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

Wednesday, September 11

  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, First Day of Religious School (Grades 2-7)
  • 7:00 PM, Board Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, September 12

  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jong
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 7:00-9:00 PM, BEECC Back-to-School Social

Friday, September 13

  • Candlelighting Time: 7:02 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. Special thanks to Robyn Feuerberg for serving as greeter/bimah officer.

Saturday, September 14

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service followed by Kiddush. Special thanks to Ellyn Hirsch for serving as greeter and to the Friedman family for ushering for this service.
  • 10:45-11:45 AM, Tot Shabbat. At Congregation Beth Emeth our Tot Shabbat service is a child-focused, music-filled, and joyful experience recognizing the unique perspective children bring with them to synagogue. Join us each month for a musical and meaningful trip through the (abbreviated) Shabbat morning prayers, a Torah parade, a story, an activity, and snack. Our monthly service is led on a rotating basis by our Rabbi Michelle “Mina” Goldsmith, lay leaders, and parent volunteers. Additional upcoming dates are October 12, November 16 and December 14.

Sunday, September 15

  • 8:00 AM-9:30 AM, Beth Emeth Clubhouse Join other young families for monthly playdate right here at Beth Emeth! Geared for families with newborns through pre-school aged children. No need to be a member of Beth Emeth or attend BEECC to attend. Join us for the whole time or stop by as your schedule allows. If the weather is nice we will meet on our beautiful playground! Only $25 per family for the year! Join us the first time for free! Register at bethemeth.org/clubhouse. Email Sara Pollack at [email protected] with questions
  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School (Grades K-7)
  • 10:00-11:30 AM, Usher/Greeter Security Training - training for anyone who plans to usher at Beth Emeth during High Holidays, or acts as a greeter or Floor Gabbai anytime during the year. (All congregants are welcome and encouraged to attend.) Details & signup: https://bethemeth.org/security-training
  • 1:00-3:00 PM, Chai School
  • 3:15-4:45 PM, Bagels and Banners. Calling all 8th Graders and USYers. Come join us for some food fun and banner making as we make a new banner for a new year with CuBsEy. Come by right after Chai School to start the fun.

Monday, September 16

  • 1:30-3:30 PM, Weekly Drop-In Bridge. Please contact David Kamerling to indicate your interest, using the form at https://bethemeth.org/contact-david-kamerling. Beginners welcome! $5 contribution; games are not for money.

Tuesday, September 17

  • 1:00-3:00 PM, Hazak starts a new year: Mining Genealogical Gold in Civil War Pension Records for Jewish Soldiers. Meet Adrienne Usher, Director of Research for the Shapell Roster Project, as she shares some of the beautiful, unique and exciting genealogical treasures her team has discovered within the Civil War Union Pension Records. Questions?
  • 7:00 PM, Membership Committee Meeting
  • 7:00 PM, School Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 18

  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School (Grades 4-7)
  • 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 is facilitated by Dr. Rebecca Fleischer, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. For more information and to RSVP (optional), contact [email protected] or call 703-537-3045.
  • 6:30 PM, Paint & Sip with Techilah-CBE Young Adults. Techilah means the beginning, a fitting name for young adults who are beginning their lives and careers as young Jewish adults and want to connect and make new friends in the Jewish community. This group hosts events throughout the year and will create opportunities to get to know new people in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Join us for our first event, a night of painting, fun, and new friends at Muse Paintbar! We’ll start at 6:30 PM with a buy-one-get-one happy hour drink special, then painting will run from 7:00-9:00 PM. Location: Muse Paintbar, 2920 District Ave #100, Fairfax, VA 22031. More Info/RSVP. Be sure to join our Facebook Group – search for Techilah CBE.
  • 7:00 PM, House & Facilities Committee Meeting
  • 7:30-9:00 PM, Ritual Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, September 19

  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jong
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility

Friday, September 20

  • Candlelighting Time: 6:51 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. Special thanks to Kenneth Cohen for serving as greeter/bimah officer.

Saturday, September 21

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service followed by Kiddush. Special thanks to Ellyn Hirsch for serving as greeter and to the Schulz family for ushering for this service.
  • Selichot -- 8:00 PM (Program), 10:15 (Service) Selichot is the first service of the High Holiday period,  when we prepare spiritually for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This meaningful service, during which we will acknowledge the memorial plaques dedicated within the past year, will begin at approximately 10:15 PM. Prior to the service, we will have a free screening of the film Hiding and Seeking and a brief discussion.

Sunday, September 22

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School (Grades K-7)
  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Knitzvah Returns! Shmooze and do a mitzvah while knitting or crocheting for charity. Open to all levels of experience--volunteers will help you! We will meet every Sunday that Religious School is in session, in the lobby. Questions? Contact [email protected] 
  • 1:00-3:00 PM, Chai School
  • 7:00 PM, Northern Virginia's 4th Annual Great Challah Bake, Co-Sponsored by CBE Sisterhood. Get into the spirit of the Jewish New Year as we learn to braid a round challah for Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), as well as a traditional loaf. Share a special evening of community & unity with a diverse group of Jewish women of all ages & stages. Details, registration, and information on tributes and sponsorships can be found at https://the4thgreatbigchallahbakenova.bpt.me.

Monday, September 23

  • 1:30-3:30 PM, Drop-In Bridge [Lobby]

Tuesday, September 24

Wednesday, September 25

  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School (Grades 4-7)
  • 7:00 PM, Executive Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, September 26

  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jong
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility

Save the Date

 

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


Other News

 

Thank you to everyone who has already donated or pledged to the 5780 Annual Appeal! Every contribution, no matter the size, helps support the wide range of excellent programming at Beth Emeth. Donations/pledges received in the office by Thursday, September 19 will be acknowledged in the booklet to be distributed at the High Holidays.

Will You Host Our High Holiday Cantor for a Rosh Hashanah Meal? If you love to cook and want to do a mitzvah at the same time, we need hosts for two meals for Cantor Joel Nathanson and his family. The meals available for you to showcase your culinary talents are Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner, and Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Dinner. A kosher home is not required. The Nathansons are perfectly happy with a dairy or parve meal. They also are willing to drive during the holidays. Cantor Nathanson and his family are lovely and a pleasure to get to know. Take advantage of this awesome opportunity! Please respond with the meal(s) you can host, or any questions, to [email protected].

Ushering during the High Holidays is a mitzvahand you get to move around! One hour of your time will help enhance a welcoming and spiritual environment for you and for others. Teens 16 and up are welcome and will receive service hours credit for ushering. More information and sign-up is available at bethemeth.org/high-holiday-ushers. If possible, High Holiday Ushers should attend a special training session on Sunday, September 15; signup for this is at www.bethemeth.org/security-training. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Got a College Student?  The Beth Emeth Youth Committee would like to stay in touch and send goodies to college students periodically! Please send your student’s name and college address (away or home) as well as their birthdate to Denise Moldover and Felice Schulz at [email protected].

Seeking Half-day Teacher for BEECC, and Substitute Teachers for Religious School. Congregation Beth Emeth's BEECC preschool and Religious School are looking for some enthusiastic, innovative & passionate teachers who love kids for the 2019-2020 school year. The BEECC position is 3-5 mornings a week (9:00AM-1:30PM), working with ages 1-5 in our Reggio-inspired program. Religious school substitute teachers are needed for Sunday morning (9:00AM-12:00PM) and/or Wednesday (4:30-6:30PM) in a range of grades K-9. Please spread the word! More info and application instructions: bethemeth.org/employment.

Please Reply to our Adult Programming Online Survey! An email was sent to all member email addresses on Wednesday with a link to a brief survey – we want your input to help plan inspiring (and fun!) programs for the coming year. If you haven’t already, we hope ALL adult Beth Emeth members will call the office for the link or fill out the paper version available in the lobby.


Community News

 

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