Midweek Hebrew
Mar 19 @ 8:45 pm - 11:45 pm

Mid-Week Hebrew is offered to all 3-6 grade Religious School students to improve their Hebrew fluency in preparation for their B’nai Mitzvah!

Classes on Tuesdays are from 4:45-5:45, 5:45-6:45, or 6:45-7:45.

Torah Corps Gimmel
Mar 19 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm

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

Tamid Dinner
Mar 19 @ 9:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Tamid dinner is an optional catered meal before Tamid on Tuesdays. The meal is kosher style and food comes from a wide variety of restaurants. If you’re interested in registering your child for Tamid, please click here.

Mar 19 @ 10:15 pm - 12:00 am

Tamid is NVHC’s 8th – 12th grade program. Meeting on Tuesday nights, Tamid focuses on building dynamic Jewish community through ongoing text study, social action projects, social time, and teen leadership initiatives.

For more information please click here. To register your child for Tamid for the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact our office at 703-437-7733, or email our Director of Congregational Learning Rabbi Jessica Wainer at

Advanced Modern Hebrew
Mar 19 @ 11:15 pm - 12:15 am

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov-Gerrig
Time: Tuesdays, February 5-April 9, 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Fee: Member $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students. Minimum 5 students.
Text: Brandeis Modern Hebrew ($82, free PDF text available)
Registration required. Click here to register.

This course will focus on gaining vocabulary and confidence with modern Hebrew, and on recognizing and using Hebrew grammar.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Modern Hebrew I or equivalent. At least one year previous instruction with conversational Hebrew and familiarity with basic verb forms.

Speaker Series: Sherrilyn Ifill
Mar 20 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am

“The Fight for the Vote”

Sherrilyn Ifill is President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. A member of the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Law, Ms. Ifill has continued to litigate and consult on a broad range of civil rights cases while grooming the next generation of civil rights lawyers.

Mussar in Practice: The Path of the Soul
Mar 20 @ 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Jewish life and practice can help us to see what really is and what really can be. We explore Jewish wisdom together about how to navigate through our lives and find fulfillment and well-being.

In our sanctuary, join me for a weekly drop-in where we will explore contemplative practices and exercises framed by a mussar (character) trait. The weekly trait will be noted in the weekly synagogue email. We will use the teachings of Mussar with mindfulness practices to create a weekly space for open approaching the multiple spiritual dimensions of Jewish tradition and Jewish living.

Preschool Purim Carnival
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Beginning Hebrew
Mar 20 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov-Gerrig
Time: Wednesdays, February 6-April 10, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students. Minimum 5 students.
Text: Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults ($18.95)
Registration required. Click here to register.

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.

Adult B’nai Mitzvah
Mar 20 @ 10:30 pm - 12:00 am

Never became a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Now is your time! Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah as an adult provides a unique opportunity to explore Jewish thought, practice and ritual. This is an 18-month class, with lively conversation on a variety of topics including liturgy and prayer, holidays, lifecycle, text study, theology, Reform Judaism. This is an amazing way to speak to your Jewish soul, to create community through shared learning, doing mitzvot and building relationships with others, lasting long beyond the class itself. It is also an opportunity for adults to learn the skills to be called to the Torah. Each class member will have the opportunity to read from the Torah as desired, and to help lead the congregation, culminating with a Shabbat morning celebration on March 7, 2020.