us from home, you can follow along using the online version of Mishkan T’filah, our Shabbat prayer book.

Snack, Sip, and Schmooze in November is sponsored by the Schuman Family in honor of Michael D. Schuman

This week’s enhanced Oneg Shabbat is sponsored by Hercules Fence, proud to give back and show appreciation for our Veterans.

If you would like to sponsor a future Snack, Sip, and Schmooze to celebrate a milestone or honor a memory, please contact Eliza Prince, WHC’s Director of Development, at 

Bimah flowers are supported by:

  • Susan and David Bortnick, in honor of the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Eliya.
  • Jessica and Joshua Kreiser, in honor of the b’not mitzvah of their daughters, Shayna and Laila.



Friday, November 11


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Hybrid – Temple


Shabbat, Worship Service