Community Issues – Social Action

We open dialogue and strengthen relations with our interfaith neighbors, connect our Congregation to social justice issues in our own communities, and work toward a more just society.

Members of the committee are the Temple’s liaisons with community religious and social service organizations.

We plan and run several major annual congregational events, including Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat and Day of Service and the Interfaith Freedom Seder, both of which bring our interfaith neighbors from across the metropolitan area to WHC to celebrate our collective experience and further tolerance and understanding.

Whether you are looking for stimulating discussion or direct involvement in projects and activities, we hope you will join us.

We present lectures on social action issues and organize the Congregation’s participation in rallies and demonstrations — including the 9/11 Unity Walk, Rally Against Genocide in Darfur, vigils at the Sudanese Embassy, and political forums.

To aid the vulnerable within our own community, we support efforts, such as the Second Sunday cooking project, through which Temple members provide meals for the homeless in Montgomery County.

Our monthly meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month.

For now, they will take place virtually over Zoom.

Click here to join us on Zoom

Contact

Joan Greenbaum
Co-chair
jsgrnbm@verizon.net
Cathy Scheineson
Co-chair
cathy.scheineson@gmail.com
Layne Weiss
202-895-6307
lweiss@whctemple.org