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September 24, 2018 / Monday Sukkot Festival Service 10:30AM—12:00PM
September 28, 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.

  • 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 24, 2018 / Monday
Sukkot Festival Service
10:30 AM—12:00 PM

The first of the New Year’s festival services will include psalms,
music, Torah readings, and of course, shaking of the lulav and

September 24, 2018 / Monday
Prime Timers Sukkot Festival Lunch
12:00 PM—2:00 PM
September 24, 2018 / Monday
RJWECC & E-T ECC Closed - Sukkot
12:00 AM—11:59 AM
September 25, 2018 / Tuesday
Back To Basics
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
September 25, 2018 / Tuesday
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner)
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
September 25, 2018 / Tuesday
Fistful of Shekels Meeting
6:30 PM—7:30 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  ➔