Oct
17
Wed
Adult B’nai Mitzvah
Oct 17 @ 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.

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
B’nai Mitzvah Parents
Oct 21 @ 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

This class is for parents of students who will become B’nai Mitzvah in the near future. In five sessions, the class discusses the meaning of this life cycle event and the mitzvah of celebrating Shabbat; provides information about your responsibilities and the sequence of your child’s preparation; explains the structure of the worship service using Mishkan Tefilah, the Reform siddur (prayerbook); and provides an opportunity to prepare a D’var Torah. The class blends structured teaching, practical advice, and shared experiences. The goal is to make the Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation process a deeply meaningful experience for the whole family and to perpetuate the spirit of Jewish community and tradition. Parents generally take the class from 6 to 18 months before the Bar/Bat Mitzvah event. Past participants in the class, both Jewish and non-Jewish parents, report that the sessions helped them to feel better prepared, gave them an opportunity to talk with other pre-B’nai Mitzvah parents, and taught them numerous aspects of the tradition and liturgy involved in this lifecycle event.

Class will take place on September 30, October 14, October 21, October 28, November 11, and December 2. Spring dates TBA.

Kehillat Limmud
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Kehillat Limmud is our Religious School for grades K-7. Using an innovative and fun elective-based program, we teach students everything they need to be productive, knowledgeable, and spiritually capable Jewish young people. For our 8th-12th grade program, please see information on Tamid.

For more information on Kehillat Limmud, please click here. To register for Kehillat Limmud for the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.

If you have any questions about religious education at NVHC, please contact our office at 703-437-7733, or email our Director of Congregational Learning Rabbi Jessica Wainer at rabbiwainer@nvhcreston.org.

Oct
24
Wed
Adult B’nai Mitzvah Hebrew
Oct 24 @ 10:30 pm - 12:00 am

A Hebrew class only for those who are participating in the Adult B’nai Mitzvah experience. This will be dedicated to both learning to decode Hebrew reading and learning Hebrew prayer.

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
B’nai Mitzvah Parents
Oct 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This class is for parents of students who will become B’nai Mitzvah in the near future. In five sessions, the class discusses the meaning of this life cycle event and the mitzvah of celebrating Shabbat; provides information about your responsibilities and the sequence of your child’s preparation; explains the structure of the worship service using Mishkan Tefilah, the Reform siddur (prayerbook); and provides an opportunity to prepare a D’var Torah. The class blends structured teaching, practical advice, and shared experiences. The goal is to make the Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation process a deeply meaningful experience for the whole family and to perpetuate the spirit of Jewish community and tradition. Parents generally take the class from 6 to 18 months before the Bar/Bat Mitzvah event. Past participants in the class, both Jewish and non-Jewish parents, report that the sessions helped them to feel better prepared, gave them an opportunity to talk with other pre-B’nai Mitzvah parents, and taught them numerous aspects of the tradition and liturgy involved in this lifecycle event.

Class will take place on September 30, October 21, October 28, November 11, and December 2. Spring dates TBA.

Kehillat Limmud
Oct 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Kehillat Limmud is our Religious School for grades K-7. Using an innovative and fun elective-based program, we teach students everything they need to be productive, knowledgeable, and spiritually capable Jewish young people. For our 8th-12th grade program, please see information on Tamid.

For more information on Kehillat Limmud, please click here. To register for Kehillat Limmud for the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.

If you have any questions about religious education at NVHC, please contact our office at 703-437-7733, or email our Director of Congregational Learning Rabbi Jessica Wainer at rabbiwainer@nvhcreston.org.