Mar
10
Fri
Mussar with Cantor Caro: Jewish wisdom and values in practice
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

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 monthly session will be an exploration of this system through these character traits, studying text sources and considering out how to bring that into personal life and experience. No prior experience of knowledge needed; each month will be its own exploration, so feel free to come when you can!

 

Mar
19
Sun
B’nai Mitzvah Parents Class @ Classroom 109
Mar 19 @ 9:25 am – 10:25 am

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. Parents with children in the same Torah Corps group are encouraged to take the class together. 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 life cycle event.

      • Class held Sundays:  2/12, 2/26, 3/19, 3/26 and 4/2 from 9:25 to 10:25 a.m. in classroom 109

There is no cost to this class series but registration is required, simply send an email to Elaine at Elaine@nvhcreston.org.

Mar
21
Tue
Learn to chant Torah!
Mar 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Why is the Torah chanted?   Does it take special skill?   Do I need a good voice? (No!)   Could I possibly ever learn to chant from the Torah?

If you have ever wondered about any of the above, welcome to Torah Cantillation, the special code system that anyone can learn to chant from the Torah. This monthly class will teach you the not-so-secret system of Torah chanting, with guidance and time for practice both in class and in between. Chanting Torah here at NVHC is not reserved for B’nai Mitzvah students and clergy; come add your voice to bring life and sound to our sacred text.

Prerequisites: Beginning Hebrew or equivalent (ability to read Hebrew phonetically).

Fee:                 Members and Tamid students – Free; Non-Members – $36

Text:                The Art of Torah Cantillation, $28.95 (comes with CD)

 

Mar
26
Sun
B’nai Mitzvah Parents Class @ Classroom 109
Mar 26 @ 9:25 am – 10:25 am

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. Parents with children in the same Torah Corps group are encouraged to take the class together. 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 life cycle event.

      • Class held Sundays:  2/12, 2/26, 3/19, 3/26 and 4/2 from 9:25 to 10:25 a.m. in classroom 109

There is no cost to this class series but registration is required, simply send an email to Elaine at Elaine@nvhcreston.org.

Apr
2
Sun
B’nai Mitzvah Parents Class @ Classroom 109
Apr 2 @ 9:25 am – 10:25 am

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. Parents with children in the same Torah Corps group are encouraged to take the class together. 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 life cycle event.

      • Class held Sundays:  2/12, 2/26, 3/19, 3/26 and 4/2 from 9:25 to 10:25 a.m. in classroom 109

There is no cost to this class series but registration is required, simply send an email to Elaine at Elaine@nvhcreston.org.

Apr
14
Fri
Mussar with Cantor Caro: Jewish wisdom and values in practice
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

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 monthly session will be an exploration of this system through these character traits, studying text sources and considering out how to bring that into personal life and experience. No prior experience of knowledge needed; each month will be its own exploration, so feel free to come when you can!

 

Apr
18
Tue
Yizkor Service @ Sanctuary
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

This memorial service is open to the public.  Question, contact the temple office at (703) 437-7733 prior to service.

Learn to chant Torah!
Apr 18 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Why is the Torah chanted?   Does it take special skill?   Do I need a good voice? (No!)   Could I possibly ever learn to chant from the Torah?

If you have ever wondered about any of the above, welcome to Torah Cantillation, the special code system that anyone can learn to chant from the Torah. This monthly class will teach you the not-so-secret system of Torah chanting, with guidance and time for practice both in class and in between. Chanting Torah here at NVHC is not reserved for B’nai Mitzvah students and clergy; come add your voice to bring life and sound to our sacred text.

Prerequisites: Beginning Hebrew or equivalent (ability to read Hebrew phonetically).

Fee:                 Members and Tamid students – Free; Non-Members – $36

Text:                The Art of Torah Cantillation, $28.95 (comes with CD)

 

May
16
Tue
Learn to chant Torah!
May 16 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Why is the Torah chanted?   Does it take special skill?   Do I need a good voice? (No!)   Could I possibly ever learn to chant from the Torah?

If you have ever wondered about any of the above, welcome to Torah Cantillation, the special code system that anyone can learn to chant from the Torah. This monthly class will teach you the not-so-secret system of Torah chanting, with guidance and time for practice both in class and in between. Chanting Torah here at NVHC is not reserved for B’nai Mitzvah students and clergy; come add your voice to bring life and sound to our sacred text.

Prerequisites: Beginning Hebrew or equivalent (ability to read Hebrew phonetically).

Fee:                 Members and Tamid students – Free; Non-Members – $36

Text:                The Art of Torah Cantillation, $28.95 (comes with CD)

 

 

May
19
Fri
Erev Shabbat Worship Service @ Sanctuary
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.