Shabbat

Rabbi David Spinrad’s Installation Shabbat Dinner

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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:

 

 

Erev Shabbat Service

Every Friday Evening

7:30 PM

 

 

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 (except June 23 instead of June 16)

  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].

 

Did You Know...?

Early Childhood Learning Center Registration Open!

Information for the 2019-2020 Program Registration is available

 

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Beth El is raising funds for a new playground?

Beth El is getting a new playground!  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.

Upcoming Events and Reminders

Annual Meeting Ballot

Please find the ballot to approve the nominations for Beth El's Officer and Board of Director positions. 

 

High Holy Days

High Holy Days might seem far away but they are right around the corner. Look out for our communications and buy tickets to come. Rosh Hashannah services take place September 29 and 30; Yom Kippur services are October 8 and October 9. 

 

Nominations for Board of Directors

Please find the nominations for the upcoming Board of Directors Here. We will certify this slate at the upcoming annual meeting on June 25. The minutes from the 2018 annual meeting can be seen here.

 

New Website

We are currently moving over to our new information system on ShulCloud. Our current web page will remain active for a few more weeks. Please feel free to use the preview link to use our new webpage and register your school age child(ren) for Religious School. Please be patient as we build capacity over the next few weeks. You can see a preview here. We hope you enjoy the ease of use and the new look. 

 

Donations

Have you made a donation yet in support of the new playground at Beth El? We are more than halfway to our goal of $200,000. Help raise the remaining funds to begin construction this spring with your donation today. Donate online  and select the Playground Fund, or note Playground when sending your donation to Beth El. For sponsorship opportunities contact Dina Backer at 703-537-3084 or Harmony Knutson at 202-256-4133.Your donations are greatly appreciated! Explore our funds directly here. 

   Spring Cleaning? Donate Your Books!!                         

Help support Beth El while cleaning your home. Donate your used books anytime. The office is always accepting donations year-round. 

 

Please sign up for Ushering at Beth El for Friday Night Services ​

This is a great opportunity to see and meet fellow congregants.Please use the link to sign up.

 

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.

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