Mar
28
Tue
TAMID Classes
Mar 28 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Want to sign up your 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th grader for classes at NVHC, contact the temple office or email the Education office at schoolsec@nvhcreston.org.

Modern Hebrew 1. @ Classroom 112
Mar 28 @ 7:15 pm – 8:25 pm

Learn conversational Hebrew, basic Hebrew grammar, and to read and write in script.  Introduces simple verb forms.

Prerequisite: Beginning Hebrew or equivalent.  Ability to read Hebrew phonetically, familiarity with basic Hebrew vocabulary, and ability to write in block.

Fee:    $140 for members; $196 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text:  Ivrit Alfon: A Hebrew Primer for Adults, $15.95

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov

Tuesdays:  7:15-8:25 p.m.   Beginning 1/3/2017 for 14 weeks, click here to register or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

The Past and Future of American Judaism @ Multi-purpose Room
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The American Jewish community as we know it was shaped primarily by waves of Eastern European immigration over a century ago. As each generation gains distance from those waves, the ideas, themes, cultures and practices of American Judaism will be different from those of the past.  This class will cover the origins of American Judaism and the trends shaping our future.

Led by Rabbi Michael G. Holzman.  Tuesday Nov. 29, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25

Mar
29
Wed
Preschool Classes
Mar 29 @ 9:15 am

NVHC Preschool offers a warm and loving environment for the youngest members of our community. It is our teachers who make this possible through their enthusiastic and loving commitment to education and your children. Our program offers a balanced play-based curriculum of enrichment and academics. Through music, art, stories and celebrating holidays, we provide the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Contact Cindi Drake, Director of Early Childhood Education, at Cindi@nvhcreston.org or phone (703) 435-8829

Kehilat Limmud 1-Hour Hebrew
Mar 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Interested in having your Kindergartener through 12th grader attend classes at NVHC, contact the Education Office at schoolsec@nvhcreston.org or call the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

Beginning Hebrew @ Classroom 112
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:10 pm

Learn to read Hebrew – No previous experience required.  This class introduces the student to Hebrew letters and vowels, and broadens the student’s understanding of the use of Hebrew in Jewish life, ritual, study, and tradition.  The student will learn to read Hebrew phonetically, to recognize common Hebrew roots used in prayer, and to write block letters.  This course provides a foundation for the rest of our Hebrew classes.

No prerequisites.

Fee:    $110 for members; $154 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text:     Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults, $18.95

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov

Wednesdays: 7:00-8:10 p.m.   Beginning 2/1/2017* (*this is a date change) for 11 weeks, click here to register or call the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

Mar
30
Thu
Preschool Classes
Mar 30 @ 9:15 am

NVHC Preschool offers a warm and loving environment for the youngest members of our community. It is our teachers who make this possible through their enthusiastic and loving commitment to education and your children. Our program offers a balanced play-based curriculum of enrichment and academics. Through music, art, stories and celebrating holidays, we provide the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Contact Cindi Drake, Director of Early Childhood Education, at Cindi@nvhcreston.org or phone (703) 435-8829

Mar
31
Fri
Preschool Classes
Mar 31 @ 9:15 am

NVHC Preschool offers a warm and loving environment for the youngest members of our community. It is our teachers who make this possible through their enthusiastic and loving commitment to education and your children. Our program offers a balanced play-based curriculum of enrichment and academics. Through music, art, stories and celebrating holidays, we provide the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Contact Cindi Drake, Director of Early Childhood Education, at Cindi@nvhcreston.org or phone (703) 435-8829

Erev Shabbat Worship Service
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
1
Sat
Book Club @ library
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am

Book selections are made by club participants.  Discussion is open to all; there is no fee to participate. For more information about Book Club, contact Marjina Kaplan at Marjina2@yahoo.com.

 

September 10 (one week later because of Labor Day).  The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu. 352 pp. Fiction. This is the story of three girls coming of age – if you can call it that – in the Israeli Defense Forces.  More than that, the 25-year-old author, drawing on her own years with the IDF, tells the story of a people’s resignation to living in a world that’s been strange for so long, they can no longer remember how strange it is.

October 1The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family by Roger Cohen.  Illustrated Memoir.  304 pp.  In the years around the turn of the 20th century, Roger Cohen’s family joined the mass exodus of Jews out of their long, mostly dismal residency in the Pale of Settlement. Like thousands of their Lithuanian landsmen, Cohen’s relatives headed for the sunny, still-undeveloped, resource-rich country of South Africa. In this new world they began with nothing, worked hard and achieved much. As is often true of successful immigrant families, their grandchildren could live as though the old world had never been. Cohen’s father became a doctor, his mother was college educated. Both were raised with the comforts that only numerous servants can provide: Being a Jew in South Africa was not unlike being a Jew in the American South: anti-Semitism was not absent, but it was greatly mitigated by a segregated black underclass all but legally enslaved.

November 5.  The Hilltop by Assaf Gavron, translated by Steven Cohen.  Fiction.  This novel, which won the 2013 Bernstein Prize (one of the most prestigious for an Israeli novel), tells the story of an Israeli hilltop settlement, Ma’aleh Hermesh C., on the West Bank. The tale is told through the relationship of two brothers: Gabi, the ascetic follower of Nachman of Breslov, and Roni, the outgoing, worldly older brother, who thinks religion is “an interesting social attempt to deal with the fact that all men are addicted to sex and violence.”

 

December 3.  The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century by David Laskin.  Memoir. In tracing the roots of his family,    Laskin captures the epic sweep of the twentieth century.  A century and a half ago, a Torah scribe and his wife raised six children in a yeshiva town at the western fringe of the Russian empire. But history took the family down three very different roads. One branch emigrated to America and founded the fabulously successful Maidenform Bra Company; another went to Palestine as pioneers and participated in the contentious birth of the state of Israel; the third branch remained in Europe and suffered the onslaught of the Nazi occupation.