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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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April 28, 2017 / Friday Tot Shabbat at Temple 5:00PM— 6:30PM
April 28, 2017 / Friday Lay-Led Service 5:30PM— 6:30PM
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  • Mitzvah Day

    On Sunday, April 30, our volunteers, young and old working together, will lend their time, energy, and compassion to social service agencies working to improve the lives of people in need. Volunteer projects start as early as 9:30 am and will be held at Temple, the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center, and off-site locations in D.C. and Maryland. Join us.

  • Cantors & Kol Rinah: A Pollin Music Shabbat Service

    On Friday, April 28 at Temple, Cantor Manevich, Cantor Bortnick, and Kol Rinah will use their iconic voices to help us honor Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), a time of pain and suffering, and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day), a celebration of a new day and the promise of tomorrow. Join us.

  • Supporting Refugees & Providing Sanctuary

    Join us on Wednesday, May 10 at Temple to understand the critical questions that need to be asked and answered concerning Sanctuary, including, “Where does civil disobedience end and obstruction of justice begin?” and “What concerns do individuals and religious institutions need to consider if they wish to provide Sanctuary and how do they differ?”. Learn more.

  • Religious School Registration

    Secure your child's spot in our inclusive and dynamic Religious School! With parallel programs for children in Pre-K through 10th grade at both Temple and JBSC, we're well suited to meet your family's needs. Discover why our parents and students love Religious School and register today.

  • Early Childhood Registration

    Our ECCs at Temple and the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Visit our webpage to learn all about their programs and register for next year or schedule a tour. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

April 27, 2017 / Thursday
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate/Advanced)
10:00 AM—11:00 AM

For intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, exercise your conversational skills at JBSC on Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. 

This course, which is intended for intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers,…

April 27, 2017 / Thursday
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner)
11:15 AM—12:15 PM
April 28, 2017 / Friday
Family Shabbat and 3rd Grade Siyum Sefer
6:30 PM—7:30 PM
April 28, 2017 / Friday
Lay-Led Service
5:30 PM—6:30 PM
April 28, 2017 / Friday
Mah Jongg
10:30 AM—4:00 PM
April 28, 2017 / Friday
Tot Shabbat at Temple
5:00 PM—6:30 PM

News & Current Events

Simchas and Celebrations - April 26, 2017

We are happy to share recent simchas and celebrations from our WHC members.Read More  ➔

A Letter from Anat Hoffman

Dear Friends, Tuesday, May 2nd is Israel's 69th Independence Day. I invite you to join me in celebrating the existence of the only Jewish state on the planet. Why? Because only in Israel can we input our Jewish values into the national GPS and let those values help navigate us to our destination.Read More  ➔

Simchas and Celebrations - April 11, 2017

We are happy to share recent simchas and celebrations from our WHC members.Read More  ➔

100 Years Ago: WHC and America's Entry into World War I

One hundred years ago, on April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked the U.S. Congress to issue a declaration of war on Germany due to that nation’s on-going belligerent activities against American shipping. On April 6, 1917, the Congress declared war on Germany to “make the world safe for democracy,” plunging the United States into World War I.Read More  ➔

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