February – March 2017
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!
Shabbat and holidays are times of joy and reflection. We come together to deepen our connection to each other and express our responsibility for community. We celebrate with song, prayer, intellectual challenge and, of course, good food! Services at NVHC are open to the public, join us.
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.
Interested in joining NVHC Brotherhood? Contact Bruce Johnson at BrotherhoodPresident@nvhcreston.org or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733
Communicate & Educate & Celebrate.
NVHC’s Sisterhood is a women’s organization that promotes camaraderie, esprit de corps, spirituality and participation in tikkun olam – repairing the world – within our congregation and the greater Reston community.
We are a multigenerational group of women who are leaders in the community, moms, wives, loving partners, caregivers, students, and volunteers. Sisterhood fundraisers support many NVHC programs including Liturgical music, the Rabbinic Intern, the Preschool, and numerous events for our members.
Questions? Check NVHC Sisterhood out at this link or contact our Sisterhood President at SisterhoodPresident@nvhcrestron.org
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 email@example.com.