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Donations to special funds are a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a person or event, and are a significant source of revenue for the Congregation. Recipients are notified and contributions are recorded in The Bulletin unless the donor requests otherwise.

Beth El General Fund - Unrestricted donations that may be used to provide or enhance any Beth El program or service.

Beth El Mortgage Fund - Invest in our Beth El Home and help pay off the renovation mortgage.

Beth El Playground Fund - Established to build a new, interactive playground for the children of Beth El.

Endowment Fund - Invest in our Beth El future. This fund operates under a separate charter to "provide funds for capital expenditures to maintain, repair, replace, reconstruct, expand or relocate the physical plant and facilities of Beth El and to maintain and expand the religious, educational, cultural and philanthropic activities of the congregation."

Holocaust Memorial Fund - Maintains our Holocaust Memorial Garden.

Sharon Steinberg Inclusion Fund - Ensures ways to welcome people with disabilities or other special needs.

Jack Klein Memorial Genealogy Library - Acquires and maintains genealogy materials for our library.

Lando Fund - Partially covers the first year dues of new members who are unable to meet their full fair share obligations. Its purpose is to encourage and help new families join Beth El.

Arnold G. Fink Library and Learning Center Fund - Acquires materials for the library, archives and Lifelong Learning Center.

Marc Ross Scholarship Fund - Awards one scholarship per year to a graduating high school senior who is a member of Beth El and who has contributed exemplary service to Beth El and/or the greater Jewish community.

Memorial Board Plaque - Members may purchase a plaque in memory of a loved one, to be mounted in our Meditation Room near the Sanctuary.

Richard Fakoury Music Fund - Used to further music at Beth El as determined by the cantor.

Prayer Book Fund - Prayer books used in our Shabbat, festival and High Holy Day services are purchased from this fund, as needed.

Rabbi's Good Deed Fund - Provides limited emergency relief to Congregants in need, support for communal organizations like ALIVE and Carpenter's Shelter, supplements Religious School and Temple educational programs.

Religious School Fund - Used to enhance the activities of the Religious School.

Shapiro Religious School Scholarship Fund - Used to offset costs for children who need financial assistance in order to attend religious school or participate in its activities.

Simcha Tree of Life - Leaves on this decorative tree may be dedicated in honor of any simcha.

Social Action Fund - Supports the activities and goals of the Social Action Committee and promotes activities that helps Beth El engage in "tikkun olam".

Brotherhood also accepts funds for the following three specific and specified purposes:

  1. Kitchen: Funds used solely to improve and enhance the Beth El kitchen facilities, such as new ovens, freezers, dishwasher repairs, etc.
  2. Brotherhood Youth Scholarship: Funds help support the Jewish education and leadership skills of 7th - 10th grade Beth El Hebrew school students and BEFTY members.
  3. Chapel in the Woods: Funds to enhance the maintenance and improvement of the Chapel in the Woods, such as the building of an outdoor ark.

Did You Know...?

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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United We Stand

 

Beth El Hebrew Congregation stands with the residents of Charlottesville in denouncing hatred. The truly shameful behavior of neo Nazi groups that descended upon the city was the latest example of domestic terrorism designed to further divide our nation. We believe that all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation are an asset to the social fabric of the United States. Any attempt by hate groups to deny the rights of citizens will always fail because our fundamental beliefs in liberty and equality. Our prayers go out to the families of Heather Heyer,  Lt. H. Jay Cullen, and Berke M.M. Bates, along with all the counter protesters who were hurt.

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HIGH HOLIDAY FORMS

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NON-MEMBER TICKET REQUEST

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TO JOIN BROTHERHOOD OR SISTERHOOD CLICK HERE

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Summer services

begin at 6:30 PM

Services will not be streamed until the end of August due to renovations. We look forward to being with you towards the end of August.

 

upcoming events
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HIGH HOLIDAY CHOIR SCHEDULE

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SUMMER SOUL SHABBAT

August 11 @ 6:30 PM

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NEIGHBORHOOD COFFEE

Sunday, August 13 @ 2:00 PM

Contact the office for information

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CHAPEL IN THE WOODS WORKDAY

Sunday, August 27 @ 10:00 AM

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2017-18 WRJ PAID-UP MEMBER OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, September 9

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA BREAKFAST FOR ISRAEL

at the JCC of Northern Virginia

Sunday, September 10 @ 10:00 AM

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WRJ/Brandeis BOOK & AUTHOR EVENT

Sunday, October 29

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 


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