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

 

Wednesday, April 18

  • Yom HaZikaron
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Adult Education: Mastering Biblical Hebrew Part Two
  • 12:00-1:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Judaism and the World Religions – A Comparative Religion Short Course
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School
  • 5:30-6:30 PM, JCCNV Widow/Widower Support Group
  • 7:00 PM, Social Action Committee Meeting
  • 7:30 PM, Ritual Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, April 19

  • Yom HaAtzma’ut
  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jongg
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 6:30-8:30 PM, Israel Trip Reunion & Potluck Dinner
  • 7:30 PM, Technology Committee Meeting

Friday, April 20

  • 9:45-10:30 AM, Shabbat Sing for Preschoolers and Parents
  • 6:15 PM, Erev Shabbat Service with participation by BEECC students.

Saturday, April 21

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service when we will celebrate with the Debora & Scott Levine family as Jack becomes a bar mitzvah.
  • Torah Study in the Library following Kiddush.

Sunday, April 22

  • No Chai School
  • 8:15 AM-6:45 PM, Seaboard Region USY & Kadima Kings Dominion Day [Offsite]
  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School
  • 12:15-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Introduction to Judaism
  • 2:00-4:00 PM, Panel: Jewish Genetic Diseases. Join CBE Sisterhood as we learn about diseases that affect the Jewish population. Hear from a panel of medical experts about risk factors, genetic testing and the ethical concerns of being a carrier for certain conditions including auto-immune diseases and cancer.  Find out what you need to know about your family medical history in order to practice prevention and maintain good health for you and future generations. This program is open to both women and men. RSVP appreciated to [email protected].

Wednesday, April 25

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Adult Education: Mastering Biblical Hebrew Part Two
  • 12:00-1:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Judaism and the World Religions – A Comparative Religion Short Course
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School
  • 6:00 PM, Fundraising Committee Meeting
  • 7:00 PM, Executive Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, April 26

  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jongg
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Confirmation Make-Up Class
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 7:00 PM, School Committee Meeting

Friday, April 27

  • 9:45-10:30 AM, Shabbat Sing for Preschoolers and Parents
  • 6:15 PM, Erev Shabbat Service with participation by our Grade 6-10 students.

Saturday, April 28

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

Sunday, April 29

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School
  • 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School Grade 6 Project Mishpacha
  • 4:15-6:15 PM, Chai School
  • 5:00-9:00 PM, JTS Evening of Learning: “The Land of Israel: Land of Longing, Land of Promise.” We are excited to be partnering with the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) for the 5th annual JTS Evening of Learning. The focus of the studies will be “The Land of Israel: Land of Longing, Land of Promise” – JTS faculty and fellows will explore the role that the Land of Israel has played in the Jewish imagination over the course of millennia and consider how this resonates with us today. The evening will conclude with a festive leil shirah (communal singing) led by local cantors. The program will take place at Congregation B’nai Tzedek (10621 S. Glen Rd in Potomac, MD). We hope you will take advantage of this unique community-wide study opportunity. More info/registration: www.jtsa.edu/eveningoflearning.
  • 6:15-9:00 PM, USY & Kadima Game Show Extravaganza

Save the Date

Sunday, May 6

  • 4:15-6:15 PM, The Benefits of End-of-Life Pre-Planning. Our speaker, Morris Rodenstein, is the Jewish Community Pre-planning Specialist at King David Memorial Gardens in Falls Church. No one enjoys thinking about death, but it is coming and it’s best to be prepared for it. There are things you can do to prepare for your own demise and that of a loved one, and Mr. Rodenstein will help us start on that process. Please join us for this important discussion. Free; RSVP to [email protected] appreciated but not required.
  • 5:00-9:00 PM, 2018 "Blues Power” Awards Dinner [Offsite], sponsored by the Seaboard Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC). The CBE Men’s Club is proud to announce our Blue Yarmulke Man of the Year (BYMOY) for 2018 - Paul Shraga! Paul will be honored at the "Blues Power” Awards dinner, held at Congregation B’Nai Israel in Rockville, MD. We hope many CBE members will join the Men’s Club as we celebrate Paul and the other FJMC BYMOY honorees. Tickets for the dinner, and tributes to Paul, can be purchased at www.tinyurl.com/blueman2018.

Tuesday, May 8

  • 7:30-9:30 PM, Spring has Sprung! Wine not Paint? Join CBE Sisterhood for a fun-filled evening as we welcome local artist Teresa Ahmed and learn to paint cherry blossoms while enjoying wine and conversation. Teresa will guide us through the process - no talent or experience needed! You will leave with a beautiful painting ready to frame. Includes all materials, chocolate, wine and light snacks. Women only, please – this event is best for ages 13+. CBE Sisterhood members & Jr. members, $30; non-Sisterhood members $35. RSVP required by April 27 at www.bethemeth.org/paintnight.

Friday, May 11

  • 6:15 PM, Shabbat Dinner Honoring Chai (18 years+) Members! Join the congregation in a dinner with special guest Danny Siegel, and honor your friends who have been the mainstay of CBE for 18 or more years. We’ll enjoy chicken marsala with all the trimmings (vegetarian and gluten-free options available; please request at RSVP.) Early-bird prices are $18/person for age 13+, $12 for ages 5-12, and 4 and under free, with family max of $54. Please RSVP ASAP at www.bethemeth.org/shabbat-dinner; Early-bird prices apply until April 27. Chai members are our guests, but please RSVP to the evite, use the online form or call the office. Stay for services at 7:45 and hear remarks by Scholar-in-Residence Danny Siegel!

Friday, May 11-Sunday, May 13

  • Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Danny Siegel: Personalized Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam (Fixing the World)! Plan ahead to participate in Danny’s meaningful and entertaining sessions Friday evening, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning (for Religious School). Full schedule is at www.bethemeth.org/danny.

Wednesday, May 25-Sunday, May 29

  • Seaboard Region USY Spring Convention [Offsite]. Join over 200 8th through 12th graders from MD, VA, DC & NC for a weekend you won't want to miss full of non-stop fun and friends! Highlights include: activities & games, ruach-filled song sessions, a beautiful Shabbat experience, End-of-Year Slide Show and awards, elections for the 2018-2019 USY Regional Board, free time including sports, special programming just for seniors, and much more! At Camp Louise in Cascade, MD -- sign up today at www.regpacks.com/seaboard1718! The registration deadline is May 6 – don’t miss out!

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


Other News

 

Is there a (soon to be) graduate in your house? We’d like to recognize your student’s accomplishment in the June Shofar. If you have a member of the Class of 2018 – high school or beyond – in your household, please email the graduate’s name, school and degree to [email protected]. The submission deadline is Thursday, May 3.

Found at CBE: Jackets, sweaters, jewelry, electronics, glasses, umbrellas, a backpack and much more! Please check the photos of our current lost & found collection at www.bethemeth.org/lost! If any are yours, come by during office hours (M-Th 9-5, Fri 9-2:30) to be reunited with your possessions or call the office at (703) 860-4515 x101 to make other arrangements.

Support Jack Levine’s Bar Mitzvah Project. Jack, a student in our 7th grade Religious School class, is partnering with Leveling The Playing Field (LPF) to run a collection drive throughout April. LPF collects donated sports equipment and redistributes it to low-income kids throughout the DMV. Clean out your garages and basements of your old sporting equipment so that we can get every kid off the sidelines and into the game! To make a donation of sports equipment, please email the CBE office to be put in touch with Jack, drop off equipment at his house or at CBE during pick-up from Religious School on Sundays and Wednesdays. You can also make a financial contribution at www.levelingtheplayingfield.org or make a check out to “Leveling the Playing Field” and mail to that organization. Questions? email [email protected]. Thank you so much for your support!


Community News

 

An Intimate Concert with Emmy-Nominated Israeli Composer Sharon Farber, featuring local musicians. This event is part of the Gesher with a Twist 2018 program series, and will take place at Gesher Jewish Day School on Sunday, May 13. Reception at 7:00 PM, program begins at 7:30 PM. Cost: $100 per person. For more information and to RSVP, please go to www.gesher-jds.org/twist2018. RSVPs must be received by May 7.

Israel @ 70: A Musical Celebration. The Jewish Federation is throwing Israel a 70th birthday party on Sunday, June 3 from 12:00-4:00 PM, and you’re invited! Enjoy live music, authentic food and fun activities for the whole family. At The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center. More info: www.celebrateisraelat70.com/june3. At this site you can also register (optional) to be eligible to win giveaways during the event, to volunteer at the event, and to indicate any special needs.

The Jewish Federation Proudly Presents Impact Israel: an innovative, first-of-its-kind opportunity exclusively for boomers from across Greater Washington. This Fall, from October 14-November 4, immerse yourself in Israel, living like a local in the beautiful city of Haifa while serving the community through hands-on volunteer opportunities. Designed exclusively for those ages 55+, participants will apply their talents through tailored volunteer placements at nonprofit organizations. For more info and to apply, please go to www.shalomdc.org/boomersisrael. Applications close on May 1.

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