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Women of WHC

Comprised of the women of WHC at every age and stage of their lives, the Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation come together for friendship and service to the Temple and our community. Through fundraising, volunteering, and our dues we make quite an impact.

The Women of WHC:

  • provide financial support for special projects at the ECCs, Religious School, Temple, and the Carrie Simon House;
  • enhance religious, spiritual, and intellectual growth through events such as Women's Seders, Shabbatons, and our Literary Club;
  • cook for the homeless, pack meals for the WHC Hunger Project, deliver Meals on Wheels, and sponsor activities at JFGH;
  • tutor students at the Abram Simon Elementary School;
  • mentor new sisterhoods in Israel and the United States;
  • provide funding for safe playgrounds in Israel and to countless local, national, and international charities and organizations;
  • have fun! Our calendar includes many social and cultural activities for our members.

If you are a woman of WHC, we invite you to join us! We have a place for you as a volunteer, leader, participant, or simply as a dues contributor. Your involvement and support - combined with that from hundreds of other women - helps our community enormously.

2018 Holiday Boutique & Silent Auction

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Mark your calendars for the most exciting two-day holiday shopping experience and silent auction in the DC metro area!


Open to the Public • Free Admission • Free Parking

Sunday, November 11 – 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday, November 12 – 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

The Silent Auction will close at 7:00 pm on Monday. Come early to place your bids!

At WHC's Julia Bindeman Suburban Center:
11810 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854

SHOP, BID & DINE!

The Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation's juried Holiday Boutique will have over 50 extraordinary vendors from across the country with clothing for women, men, and children; jewelry; Judaica; home gifts; accessories; toys; and more. An incredible Silent Auction will offer opportunities to win one-of-a-kind experiences, travel, tickets to theater and sporting events, gift certificates to the best restaurants, spa days, programs and items for children. All this shopping and bidding can work up an appetite, so be sure to stop by our Cafe for a quick snack, delicious meal, or refreshing drink.

Learn more about the Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Volunteer!  
Volunteer!

To make our Holiday Boutique & Silent Auction a success, we need our wonderful Women of WHC both before and during the event.

2018 Boutique Vendors  
2018 Boutique Vendors

We excited to share the list of incredible artisans and boutique retailers from across the country who will be at our Holiday Boutique.

Silent Auction Donation  
Silent Auction Donation

Let our Silent Auction showcase your business.

WWHC Literary Group

Not just for women, this active and enthusiastic daytime book group is coordinated by the Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation and is open to the entire Temple community. 

Each year we read a variety of fiction and nonfiction books and engage in quarterly discussions facilitated by congregants, clergy, and community members with a significant connection to the books.

"Lenin, Hitler and Me" - Nov. 30  


Art Tours

WWHC offers a series of docent-led tours of exhibits at many of our city's wonderful art museums and galleries. We hope you will join us!

11/7: Guided Tour of WHC's Art Collection  
11/7: Guided Tour of WHC's Art Collection

Did you know that Washington Hebrew is home to an incredible collection of art?

Judaica Shop

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We offer a one-stop shop where you can purchase items for all occasions. Whether it's a gift to celebrate a Jewish life cycle event or a decorative Judaica item for you home, you'll find what you're looking for in our Judaica shop.

Our regular hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and Fridays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. We are also open the first Sunday of the month while Religious School is in session.

How to Join

The Women of WHC welcome all Washington Hebrew Congregation women as well as women who are not Temple members.

Annual membership is $50 for WHC members and $80 for non-members. Please click here to fill out our membership form and become a part of our vibrant, welcoming community.

Leadership

WHC Sisterhood's Officers and Board of Directors, 2017-2019

President: Ellen M. Miller

Officers
Vice Presidents
  Administrative Lisa Moss
  Boutique Sandy Nesbit, Jennifer Weinberg
  Community Service & Social Action Susan Adland, Barbara Sonies
  Fundraising Brenda Holt, Wendy Wilson
  Judaica Shop Sandy Nesbit, Cindy Schapiro
  Membership Barbara Faigen, Randi Sadugor
  Programming Ellen Barth, Sharon Brown
  Religion, Youth & Education Lynne Schaffer, Gerdy Trachtman
  Silent Auction Linda Adler, Jeanne Fleming, Elaine Minkoff
Treasurer
Melissa Fritz
Assistant Treasurers
  Boutique Jackie Paulson, Sheri Zweig
  Judaica Shop Melissa Fritz
Secretaries
  Corresponding Elaine Goldstein
  Membership Rebecca Fox
  Recording Marjory Goldman, Beth Jacober
Historian
Gabrielle Grunau
Parliamentarian
Bonnie Youngentob
Officers at Large
Wendy Cossman, Jane Flior, Elaine Melnick, Honey Schneider
Auditor
Linda S. Newman
Immediate Past President
Sandy Nesbit
Temple Liaison
Rabbi Susan N. Shankman

Board of Directors
2015-2018
Cheryl Busch Julie Herman Phyllis Shankman Amanda Wise
Sabrina Goldberg Karen Moore Felice Weinbaum
2016-2019
Beverly Birchman Sandy Greenwald Nicki Newman Susan Wise
Louise Bittker Traci Levine Janine Rosen
Jeanne Fleming Carol Nerenberg Nancy Weiner
2017-2020
Linda Adler Betsy Bindeman Robin London Linda Recht
Lee Ellyn Altobello Shelley Chartoff Jennifer Millstone Phyllis Slavin
Diane Benson Sherri Gottlieb Jennifer Nordheimer Courtenay Wallach
Honorary Board Members
Cantor Susan Bortnick Maxine Haberman Ema Manevich Rabbi Susan N. Shankman
Shirley Garber Susan Hanenbaum Lauren Miller Marcia Weinberg
Rabbi Erin Glazer Beth Jacober
Members at Large, 2017-2018
Janet Abramson Linda Green Joy Marcus Eileen Polinger
Julie Alter Joan Greenbaum Annette Miller Judy Protas
Janice Burne Lynne Groban Nanci Miller Cindy Schapiro
Joan Bush Ruth Hananel Sandi Miller Randi Schweitzer
Michele Citren Diane Heiman Elaine Minkoff Sondra Snyder
Harriet Contract Iris Hyman Shelli Ochsman Paulette Walker
Darian Drescher Joyce Isaacson Elissa Oshinsky Marilyn Wessler
Lynn Emmer Adrienne Kuehneman Sharon Peikin Lisa Winer
Susan Fink Cheryl Levine Karen Perkins Karen Winokur
Marilyn Grafman

Upcoming Events

November 30, 2018 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM

Spend your day engaged in the thrilling game of Mah Jongg! Game play starts at 10:30 am. The end time is flexible, and if there's enough interest, the games will continue…

December 7, 2018 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
December 14, 2018 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
December 21, 2018 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
December 28, 2018 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM