Lectures & Talks

We invite you to explore our diverse array of thought-provoking lectures, discussion groups, and featured speakers and look forward to learning alongside you.

Many of our lectures and featured speaker events are recorded and available for you to view at home.

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Congregational Conversations

As America confronts racial inequity in its criminal justice system and clashing protests face off on city streets, we embark on a Congregational Conversation that has never felt more urgent.

This fall, in partnership with Shiloh Baptist Church, John Wesley AME Zion Church, Contee AME Zion Church, and Howard University Divinity School, we will examine historic and contemporary racial injustice in our nation and work to find a path to help repair our world. With each other and with our partners in the Black faith community, we will explore, talk, listen, and do the important work that is critical to affect change.

Click here to see upcoming discussions and to register


Amram Scholar Series

This dynamic program of public lectures brings world-renowned authors, scholars, political leaders, policy experts, and theologians to WHC to share their perspectives on timely issues or their research into Jewish culture and history.

We are pleased to present prominent writers of the nation’s newest works on topics of Jewish interest, often in cooperation with the Jewish Book Council.

View Full 2020-2021 Amram Schedule

the Issues

Founded by the EmptyNesters, Inside the Issues is a unique, in-depth discussion series on current issues in our world today, including anti-Semitism, immigration, healthcare, and politics.

Open to the entire Congregation, discussions are led by experts within our Congregation or friends of congregants who provide us with a real-world perspective based on their own experiences.

Family Relations Forum

Addressing issues confronting 21st-century families.

Today’s families face new and growing challenges. Our programs and speakers strive to address these needs and provide information, education, guidance, and support.