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WHC Stories - Zach Kramer

This weekend, 47 WHC teens confirmed their commitment to Judaism at our 128th Confirmation service. In this WHC Story, we turn our lens to Zach Kramer, a past WHC confirmand who just completed his junior year of college.Read More  ➔

Faith In Action

Now More Than Ever, We Must Bridge the Great Divide Between Jews and Muslims

This past week, I had the distinct pleasure of returning to Washington Hebrew Congregation, a house of worship where I always feel a sense of spiritual humility and exuberance. As part of the Congregational Conversations series, I joined my dear friend and mentor, Rabbi Bruce Lustig, on stage in the main sanctuary to screen and discuss my newest documentary film, Journey into Europe. It was another opportunity for Rabbi Lustig and I, who have been working together for well over a decade on Jewish-Muslim dialogue, to come together.Read More  ➔

ECC DC

Capturing a Fantastic Photo, an ECC Teacher’s Experience

One of the ways our Early Childhood Center teachers document and record the happenings in their classrooms is through photography. Over the course of the school year, they take thousands of photos. Pam Carmen, the lead teacher in the Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center’s “Tigers” class shares what helps her capture images that stand out.Read More  ➔

Adult Education, Congregational Conversations, Education, Faith In Action

“Remember You Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt…”

We are reminded of this fact in the Torah no fewer than 36 times. This week, we were again all reminded as we gathered around our seder tables. Despite the inevitable wine stains, laughter, and much, too much, good food, we reenacted the moment when we left Egypt for our own liberation. We raised a shank bone and commemorated that our ancestors had to mark their doors to acknowledge they were willing to risk revolution for a resolution to their misery. Our ancestors had to be willing to participate to be redeemed.Read More  ➔