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


Tuesday, February 20

  • 6:00-8:00 PM, Do you have children (almost) ready for preschool, or know someone who does? Join us for an OPEN HOUSE at Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (BEECC)! Meet our Director, Robin Cohen, along with our caring, professional faculty. Tour the school and our engaging, stimulating and joyful classroom environment where your child will explore, discover and grow with us. Learn about our Reggio-inspired program designed to foster meaningful learning experiences for each child. BEECC programs are for ages 12 months to 5 years, with low student-teacher ratios and half-day and extended-day options. Stop by and see if we're the right fit for your family. We look forward to meeting you! RSVP appreciated to [email protected] or 703-860-4515 x114, and if you're unavailable on the 20th, please contact Renee to arrange a personal visit and tour.
  • 7:00 PM, Communications Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 21

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Adult Education: Mastering Biblical Hebrew Part Two
  • 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, Adult Education: Introduction to Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism – A Mini Course
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School
  • 5:15-6:30 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, February 22

  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 7:30 PM, Fundraising Committee Meeting

Friday, February 23

  • 9:45-10:30 AM, Shabbat Sing for Preschoolers and Parents
  • 6:15 PM, Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Shabbat. In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) in February, please join us for a special Erev Shabbat Service with guest speaker Robyn Feuerberg. The evening will also feature goodies prepared by the Avi T., Amy F. and Emily S. We hope congregants of all ages will join us to help raise awareness, spark conversation and advance inclusion of individuals with disabilities at CBE.

Saturday, February 24

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service with participation by our Grades 4 and 5 Religious School students.
  • 5:30-7:30 PM, USY Pre-Purim Party. Join us to get ready for PURIM at our PRE PURIM PARTY! Join us for mask making, havdalah, falafel and more! RSVPs to [email protected] are encouraged before February 22, but walk ins are also welcome. Please bring $5 to cover dinner and activities. We’d love to see YOU there! USYers are welcome to stay after the event to help us with preparing and setting up for the PURIM CARNIVAL on the 25th!
  • 7:00 PM, Movie Screening: "The Finishers" (Note Time Change!) In honor of Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month and as part of the JCCNV ReelAbilities Film Festival, we are proud to present "The Finishers" (“De toutes nos forces” -- French with English subtitles). For just $10/person (payable at the door, no RSVP required), you’ll get to see this touching story of Julien, a young man with cerebral palsy, and Paul, his emotionally distant father, coming together as they train for an Ironman Triathlon. This is a story that should resonate with each of us as we strive to see all people as whole and made in G-d’s image. We hope you’ll join us for this powerful film—we’ll even provide free snacks!

Sunday, February 25

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 9:00 AM–2:00 PM, Plan to visit Vashti’s Shuk when you come to the CBE Purim Palooza! The Marilyn Rosenberg Judaica Shop at CBE is holding a one-day sale, called Vashti's Shuk, the day of our Purim festivities. "Lots" of items will be marked down for clearance, and all regularly priced merchandise will be 20% off. You’ll find a wide variety of Judaic items to satisfy your gift, holiday, and everyday needs, so “Shop the Shop” (not the net).
  • 12:00-2:00 PM, Purim Palooza 5778! Join in the fun, with activities for all ages. Moon bounce, carnival games, crafts for “kids” of all ages, Vashti’s Shuk one-day gift shop sale, costume contest, raffle for great prizes, lunch, hamentaschen and more. Special Shpiel and early carnival opening for the pre-school to 1st grade set and their families, starting at 10:45 AM. This year our Purim tzedakah project is Esther’s Treasury -- bring unwanted jewelry for The Closet of Herndon to sell, with proceeds going to local charities. Check out the day's schedule and pre-order all-you-can-play bracelets to save and avoid the lines at www.bethemeth.org/purim.

Tuesday, February 27

  • 7:00 PM, Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 28

  • Fast of Esther
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Adult Education: Mastering Biblical Hebrew Part Two
  • 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, Adult Education: Introduction to Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism – A Mini Course
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School
  • Purim Shpiel and Megillah Reading – Costumes encouraged.
  • 6:30 PM, Dr. Seuss-themed Purim Shpiel with participation by Religious School grades 2-7, preceded by pizza at 6:00 (please RSVP to [email protected] for pizza).
  • 7:00 PM, Megillah Reading and Evening Minyan. Bring your grogger or use one of ours, and come hear the "whole Megillah."

Thursday, March 1

  • Purim
  • No Religious School
  • 9:00 AM, Morning Service with Megillah reading, when we will celebrate with the Osinovsky family as Sasha becomes a bat mitzvah.
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Better Balance & Mobility

Friday, March 2

  • 9:45-10:30 AM, Shabbat Sing for Preschoolers and Parents
  • 6:15 PM, Family-Friendly Erev Shabbat Service with participation by our BEECC students and USYers.
  • 6:15–8:30 PM, Hey CuBsEy!! Get excited for our very first PRE PASSOVER SHABBAT DINNER!! Join us to celebrate Passover early with CANDY Hillel sandwiches, Passover trivia, services, and more! Please RSVP to [email protected] by February 28. The cost is $10 for dinner and activities, which can be pre-paid before the event or charged to your CBE account. We hope to see YOU there!

Saturday, March 3

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service when we will celebrate with the Traci & David Levine family as Alex becomes a bar mitzvah.
  • 7:00 PM, Sinister Speakeasy Murder Mystery Dinner. Join CBE Sisterhood and Men's Club for an intriguing evening of whodunit entertainment and intrigue. Evening includes mystery, a 3-course catered dinner, 2 free drinks and a cash bar. Dress for fun. Flappers, gangster and 1920s attire welcome but not required. RSVP deadline is February 27 – No walk-ins! Cost is $65. CBE Sisterhood and Men's Club members get an extra FREE drink ticket. We have opened ticket sales to the community, so get your tickets ASAP at www.bethemeth.org/murdermystery.

Sunday, March 4

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School
  • 12:15 PM, Adult Education: Introduction to Judaism
  • 4:15-6:15 PM, Chai School


Save the Date


Tuesday, March 6

  • 6:00-9:00 PM, Budget Faire

Sunday, March 11

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, From My House to the White House with chef Susan Barocas, presented by CBE Sisterhood. Come hear behind-the-scenes Seder stories from 2014-16 White House Passover guest chef, Susan Barocas. Take home recipes of some of her White House Seder dishes! Sisterhood members attend free; non-Sisterhood members $10 at the door. RSVP required to [email protected] as space is limited. And stay tuned for more info on a Passover recipe exchange in conjunction with this event.

Thursday, March 15

  • 2:00-3:30 PM and 7:30-9:00 PM, Want to Get More Out of Life? Try our Better Balance Class! These FREE Balance and Fall Prevention Testing and Class Demo Sessions will help you check out our simple, low-impact exercise program held right at CBE, with daytime and evening sessions available. The strength and balance evaluation offered at these workshops is part of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) STEADI program. The Better Balance and Mobility classes are led by Woody McMahon, who has taught the popular Posture Perfect!™ classes at CBE for several years. To RSVP for one of the FREE March 15 sessions and/or if you have questions, please go to www.bethemeth.org/balance or contact Woody at [email protected] or 703-628-2880.


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

Other News


Purim Baked Goods from Sunflower! Celebrate Purim with delicious goodies from Sunflower Bakery and help support developmentally disabled people trained at Sunflower. Orders entered by February 22 at 2:00 PM will be delivered right to CBE on Monday, February 26! The special Purim menu is available at www.sunflowerbakery.org/products/purim/.

Would you like to be able to reach out to fellow CBE members more easily? Find out who’s in your neighborhood? CBE members, stop by the office and pick up your copy of the new CBE directory! Regular office hours are Monday-Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-2:30, and when Religious School is in session also Sunday 9-12. Or if you’d like to come later on a weekday evening, just call and if we’re here for meetings, minyan or an event we can accommodate.

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