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Beth El encourages everyone to engage in lifelong Jewish learning. Our classes are open to congregants as well as to friends of the community.

Adult EducationFor more information, and to get specific topics on special events, visit the Beth El calendar.

Life-long learning And Adult hebrew


Weekly
- Each Saturday, Torah Study meets on the week's Torah portion, starting at 9:00 AM
- Each Sunday during Religious School, Adult Hebrew classes meet at 10:00 AM (beginner and intermediate). Please Contact the Religious School Office for more information.

Monthly
- On the third Thursday each month, Interfaith Bible Study with Christ Church meets at 7:30 PM
- WRJ's Book Group meets monthly to discuss a book with Jewish elements. See the calendar for dates and topics.

 

 Beth El hosts Interfaith Bible Study Sessions on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  Please contact Linda Tolkan if you would like to join the group or be added to the email list.

The Outreach Committee at Beth El works with the Adult Education Committee to ensure that all of our study programs address the needs and interests of the following communities:

  • Jews in an interfaith relationship
  • Non-Jewish partners of Beth El members
  • Children of interfaith families
  • Individuals considering or preparing for conversion

 

Objectives

  • To welcome, support, and educate interfaith families and couples at Beth El
  • To provide opportunities to the Beth El Community to understand the needs, interests, and value of interfaith families and couples
  • To offer information, support, and friendship to those considering or preparing for conversion

 

Recommended Books

 

  • Choosing a Jewish Life by Anita Diamant
  • The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An InterfaithFamily.com Book edited by Ronnie Friedland and Edmund Case
  • Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide for the Christian in a Jewish Faith Relationship by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitsky
  • Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources by Rabbi Kerry Olitsky with Joan Peterson Littman

Many of these titles are available from Beth El's Outreach collection located in the library.

 

Culture Club

 

Culture Club typically gets together once a month (usually on a Friday), and each month brings a new adventure. We've visited the Museum of Women in the Arts, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, attended screenings of the Jewish Film Festival, toured Hillwood Estate, to name a few. And, of course, each time we "do lunch".

Come once, once in awhile, or every month. The attitude is casual and friendly. Both women and men are welcome and do attend. Bring your friends -- guests are welcome. New Beth El members are especially encouraged to join us! Watch The Bulletin for information and come along for a day of fun.

 For more information, contact Meryl Goldhammer or (703) 978-1250.

Did You Know...?

Early Childhood Learning Center Registration Open!

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

 

 

Donations

Your donations are greatly appreciated! Explore our funds directly here. 

Second Seder

The second seder at Beth El takes place on April 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The cost is $60 for members and $25 for member children and $80 for non members and $30 for non member children. RSVP 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.

the full calendar