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November 29, 2014 / Saturday Shabbat Morning Service 10:30AM—12:00PM
November 29, 2014 / Saturday Afternoon Service and Havdalah 5:30PM— 7:00PM
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  • Be Part of the Conversation

    Delve into the questions raised by My Promised Land by participating in one of four interactive discussions each month. It's not too late to join the Congregational Conversation, register online today!

  • Parenting Workshop: All Joy and No Fun

    On Tuesday, December 2 at JBSC, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior joins us to discuss the effects of children on their parents' marriages, jobs, habits, hobbies, friendships, and identities.

  • Jewish Book Month Shabbat Service

    "Is there such a thing as Jewish literature?" Poet and critic Adam Kirsch will analyze that question on Friday, December 5 in an Amram Scholar Series talk at Shabbat services and at dinner afterwards in celebration of Jewish Book Month.

Upcoming Events

November 29, 2014 / Saturday
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
9:00 AM—10:00 AM

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…

November 29, 2014 / Saturday
Shabbat Morning Service
10:30 AM—12:00 PM
November 29, 2014 / Saturday
Afternoon Service and Havdalah
5:30 PM—7:00 PM
November 30, 2014 / Sunday
No Religious School at Temple and JBSC
12:00 AM—11:59 AM
December 1, 2014 / Monday
The Torah of Poetry and the Poetry of Torah
7:00 PM—8:00 PM
December 1, 2014 / Monday
Introduction to the History of Jewish Civilization, Part I
8:15 PM—9:15 PM

News & Current Events

"The Hunger Games" Gives Teens an Opportunity to Address Hunger in Our Community

On Wednesday, November 17, nearly two dozen Washington Hebrew Congregation teens joined over 300 other Jewish youths from the D.C. area at a private pre-screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, sponsored by BBYO and their “Hunger Is Not a Game” initiative. As the teens entered the theater, they brought with them canned and shelf-stable food – nearly 950 pounds, in all – to benefit Manna Food Center.Read More  ➔

Connecting D.C-area Jews and Muslims Through Social Justice

In a year during which conflict in the Middle East has cast doubt on co-existence efforts, thousands of Muslims and Jews came together at over 200 events spanning over 30 countries during… Read More  ➔

WHC Journal - November 24, 2014

Can Jews and Muslims Get Along? WHC Hosts 2014 Summit of Washington Area Imams and Rabbis

(RNS) Frustrated by dangerously high tensions between Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land, 60 imams and rabbis gathered Sunday (Nov. 23) to hatch concrete plans to bridge the gulf between their communities, minus the kumbaya.Read More  ➔

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