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

Wednesday, August 15

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

Thursday, August 16

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

Friday, August 17

  • 4:00-5:00 PM, Mitzvah: Welcome Shabbat at Oakton Sunrise [Offsite]. More info and signup for this or future dates: www.tinyurl.com/Sunrise-Shabbat.
  • 8:00 PM, Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, August 18

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service
  • Torah Study in the Library following Kiddush.

Sunday, August 19

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 10:00-11:15 AM, USY Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 21

  • Seaboard USY Encampment & Kamp Kadima [Offsite]
  • 7:00-9:00 PM, Israel Support Committee Planning Meeting. Help form this year’s plan in this first meeting of the year! If you have participated before or not, this is a great time to get involved. Just show up, or if you have any questions or want to get on the email list, email Andy Golkow at [email protected] or contact the office.

Wednesday, August 22

  • Seaboard USY Encampment & Kamp Kadima [Offsite]
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility Class
  • 5:15-6:30 PM, JCCNV Widow/Widower Support Group
  • 7:00 PM, Executive Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, August 23

  • Seaboard USY Encampment & Kamp Kadima [Offsite]
  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jongg
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility Class
  • 7:00-9:00 PM, School Committee Meeting

Friday, August 24

  • Candles: 7:33 PM
  • Seaboard USY Encampment & Kamp Kadima [Offsite]
  • 7:00 PM, Erev Shabbat Service (Note Special Time!) when we will celebrate Bless the Pets Shabbat outdoors.

Saturday, August 25

  • Seaboard USY Encampment & Kamp Kadima [Offsite]
  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service

Sunday, August 26

  • Seaboard USY Encampment & Kamp Kadima [Offsite]
  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM, End-of-Summer Potluck Brunch. Connect and Re-Connect! We’ll have activities and fun for all ages. Bagels, cream cheese and drinks provided; please RSVP and sign up to bring a dairy/parve dish at bethemeth.org/brunch by Wednesday, August 22. Do you know someone looking for a friendly Jewish community, or a CBE Member who we haven’t seen in a while? Invite them to join you and let us know who’s coming (prospective members don’t need to bring anything)! Questions? Contact Marissa and Katie at [email protected].

Monday, August 27

  • 7:00 PM, Jewish National Fund invites you to an Emergency Town Hall Meeting entitled Gaza Border Crisis: The Trauma, The Damage, The Needs. CBE is co-sponsoring this important program, which will include hearing personal experiences from residents of the area near the Gaza border. It will be held at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, 11710 Hunters Lane, Rockville, MD 20852, and coffee and dessert will be served. More information and RSVP for this FREE program are at www.jnf.org/townhallmidatlantic. Susan Dilles is organizing carpools from CBE – please contact her at [email protected] if you can drive or would like a ride. For those who can get away early, a group will be leaving CBE at 4:00 PM to have an early dinner at Al Ha’esh before the program.

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Saturday, September 1

  • 8:15 PM, Selichot Program and Service. FREE showing of the film Coco and discussion about facing the past, learning from it, and moving forward starts at 8:15 PM, then at 10:15 PM (approx.) we’ll have our Selichot Service with acknowledgement of new memorial plaques. The Selichot service is designed to help us direct our hearts and minds to the process of teshuvah.

Sunday, September 2

  • 2:00 PM, Deadline for Ordering Holiday Baked Goods from Sunflower! Place your order by September 2 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the New Year with delicious holiday goodies from Sunflower Bakery – delivered right to CBE and available for pick up Wednesday, September 5 from 1:00-5:00 PM and Thursday, September 6 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Enjoy tasty, kosher, pareve treats like apple and honey cake, rolled sugar cookies, and honey-apricot bars made by the bakery that serves the community. Help support individuals with developmental or other cognitive disabilities trained at Sunflower and make this a sweet New Year! Start by taking a look at the menu of available items, located at www.sunflowerbakery.org.

Monday, October 15

  • 1:30-3:30 PM, Bridge Anyone? CBE is starting a weekly bridge game on Monday afternoons. Players at all levels are welcome. The game will be “party bridge” with Chicago scoring. Cost: $5.00 donation. Interested? Contact David Kamerling.

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

Other News


The High Holidays are coming soon! Please send any forms ASAP! All the service schedules, forms and special event flyers are available at www.bethemeth.org/high-holidays, or in the CBE front office. Don’t forget to reserve any additional seats, place your greeting, list your loved ones in the Yizkor book, order your Lulav & Etrog, put all the services and events on your calendar and more! Forms are due by August 15 Note: CBe members will receive their High Holiday tickets automatically in late August – no form is needed unless you have guests. Questions, or want us to mail you a packet? Just email [email protected] or call us at (703)860-4515 ext 101.

Ushering during the High Holidays is a mitzvah – and 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 www.bethemeth.org/high-holiday-ushers. Questions? Contact Josh Winston.

High Holiday Babysitting has been arranged for the first day of Rosh Hashanah and for Yom Kippur, both days from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, for infants through 1st graders. Cost is $18 per child per day, with a maximum cost of $36 per day per family. To sign up, please complete the form at www.bethemeth.org/high-holiday-babysitting, including specific date(s) that babysitting is needed, and bring/send the form to the CBE office by Wednesday, August 29 with your payment.

Extended Day Teacher Needed. Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (BEECC) is extending its hours and we are in need of a responsible, creative and motivated person to teach in our extended day program from 1:15-5:15 PM, Monday through Friday. Candidates will have experience working with young children, a solid understanding of child development, an openness to professional growth, and strong communication skills. Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Line up a job for this fall NOW to teach Religious School! Congregation Beth Emeth Religious School is looking for some enthusiastic and innovative teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. We have Sunday morning (9:00AM-12:00PM) and Wednesday/Thursday (4:30-6:30PM) positions available, in a range of grades. A love of kids and a responsible nature are a must; teaching experience and facility with Hebrew are great, but not necessary for all positions. If you would like to get back into teaching religious school, or try for the first time, email Ita Mandel at [email protected] and include a brief introduction and resume. Salary is competitive and based on experience.

Community News


Foundations of Hebrew Online Course. This fall semester, the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is pleased to off Foundations of Hebrew (HEB1001D) as a live, interactive online course. This intensive beginner-level course, targeted at dedicated beginning Hebrew students, is equivalent to a full semester of Hebrew on campus. The course requires a substantial time commitment, with two to three hours of post-class assignments per day and longer review tasks over the weekends. Prerequisites: knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet, ability to read printed text, ability to write in script. There is a free online pre-course on basic reading skills. Register by Wednesday, August 22. For more information, contact [email protected].

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