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With our worship spaces and sukkah beautifully decorated by the WHC Sisterhood, we shake the lulav and etrog and celebrate the fall harvest festival at Temple with a festival service on the first day of the holiday. Sukkot is also one of the major festival holidays during which we recite Yizkor. This service is held on the last day of the holiday at Temple.

Family Fun Festival


The E-T ECC Parents Committee invites all families with young children to join us in the sukkah for an afternoon of fun.

Date: Sunday, October 13
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Washington Hebrew Congregation
Cost: $36/family

A petting zoo, face painting, Sukkot crafts, yummy food, and more! It's an afternoon of family fun – join us!

Online ticketing has ended for this event, but please join us and you can pay at the door with $36 in cash or a check made payable to WHC.

Sukkot Festival Service


Join us on Monday, October 14 at 10:30 am at Temple for the Sukkot Festival service. The first of the New Year's festival services includes psalms, music, Torah readings, and, of course, shaking of the lulav and etrog.

This service will be streamed.

How To … Welcome Wholeness Into Our Lives


A Sukkot preview of our newest lifelong learning class, “How To … Find Wholeness in Jewish Living"

Date: Monday, October 14
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Washington Hebrew Congregation
Cost: $15, includes dinner

Click here to register.

Join our rabbis and cantors for a night of learning and questioning about how Judaism can affect a person’s whole life. This night will sample some of the most intriguing aspects of Jewish living: How to forgive; How to pause; How to be grateful; and How to say yes/no and mean it.

To learn more about our 8-week class, "How to ... Find Wholeness in Jewish Living," please click here.

Prime Timers' Luncheon


Celebrate the fall harvest holiday with friends! Join us at Temple for a special luncheon at 12:30 pm following the Sukkot Festival service on Monday, October 14.

Please contact Marsha Humphries (202-895-6303) to let her know if you plan to attend.

This event is free for Prime Timers members. Guests are welcome to attend for $12 per person.

Film Screening


"Screenagers: The Next Chapter"

Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Washington Hebrew Congregation
Cost: free

From the director of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age comes Screenagers The Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world.

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This screening is presented as part of our Upper School program but is open to the community. The film is intended for adults and children ages 10 and up.

Schmooze & Brews in the Sukkah With Couples Club


Join us as we sip, socialize, and shake the lulav in our sukkah. We will celebrate our harvest holiday by coming together for local beer, wine, cider, and chili.

Date: Wednesday, October 16
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: In the sukkah at Temple (3935 Macomb St. NW)
Cost: $18 per person

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Sips in the Sukkah With Sarah Hurwitz


Join the Women of WHC for their featured event of the fall --  an evening with author Sarah Hurwitz.

Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Julia Bindeman Suburban Center
Cost: $40 per person, includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and a discussion with Sarah Hurwitz.

Online registration for this event has now closed. If you would still like to attend, please contact Ellen Barth at 301-768-8345.

Enjoy festive cocktails and a bountiful hors d'oeuvres buffet, followed by a compelling talk by our featured speaker, Sarah Hurwitz, author of the hot off the press: 

Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life--in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) 

Perhaps best known as a senior speechwriter for President and Mrs. Obama, Ms. Hurwitz comes to us, not to tell political stories but to share her spiritual journey.

Book reviewers in the know indicate that Ms. Hurwitz is among the young Jewish men and women who are transforming life in the 21st Century. 

This is an event you won't want to miss!

Ticket price $40 per person.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted for payment.

Please click here to register for this event.