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December 22, 2017 / Friday Tot Shabbat at Temple 5:00PM— 7:00PM
December 22, 2017 / Friday Lay-Led Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
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  • Who Wants to be a Maccabee?

    Maccabees and Maccabee-wannabes are invited to celebrate Hanukkah with us at Temple on Friday, December 15. During the service, our students will tell the story of the Maccabees and the Miracle of Light through song. After the service, you’ll have the chance to train and test your Maccabee skills at our oneg. Join us!

  • Shabbat Hanukkah Adult Study

    Bring your hanukkiyah and an unwrapped toy to support our holiday toy drives to Temple and celebrate the Festival of Lights on Friday, December 15 with your WHC family and friends. We will offer light snacks before the Shabbat Hanukkah service. Afterward, our holiday oneg will feature Hanukkah-themed foods and a chance to socialize. Our adult study session will begin at 7:30 pm. Join us.

  • Watch WHC Services Live Online

    From coast to coast, we're bringing you Friday night services live from WHC! All 6:00 pm Friday night services at Temple stream in real time on our website at

Upcoming Events

December 17, 2017 / Sunday
Religious School at Temple and JBSC
9:30 AM—12:00 PM

6th Grade at Temple and JBSC
6th grade students will participate in an Ellis Island Re-enactment at Temple. Buses for Julia Bindeman Suburban Center students will depart at 9:30…

December 17, 2017 / Sunday
NFTY-MAR MAJYK (Mid-Atlantic Junior Youth Kallah)
12:00 AM—11:59 AM
December 17, 2017 / Sunday
Couples Club Volunteers!
1:00 PM—4:00 PM
December 17, 2017 / Sunday
Messy Fun Day with Fatherhood
3:00 PM—5:00 PM
December 18, 2017 / Monday
WHC Academy: Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and the Jewish Community - Historical Lessons for Today
7:15 PM—9:15 PM
December 18, 2017 / Monday
12 Jewish Questions
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - December 13, 2017

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

Recognition and Honor for WHC President David Astrove

This week, more than 5,000 Reform Jewish clergy, professionals, and lay leaders are gathering in Boston for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial, a five-day conference that helps shape the future of the Reform Movement.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - December 6, 2017

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

The President's Blog

This month, several of our clergy, senior staff, Board members, and I will attend the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial conference in Boston. Held every other year, the Biennial brings 5,000 Reform Jews from across North America together under one roof to explore connections, share experiences, learn, pray, and shape the future of the Reform Movement. More than anything, it is an extraordinary reminder that we are part of a much larger community of Reform Jews.Read More  ➔

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