Janet Katz


Janet Katz has been a member of Washington Hebrew Congregation for over 20 years. She has served on the WHC Board of Directors since 2012 and currently sits on WHC’s Executive Committee, serving as Secretary. Janet is also a member of the Budget and Finance Committee, the Professional Development Committee, the Youth Committee, and the Tikkun Olam Values Committee. Janet tirelessly serves the Carrie Simon House as the Volunteer Executive Director, Chair of the Carrie Simon House Volunteer Committee, and as a mentor to alumni of the program. She has also been involved in a wide range of Temple activities: she is a past Mitzvah Day Chair and Co-Chair, a past Chair of Tuesday Trimmings and Mitzvah Monday, and was active with the Early Childhood Center, Youth, and Religious School Committees. Janet’s many contributions to youth include working with WHC B’nei Mitzvah students on their mitzvah projects and serving on the Adult Board of Directors for the D.C. Council of BBYO. She is a mentor to breast cancer patients and survivors and participates in annual cancer walks. 

Janet is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. She spent the early part of her career working in the social service sector with women and teens. For the past 20 years, she has developed educational programs and consulted on strategic leadership and management issues in both the public and private sectors. Janet and her husband, Rick, have one daughter, Frankie who became a Bat Mitzvah and was confirmed at WHC.