Torah & Text

Early Torah Study

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, in English. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question, and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome — just occasionally or every week — and absolutely no background knowledge or familiarity with Hebrew is necessary!


Gather to read this week’s portion together at 8:00 am
Clergy-led discussion at 8:30 am

Join us in person at Temple,* or join us on Zoom!

To be added to our weekly email list for Early Torah Study please email Layne Weiss.

*Please review our health and safety protocols.

Wednesday Study Group

“Experiential Theology”

How do we find God in our food? In poetry? In movement or music?

Join Rabbi Fischel for conversations about finding God in our everyday life, based on the new CCAR anthology, Because My Soul Longs For You: Integrating Theology Into Our Lives.

All materials will be provided, but if you would like to purchase the book, you can do so here.

Wednesdays at 1:00 pm 

This class will begin over Zoom. We hope that our world heals enough for us to learn together in person soon.

Join us on Zoom




(Higher) Power Lunch with 2239

Tired of spending your lunch break scrolling through social media/the news/your morning inbox? What if you could use this time to get in touch with your spiritual side by exploring Torah (over Zoom) with other smart and interesting people?

Every Tuesday, Washington Hebrew’s 2239 community will dive into the week’s Torah portion, and with fresh insight and perspective, return to the workday renewed.

If you’re going to scroll during your lunch break, it doesn’t get better than Torah.

Tuesdays at 12:30 pm starting November 2

Join us on Zoom