Apr
27
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Apr 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!

Dueling Pianos Lounge
Apr 27 @ 11:30 pm - 3:30 am

Two pianos. Two singers. And you. Bring your friends and make it a night to remember! Shout along to your favorite songs and sing loud and proud at this fun, up-beat, and energized night at NVHC!

Click here for more information and to RSVP!

Apr
28
Sun
Food Packing
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Did you know that hundreds of kids in Fairfax County go home from school on Friday knowing that their next meal will not be until they return to school Monday morning?  NVHC Change  is helping to fight food insecurity and fill hungry tummies through the Weekend Snack Bag program for Forest Edge Elementary School and Clearview Elementary School. Once a month, NVHC Change volunteers donate food and pack 225 gallon sized bags with healthy snacks to send home with children in need, right here in Reston.

Come help us back the bags! Packing dates for the 2018-2019 school year are: September 23, October 28, November 11, December 16, January 20, February 24, March 24, April 28, and May 19.

For more information on this and other NVHC Cares/Social Action Committee initiatives, click here!

May
3
Fri
Erev Shabbat Worship Service
May 3 @ 11:00 pm - 12:15 am

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)!

May
4
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
May 4 @ 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!

Tot Shabbat
May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Torah Talk (1)

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. Songs, stories, plenty of active participation, an Ark overflowing with plush stuffed Torahs, and a child-friendly d’var Torah (lesson). What could be better?

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming; there is no dress code, and there is no shushing if your little one can’t sit still (they are free to move around!) The service is followed by a delicious child-friendly, nut free oneg!

While Tot Shabbatot (plural for Shabbat) are designed for toddlers and preschoolers, the whole family is invited to attend. Personal snacks must be nut-free and we ask that no food is eaten during the service in the sanctuary.

Questions? Contact Cindi Drake at cindi@nvhcreston.org, or 703-437-7733.

 

May
5
Sun
Navigating Interfaith Family Life @ Social Hall
May 5 @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Join us as we discuss the challenges and joys of interfaith family life. We’ll begin the evening with a dairy pot luck meal where we will connect with each other and share stories and strategies to address personal challenges. Then a multi-generational panel will talk about how they navigate family life—whether as a teen in an interfaith family, as a couple raising children as part of an interfaith family, or as a parent/grandparent whose children or grandchildren are part of an interfaith family.” Finally, we’ll explore ways that NVHC can continue the dialogue and potentially implement an ongoing program to support interfaith families. Please RSVP here and indicate what type of dish you will bring.
May
10
Fri
Shabbat Kavod Worship Service
May 10 @ 11:00 pm - 12:15 am

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)!

Shabbat Kavod (Shabbat of respect) is our day to honor parents, friends, mentors, teachers, and people who have shaped our children and ourselves. We will also announce the winner of the Sam Selden and Donna Dixon Memorial Endowment for Jewish Youth and Community

If you are a 3rd-7th Grade family, click here to learn more about our programming for this evening. If you are a K-2nd Grade family, click here.

May
11
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
May 11 @ 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!

May
16
Thu
Speaker Series: Sandy Grimes
May 16 @ 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

The NVHC Distinguished Speaker Series presents…

Sandy Grimes

“Circle of Treason – Uncovering Aldrich Ames”

Sandy Grimes is a former career CIA operative who was instrumental in the investigation and eventual arrest of one of America’s most notorious traitors, Aldrich Ames. Ames, a career employee of the CIA, revealed the identities of numerous American assets to the Soviets during the Cold War, resulting in a number of deaths. Grimes is the co-author of Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed, about this case.