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Message from our Temple President

 

Welcome to Beth El!

Whether you are here for a life cycle event, a regular service attendee, visiting from out of town, or checking out membership, we welcome you to our k’hilah k’doshah, sacred community. When you walk through our doors, you become part of our family.

Beth El Hebrew Congregation is Northern Virginia's first and longest serving Reform congregation. Established in 1859, Beth El has a long and rich history of service to our community and our members, and we offer programs, services, and opportunities for every age and every interest. For families we have Tot Shabbat, Religious School, and b’nai mitzvot education. There are social groups such as a young professionals group, a Renaissance group and Social Seniors. If you are looking for service opportunities, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), Brotherhood, and the Social Action Committee may be for you. And if you are in need, our Caring Community Committee is here for you to deliver meals, offer transportation, provide information and suggest resources, run errands, or just lend an ear. Here at Beth El, there is truly something for everyone.

No matter what you are looking for, we welcome you!

Julienne Bramesco
President, Beth El Hebrew Congregation

 


 

Board of Directors

Evan Allen*

Gary Avakian*

Ayal Cohen

Sara Deshong-Rojas

Jesse Ellis

Ellen Feldstein*

Jeremy Flachs

Joyce Gordon*

Jay Heltzer

Marsha Hertzberg*

John Jankowski*

Josh Katz

Harmony Knutson

Jay Lucas*

Susan Paley

Donna Sachs

Ron Sturman

Larry Vogel*

Linda Waller*

Pamela Zitron

Jesse Ellis

Joel Augen

Rae Ellen James

Naomi Mercer

Sara Deshong-Rojas

Donna Sachs

Pamela Zitron

* indicates past president

 

Officers

President: Julienne Bramesco
Executive Vice President: Ilene Reiter
Vice President: Alan Cohn
Vice President: David Weinraub
Secretary: Joanne Rhodes
Treasurer: Clair Sassin

 

Temple Organization Representatives

Brotherhood: John Jankowski
Hebrew Benevolent Society: Gilah Goldsmith
Social Seniors: Annette Kilian
Women of Reform Judaism: Jeanette Astrow
Permanent Endowment Fund: Evan Allen

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

 

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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