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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
Alan Cohn
Sara Deshong-Rojas
Ellen Feldstein*
Jeremy Flachs
Arthur Gershman
Joyce Gordon*
James Hayman*
Marsha Hertzberg*
John Jankowski*
Lami Jeffrey-Coker
Jay Lucas*
Daniel Rothschild
Donna Sachs
Clair Sassin
Norm Starler
Ron Sturman
Larry Vogel*
Linda Waller*
Pamela Zitron
 

* indicates past president

 

Officers

President: Julienne Bramesco
Executive Vice President: Ilene Reiter
Vice President: Matthew Mutterperl
Vice President: David Weinraub
Secretary: Joanne Rhodes
Treasurer: Jay Lucas

 

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...?

After 16 years at Beth El, Rabbi Isserow is retiring.  We are in the process of searching for a new rabbi and would like your input.

We welcome your thoughts by email at [email protected].  We will also be at the annual congregational meeting on June 20 if you would like your voice heard.

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.

More

 

Summer service schedule begins Friday, June 23

6:30 PM

 

upcoming events
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INSTALLATION OF NEW BOARD

Friday, June 23 @ 6:30 PM

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TWILIGHT SUMMER CONCERT

Friday, June 23 @ 7:30 PM

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SUMMER SOUL SHABBAT

July 14, 28 and August 11 @ 6:30 PM

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HIGH HOLIDAY CHOIR SCHEDULE


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