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Message from our Temple President

 

Welcome to Beth El!

Whether you are here for a life cycle event, a regular service attendee, visiting from out of town, or checking out membership, we welcome you to our k’hilah k’doshah, sacred community. When you walk through our doors, you become part of our family.

Beth El Hebrew Congregation is Northern Virginia's first and longest serving Reform congregation. Established in 1859, Beth El has a long and rich history of service to our community and our members, and we offer programs, services, and opportunities for every age and every interest. For families we have Tot Shabbat, Religious School, and b’nai mitzvot education. There are social groups such as a young professionals group, a Renaissance group and Social Seniors. If you are looking for service opportunities, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), Brotherhood, and the Social Action Committee may be for you. And if you are in need, our Caring Community Committee is here for you to deliver meals, offer transportation, provide information and suggest resources, run errands, or just lend an ear. Here at Beth El, there is truly something for everyone.

No matter what you are looking for, we welcome you!

Julienne Bramesco
President, Beth El Hebrew Congregation

 


 

Board of Directors

Ike Alberts
Evan Allen*
Gary Avakian*
Todd Bolick
Henry Brooks
Ayal Cohen
Sara Deshong-Rojas
Jesse Ellis
Ellen Feldstein*
Jeremy Flachs
Joyce Gordon*
James Hayman*
Jay Heltzer
Marsha Hertzberg*
John Jankowski*
Josh Katz
Harmony Knutson
Jay Lucas*
Susan Paley
Donna Sachs
Ron Sturman
Larry Vogel*
Linda Waller*
Pamela Zitron
 

* indicates past president

 

Officers

President: Julienne Bramesco
Executive Vice President: Ilene Reiter
Vice President: Alan Cohn
Vice President: David Weinraub
Secretary: Joanne Rhodes
Treasurer: Clair Sassin

 

Temple Organization Representatives

Brotherhood: John Jankowski
Hebrew Benevolent Society: Gilah Goldsmith
Social Seniors: Annette Kilian
Women of Reform Judaism: Jeanette Astrow
Permanent Endowment Fund: Evan Allen

Did You Know...?

Our new rabbi sent us a video!


Click here to hear a message from Rabbi Spinrad.

 

Do you have something you'd like to donate to the Silent Auction OR

do you know a vendor who would donate to the Silent Auction? 

If so, here are the forms you will need.

 

Gala Letter of Request

Silent Auction Agreement

 

Let's share our stories and thoughts on Facebook!

 

“Through sharing we all find a common ground, inspiration, hope, meaning, and, ultimately, action.”

https://www.facebook.com/BethElHebrew

 

Are you looking for the perfect gift?

Buy all your loved ones the beautiful Beth El Hebrew 1859 logo T-Shirts!

Beth El Hebrew T-Shirt Order Form

 

Beth El is raising funds for a new playground?

Beth El is getting a new playground!  If you would like to donate towards this very worthy project, simply send your donations to Beth El Hebrew Congregation and notate "Playground."  If you donate on line, the playground fund is first on the list!

 

Lifelong Learning

Wednesdays during the school year
@ 7:00 PM
See calendar for exact dates and subjects

 

ALIVE!

For more information about ALIVE! go to alive-inc.org.

 

Beth El House

For more information go to https://www.bethelhebrew.org/community/beth-el-house

Beth El House enables formerly homeless families to work toward self-sufficiency and confidence.

More

family shabbat (K-3)

Friday, April 20, 2018, 6:00 PM

 

congregational shabbat dinner

Friday, April 20, 2018, 6:30 PM

RSVP For Dinner HERE

 

Soul Shabbat Featuring Robyn Helzner

Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:30 PM

Services led by 7th grade religious school class

 

MahJ Mayhem

Sunday, April 22, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Click Here for Details

There are activities, meetings, services and seminars at Beth El each week, ranging from service opportunities to Jewish learning and education, drawing members and guests from throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

the full calendar