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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 and Reminders

 

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.

the full calendar