October – November 2018

Oct
19
Fri
HIAS at Shabbat – Erev Shabbat Worship Service – Kol Shirah, dedicated to Daniel Pearl World Music Days
Oct 19 @ 11:00 pm - 12:15 am

This service is also dedicated to Daniel Pearl World Music Days, taking place throughout the month of October.  The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl lived a life that knew no geographical boundaries, with a spirit that knew no prejudice. A classically trained violinist and an avid mandolin and guitar player (whether it be classical, rock, bluegrass or jazz), Danny used his passion for music to form friendships across cultural divides; he connected musical groups the world over, through every community that he lived in.

 

 

Oct
20
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey!

Weekly Themes:

July 7: Uniqueness within Community
July 14: The Daughters of Zelophehad
July 21:  Mourning for Jerusalem?
July 28: V’shinantam l’vanecha: Teaching Our Children
August 4:  Reflections preparing for the High Holy Days
August 11: These are the Words, led by Judy Naiman and Elizabeth Lacher
August 18: Texts of the month of Elul
August 25: Willingness to Change
September 1:  Meditative walk to Lake Anne
Oct
21
Sun
Tanakh Chevruta
Oct 21 @ 2:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Tanakh is Torah + Neviim (Prophets) + Ketuvim (Writings). The Hebrew Bible! Chevruta is a study and partnership. This study group explores Jewish spirituality by reading and discussing sacred tezts. We try to take a literary and historical view of Scripture and discern the lessons it offers to apply to contemporary life. The group decides which parts of the Tanakh to read together; last year we covered much of Deuteronomy and Numbers. Come explore the Tanakh with us; everyone has something to offer and something to learn!

Prerequisites: None

Text: Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (The New JPS translation according to the traditional Hebrew text). Copis available in the NVHC Library or bring your own.

 

Oct
26
Fri
Finally Friday Shabbat
Oct 26 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Ahh, it’s finally Friday! Beginning August 31, come celebrate the last Friday of every month with us! We will have a family-mindful service for the entire community, followed by oneg and dinner. Wine will be provided. Registration for dinner is required.

Finally Friday Dinner

Join us after Shabbat services on the last Friday of every month for a delicious Mediterranean dinner and a sweet Oneg!
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Oct
27
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey!

Weekly Themes:

July 7: Uniqueness within Community
July 14: The Daughters of Zelophehad
July 21:  Mourning for Jerusalem?
July 28: V’shinantam l’vanecha: Teaching Our Children
August 4:  Reflections preparing for the High Holy Days
August 11: These are the Words, led by Judy Naiman and Elizabeth Lacher
August 18: Texts of the month of Elul
August 25: Willingness to Change
September 1:  Meditative walk to Lake Anne
Oct
28
Sun
Tanakh Chevruta
Oct 28 @ 2:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Tanakh is Torah + Neviim (Prophets) + Ketuvim (Writings). The Hebrew Bible! Chevruta is a study and partnership. This study group explores Jewish spirituality by reading and discussing sacred tezts. We try to take a literary and historical view of Scripture and discern the lessons it offers to apply to contemporary life. The group decides which parts of the Tanakh to read together; last year we covered much of Deuteronomy and Numbers. Come explore the Tanakh with us; everyone has something to offer and something to learn!

Prerequisites: None

Text: Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (The New JPS translation according to the traditional Hebrew text). Copis available in the NVHC Library or bring your own.

 

Nov
2
Fri
Erev Shabbat Worship Service
Nov 2 @ 11:00 pm - 12:15 am

Friday evening is your chance to disconnect from the outside world, join with family and friends, and welcome Shabbat!  Following our worship service we have a delicious oneg (cookies, fruit and sweets to bring in Shabbes joy)!

 

Nov
3
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey!

Weekly Themes:

July 7: Uniqueness within Community
July 14: The Daughters of Zelophehad
July 21:  Mourning for Jerusalem?
July 28: V’shinantam l’vanecha: Teaching Our Children
August 4:  Reflections preparing for the High Holy Days
August 11: These are the Words, led by Judy Naiman and Elizabeth Lacher
August 18: Texts of the month of Elul
August 25: Willingness to Change
September 1:  Meditative walk to Lake Anne
Tot Shabbat
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Torah Talk (1)

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. Songs, stories, plenty of active participation, an Ark overflowing with plush stuffed Torahs, and a child-friendly d’var Torah (lesson). What could be better?

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming; there is no dress code, and there is no shushing if your little one can’t sit still (they are free to move around!) The service is followed by a delicious child-friendly, nut free oneg!

While Tot Shabbatot (plural for Shabbat) are designed for toddlers and preschoolers, the whole family is invited to attend. Personal snacks must be nut-free and we ask that no food is eaten during the service in the sanctuary. RSVP requested by noon the Thursday before.

Questions? Contact Cindi Drake at cindi@nvhcreston.org, or 703-437-7733.

 

Nov
10
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey!

Weekly Themes:

July 7: Uniqueness within Community
July 14: The Daughters of Zelophehad
July 21:  Mourning for Jerusalem?
July 28: V’shinantam l’vanecha: Teaching Our Children
August 4:  Reflections preparing for the High Holy Days
August 11: These are the Words, led by Judy Naiman and Elizabeth Lacher
August 18: Texts of the month of Elul
August 25: Willingness to Change
September 1:  Meditative walk to Lake Anne