Oct
4
Wed
Mussar 101: Jewish Wisdom and Values with Cantor Caro
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Mussar is a Jewish system for personal growth, specifically in the realm of character trait refinement, helping individuals to find balance and strength in key inner traits that are essential for leading a fulfilling life. Each month we will explore this system through these character traits, studying text sources and considering how to bring that into personal life and experience. No prior experience or knowledge needed; each month will be its own exploration, so feel free to come when you can!

Registration required. Please click here.

Oct
6
Fri
Consecration and Erev Shabbat Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

 

Bring your own dinners for an indoor picnic at 6:00 p.m.

Services, 7:00 p.m.

AT this multi – generational event, we celebrate concluding and beginning the Torah reading cycle. We also celebrate the Consecration of our newest young learners. This services will include the Torah Hakafah (parade), the unrolling, reading, and re-rolling of the Torah scroll. This is a highlight every year!

Oct
7
Sat
Tot Shabbat
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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 Torah Talk (1)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.

Shabbat Worship Service
Oct 7 @ 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
11
Wed
Yizkor service
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Our service of remembrance, honoring the memories of our loved ones.

Simchat Torah Study & Wine Tasting
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of text study and wine tasting as we celebrate the completion Deuteronomy and begin anew in Genesis, once again.

The evening will include a Torah reading, as well as study and wine tasting.

Oct
13
Fri
Mussar 201- with Cantor Caro
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

A continued exploration with Cantor Caro, Mussar is a Jewish system for personal growth, specifically in the realm of character trait refinement, helping individuals to find balance and strength in key inner traits that are essential for leading a fulfilling life. Each month we will explore this system through these character traits, studying text sources and considering how to bring that into personal life and experience. No prior experience or knowledge needed; each month will be its own exploration, so feel free to come when you can!

Registration required. Please click here.

Erev Shabbat Worship Service
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

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)!

Oct
14
Sat
Torah Talk @ Sanctuary
Oct 14 @ 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.