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!
President, Beth El Hebrew Congregation
Board of Directors
Rae Ellen James
* indicates past president
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