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

Wednesday, May 24

  • Yom Yerushalayim
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Adult Enrichment: Mastering Biblical Hebrew
  • 12:00-1:00 PM, Adult Enrichment: Practical Jewish Ethics for Our Lives
  • 12:30-1:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 7:30 PM, Executive Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM, Evening Minyan

Thursday, May 25

  • 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Volunteer at The Closet. More Info.
  • 6:30-7:30 PM, Adult Enrichment: Better Balance and Mobility
  • 7:00 PM, Sisterhood Board Meeting

Friday, May 26

  • Seaboard Region USY Spring Convention [Offsite]
  • 7:30 PM, L’Chayim Erev Shabbat Service To life! Come celebrate Shabbat and “National Wine Tasting Day” with us. We’ll have a selection of kosher wines to share at 7:30, with services beginning at 8:00.

Saturday, May 27

  • Seaboard Region USY Spring Convention [Offsite]
  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service when we will celebrate with Devin & Michael Wurman on the naming of their daughter and with the Schuman family as Miranda becomes a bat mitzvah.

Sunday, May 28

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

Monday, May 29

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

Tuesday, May 30

  • Offices Close at 2:30 PM
  • Last Day of BEECC for Alef and Bet Classes
  • 8:00 PM, Erev Shavuot Service with Torah Study

Wednesday, May 31

  • 1st Day Shavuot
  • Offices Closed
  • No BEECC
  • 9:00 AM, Shavuot Service Followed by Luncheon. Please join the congregation for the Shavuot luncheon after morning services on the first day of Shavuot. This luncheon is to honor our Torah readers and haftarah readers, gabbaim, service leaders, Torah lifters, and everyone who ensures we have a minyan, especially for weekday and Festival services. Everyone is invited, and there is no charge, but please let us know you’re planning to attend by May 24, so we prepare for enough people, by contacting Shirley Gross.
  • 8:00 PM, Shavuot Evening Service with Yizkor

Thursday, June 1

  • 2nd Day Shavuot
  • Offices Closed
  • No BEECC
  • 9:00 AM, Shavuot Morning Service with Yizkor

Friday, June 2

  • Last Day of BEECC for Gimel and Dalet Classes
  • 12:15 PM, BEECC Early Dismissal
  • 12:30 PM, BEECC Dalet Siyyum
  • 8:00 PM, Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, June 3

  • 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning Service when we will celebrate with the Moldover family as Sarah becomes a bat mitzvah and with the Paul family on the aufruf of Madeline and Alex Berger.
  • Study Session in the Library following Kiddush.

Sunday, June 4

  • 9:00 AM, Morning Minyan
  • 5:00-8:00 PM, We Appreciate You – Let’s Celebrate! A congregation-wide event like none ever seen at CBE, with something for everyone! And best of all, it’s FREE as our way of saying “Thank You” for all that you do for CBE. BBQ with all the trimmings, beer, wine & juice bar, s’mores around the fire pit, activities for children including moon bounce and ga-ga, USY/Kadima elections, and a burn-the-CBE-building-mortgage celebration! CBE Members, just RSVP at www.bethemeth.org/celebrate or call 703.860.4515 x101 and let us know you'll join your CBE friends at this great event!
  • 5:00 PM, USY & Kadima Chapter Elections

Tuesday, June 6

  • 9:30 AM, BEECC PA End of Year Event
  • 7:00 PM, School Committee Meeting
  • 7:30 PM, Fundraising Committee Meeting


Save the Date


Sunday, June 11

  • 10:00 AM, Congregation Beth Emeth Annual Meeting. (Check-in starts at 9:30 AM). Please join us as we make important decisions about our congregation’s future!

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

Other News


The Marilyn Rosenberg Judaica Shop May Special: Stop by The Marilyn Rosenberg Judaica Shop in May and enjoy 20% off any regularly priced tallit, 25% off all regularly priced Passover items, and BOGO FREE (any lesser priced item) from the Sale Table. When religious school is in session, shop hours are Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 PM and Sundays from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM. Hours are also available by appointment – just email the shop. Or, stop into the shul and someone in the front office will assist you during regular office hours. You’ll find a wide variety of Judaic items to satisfy your gift, holiday, and everyday needs, so “Shop the Shop” (not the net).  If you do find something from an online vendor, or don’t see an item that you’d like, please let us know - we’ll be glad to order it for you. All profits go to Sisterhood, which, in turn, contributes to many synagogue activities, including educational programming and congregational functions.

Call for Greeters: Looking for an easy, gratifying way to get more involved at CBE? Join our Greeter List! We hear what a difference it makes to be warmly greeted with a smile each Shabbat. Our guests appreciate having someone who can direct them to the kippot, sanctuary, or restroom and who can answer basic questions. Training provided. You’ll determine when and how often to volunteer. Try it once, you’ll enjoy it!  For more information contact Jackie Shapo, Secretary, at [email protected].

The Executive Director Search Committee has been hard at work over the last few months. We have interviewed several candidates, but have yet to identify one who meets all of CBE’s needs. So, the search continues. We have been assured that Linda will continue in her current capacity until the right candidate is found! If you know of any qualified candidates, please refer them to the job posting at www.bethemeth.org/executive-director-search. If you have questions or suggestions for the Search Committee, please contact [email protected].

Camp Kaitana is looking for teenagers to volunteer to help out at our preschool day camp this summer! Contact Judy Fox-Tepper at [email protected] or 703-860-4515 ext. 115. These are unpaid positions for volunteer hours.

Do you need a ride to come to CBE services and events? Can you help provide rides to CBE services and events? As a congregation, we want to make sure that all congregants wishing to participate in any CBE event can do so even if they cannot drive themselves. Our Mitzvah Brigade Ride Board matches members who need a ride with those who can help. We are primarily using an online signup at www.tinyurl.com/CBE-Rides. You can also request a ride by phoning the office at 703-860-4515 ext 101.

Community News


Don’t forget to put out your “Cool, Green Bag,” filled with food donations, out on Saturday morning, June 3 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 and signup are at www.coolgreenbag.org

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