Welcome to NVHC

NVHC is a Reform Jewish synagogue community in Reston, Virginia.  We are welcoming, curious, funny, intellectually demanding, musical, inclusive, open minded and committed to living a Jewish life.  We have decided to focus on how we engage youth and young adults and ensure the Jewish future (atid), how we build Community (kehilah), and how we act to make the world a more just, peaceful and compassionate place (tzedek).  Find your entryway, your niche, and join us in creating a flourishing Jewish life.

Future

"And the old shall dream dreams as the youth shall see visions" (Joel 3:1). We learn from tradition and honor our past, but our priority is to build for the next generation. That begins with our infants, in our preschool and at Tot Shabbat. It continues in our youth learning programs from Kehillat Limmud for younger kids to Tamid for teens. And we do not overlook our students when they leave for college or return to join us as independent young adults. Find your gateway below.

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    The Punims

    We’d like to invite all of our punims (ages 0 to 4) to join us on select Sundays! Our next Punims meeting is January 25th. This group of our sweetest faces (along with Mom and/or Dad) will gather together for a little recreation, a light nosh, some music…and a lot of “get-to-know-you” time!

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    Kehilat Limmud

    NVHC's youth and education program provides a vibrant education for children in K-6th grades, in an innovative and unique format that enhances Reform teachings. Our well-rounded curriculum includes Hebrew, Judaics, holiday traditions, music, Jewish culture and values.

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    NoVTY

    NoVTY provides opportunities for high-school aged youth to socialize with other Jewish youth and to deepen their connection to the Jewish community through worship, social action, leadership development and personal growth.

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    TAMID

    TAMID (always) is NVHC's 7th - 12th grade teen engagement program, combining youth group programming and educational opportunities in an environment where teens have a variety of choices.

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    Preschool

    NVHC Preschool offers a warm and loving environment for the youngest members of our community.Our program allows children to learn by exploring, experimenting, and observing, while building a strong foundation in their Jewish identity through blessings, music, activities, and stories.

Community

"All of Israel is responsible one for another" (Babylonian Talmud, Shevuot 39a). A community is a place where people come together. At NVHC, we come together through laughter and tears, in work and in play, while learning and praying, in times of celebration and times of mourning. We strive to be a community where you will find support, joy, comfort, friendship, knowledge, acceptance, and opportunities for personal growth. Welcome to together. We are so glad you are here.

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    Winter Classes Now Open!

    Judaics and Hebrew classes are now open for Winter 2015 registration from the Book of Judge and The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai to Advanced Hebrew and B'nai Mitzvah Parents Class!

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    The Silver Line

    Discover all the exciting events hosted by The Silver Line, NVHC's affinity group open to members 55+. From Sunday Suppers to Poker Night to a Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Gardens, your social calendar will be full before winter is over!

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    Film Series

    The NVHC Film Series presents films on Jewish themes, followed by a group discussion. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the NVHC multi-purpose room. Learn more about our upcoming screening on January 15th at 11:30 am.

Justice

"Justice, Justice, Shall you pursue" (Deuteronomy 16:20). We believe our Judaism exists as a vehicle through which we leave our own unique footprint in the quest for justice and equality for all people, everywhere. We draw our inspiration from Torah, from our prayers, and from our brothers and sisters across the globe who work tirelessly to make the world a better and more peaceful place. NVHC offers many opportunities to make a difference right here in our own community. Choose an area below and learn how you can be an agent of change at NVHC, in Reston, and beyond.

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    Serve A Warm Meal

    Back again for the tenth year, NVHC will be preparing and serving meals for Cornerstone’s (formerly known as Reston Interfaith) Hypothermia Shelter. Consider assisting for one or more of these upcoming dates: December 22nd, January 5th and 19th, February 2nd and 16th, and March 2nd, 16th and 30th (all Mondays).

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    Coat Drive

    Sisterhood will again support the Reston Cornerstones Coat Closet, which provides winter outerwear to those in need. Pleasehelp us by dropping off NEW and GENTLY USED coats for men, women, and children to NVHC in our coat closet by the Sanctuary/Social Hall by February 20th.

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    Forest Edge Reading Program

    Learn more about how we are looking for individuals who will work one-on-one with students who are having reading difficulties to give them special help on an ongoing basis; to give them confidence, practice and additional skills.

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    Social Action

    What inspires you to be so moved by a cause that you feel compelled to take action? Click here to find out how your fellow congregants are affecting change in the name of social justice.

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    Tikkun Olam

    The only tools we need to begin to repair the world are courage and compassion. How fortunate that we carry these with us every day in our hearts.

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    Interfaith Initiatives

    Biogtry only exists where there is ignorance and fear. Click here to learn about how NVHC is working to replace ignorance with understanding; and fear with respect.