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Shabbat helps renew our lives and deepen our connections with our community, Israel, and the Holy One. Congregants and guests come together to worship, sing and chant Torah. We strive to provide a warm and participatory atmosphere, varied yet familiar, a sanctuary for spiritual nourishment. Throughout the month we offer a variety of Shabbat services, including Tot Shabbat, and Family Shabbat.

Please join us for our pre-service wine and cheese social at  6:30 PM to toast a l'Chayim to the end of the week and to welcome the Sabbath. Service is followed by a fresh-baked Oneg Shabbat.

 

Friday Night:

Beginning Friday, June 23, services begin at 6:30 PM and the pre-service oneg at 5:30 PM.

 

Erev Shabbat Service

Every Friday Evening

7:30 PM

 

Current Service Folder

Download the current service folder

Preceding the morning Shabbat service is Torah study, a spirited participatory gathering to discuss the weekly commentary.

Saturday Morning:

Torah Study

Shabbat Morning Service

 Every Saturday

Every Saturday

   9:00 AM

 10:30 AM

Tot Shabbat

1st & 3rd
Saturdays in July/Aug,

2nd & 4th until May

  11:00 AM

 

We look forward to seeing you.

A fun and song-filled service directed towards children from birth to 2nd grade and led by Early Childhood Music Specialist Carol Boyd Leon.  Immediately following the service is an oneg sponsored by parent volunteers.  Here is the Tot Shabbat 2017-18 calendar. For more information please contact the office at [email protected].


Celebrate Shabbat at Home

Celebrating shabbat at home with family and friends creates a warm and wonderful end to your week. Saying or singing blessings over family, candles, wine and challah helps make it sacred. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat at Home PDF download

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