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

Wednesday, May 22

  • 9:30-10:30 AM, Baby & Me Playgroup
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 7:00 PM, Executive Committee Meeting
  • 7:30 PM, Ritual Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, May 23

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

Friday, May 24

  • Candlelighting Time: 8:05 PM
  • Seaboard USY Spring Convention [Offsite]
  • 9:45-10:30 AM, BEECC Shabbat Sing
  • 8:00 PM, Erev Shabbat Service when we will celebrate Wine & Cheese Shabbat. The service will be preceded by light snacks featuring cheese and wine, and followed by challah and wine. Special thanks to Shirley Gross for serving as greeter/bimah officer.

Saturday, May 25

  • Seaboard USY Spring Convention [Offsite]
  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service when we will celebrate Wine Tasting Shabbat, and celebrate with the Frank family as Autumn becomes a bat mitzvah. The service will be followed by Kiddush luncheon sponsored by the Frank family in honor of the occasion. Special thanks to the Cassidy family for ushering for this service.

Sunday, May 26

  • Seaboard USY Spring Convention [Offsite]
  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan

Monday, May 27

  • Memorial Day
  • Offices Closed
  • No BEECC
  • Seaboard USY Spring Convention [Offsite]

Wednesday, May 29

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

Thursday, May 30

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

Friday, May 31

  • Candlelighting Time: 8:10 PM
  • 9:45-10:30 AM, BEECC Shabbat Sing
  • 8:00 PM, Erev Shabbat Service preceded by light snacks and followed by challah and wine. Special thanks to Suzanne Goldlust for serving as greeter/bimah officer.

Saturday, June 1

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service when we will celebrate with the Goldsmith family as Shiah becomes a bar mitzvah. The service will be followed by Kiddush in the Social Hall sponsored by the Goldsmith family in honor of the occasion. Special thanks to the Kalfon and Picarelli families for ushering for this service.
  • Pirkei Avot Study in the Library following Kiddush.

Sunday, June 2

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 5:30-8:00 PM, USY & Kadima Chapter Elections

Monday, June 3

  • 1:30-3:30 PM, Bridge!

Tuesday, June 4

  • Last Day of BEECC for Alef Class

Wednesday, June 5

  • 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Beth Emeth’s Day to Volunteer at The Closet. Can you help for an hour or more between 10 AM and 2 PM? More info: bethemeth.org/closet. It's fun and rewarding!
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Education: Better Balance & Mobility
  • 7:00-8:00 PM, Social Action Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, June 6

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

 


Save the Date

Saturday, June 8 – Monday, June 10

  • Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks” and is the name of the festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, which occurs seven weeks after Passover. At Beth Emeth we hope to see you at one or more of the services – and the luncheon -- marking this important holiday!
  • Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 PM – Erev Shavuot Service followed by brief Torah Study
  • Sunday, June 9 at 9:00 AM – 1st Day Shavuot Morning Service – followed by a luncheon, open to ALL, to honor our Torah & Haftarah readers, service leaders, gabbaim, ushers, and greeters. Please RSVP to [email protected].
  • Sunday, June 9 at 8:00 PM – Erev Shavuot Service with Yizkor
  • Monday, June 10 at 9:00 AM – 2nd Day Shavuot Morning Service

 

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


Other News

 

EXCITING NEWS AT BEECC! We are excited to share 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.

Bring a smile to the face of a child! For his bar mitzvah project, Jeffrey Friedman is collecting new, unwrapped toys and other wished-for items through June 12, for young patients at Inova Children’s Hospital. Please bring items to the box at the CBE school entrance, or contact Jeffrey/Susan Friedman if they don’t fit in the box. Complete info is at jeffreys-bar-mitzvah.org, including Inova’s wish list, Jeffrey’s reasons for choosing this project and how to make a financial contribution if you prefer. The children thank you!

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.

Support the BEECC PA while preparing for camp or school! The BEECC PA is excited to be fundraising with Mabel's Labels for all of your personalizing needs. Mabel's Labels are waterproof, durable labels for the stuff kids lose. Visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com and select Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center Parent's Association and we'll receive 20% of the proceeds of your sale. Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Don’t forget to put your “Cool, Green Bag,” filled with food donations, out on Saturday morning, June 1 for pickup! Don’t have your bag yet? This is a regular, every-other-month opportunity to help stock local food pantries. A great family mitzvah opportunity! Details, signup and wish list are at www.coolgreenbag.org (this month, canned beans are NOT needed).

 

Community News

Sunday, June 2

12:00-4:00 PM, Israel Fest at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV). This FREE event includes exhibits, games, music & dance performances, and Israeli-style market (shuk), and more! Parking shuttle will be available. More info: jccnv.org.

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