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Two Weeks' Event Details
(Note: for Worship Service details, please see the Services this Month page.) 


Wednesday, July 26

  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 7:00 PM, Executive Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, July 27

  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Better Balance and Mobility

Friday, July 28

  • 8:00 PM, Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, July 29

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service

Sunday, July 30

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan. Please make a special effort to attend during the summer months. With many people away on vacation during this time, your helping to make a minyan will be greatly appreciated!
  • 12:00-1:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Intro to Judaism
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, USY & Kadima Summer Hang Out. Missing your CuBsEy friends over the summer? Want to hear what is in store for next year? Need to practice Ga-Ga before Encampment? Come join CBE USY and Kadima for a fun summer afternoon! We’ll have games and food, and lots of fun! Open to all CBE teens entering grades 6-12 in the fall! Please contact Sara at sara@bethemeth.org or (703) 860-4515 ext. 128 to RSVP or with any questions about youth programming at CBE!

Monday, July 31

  • 8:00 PM, Erev Tisha B’Av Service. Tisha B’Av commemorates several calamities for the Jewish people, most notably that BOTH Temples were destroyed on the same day. We read from the Book of Lamentations while sitting on the ground in darkness, which is why we bring flashlights to help read the prayers. Tisha B’Av is a fasting holiday and a somber day; we recommend kids age 10+ attend services.

Tuesday, August 1

  • Tisha B’Av

Wednesday, August 2

  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 7:00 PM, Food Service Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, August 3

  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 7:00 PM, School Committee Meeting
  • 7:45 PM, Chorale Rehearsal

Friday, August 4

  • 8:00 PM, Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, August 5

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service when we will celebrate with the Ginsburg family as Zoe becomes a bat mitzvah.

Sunday, August 6

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 12:00-1:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Intro to Judaism

Tuesday, August 8

  • 7:30 PM, House & Facilities Committee Meeting

Save the Date

Sunday, August 13

  • 5:30 PM, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing! A private musical night for CBE of Rodgers & Hammerstein at NextStop Theatre in Herndon, with drinks and nibbles at Home Escapes a few steps from the theater. Drinks: 5:30 to 6:30, Curtain: 7:00 PM. Hear some of your favorite songs from a variety of shows! Tickets $36.00. Please reserve ASAP (subject to availability) to the-event@bethemeth.org AND send/bring your check made out to CBE to the CBE office. No tickets sold at the door.

Tuesday, August 15

  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Sweet Summer Series at CBE for families with young children. Stop by for a sweet treat on a hot summer night: dessert, story time & crafts.  We'll play outside on the playground, and frozen treats will be available for purchase from an ice cream truck. Admission to the event is free. RSVP online for a gift when you arrive! BEECC is pleased to host this event and co-sponsor it with PJ Library, Growing Jewish Families in Northern Virginia and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Friday, August 18

  • 5:45 PM, Beach Party Barbeque: Join the CBE community for beach games & Shabbat dinner followed by outdoor services at 7:15! Join your CBE friends, play beach ball volleyball, eat hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and watermelon… welcome Shabbat together! The CBE Chorale will serenade us during the fun and participate in the service, as well. Water play for little ones will be available for parent-supervised play. Dress is casual; bring your own beach blanket or towel (tables and chairs provided). We hope that all members and prospective members will “C & BE Seen" at this great event! Prospective members are our guests. Complete info & RSVP at www.bethemeth.org/bbq – note early-bird pricing ends soon – deadline extended to Friday, July 28! Also, those over 13 can save $5 by volunteering for an hour at the event. Sign up at www.bethemeth.org/bbq-volunteer.

Sunday, August 20

  • 3:00-5:30 PM, CBE Sisterhood Meet the Board Bunco-Style (and Installation) – a combination installation and appetizer social time. This event is a great way for Sisters to chat, get to know each other (and the new Board members) and schmooze. The program begins with schmoozing, then installation at 3:20 PM followed by BUNCO.

Sunday, August 27

  • 11:30 AM, Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park! Come out to the ballgame for Federation’s third annual Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. Join CBE and more than 1,500 community members to watch the Nationals take on the Mets! Pre-game fun begins at 11:30 AM in the Family Picnic Area with activities and food tastings for all ages; first pitch is at 1:35 PM. Don’t drop the ball – buy your tickets now to sit with CBE at www.shalomdc.org/gss2017bethemeth. Group sales end August 7. Questions? Contact Jamie at mensclub@bethemeth.org

Keep your eyes on this page for more informatiom about upcoming CBE events!

Other News


Annual Back to School Backpack Drive. CBE is again partnering with Cornerstones and Kids R First in their annual Back to School drive, which equips thousands of local children with new backpacks. Please drop your donated backpacks off in the collection bin in the CBE lobby from now until Friday, August 11, or order through Amazon or Wal-Mart and they’ll be shipped to Cornerstones. More information, wish list and links are available at www.bethemeth.org/backpack-drive.

Religious School Teachers Needed for 2017-2018. Please spread the word: We are searching for dynamic, innovative, and caring staff to support our grades K-10 Religious School program. We have multiple positions available on Sunday mornings (9:00AM-12:00 PM) and Weds/Thurs afternoons (4:30-6:30 PM). Knowledge of prayer Hebrew is fantastic, but not required. We are excited to connect with you. For more info contact Ita Mandel at rsdirector@bethemeth.org or 703-860-4515 x111.

The Executive Director Search Committee has been hard at work over the last few months. We have interviewed several candidates, but have yet to identify one who meets all of CBE’s needs. So, the search continues. We have been assured that Linda will continue in her current capacity until the right candidate is found! If you know of any qualified candidates, please refer them to the job posting at www.bethemeth.org/executive-director-search. If you have questions or suggestions for the Search Committee, please contact resumes@bethemeth.org.

Do you need a ride to come to CBE services and events? Can you help provide rides to CBE services and events? As a congregation, we want to make sure that all congregants wishing to participate in any CBE event can do so even if they cannot drive themselves. Our Mitzvah Brigade Ride Board to matches members who need a ride with those who can help. We are primarily using an online signup at www.tinyurl.com/CBE-Rides. You can also request a ride by phoning the office at 703-860-4515 ext. 101.

Community News


Jewish National Fund Invites You to the Northern Virginia Breakfast for Israel featuring guest speaker Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, lecturer and bestselling author of more than 15 books on Jewish ethics and literacy, including Jewish Literacy, the best-selling book on Judaism of the past 25 years. This event will take place on Sunday, September 10 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031) beginnina at 10:00 AM. There is no cost to attend, but you must RSVP by September 1 at this link

Check http://www.jconnect.org/events for more community events.