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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...?

Beth El is raising funds for a new playground?

With seed money from Cantor Jason Kaufman's concert, the JCCNV was able to start a fund with all proceeds going towards a new playground for the preschool.  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.

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United We Stand

 

Beth El Hebrew Congregation stands with the residents of Charlottesville in denouncing hatred. The truly shameful behavior of neo Nazi groups that descended upon the city was the latest example of domestic terrorism designed to further divide our nation. We believe that all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation are an asset to the social fabric of the United States. Any attempt by hate groups to deny the rights of citizens will always fail because our fundamental beliefs in liberty and equality. Our prayers go out to the families of Heather Heyer,  Lt. H. Jay Cullen, and Berke M.M. Bates, along with all the counter protesters who were hurt.

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HIGH HOLIDAY FORMS

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NON-MEMBER TICKET REQUEST

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TO JOIN BROTHERHOOD OR SISTERHOOD CLICK HERE

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Summer services

begin at 6:30 PM

Services will not be streamed until the end of August due to renovations. We look forward to being with you towards the end of August.

 

upcoming events
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HIGH HOLIDAY CHOIR SCHEDULE

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SUMMER SOUL SHABBAT

August 11 @ 6:30 PM

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NEIGHBORHOOD COFFEE

Sunday, August 13 @ 2:00 PM

Contact the office for information

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CHAPEL IN THE WOODS WORKDAY

Sunday, August 27 @ 10:00 AM

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2017-18 WRJ PAID-UP MEMBER OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, September 9

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA BREAKFAST FOR ISRAEL

at the JCC of Northern Virginia

Sunday, September 10 @ 10:00 AM

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WRJ/Brandeis BOOK & AUTHOR EVENT

Sunday, October 29

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 


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