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A community of the heart, we are a spiritual, educational and social home for Reform Jews in the Washington, D.C. region and a powerful voice for the values of our faith.

Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God Micah 6:8
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June 29, 2018 / Friday Shabbat Under the Stars at Temple 6:00PM— 7:00PM
June 30, 2018 / Saturday Early Torah Study 9:00AM—10:00AM
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  • Yad B'Yad, the WHC Annual Fund

    Help sustain our Temple with Yad B'Yad, the WHC Annual Fund. Membership revenues support only 75% of our needs, so Yad B'Yad helps ensure that we can maintain our exceptional programming and keep membership open to all. Donate now.

  • Religious School Registration

    Secure your child's spot in our inclusive and dynamic Religious School! With parallel programs for children in Pre-K through 12th-grade at both Temple and JBSC, we're well suited to meet your family's needs. Discover why our parents and students love Religious School and register today.

  • ECC Registration Now Open

    At our ECCs at Temple and JBSC, we offer part-day and full-day programs for toddlers through pre-k at both locations - and a full-day kindergarten at JBSC. Our nurturing and supportive staff help children communicate, negotiate problems, and discover the joy of learning. Register now.

Upcoming Events

June 24, 2018 / Sunday
WHC Hunger Project Food Packing
10:00 AM—12:00 PM

You are cordially invited to participate in a WHC Hunger Project food packing event. Many of you have already done a food packing and you know how worthwhile it is.…

June 29, 2018 / Friday
Shabbat Under the Stars at Temple
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
June 29, 2018 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
June 30, 2018 / Saturday
Early Torah Study
9:00 AM—10:00 AM
June 30, 2018 / Saturday
Shabbat Morning Service
10:30 AM—12:00 PM
July 6, 2018 / Friday
Shabbat Service
6:00 PM—7:00 PM

News & Current Events

The Moral command: Honor your Father and your Mother

Last Saturday I got up at 3:00 am to get ready so I could make a 6:00 a.m. flight to Nashville, TN.  I was in Nashville by 6:45 a.m. and flew back to Washington, D.C. by 7:45 p.m. that same night. In Nashville, I attended Early Torah at “The Temple” (the congregation in which I grew up), I went to the JCC and swam my daily mile, I looked through old pictures and told the same stories about growing up and the lessons learned, and through it all I felt loved. It felt good; it felt warm,… Read More  ➔

WHC Condemns "Zero Tolerance Policy" That Separates Families at U.S. Borders

On May 7, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government would adopt a zero-tolerance policy for unauthorized border crossings. This new policy officially instituted practices that will separate children from their families and it applies to all border crossings -- even those people seeking asylum in this country. Washington Hebrew Congregation condemns this zero-tolerance policy and has joined more than two dozen national Jewish organizations in co-signing a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing our strong position on this matter:  Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - June 20, 2018

We are happy to share recent simchas and celebrations from our WHC members.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - June 13, 2018

We are happy to share recent simchas and celebrations from our WHC members.Read More  ➔

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