May – June 2017
A worship service offered by our 10th graders, a culminating event in their formal Jewish education. Their words of Torah are inspiring and for many the highlight of the liturgical year. Their words of Torah are inspiring, one of the highlights of our year.
Lag B’Omer celebrates the 33rd day of the Omer. Centuries ago, the Romans outlawed the study of Torah at this time of the year, so the Jewish people went into the forests to study and gather. Also, during that time, a plague struck the Jewish people, but abated on the 33rd day of the Omer. For this reason, we celebrate (close to) this day by having our Shabbat services outside in nature.
Watermelon and Cookies
Our year of Jubilee festivities concludes with Shavuot, the holiday celebrating the gift of Torah received at Mount Sinai with a special Torah reading. We affirm the importance of studying Torah, remember loved ones with Yizkor, recognize the learners in our congregation, continue learning late into the evening and, according to custom, eat dairy sweets to connect spiritually to the land of milk and honey! As a special treat, Joan Nathan, award-winning cookbook author and journalist, will join us to speak about her latest book Join us for all or part of the evening celebration!
Join us for a memorial service which is open to the public. If you have questions, please call the temple office at (703) 437-7733.
A “pre-Oneg” (Sof Shavua Nosh) prior to services, that encourages people to eat and enjoy a sip of wine and snack and socialize. Come straight from work, have a snack, pray, and then go home, or out to a relaxing dinner!
Please join us this Shabbat as we honor our teachers, high school graduates, and the recipient of our Sam Selden Youth Leadership Award. Our youth choir, Shireinu, will also be participating in the service.
Nothing is more heartwarming than the sight of the youngest members of our community running to the Sanctuary for Shabbat! Tot Shabbat affords our children and their families the time and space to truly experience the joys of Shabbat led by clergy. Songs, stories, plenty of active participation and an Ark overflowing with plush stuffed Torahs for the children to dance with. What could be better? Well, maybe the Oneg!
Then we join Cindi Drake, Director of Early Childhood Education, as she guides the children through some really fun activities.
Questions? Contact Cindi Drake at Cindi@nvhcreston.org or phone (703) 435-8829.