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

Wednesday, September 20

  • No BEECC
  • No Religious School
  • 6:00 PM, Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Thursday, September 21

  • No BEECC
  • No Religious School
  • Offices Closed
  • 8:30 AM, 1st Day Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
  • Please see your tickets or go to the CBE High Holidays web page for a complete listing of service times, including children’s and teen services.

Friday, September 22

  • No BEECC
  • Offices Closed
  • 8:30 AM, 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Morning Service, including informal children’s and teen programming.
  • 6:15 PM, Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, September 23

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service

Sunday, September 24

  • Tzom Gedaliah (Fast Day)
  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School
  • 9:15 AM, Religious School Grades K-7 Meet the Teachers
  • 10:00 AM, Membership Committee Meeting
  • 1:00-3:00 PM, USY & Kadima Chapter Kickoff. Join us at Skate N Fun Zone in Manassas for roller skating and laser tag! $11 covers this activity, open to all Jewish teens grades 6-12. RSVP required by Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00 AM to [email protected]; also let Sara know if you would like to carpool or can drive a carpool.
  • 3:00-5:00 PM, CBE Sisterhood Quarterly Board Meeting
  • 4:15-6:15 PM, Chai School

Tuesday, September 26

  • 7:00 PM, Fundraising Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 27

  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School
  • 7:00 PM, Executive Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, September 28

  • 10:00 AM-2:00PM, Volunteer at The Closet [Offsite]. More Info.
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School

Friday, September 29

  • No BEECC
  • 6:45 PM, Kol Nidre Service

Saturday, September 30

  • 8:30 AM, Shabbat/Yom Kippur Morning Service
  • 5:15 PM, Yom Kippur Mincha/Ma’ariv/Neilah
  • Please see your tickets or go to the CBE High Holidays web page for a complete listing of service times.

Sunday, October 1

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, All-CBE Raise the Sukkah! We’ll be raising and decorating the Sukkah together on Sunday, October 1. As some raise the Sukkah, others will make decorations and hang them on the Sukkah. Help with one or both! Note special time for Religious School/Chai School so families can enjoy this activity together. Special thanks to the Men’s Club for construction help!
  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School & Chai School – Special Time for Raise the Sukkah
  • 12:00 PM, Youth Torah Trope Class

Monday, October 2

  • 2:30-3:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Better Balance & Mobility

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Friday, October 6

  • 5:30 PM, Sukkot/Shabbat Potluck Dinner. Friday evening, October 6, we’ll enjoy a Sukkot Shabbat Potluck Dinner in the Sukkah, with indoor eating option available. The Potluck will begin at 6:15, with family-friendly Erev Shabbat Services starting at 7:30. Please RSVP and sign up to bring a dairy/pareve dish online or call 703-860-4515 x101.

Saturday, October 14

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Beresheit: Welcome to the New Babies! Has your family welcomed a new baby or grandbaby since October 29, 2016 when we last read Beresheit? Then we invite you to bring your family for P’ru Urvu (“Be fruitful and multiply”) Shabbat to participate in a special aliyah and welcoming ceremony under the congregational tallit. Please contact Renee Williams at [email protected] to let us know whether you can join us, and the name and birth date of the child, parents’ complete names and grandparents’ names (if they are members). Send a digital photo by Monday, October 2 and we’ll include it in a (very cute) brochure distributed to the congregation that morning. Please join us for this very special Shabbat!

Tuesday, October 17

  • 1:00-3:00 PM, Hazak Meeting. Our speaker Chaplain Michael Bloom is the National Deputy Chaplain of the Jewish War Veterans, the chaplain of the NMAJMH (National Museum of American Jewish Military History) and the chairman of the General Wingate Memorial (at which Rabbi Goldsmith spoke this past year) located at Arlington National Cemetery. Join us for an informative presentation on American Jewish Military History; and Lincoln and the Jews.

Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28

  • Friday 6:15 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM, Pink Shabbat – Breast Cancer Awareness. Join guest speaker Patti Brownstein, Breast Cancer survivor and congregant, as we celebrate the advances in breast cancer detection. These advances enable women (and men) to be diagnosed at extremely early stages, requiring much less treatment than in the past when diagnosis wasn't possible until the cancer was much further along. Let's END breast cancer in our lifetimes!!!

Sunday, October 29

  • 10:00-11:45 AM, Sisterhood Education Event: The Power to Hurt and Heal: The Jewish Approach. Words can lift us up or tear things apart. The good news is that we have the power to choose. Join Rabbi Mina and certified life coach Elena Sonnino for an interactive exploration of the Jewish perspective on gratitude and concrete ideas to heal more, judge less. Together, we’ll consider the power of Hakarat Hatov (gratitude) vs Lashon Harah (evil tongue) and experience a guided meditation to cultivate gratitude through awareness, self-compassion, and acceptance. Ladies only please; FREE for Sisterhood Members, $5.00 at the door for non-members. Please RSVP to [email protected] by October 22.

Saturday, November 11

  • 7:00 PM, Comedy Night and Silent Auction – A Not-To-Be-Missed Event! In recognition of Veterans Day, part of the proceeds will be donated to Wounded Warriors. CBE members $36, non-members $48. Sponsorship Opportunities available. and additional donations for the Silent Auction are welcome! Complete info & signup at www.bethemeth.org/comedy

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

Other News



High Holiday Ushers Still Needed! One hour of your time will help enhance a welcoming and spiritual environment for you and for others. Teens 16 and up are also encouraged to volunteer, and will receive service hours credit for ushering. To sign up, go to www.bethemeth.org/high-holiday-ushers. Information and instructions about ushering will be sent to you. Questions? Email [email protected].

Learn to Read Torah! Adult Torah Trope class is currently forming to start in October. Eight easy sessions are all it takes to learn to chant from the Torah. ABILITY TO READ HEBREW REQUIRED! Please contact David Cerny for more information. Fee: $72 Members/ $90 Non-Members.

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 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.

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 [email protected]

Community News


8th Annual Northern Virginia Cycle Fest Powered by JCCNV. Come enjoy a morning ride in the scenic Virginia countryside on Sunday, September 24 as we depart from and return to Molon Lave Vineyards near Warrenton. Following the ride, participants, friends, and family are invited to “chill” at the vineyard for lunch and wine tasting. To join the CBE team, please register for the event online and also contact Helen Levy-Myers, who is coordinating the team. For more information and sign-up link go to www.jccnv.org/cyclefest

Calling all teens: Apply now for The Margo and Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship! Join your fellow Northern Virginia teens for this eight-part program that explores our meaningful connections with Israel. Participants will explore the many facets of Israel, examine the conflict, differing narratives and develop their own Israel story. Fellows will graduate with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to advocate for Israel in a unique way. High school juniors and seniors, apply before October 8 to take part in this free program presented by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council. For more information and to apply, visit www.shalomdc.org/teenfellowship

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