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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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February 22, 2019 / Friday Tot Shabbat 5:00PM— 6:30PM
February 22, 2019 / Friday Lay-Led Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
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  • Wellness Shabbaton

    Reclaim the balance and flow in your life. Adults and teens are invited to spend a day with us and explore a wide range of workshops and mindfulness activities on Saturday, February 23 at JBSC. Click here to learn more and to register.

  • Three Weddings & a Statement

    We invite you to a very special event welcoming three couples into the covenant of marriage on Tuesday, March 26. These couples could not or would not legally marry in Israel under the auspices of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate. Click here to learn why and how to join us.

  • ECC Registration Now Open

    Registration for the 2019-2020 school year at our Early Childhood Centers at Temple and JBSC is now open. Enroll by February 15 for your chance to win $1,000 off tuition. All new and returning families are eligible. Register 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.

  • Spring Into WHC

    Check out all the wonderful programming we have planned for the first half of 2019 in our Spring Programming Guide. From worship experiences to social and educational programs, to tikkun olam -- there is something for everyone this spring at WHC.

Upcoming Events

February 19, 2019 / Tuesday
Back to Basics
7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Dig deep and find a closer connection to Judaism with Back to Basics. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, learning to read Hebrew, Jewish religious movements, Torah…

February 19, 2019 / Tuesday
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner/Intermediate)
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
February 19, 2019 / Tuesday
Bereavement Support Group
7:00 PM—8:00 PM
February 19, 2019 / Tuesday
Hebrew School at JBSC
4:30 PM—6:00 PM
February 19, 2019 / Tuesday
Confirmation & Upper School
6:30 PM—8:30 PM
February 20, 2019 / Wednesday
Wednesday Study Group
1:00 PM—2:00 PM

News & Current Events

Pasortal Care: A Little-Known Benefit of Belonging to WHC

Pastoral care is a form of emotional and spiritual support that clergy provide to their congregants. Pastoral care is rooted in the traditions of the Jewish people and our sacred texts, and it uses resources such as prayer, study, and participation in the congregational community to help guide our congregants at moments of challenge and joy.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - February 13, 2019

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

Snowy Day? Work on Summer Plans for the Kids!

Although the D.C. weather might make us believe otherwise, spring is less than 60 days away. This means that summer — with all of its sunshine, warmth, and dreams of lazy days — is right behind it.Read More  ➔

"She Becomes Tradition"

Each week, the Union for Reform Judaism publishes commentary on the weekly Torah portion on their website. Rabbi Eliana Fischel's "She Becomes Tradition," a  davar acher on Parashat T'rumah, will be published on this Shabbat. It draws on Naomi Shemer’s “Father’s Song” (Shiro shel Aba) and Exodus 25 as punctuation and inspiration to trace the evolution of a woman’s life from childhood to adulthood. We are delighted to share her words with you here.Read More  ➔