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So Many Ways To Get Involved!

We are an active community and offer many paths to involvement and participation, whether it's a social activity, a social cause, a baseball game or a brisket cook-off, it's happening at Beth El! Explore the many ways you can participate with us!

Beth El Federation of Temple Youth (BEFTY!)

Bringing together Jewish teens around the area and around the world to build friendships, have fun, and foster a long-term commitment to the ideals and values of Reform Judaism.

Beth El House

Providing a nurturing, structured environment where single mothers and their children are able to work toward self-sufficiency and confidence.

Brotherhood

Uniting the men of Beth El Hebrew Congregation with educational, social, and community-based programs.

Caring Community Committee

Beth El members reach out to fellow congregants to provide a helping hand during times of illness, loneliness, or bereavement.

Culture Club

A monthly adventure to a museum, theater, or other place of cultural interest in the area.

Havurah

Providing members with an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth through new and lasting friendships.

Renaissance Group

A social group for "fiftysomethingplus, empty nesters, or nearly empty nesters," whether married or single, employed or retired, featuring mostly weekend social activities designed for individuals with an active lifestyle.

Social Action

Working for justice and peace through community service and by addressing social justice and human rights issues here and around the world.

Women of Reform Judaism (Sisterhood)

Empowering the women of Beth El through stimulating social action programs and educational and social activities.

Young Professionals Group

A group for Jews in their 20s and 30s looking for fellowship and fun. Our events include happy hours, wine and cheese parties, attending services, and dining out. For more information or to share ideas, contact Maryn Simon.

Did You Know...?

Early Childhood Learning Center Registration Open!

Information for the 2019-2020 Program Registration is available

 

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

 

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.

Upcoming Events and Reminders

JCCNV Stroke Class Cancelled

Please note the Spot a Stroke Save a Life Class is cancelled for the Wednesday. It will be rescheduled in the near future. Thank you for understanding. 

Summer Service Times

We have special service hours on Fridays for the duration of the summer.  On Friday nights beginning June 28, services will begin at 6:30 PM proceeded by the Shabbat social hour at 5:30 PM. There will be an informal dinner following services on Friday nights. There is no RSVP required. Meet in the lobby after services to join for dinner.

 

High Holy Days

High Holy Days might seem far away but they are right around the corner. Look out for our communications and buy tickets to come. Rosh Hashannah services take place September 29 and 30; Yom Kippur services are October 8 and October 9. 

 

New Website

We are currently moving over to our new information system on ShulCloud. Our current web page will remain active for a few more weeks. Please feel free to use the preview link to use our new webpage and register your school age child(ren) for Religious School. Please be patient as we build capacity over the next few weeks. You can see a preview here. We hope you enjoy the ease of use and the new look. 

 

Donations

Have you made a donation yet in support of the new playground at Beth El? We are more than halfway to our goal of $200,000. Help raise the remaining funds to begin construction this spring with your donation today. Donate online  and select the Playground Fund, or note Playground when sending your donation to Beth El. For sponsorship opportunities contact Dina Backer at 703-537-3084 or Harmony Knutson at 202-256-4133.Your donations are greatly appreciated! Explore our funds directly here. 

   Spring Cleaning? Donate Your Books!!                         

Help support Beth El while cleaning your home. Donate your used books anytime. The office is always accepting donations year-round. 

 

Please sign up for Ushering at Beth El for Friday Night Services ​

This is a great opportunity to see and meet fellow congregants.Please use the link to sign up.

 

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.

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