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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

 

Let's share our stories and thoughts on Facebook!

 
Like our page to be the first in the know about upcoming events and specials.

“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

 

We have a very special service January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his heroic work.

We will be joined by our talented 5th grade class and singer-songwriter, LEA.

Trivia Night

Come for a fast and fun night of trivia, food and comaraderie on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:00 pm, at Beth El.  Adults and teens (7th grade and up) can play!  The cost is $35 per person (includes: dinner and participation), BYOB.  Bring cash to buy optional extra chits to help your table become the champion!  Separate, supervised Kids Night Out - $10 per child (6th grade and younger; includes casual dinner, movie & games).  RSVP: by Monday, February 18, Advance Ticket Sales Only. Register here  Questions: Contact Anne Levy, [email protected]  Proceeds will go to the Beth El Playground Fund.

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:

 

Support During Shutdown                         

As the frustrating government shutdown drags on, we extend our sympathies during this anxious time for you and your family. While Beth El Hebrew Congregation is not a direct service provider, we can offer temporary dues relief until the shutdown has ended. We hope this resource list can be an asset during this difficult time and pray for an immediate resolution:

 

What Furloughed Workers Need to Know About Filing for Unemployment Benefits: https://tinyurl.com/yd3v7w29

A Furloughed Federal Employee’s Guide to Filing for Unemployment: https://tinyurl.com/y9qltsjt

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Furlough Guidance: tps://tinyurl.com/y8sg3mum

Alexandria Center for Economic Support: https://tinyurl.com/yd66o7mj

Coordinated Services Fairfax County: https://tinyurl.com/y8f9e4vg

Local Restaurants Offering Free or Discounted Meals and More: https://tinyurl.com/ybmozmt3

 

                  


 

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