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In Judaism, charity is not merely an act of giving; it is a moral commitment of faith. Although many people believe that the Hebrew word tzedakah means charity, the word's roots convey much more—a combination of righteousness, fairness and justice. The Rabbis of old taught that the construction of the Temple was not completed until everyone had contributed to the effort. As a result, the Synagogue, the place where our people and God meet, is dependent upon the good will and donations of each and every one of us.

Today, each gift to Beth El Hebrew Congregation reflects that tradition. Your support makes possible inspiring worship services led by outstanding clergy; stimulating educational opportunities for tots, children, teens and adults; Jewish cultural programming; connection and caring for our congregational community; fulfillment of our commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world and the Jewish community worldwide); and maintenance and preservation of our sanctuary building.

In addition to giving financially to Beth El, we welcome you to give as a volunteer. Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities in our community.

 

Giving opportunities

Contributions in all amounts help support a wide variety of projects and programs at Beth El Hebrew Congregation. Gifts are a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, the arrival of a child—or to honor the life of someone who has passed away.

Members may make a donation by logging into their online account.

Non-members may make a donation here.

You may also mail donations to:

Beth El Hebrew Congregation

3830 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA 22304

 

Did You Know...?

After 16 years at Beth El, Rabbi Isserow is retiring.  We are in the process of searching for a new rabbi and would like your input.

We welcome your thoughts by email at [email protected].  We will also be at the annual congregational meeting on June 20 if you would like your voice heard.

Beth El is raising funds for a new playground?

With seed money from Cantor Jason Kaufman's concert, the JCCNV was able to start a fund with all proceeds going towards a new playground for the preschool.  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.

 

Beth El House

For more information go to https://www.bethelhebrew.org/community/beth-el-house

Beth El House enables formerly homeless families to work toward self-sufficiency and confidence.

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Summer service schedule begins Friday, June 23

6:30 PM

 

upcoming events
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INSTALLATION OF NEW BOARD

Friday, June 23 @ 6:30 PM

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TWILIGHT SUMMER CONCERT

Friday, June 23 @ 7:30 PM

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SUMMER SOUL SHABBAT

July 14, 28 and August 11 @ 6:30 PM

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HIGH HOLIDAY CHOIR SCHEDULE


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