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

Wednesday, July 17

  • 9:30-10:30 AM, Baby and Me Playgroup. Socialize and get to know one another while giving the babies an opportunity to interact and play as well! Open to children born after September 30, 2017 with parent or caregiver. No need to RSVP – just show up! Please pass the word to any friends who might be interested, and email [email protected] with any questions.
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 5:15-6:30 PM, Widow/Widower Support Group. This FREE monthly support group, hosted jointly with the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia (formerly JCCNV) is for anyone who has recently and not-so-recently lost a husband, wife, or partner. Join us for an open forum frank discussion with a focus on grief, bereavement and continuing on after great loss. Info/RSVP (recommended, but not required): [email protected] or 703.537.3045.
  • 7:00 PM, House and Facilities Committee Meeting
  • 7:30 PM, Ritual Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, July 18

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

Friday, July 19

  • Candlelighting Time: 8:13 PM
  • 4:15-5:15 PM, CBE hosts a brief Celebration of Shabbat for the Jewish residents at the Oakton Sunrise Living Center. Families welcome; children make it special! More info & signup: www.tinyurl.com/Sunrise-Shabbat.
  • 8:00 PM, Erev Shabbat Service followed by Oneg Shabbat.

Saturday, July 20

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service followed by Kiddush. Special thanks to Julie Schwartzman for serving as greeter and to the Schulz family for ushering for this service.

Sunday, July 21

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan

Monday, July 22 to Monday, August 5

  • Start Preparing Now for Cornerstones’ 2019 Back-to-School Drive. Cornerstones is looking to equip children in the Reston-Herndon area with new backpacks for 2019-20. Donated backpacks must be new, and may not have attached wheels or be marked with corporate logos.  Please bring new backpacks to the CBE Lobby, July 22-August 5 -- specific sizes needed: www.bethemeth.org/backpack-drive. This page also includes a link to Cornerstones' Amazon Wish List if you want to order and have backpack(s) delivered directly to Cornerstones. A similar Walmart wish list will be available after July 1.

Monday, July 22

  • 1:30-3:30 PM, Drop-In Bridge

Wednesday, July 24

  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 6:30-8:30 PM, Active Threat Response Training. Please sign up for Security Training! Sessions include Active Threat Response Training and Stop the Bleed® Training for all members and staff. (BEECC preschool parents are also welcome!) We hope all members will attend. For those expecting to help usher at the High Holidays, or serve year-round as Greeters or Floor Gabbais at services, Usher/Greeter Training is provided as well (the entire congregation is welcome.) Reserve your seat(s) today! For details and signup, go to bethemeth.org/security-training.
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, July 25

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

Friday, July 26

  • Candlelighting Time: 8:08 PM
  • 8:00 PM, Erev Shabbat Service followed by Oneg Shabbat.

Saturday, July 27

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service followed by Kiddush. Special thanks to Susan Dilles for serving as greeter and to the Cades/Loggia family for ushering for this service.

Sunday, July 28

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 11:30 AM, Goldin Babynaming

Monday, July 29

  • 1:30-3:30 PM, Drop-In Bridge

Wednesday, July 31

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

Thursday, August 1

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

 


Save the Date

 

Sunday, August 4

  • 3:30-5:00 PM, Sweet Summer Playdate with Frozen Treats! Families with young children: Stop by for a sweet treat: dessert, socializing, story time & crafts. We'll play outside on the playground. Admission to the event is free; RSVP online for a gift when you arrive, at www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerVA! BEECC is pleased to host this event and co-sponsor it with the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia’s Growing Jewish Families in Northern Virginia, PJ Library, and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Monday, August 5

  • Deadline to Send Sweet Honey Greetings for Rosh Hashanah with Free Shipping! “Honey from the Heart” will send a jar of Kosher clover honey with a personalized card to your relatives and friends. $12 per jar; order online by August 5 for free shipping. Details & order instructions are at www.bethemeth.org/honey. A portion of the proceeds will support Beth Emeth’s amazing programs.

Tuesday, September 3

  • First Day of Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (BEECC)’s 2019-2020 academic year – Register now to reserve your child’s spot! Reminder that beginning in September, our Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (BEECC) will offer brand new after-school enrichment programs and extended day options until 6:00 PM. Come visit – to schedule a tour contact Robin Cohen at [email protected] Learn more about BEECC at www.beecc.org. And please tell your friends – $100 referral incentive to CBE members and BEECC families upon registration.

Sunday, September 15

  • First Day of Beth Emeth Religious School and Chai School for the 2019-2020 academic year. Register now and relax for the rest of the summer! Just go online to www.bethemeth.org/relschoolreg. Registration deadline is August 15.

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


Other News

 

Did You Get Our Mail? Annual Statements were mailed early last week. If you have not received your packet, please email [email protected] or call 703-860-4515 x101.

Adult Programming – Get Involved! Adult Programming is forming a committee for the upcoming year! No experience needed. Willingness to get involved appreciated. For further information, contact Lynn Mayer & Julie Schwartzman, Adult Progam Co-Chairs, at [email protected].

Accounting Job Opportunity at CBE! Our staff member who handles accounting & finance will be leaving Congregation Beth Emeth soon. So, we’re looking for an experienced, full-time accountant to perform all of our day-to-day accounting and finance functions. The accountant will help make our congregation's business run smoothly as a key part of our great team! Requirements include a B.A. in accounting, finance or related field and 3-5 years’ experience. Benefits include early closing at 2:30 PM on Fridays. Full job description and application instructions are at bethemeth.org/employment#accountant. Please spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested!

Line up a job to teach religious school in the fall! We are looking for some enthusiastic and innovative teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. We have Sunday morning (9:00AM-12:00PM) and Wednesday (4:30-6:30PM) positions available, grades K-9. A love of kids, a responsible nature and knowledge of Jewish religion and culture are a must; teaching experience and facility with Hebrew are great, but not necessary for all positions. Email [email protected] and include a brief introduction and resume. More info: bethemeth.org/employment.

Teach at Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (BEECC)! We are seeking dynamic and passionate Early Childhood Educators to join our team at our Reggio-Inspired synagogue preschool. Our preschool program serves children ages 1-5 in a vibrant learning environment focused on supporting social-emotional development through play-based learning and emergent curriculum. 3-5 mornings a week (9:00 AM - 1:30 PM), starting in late August. More info: bethemeth.org/employment.

 

Community News

 

Jewish National Fund (JNF) National Conference, September 13-15 in Washington DC. Immerse yourself in all things Israel for a riveting weekend at Jewish National Fund’s National Conference in our nation’s capital. Join over 1,000 committed Jewish and Israeli leaders, philanthropists, and college students from across the U.S. and Israel to learn about the key issues of the day and about JNF’s groundbreaking work that is powering Israel’s future. Several CBE members will be attending – join the team! More info and registration: www.jnf.org.

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