High Holy Days 2018/5779

Rabbi David Spinrad’s Installation Shabbat Dinner

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Beth El Hebrew Congregation is looking forward to spending the Jewish holidays with you. Rabbi David Spinrad and Cantor Jason Kaufman are excited to create community and build on our history as we begin a new chapter together. May we all be blessed with joy and peace in the coming year.

Important Note:


"For the safety of our congregation, please be prepared to have large purses, backpacks and other bags checked.

The bag check area will be at the main (parking lot) entrance.  Please consider bringing only what you need to services.  Thank you for your understanding."

"If you are a medical professional attending High Holiday services, Beth El would greatly appreciate you notifying the ushers upon entering the sanctuary.  While your services are rarely needed, we want to ensure that we are prepared in case of emergency.  Thank you in advance for your assistance."

Schedule of Services


S’lichot:        Saturday, September 1

7:00 PM        AT BETH EL


Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 9

8:00 pm        Service

Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 10

10:00 am      Morning Service

1:00 pm        Family Service

                        (infants through 3rd grade)

2:00 pm        Junior Congregation Service

                        (4th through 7th grade)


Tashlich Service: Sunday September 16

10:30 am      Picnic at Burke Lake Park

11:00 am      Service


Kol Nidre:    Tuesday, September 18

8:00 pm        Service

Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 19

10:00 am      Morning Service

1:00 pm        Family Service

                        (infants through 3rd grade)

1:15 pm        Study & Discussion

2:00 pm        Junior Congregation Service

                        (4th through 7th grade)

3:15 pm        Afternoon Service

4:45 pm        Yizkor and Neilah Service


Below is link to the forms you may need during the High Holy Days:

Additional Ticket Request Form

Single members who would like to request a second ticket free of charge should use this form.     

This is also for family members or older children who are not members at Beth El or any other reform synagogue who participates in the reciprocity agreement.

Bulletin Holiday Greetings Form

The deadline for submitting this form to the office is August 9.

Volunteer Ushers Form

Beth El is always interested in volunteer ushers for the holidays. This is a great way to get better acquainted with the community.

Babysitting Form

The deadline for submitting this form to the office is September 5.

Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance Form

The deadline for submitting this form to the office is September 7.

Non-member Ticket Request Form

Please contact the office with any questions or concerns.


Please contact the office at 703-370-9400 or email [email protected] with any questions.

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Upcoming Events


Join Rabbi Spinrad and Cantor Kaufman for our family-friendly, all-congregation dinner and Shabbat service to welcome Rabbi Tuchman to Beth El!

Community dinner is before the service on March 1. Dinner is $7 per adult, $5 per child, $20 for a family of four, and $5 per person for each person over four, regardless of age.

To RSVP for dinner, go here.

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:


             Order Your Hamantaschen Today!!                         

Help support the Women of Reform Judaism and its many programs by purchasing a dozen or more of your favorite hamantaschen – poppy, prune, apricot, or raspberry. (One flavor per dozen) Cost is $10 per dozen. Simply fill out this form and send in your payment by March 1, 2019. Pick up will be on March 17th at the Purim Carnival. WRJ thanks you for your support!!



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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