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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.

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November 22, 2014 / Saturday Shabbat Morning Service 10:30AM—12:00PM
November 22, 2014 / Saturday Afternoon Service and Havdalah 5:30PM— 7:00PM
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  • Start the Conversation

    Our Congregational Conversation on the future of Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity starts on November 21 when Ari Shavit, author of My Promised Land, joins us as our Amram Scholar Series guest. Dinner is at capacity, but you are welcome to join us for the Shabbat service, which is free and open to the public.

  • 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!

  • 35th Annual Interfaith Concert

    The annual Interfaith Concert returns to WHC on November 20 - featuring legendary broadcast journalist Ted Koppel as master of ceremonies and a diverse program of performances from the Baha’i, Buddhist, Islamic, Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Zoroastrian Communities.

Upcoming Events

November 22, 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 22, 2014 / Saturday
Shabbat Morning Service
10:30 AM—12:00 PM
November 22, 2014 / Saturday
Afternoon Service and Havdalah
5:30 PM—7:00 PM
November 22, 2014 / Saturday
NextPage Brunch and Discussion
12:30 PM—2:30 PM
November 23, 2014 / Sunday
2nd Grade Family Religious School
9:30 AM—12:00 PM
November 23, 2014 / Sunday
K-2nd Tefillah
11:30 AM—12:00 PM

News & Current Events

WHC’s 2239 and Sixth & I Come Together for Shabbat Service

This Friday, two innovative programs for Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s will be combining for the first time for an event called Shabbat Squared. 2239’s Metro Minyan and Sixth & I’s 6th in the City participatory service will merge with the intention of demonstrating the diverse Shabbat options available to young professionals in D.C. Elements of each service, like Metro Minyan’s “Shot of Torah” and 6th in the City’s musician Rick Recht, will give participants a sample of a regular Shabbat at these monthly services. The end goal?… Read More  ➔

Mazel tov to Rabbi Joui Hessel & Jimmy Hexter!

Rabbi Joui Hessel and Jimmy Hexter were married on Saturday evening in Miami. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!Read More  ➔

WHC Journal - November 10, 2014

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

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… Read More  ➔

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