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Beth El Hebrew Congregation offers a number a ways to volunteer to support the local Northern Virginia community, and to directly support our temple.

In the Community


Carpenter's Shelter - Prepare and serve meals monthly

ALIVE! - Many support programs throughout the year

At Beth El


There are many opportunities to volunteer in one of our diverse committees and at the religious school.

  • Committees - Volunteer to support or serve on one of Beth El's many committees
    • Archives Committee - The committee is responsible for the caring and storage of all historical papers and objects of the Temple. Volunteer opportunities include organizing papers by subject, scanning and showing visitors our history.
    • Buildings and Grounds Committee- Volunteers needed to assist in all aspects of maintaining and improving our facilities. Existing opportunities include participating  in the on-going efforts to renovate our social hall, sanctuary, and classrooms. New initiatives awaiting volunteer resources include improving landscaping, lighting, playground, and storage.
    • Caring Community Committee - Volunteers are always needed to drive congregants to and from doctor's appointments, services, grocery shopping...deliver holiday bags to homebound congregants; deliver new baby bags full of goodies; deliver meals to those in need; help with shiva or memorial services.
    • College Communications Committee - Help keep our youth engaged with Beth El by sending little holiday goodies to them while they are away at college.
  • Religious School
    • Bagel Bar - Sunday mornings
    • Canteen - Wednesday evenings

Special Events


Volunteers are critical to help make our events special!

  • Beth El Book Sale - Annually in January
  • Oral Re-hydration Project - Annually in Spring
  • Brotherhood Catering Events
  • Ushering at Friday night services and High Holidays

For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact the office at 703 370 9400 or email

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