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December 21, 2018 / Friday Tot Shabbat 5:00PM— 7:00PM
December 21, 2018 / Friday District Shabbat 5:30PM— 8:00PM
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  • #MatchingMonday - Donate to Y'ad B'Yad

    Now is the time to make a donation to the WHC Yad B'Yad Annual Fund. All donations made by December 31 will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000 by two generous WHC families. Click here to make your donation today!

  • Watch WHC Services Live Online

    From coast to coast, we're bringing you Friday night services live from WHC! All Friday night services at Temple stream in real time on our website at

  • 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.

  • Academy & Amram Go Conversational

    Join us on Mondays in December starting December 3 at 7:00 pm for three special events that will bring us together as a community for an open dialogue about current issues and historical events. Click here to learn more about this special partnership between WHC Academy and WHC's Amram Scholar Series and to register today.

Upcoming Events

December 16, 2018 / Sunday
Wine Tasting With The Boomers
3:30 PM—6:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon of good company, good food, and of course, some good wine! Price includes wine tastings and appetizers. 

December 16, 2018 / Sunday
Religious School at Temple & JBSC
9:30 AM—12:00 PM
December 17, 2018 / Monday
12 Jewish Questions: A (Re)Introduction to Adult-Level Judaism
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
December 17, 2018 / Monday
WHC Academy and Amram Scholar Series Present: Wendy Sherman
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
December 18, 2018 / Tuesday
Hebrew School at JBSC
4:30 PM—6:00 PM
December 19, 2018 / Wednesday
Attorneys' Study Group
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - December 12, 2018

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

Winter Warmth - A Day of Dignity

On Sunday, December 2, generous donations from nearly a dozen local churches and synagogues and a team of volunteers transformed WHC’s Irwin & Ginny Edlavitch Hall into Winter Warmth, a “pop-up shop” for individuals who struggle with homelessness.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - December 5, 2018

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

The President's Blog

Welcome, Hanukkah, our Festival of Light! Our tradition tells us to place the Hanukkah menorah in a window so that our neighbors and passersby can see the lights, and we can increase the light in the world. Looking back over this fall at Washington Hebrew, there are so many ways in which we have been adding to our community menorah, increasing the brightness in our Temple life and bringing more light to the world.Read More  ➔