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

Wednesday, November 6

  • 12:00-1:30 PM, Adult Education: People of the Book Read the Book.  Join us as we study the section of the Tanakh called Ketuvim, or Writings, beginning with the Book of Psalms, continuing with Proverbs, and onwards through the rest of the writings. We will use multiple translations and commentaries to enhance our learning. Attendance at previous sessions not required. More Info/Sign Up.
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School (Grades 2-7)
  • 7:00 PM, Social Action Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, November 7-Thursday, November 21

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive – Help provide Thanksgiving dinner to local families in need. Please check the wish list and sign up at www.bethemeth.org/cbe-thanksgiving-2019 so we’ll know our commitments are covered, and bring your items to the CBE lobby November 7-21. We encourage you to donate a full meal in a box with a cover/lid; separate items that we can combine into meals are also appreciated. (Boxes available; email [email protected].) Our partner Cornerstones also requests $25 grocery gift cards so the meal recipients can purchase turkey/meat or other perishables. Please keep any gift cards separate from the food and bring them to the main office.

Thursday, November 7

  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jong
  • 1:30-3:30 PM, BEECC Soccer
  • 6:00-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Crash Course in Hebrew Reading, held Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 PM – November 7, 14 & 21, December 12 & 19. Participants in this free course will learn to read Hebrew in five sessions. Designed for those with little or no background in Hebrew, it concentrates on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and reading skills. Each participant will receive a free copy of NJOP’s Reishith Binah Hebrew primer. More Info/Sign Up.
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility

Friday, November 8

  • Candlelighting Time: 4:43 PM
  • 9:30-10:30 AM, BEECC Shabbat Sing
  • 6:15 PM, Erev Shabbat Service preceded by light snacks and followed by challah and wine.

Saturday, November 9

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service when we will celebrate with the members of the adult b’nai mitzvah class as they become b’nai mitzvah. The service will be followed by kiddush luncheon sponsored by the families of the adult b’nai mitzvah class. Special thanks to Julie Schwartzman for serving as greeter and to the Robin & David Cohen family for ushering for this service.
  • 7:30 PM, See “Leona” with Beth Emeth friends at the Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival (Cinema Arts Theater). In this film, the independently-minded artist Ariela finds herself torn between her Syrian-Jewish family and a forbidden love in this delicate, melancholic romance that unfolds in Mexico City (Spanish with English subtitles). As a festival co-sponsor, CBE members and friends can purchase discounted tickets to Leona: go to www.thej.org/film-festival/northern-virginia-jewish-film-festival, click on “buy tickets” for Leona, Click “Enter a Password or Discount Code, enter “Emeth” (capital E, no quotes), click “Show Available Tickets” for the discount price to appear. The same page has information on other films in the festival, held November 7-17.   

Sunday, November 10

  • Last Day for Support the Girls (see above)
  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School (Grades K-7)
  • 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, Grade 6 Project Mishpacha
  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Knitzvah [Lobby]
  • 1:00-3:00 PM, Chai School
  • 1:00-3:00 PM, Advocating for Israel’s Survival-the 614th Commandment with Sarah N. Stern, Founder and President of EMET, Endowment for Middle East Truth. Sarah’s presentation will include a brief recap of Israel’s struggles to achieve statehood; her efforts towards a lasting peace, the different perceptions regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict among Jewish people living in the United States and those living in Israel; the role of the media; and the reality of anti-Semitism in 2019 and why Israel’s survival should be more important to us now than ever before. Questions? [email protected].

Monday, November 11

  • No BEECC
  • 8:30 AM-2:00 PM, BEECC Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Volunteer at The Closet [Offsite]
  • 1:30-3:30 PM, Drop-In Bridge
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Second Monday (Grades K-7)

Tuesday, November 12

  • 1:30-3:30 PM, BEECC Dance Class
  • 6:00-7:30 PM, Techilah – CBE Young Adults at The Boardroom in Clarendon. Join us for our first How to Drink Like a Grown Up event! We’ll spend the first 30 minutes discussing the Jewish point of view on current events/relevant topics with Rabbi Mina from Congregation Beth Emeth. We will spend the rest of the time enjoying drinks and playing board games with new friends! This month’s topic is: Choose Your Own Adventure: Creating Your Jewish Identity! The first round of drinks and board games are on us! Please RSVP by November 8 at tinyurl.com/y28frmqy and check out our Facebook Group for information about upcoming events!

Wednesday, November 13

  • 9:30-10:30 AM, Baby & Me Playgroup
  • 12:00-1:30 PM, Adult Education: People of the Book Read the Book. More Info/Sign Up.
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School (Grades 2-7)
  • 5:15-6:30 PM, JCCNV Widow/Widower Support Group. A FREE monthly support group for anyone who has recently or not-so-recently lost a husband, wife, or partner. Join us for an open forum for frank discussion with a focus on grief, bereavement and continuing on after great loss. The group is held in collaboration with the JCCNV, and will be facilitated by Dr. Rebecca Fleischer, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who has facilitated many psychotherapy and support groups and understands the complex and often long-term consequences of losing one’s spouse. Meets monthly on Wednesdays. Upcoming dates: November 13, December 11, January 15. For more information and to RSVP (recommended, but not required), contact [email protected] or call 703-537-3045.
  • 7:00 PM, Board Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, November 14

  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jong
  • 1:30-3:30 PM, BEECC Soccer
  • 6:00-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Crash Course in Hebrew Reading. More Info/Sign Up.
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility

Friday, November 15

  • Candlelighting Time: 4:37 PM
  • 9:30-10:30 AM, BEECC Shabbat Sing [Sanctuary]
  • 4:15-5:15 PM, Mitzvah: Welcome Shabbat at Oakton Sunrise [Offsite]
  • 6:15-8:15 PM, B’Yachad Family Program for Grades K, 1, 5 & 6
  • 6:15 PM, Erev Shabbat Service preceded by light snacks and followed by challah and wine.

Saturday, November 16

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service followed by Kiddush.
  • 10:45-11:45 AM, Tot Shabbat
  • 5:15-8:30 PM, B’Yachad Family Program for Grades 2, 3, 4 & 7

Sunday, November 17

  • No Religious School
  • No Chai School
  • 8:00-9:30 AM, Beth Emeth Clubhouse
  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1948 Book Club
  • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Ten Paths to God
  • 4:00-5:45 PM, Kadima Master Minigolf [Offsite]

Monday, November 18

  • 1:30-3:30 PM, Drop-In Bridge

Tuesday, November 19

  • 1:00-3:00 PM, HAZAK: Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul. Our own Rabbi Mina will discuss the book Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul by Rabbi Naomi Levy. This book is on one level a mystery about a letter that Albert Einstein wrote to a grieving Rabbi, and it is on another level about the mysteries of the soul (Amazon Review). Whether you read the book or not, it promises to be an interesting discussion! (More about HAZAK)
  • 1:30-3:30 PM, BEECC Dance Class
  • 7:00-9:00 PM, School Committee Meeting
  • 7:00 PM, Membership Committee Meeting
  • 7:30 PM, House & Facilities Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 20

  • 12:00-1:30 PM, Adult Education: People of the Book Read the Book. More Info/Sign Up.
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School (Grades 2-7)
  • 7:30 PM, Ritual Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, November 21

  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jong
  • 1:30-3:30 PM, BEECC Soccer
  • 6:00-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Crash Course in Hebrew Reading. More Info/Sign Up.
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 7:00-9:00 PM, Thanksgiving Basket Assembly

 


Save the Date

Friday, November 22

  • 6:15 PM, Organ Donor Shabbat, when we will have a special speaker and informational materials about the importance of organ donation at Erev Shabbat service.

Keep your eyes on this page or check the calendar for more information about upcoming CBE events!


Other News

 

November Shofar Printing Snafu!! The November issue is available online at www.bethemeth.org/shofar. The printed version is significantly delayed this month, so please use the online version for now!

Help Support the Jews of Cuba. Ken Sosne, a former long-time Beth Emeth member, is joining a mission to Cuba with his synagogue in Rehoboth Beach, the Seaside Jewish Community in January. The group will be taking household goods and other supplies to help the many community members in need. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please send checks, payable to Seaside Jewish Community Cuba Mission, to Ken Sosne, 407 Samantha Drive, Lewes, DE 19958. If you have questions, please email Ken at [email protected] or Reb Lisa Levine, Seaside’s spiritual leader, at [email protected].

Can you help greet & guide CBE members & visitors coming to services? This is an easy, gratifying way to get more involved at CBE. We hear what a difference it makes to be warmly greeted with a smile each Shabbat. And our guests appreciate having someone who can direct them to the kippot, sanctuary, or restroom and who can answer basic questions. You determine when and how often to volunteer; just sign up for dates that work for you, at bethemeth.org/greeters. Try it once, you’ll enjoy it! Questions? Contact Suzanne Goldlust, Secretary, at [email protected].

Do you “Like” CBE on Facebook? Check out the great photos and other info we post there! It’s easy to find us, just go to www.facebook.com/bethemeth. And you can help spread the word about CBE by liking, commenting on or sharing our posts!


Community News


Two Upcoming Speaker Events at Pozez JCC of NoVA

  • Erase the Hate a Conversation with TM Garret, Wednesday, November 6, 8:00 PM. Listen to the incredible story of how a former white supremacist— turned human rights activist — changed his life from one filled with hate to one of compassion and how he is influencing others to make the same journey. Please RSVP to [email protected], or call 703.537.3064. 
  • National Security and the 2020 Election: Distinguished Speaker Series, Sunday, November 24, 2:00-4:00 PM. Presented by Jeremy Bash, Attorney, Founder of Beacon Global Strategies and MSNBC Commentator. Jeremy Bash will use his extensive experience with the U.S. Defense Department and CIA to outline how the 2020 election will shape U.S. foreign policy and impact America’s role in the world. Cost: $20. See flyer for info & registration form, or contact Shari Berman at [email protected] or 703.537.3068.

A Year of Online Learning with the Jewish Theological Seminary. Join JTS faculty for live, online mini-courses offered throughout the year. Encounter compelling scholarship that brings Jewish text and wisdom to bear on contemporary life. All sessions take place from 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern Time and are reasonably priced. Recordings will be available for those unable to attend live. Upcoming topics include: From Muhammad to Maimonides: Islam and the Jews, Reading Rabbinic Literature in the #Metoo Era, Learn to Read Mishnah (Skills Course), and more. More Information: bit.ly/jts-5780.

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