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

Continues Through Sunday, March 24

Children’s Treasure Chest -- Collecting Children's Books, Clothes & Toys. Continues through Sunday, March 24. Please bring gently used or new children's items with you to the Purim Palooza, or to the lobby by Sunday, March 24. Items will go to children at local shelters or to The Closet of Herndon. Did you know that “gifts to poor people” (matanot l’evyonim) during Purim is actually a mandate from Mordechai in the Book of Esther?

Wednesday, March 20

  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School (Grades 2-7)
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM, Religious School Beatlemania Purim Shpiel, parents & congregation welcome (last ½ hour of regular 4:30-6:30 religious school session). Pizza celebration follows, then stay and enjoy the Megillah reading. Costumes encouraged!
  • 7:00 PM, Megillah Reading and Evening Minyan. Costumes encouraged! Come early at 6:00 PM to participate in the Religious School’s Purim Shpiel and pizza supper, if you can!

Thursday, March 21

  • Purim
  • BEECC Purim Costume Day
  • No Religious School
  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jong
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 7:00 PM, Finance & Budget Committee Meeting

Friday, March 22

  • Candlelighting: 7:05 PM
  • 9:45 AM, BEECC Shabbat Sing
  • 6:15 PM, Erev Shabbat Service – World Water Day. The service will be preceded by light snacks and followed by challah and wine. 

Saturday, March 23

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service when we will celebrate with the Lori & Ken Moskowitz family as Leo becomes a bar mitzvah. The service will be followed by Kiddush sponsored by the Moskowitz family in honor of the occasion. Special thanks to Susan Dilles for serving as greeter and to the Susan & Marc Friedman and Frank families for ushering for this service.

Sunday, March 24

  • Last Day for Children’s Treasure Chest -- Collecting Children's Books, Clothes & Toys. See March 17 for details.
  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School (Grades K-7)
  • 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, Religious School Grade 6 Project Mishpacha
  • 4:00-6:00 PM, Chai School

Monday, March 25

  • 1:30-3:30 PM, Bridge!

Wednesday, March 27

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Adult Education: Making Prayer Real & Mastering the Liturgy
  • 12:00-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Judaism and the World Religions
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School (Grades 2-7)
  • 7:00 PM, Executive Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, March 28

  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jong
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School (Grades 6-7)
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 7:00 PM, School Committee Meeting

Friday, March 29

  • Candlelighting: 7:12 PM
  • 6:00-8:30 PM, Religious School Shabbat B’Yahad Grades 4-7
  • 6:15 PM, Erev Shabbat Service preceded by light snacks and followed by challah and wine. Special thanks to Elizabeth Cordeiro for serving as greeter/bimah officer.

Saturday, March 30

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service followed by Kiddush. Special thanks to the Goldsmith family for ushering for this service.
  • 6:00-7:30 PM, Religious School Shabbat B’Yahad Grades K-3

Sunday, March 31

  • No Religious School
  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Do Good Deeds on Mitzvah Day! Mitzvah Day celebrates the value and importance of giving back to the community we live in. Our planned projects include food preparation, crafts and outdoor work, designed to help the needy in our area, local first responders and American and Israeli soldiers, as well as our own Beth Emeth community. We’ll start with continental breakfast and fan out for projects after that. Come for the whole time or an hour or two! More info & signup: bethemeth.org/mitzvah-day.
  • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Adult Education: Ten Paths to God
  • 3:30 PM, Our last planned hypothermia prevention dinner for the season will be at The Embry Rucker Community Shelter in Reston. We will provide, prepare, and serve food for approximately 120 guests, including roast chicken and all the trimmings. Food items need to be delivered to the shelter at approximately 3:30 PM that afternoon, and volunteers are needed starting at 4:00 PM. For more information and to sign up, please go to bit.ly/shelter-3-31.

Monday, April 1

  • 1:30-3:30 PM, Bridge!

Tuesday, April 2

  • 7:00 PM, Membership Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 3

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Adult Education: Making Prayer Real & Mastering the Liturgy
  • 12:00-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Judaism and the World Religions
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School (Grades 2-7)
  • 7:00 PM, Social Action Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, April 4

  • 12:00-1:00 PM, BEECC Roundtable with Robin
  • 12:30-4:00 PM, Drop-In Mah Jong
  • 4:30-6:30 PM, Religious School (Grades 6-7)
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility

 


Save the Date

Sunday, April 7

  • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Murray Spiegel: 300 Ways to Create an Unforgettable Seder. Enjoy Murray’s infectious enthusiasm and learn how to make your next Seder – no matter how old or young your kids are – the most fun and interesting it’s ever been. Coffee & pastries will be served; RSVP appreciated to [email protected]). Free -- Bring your friends! (Religious School grades 3-7 that morning will include 300 Ways to Ask the Four Questions with Murray before the adult session.)
  • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, The Beth Emeth Men’s Club honors David Cerny as our “Blue Yarmulke Person of the Year” at the Seaboard FJMC Brunch, held at Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore. Reserve your seat(s) and/or honor David with a tribute by May 1, at www.wizadjournal.com/fjmcseaboard2019.

Friday, April 12

4:15-5:15 PM, CBE is hosting a brief, monthly Celebration of Shabbat for the Jewish residents at the Oakton Sunrise Living Center, 2863 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton VA 22124 (near Rte 123). This month we’ll include some things for Passover, which starts the following week. This mitzvah is usually on the 3rd Friday of every month at 4:15 PM (we’ve moved the April date due to Passover). We bring challah, wine/grape juice and cookies, and recite the Shabbat blessings and play Shabbat songs. It is very joyful and meaningful. We would like to have 3-4 CBE volunteers at each monthly session, which lasts less than an hour. Children are welcome – they make it that much more special for everyone! There are 4-7 Jewish residents who attend and are very appreciative. Please consider helping to make this mitzvah - sign up for a Friday or two at www.tinyurl.com/Sunrise-Shabbat.

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


Other News

 

Photos of the Purim Palooza (Carnival and More!) are available at http://photos.bethemeth.org. (Photo credit: Iris Solodar and Susan Berger)

Passover will be here before we know it! First seder is Friday, April 19. If you have room at your seder or would like to be invited to a CBE family seder, please call the office. We’ve arranged a fun session on April 7 with Murray Spiegel to help you make your seder unforgettable (See above). Also, the Rabbinical Assembly Passover Guide, CBE Passover service times, children’s programming, gift shop discounts, Passover recipe exchange, and MANY more Passover resources are available at www.bethemeth.org/passover-2019.


Community News

 

Camp Ramah Scholarships Available for Congregation Beth Emeth Families. National Ramah's Affordability Initiative provides substantial funding for families in crisis to send their children to Camp Ramah. Congregation Beth Emeth families who are interested in Camp Ramah in New England (overnight camp) or Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, DC but cannot afford any tuition should contact Lori Fish Bard, Ramah's Community Liaison for the Greater Washington DC area. This scholarship assistance also applies to the two-week sessions at Ramah specialty camps, Ramah in the Rockies (outdoor adventure) and Ramah Sports Academy in Fairfield, CT. It also applies to Ramah Tikvah programs for children and teens with disabilities.

Are you over age 50 and frustrated by your job search? Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA)'s Career Gateway Program can help you hone your resume, polish your networking and interviewing skills, use Internet job search resources more effectively, and turn your age and experience to your advantage. Each session features 30 hours of small-group classroom instruction over five days, comprehensive take-home materials, practical exercises, and a long-term mentor -- all for only $75. Next session starts April 11. More info & signup: [email protected] or 301.255.4215.

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