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September 19, 2018 / Wednesday Yom Kippur All day
September 21, 2018 / Friday Lay-Led Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
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  • Adult Learning

    Adult learning is part of the Jewish educational journey at WHC and this fall we have a wide array of learning opportunities for you to experience! Offerings this fall include WHC Academy, Conversational Hebrew, Back to Basics, 12 Jewish Questions, Lawyers' Study Group, and more! Visit our Adult Learning page to lean more and register.

  • New Shabbat Experiences

    Celebrate Shabbat in a whole new way with WHC's new District Shabbat and Macomb St. Shabbat. These services will be soulful, musical, and joyful -- and take place right in the heart of Washington, D.C. Click here to learn more about these two new services and to see upcoming dates.

  • High Holy Days 2018

    Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are just around the corner. See our full schedule of services and other events here.

  • Simchat Torah Block Party

    Join us on Sunday, September 30 at 11:00 am at Temple to celebrate Simchat Torah. Festivities will include a concert, Israeli dancing, fare from local food trucks, adult text study, and more!
    Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Events

September 19, 2018 / Wednesday
Yom Kippur
12:00 AM—11:59 AM

Congregational Services
9:00 am and 11:30 am at Temple

Preschool Services
9:30 am and 11:00 am at Temple

Study Sessions
Throughout the day, beginning at 11:15 am at Temple

Family Service

September 19, 2018 / Wednesday
RJWECC & E-T ECC Closed - Yom Kippur
12:00 AM—11:59 AM
September 19, 2018 / Wednesday
No Hebrew School at Temple - Yom Kippur
12:00 AM—11:59 AM
September 20, 2018 / Thursday
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate/Advanced)
10:00 AM—11:00 AM
September 20, 2018 / Thursday
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
11:15 AM—12:15 PM
September 21, 2018 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM

News & Current Events

Three Tips to Help You Prepare to Fast

As we prepare for Yom Kippur, we consider and plan for many things: what time to leave for services (and to remember to bring our tickets!); if there are enough bagels for break-fast; how hungry, and thirsty, and yes, maybe even grumpy we will be. But how much thought do we put into preparing our bodies for the marathon that is “The Fast”?* Approaching your Yom Kippur fast with the same forethought as you put into planning the break-fast meal can help make the fast easier and keep your thoughts on the holiness of the day.  Hydrate,… Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - September 18, 2018

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

Simchas and Celebrations - September 5, 2018

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

Honey Cake Recipe

Majestic and Moist New Year's Honey Cake Courtesy of Serves –10 INGREDIENTS 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1… Read More  ➔