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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...?

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.

More

 

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