Oct
19
Thu
Preschool Classes
Oct 19 @ 8:00 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.  It is the mission of NVHC Preschool to give each child a solid foundation for growth based on Jewish values and the academic and social skills they need for future success.  For more information, contact Cindi Drake and visit our Preschool page.

Sisterhood Board Meeting @ Multi-Purpose Room
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NVHC Sisterhood

Communicate & Educate & Celebrate.

NVHC’s Sisterhood is a women’s organization that promotes camaraderie, esprit de corps, spirituality and participation in tikkun olam – repairing the world – within our congregation and the greater Reston community.

We are a multigenerational group of women who are leaders in the community, moms, wives, loving partners, caregivers, students, and volunteers. Sisterhood fundraisers support many NVHC  programs including Liturgical music, the Rabbinic Intern, the Preschool, and  numerous events for our members.

Questions?  Check NVHC Sisterhood out at this click.  Please contact our President SisterhoodPresident@nvhcrestron.org

Biblical Hebrew
Oct 19 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

For students who want to be able to read, understand, and translate selections from Torah. We will learn to recognize variety of verb forms and expand knowledge of Biblical vocabulary and grammar.

Prerequisites: Prayer Hebrew or equivalent. Some familiarity with Hebrew grammar and vocabulary.

Texts: The First Hebrew Primer: The Adult Beginner’s Path to Biblical Hebrew, Third Edition, $37.95

The First Hebrew Reader: Guided Selectiosn from the Hebrew Bible, $24.95

Oct
20
Fri
A Study of Abraham Joshua Heschel with Rabbi Holzman
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

This year’s Friday morning Study Group will dive into the thinking of Abraham Joshua Heschel, a giant of Modern Jewish Theology and a prophet of social justice.  We will look at all of his major works and also explore the major themes in his writing.  No prior knowledge necessary.  All are welcome.

Registration required. Please click here.

Preschool Classes
Oct 20 @ 8:00 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.  It is the mission of NVHC Preschool to give each child a solid foundation for growth based on Jewish values and the academic and social skills they need for future success.  For more information, contact Cindi Drake and visit our Preschool page.

Prayer Lab Erev Shabbat Service
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Texts, prayers and practices are the tools of our Jewish life. Like any toolbox, we might sometimes need some guidance or a refresher how to best use a particularly unusual tool.

Praying can be challenging.  Many of us come to services for a variety of reasons, perhaps with the hope or expectation that we will receive a lightning bolt of transformation – which, if we are truthful, is not how it often unfolds.  The changes we note in ourselves may often be more subtle, happening over a longer period of time.  We do know that there is no single, proven way to make prayer come alive for any of us; having an open mind and an open heart is going to get us much of the way along, so then both the comfortable and the experimental have the potential to inspire and excite us.

Our idea of creating a Prayer Lab experience here at NVHC comes from our desire to create a safe space for experimentation, in order to broaden and deepen our prayer experiences.  We have already done this occasionally, inspired by various times of year or communal events.  We know that some experiments have worked better than others; the challenge of learning can also be its own inspiration.  In the coming year, three Shabbat services will be designated as Prayer Labs– October 20th, February 2nd and April 27th. We invite our community to join us in exploring different experiences of music and text, adjustments with our physical space and with what we create in that space, all in service of opening more ways into prayer.

 

Oct
21
Sat
Torah Talk @ Sanctuary
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

The Torah is a vast collection of stories, commandments, ritual practices, and ethical standards. It is meant to be studied and understood not only to connect us to our ancestors and traditions, but to guide us toward an ethical and spiritual life. Torah means learning. For many of us, understanding Torah is not easy. We may find the language confusing and the meaning difficult to grasp. Yet when we learn together, we are thrilled by the insights we glean and share. Update your calendar now and join us. Participants are encouraged to voice their thoughts, insights and interpretations. Dress is casual. Previous Torah study or Hebrew fluency is not required. Questions or for more information, contact Susan Trivers, Worship Committee Chair at worship@nvhcreston.org.

Bar Mitzvah – Alexander de Beer
Oct 21 @ 10:15 am
Shabbat Worship Service
Oct 21 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Shabbat morning services at NVHC are open to the public. In community, we pray, we read Torah, we sing…and celebrate important lifecycle events such as baby namings, b’nai mitzvah and auf rufs.

Oct
22
Sun
Torah Corps – Aleph
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Torah Corps is NVHC’s unique learning experience for Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation! See our Torah Corps page for more information.