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The EmptyNesters auxiliary was formed over 19 years ago by Rabbi Weinberg and a group of wonderfully energetic people who saw the need for creating an extended family at WHC for members at a similar stage in their lives.

We are a diverse group - made up of couples and singles - who enjoy one another's company and a wide variety of activities. Whether or not you have children is irrelevant. It's our life experiences and desire to be part of the same community that brings us together.

Our past and current events include:

  • Retreats and discussions with clergy, outside speakers, and book reviewers;
  • Concerts and performances, including National Theater, Kennedy Center, Theater J, Olney Theater Center, and Strathmore;
  • World and local travel, including the Baltics, Jewish Italy, Annapolis, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Jewish Washington, D.C.;
  • Local D.C. events, including movies, winery trips, and art museum tours;
  • Special events, such as our Havdalah Dinner Programs, and our new initiative, Inside the Issues;
  • Service for the Temple, including ushering at Shirei Shabbat services and managing the WHC Hunger Project, packing meals for local distribution to the hungry;
  • Community service, including WHC Mitzvah Day and our special charity, N Street Village in D.C.; and
  • Special dinners at WHC, including pre-Selichot, Yom Kippur break-the-fast, and Passover seder, as well as Shabbat dinners in members' homes where we can join together to connect informally.

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A Morning With Bob Levey


WHC's EmptyNesters and Brotherhood are proud to present… Bob Levey

Date: Sunday, November 10
Time: 9:45 am
Location: Temple (3935 Macomb St. NW)

Join us for a bagel breakfast and a discussion with former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey.

Mr. Levey will discuss his latest book, Larry Felder, Candidate, and take questions from the audience.

This event is free and open to the entire community.

Please click here to RSVP.

Shabbat Dinner With The Boomers & EmptyNesters


This fall, The Boomers and EmptyNesters are teaming up to host a Shabbat Dinner following WHC's Veterans Shabbat at Temple.

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: Following Shabbat Service at Temple (Approx 7:30 for dinner)
Location: Temple
Cost: $36 per person

Please click here to RSVP for this event.



The Journey of a Rabbinic Life with Rabbi and Maxine Haberman

"Is There Anything Good About Aging?" Rabbi and Maxine Haberman explored the answer to this question as they shared anecdotes from their life together.

This session was a piece of history. Between them, Rabbi and Maxine have over 186 years of life experiences and wisdom. They've seen so much of Jewish life, Israeli life, and American life, and generously shared their story as part of the EmptyNesters' mini-retreat on Saturday, October 17 at JBSC.

Upcoming Events

November 8, 2019 / Friday
Shabbat Dinner With The Boomers & EmptyNesters
7:30 PM—9:00 PM

Join The Boomers and EmptyNesters following our Veterans Shabbat service for a Shabbat dinner.

It is the perfect way to celebrate Shabbat and kick off the weekend.

November 10, 2019 / Sunday
A Morning With Bob Levey
9:45 AM—11:30 AM