Membership

CBE Members Seated for an Outdoor Shabbat DinnerWe are glad to know of your interest in Congregation Beth Emeth. A synagogue is central to the life of a Jewish community, and as such, a membership at Beth Emeth offers you the opportunity to strengthen your personal connection to Judaism as well as build life-long relationships with others.

At Congregation Beth Emeth, you will find an inspiring and compassionate spiritual leader in Rabbi Michelle “Mina” Goldsmith, dynamic and innovative teachers in our preschool and Religious School, and engaging educational and social programs aimed at congregants of all ages and stages of life. And, you will find a community that genuinely enjoys being together. Many come to us seeking a place to worship or to educate their children; they stay because of the enduring friendships they make.

“When I first joined Beth Emeth, I didn’t know much about services… Coming to Saturday morning services was totally new for me….I was able to learn not only the service, but able to read from the Torah and eventually lead the service…It gives me a feeling of fulfillment…to be able to do this, do this for my kids…it gives me a great deal of satisfaction.”
David Cerny
Congregant, Service Leader and B’Nai Mitzvah Tutor

Come Visit, or Contact Us!

Prospective members are welcome to join us for Shabbat services Friday evening and Saturday morning, congregational dinners, a lecture, or a social event so that you may get to know us better. We hope you will find something you like and allow us to get to know you.

When visiting CBE, we are happy to offer a tour of our building and make arrangements for you to meet with our rabbi, a staff member from the Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center or our Religious School, or to chat with one of our congregants to help you learn what we have to offer and answer any questions. Just call the main office at 703-860-4515, ext. 101 or send us an e-mail at [email protected].  

“I want to bring my kids back here one day and show them that this is where I grew up and that this place was where I developed my sense of pride in my Judaism.”
--Rebecca Waldman
Congregant, College Student

How to Join

Membership packets may be picked up from the main office or they can be mailed to you directly. You can also download a Membership Form to print, sign and return to us. (Want to fill it in on your computer before printing? Download the MS Word Membership Form instead.)

We look forward to seeing you soon!