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.
Welcome to NVHC
What is Lag B’Omer and Why Celebrate It? In Judaism, we have no shortage of holidays. We have major holidays such as Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover… Read More
The Omer period – Making our days count!
With all the preparations for the Pesach seder, you would think that once we celebrated our departure from Egypt we could relax and enjoy a good meal while the children… Read More
Creating Moral Space
Parashat Terumah Sermon delivered at NVHC on February 16, 2018 When I was a child, we wandered around the neighborhood after school, sometimes playing football, sometimes just riding our bikes,… Read More
"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.
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.
Preschool At NVHC
Registration for Summer Camp and Fall classes has begun
Unique B'nai Mitzvah preparation at NVHC
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Our Sacred Texts, Roots of Our Traditions, Values and Ethics Taught by Clergy
Lifelong Learning Classes are open for registration!
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 Bridge Club to Kugel Cafe, your social calendar will be full before spring is over!
"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.
Forest Edge Backpack Program
The Forest Edge Food Donation packing, join us to pack snack bags or drop off donations.
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.
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.
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.