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The Havurah Program at Beth El Hebrew Congregation provides a wonderful shared Jewish experience for everyone who participates. It is one of the many ways to enhance your experience as a temple member.

What is a Havurah?

Havurah (plural is "Havurot") comes from the Hebrew word, HAVER, meaning friend, or fellowship. Each Havurah is a small group of Beth El members who come together to learn, to socialize and enjoy Jewish living with their families. They may socialize together, worship together, celebrate Jewish holidays together, eat together, and study together. Think of Havurah as your extended family.

What does a Havurah do?

The Havurah celebrates Jewish life. Through programs of study, observances of holidays and festivals, socializing and sharing of simchas, members personalize and vitalize their Jewish experience. They also participate together in Temple life and in community concerns.

When and where does a Havurah meet?

A Havurah usually meets once a month in the homes of the members, in rotation. Each group decides on the most convenient dates and times for themselves.

How large is a typical Havurah?

Each group may vary in size. We recommend a minimum of 12 people, however, there are no hard and fast rules about the size. Havurot exist for families and for individuals.

Who may join a Havurah at Beth El?

Membership in a Beth El Havurah is limited to temple members.

How do I join a Havurah?

Complete the Beth El Havurah Application and mail it directly to Linda Vogel at 10355 Fitzpatrick Lane, Oakton, VA 22124.

Linda will  contact you soon afterwards. New Havurot are formed on the basis of age, children, spheres of interest, etc. You will be placed in a Havurah just as soon as enough applications are received to form a new group, or if there is an opening in an existing Havurah that fits your needs.If you have any questions or desire additional information, feel free to call or e-mail Linda or Larry. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in person.

Questions?

Still have questions? Please contact:

Linda and Larry Vogel, Havurah Co-Chairs
10355 Fitzpatrick Lane
Oakton, VA 22124
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (703) 242-1880

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Information for the 2019-2020 Program Registration is available

 

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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.

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