September – October 2017
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
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.
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!
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.
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.