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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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July 27, 2018 / Friday Shabbat Under the Stars at Temple 6:00PM— 7:00PM
July 27, 2018 / Friday Metro Minyan 6:15PM—10:00PM
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  • 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.

  • High Holy Days 2018

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

Upcoming Events

July 22, 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.…

July 23, 2018 / Monday
WHECTY Summer Night Out
6:00 PM—8:00 PM
July 27, 2018 / Friday
Shabbat Under the Stars at Temple
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
July 27, 2018 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
July 27, 2018 / Friday
Metro Minyan
6:15 PM—10:00 PM
July 28, 2018 / Saturday
Shabbat Morning Service
10:30 AM—12:00 PM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - July 11, 2018

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

Simchas and Celebrations - July 5, 2018

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

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… 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  ➔