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.
Stop Worrying and Just Go Camping
Not that I’m keeping score, but in my less than two years at NVHC I have written four articles talking about Jewish camping (not including this one). Some people are… Read More
Traveling to Israel with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project
In December, I had the privilege of traveling to Israel with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project. Comparable to ‘Birthright,’ but for moms raising Jewish children (there’s a trip for men… Read More
Feb19Jewish Cooking Made Easy: Comfort Foods from Scratch
7:00 PMdotNVHC kitchen
Mar04Purim Schpiel & Megillah Reading
Jan30NOVA Tribe - TGIF! Shabbat with Shabbat Hoppin'
7:00 PMdotChurch at Clarendon
Feb04NOVA Tribe - Lox Meets Bagel Dating Mixer
7:00 PMdotCafe Asia
Feb06Erev Shabbat Worship Service, with Youth Choirs
Jan27The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai
Jan27Advanced Modern Hebrew
Jan29The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai
Jan29Advanced Prayer Hebrew
"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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Camp Shabbat is this Friday, January 23rd, learn about local camps, wear your camp shirt and show your camp pride!
Israel Trip Meeting
On January 21st at 6:30 pm we invite the congregation to discuss our 2015/2016 trip to Israel!
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!
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!
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, 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.