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A community of the heart, we are a spiritual, educational and social home for Reform Jews in the Washington, D.C. region and a powerful voice for the values of our faith.

Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God Micah 6:8
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October 31, 2014 / Friday Lay-Led Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
October 31, 2014 / Friday Shabbat Service 6:00PM— 7:00PM
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  • Congregational Conversations

    Join us in one of the most important conversations we, as a congregation, can have — to discuss the reality and future of Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity. Click here to learn how to become part of our conversation.

  • Rabbi Jonah Pesner to Speak at Services

    Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Senior Vice President of the URJ, will join us as a special guest speaker at Shabbat services on Friday, October 31 at Temple. Click here for more information.

  • Jewish Artists and the Bible

    Art historian Samantha Baskind will discuss her new book in an illustrated talk on Sunday, November 2 at Temple. For more information, click here.

  • Holocaust Cantata

    On Sunday, November 2, The Reston Chorale, joined by Cantors Mikhail Manevich and Susan Bortnick, will remember those whose lives were lost or forever changed during the Holocaust. For more information about this special performance, click here.

Upcoming Events

October 31, 2014 / Friday
Lay-Led Service
5:30 PM—6:30 PM
October 31, 2014 / Friday
Shabbat Service
6:00 PM—7:00 PM
October 31, 2014 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—1:30 PM
November 1, 2014 / Saturday
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
9:00 AM—10:00 AM
November 1, 2014 / Saturday
Shabbat Morning Service
10:30 AM—12:00 PM
November 1, 2014 / Saturday
Afternoon Service and Havdalah
5:30 PM—7:00 PM

News & Current Events

WHC Signs Journey for Justice Resolution

On Sunday, October 12, Rabbi Lustig joined Rev. Dr. James E. Terrell from Second Baptist Church and Rev. John Graham from Grace Episcopal Church for a discussion on our biblical roots followed by fellowship and conversation on what a covenant on homelessness and affordable housing might include. Eighty people from different faith traditions gathered to listen, learn, and find out how to take action. From this conversation, the Journey for Justice Resolution was created. This Resolution forms the basis of a covenant that the signers will bring to the District’s new mayor in January asking for a commitment to… Read More  ➔

2239 Recognized as Regional Innovator

Slingshot, A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation, has named WHC's 2239 auxiliary as one of D.C.'s top innovative organizations in its 2014-2015 regional edition. 2239 was selected for the work… Read More  ➔

WHC Journal - October 20, 2014

What to know what's happening in and around WHC in the coming weeks?Read More  ➔

Rabbi Lustig Addresses White House Eid ul Adha Reception

Senior Rabbi Bruce Lustig spoke on interfaith understanding and cooperation at the first Eid ul Adha Reception hosted by the White House on October 14. Rabbi Lustig was invited to speak… Read More  ➔

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