January – February 2019

Jan
22
Tue
Congregational Conversation: Stewardship of the Earth’s Climate
Jan 23 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 am

One of the most important issues we face today is humanity’s stewardship of the Earth.  Our tradition teaches us to use the resources of the planet, but also to respect and maintain them.  There are many facets to these responsibilities, but in recent decades the problem of Climate Change has emerged as, perhaps, the most pressing.  An overwhelming number of scientists say we face a crisis, a smaller number are skeptics, some states pass laws to prevent further climate change, while others instead pass laws preempting local communities from addressing the problem. The country is polarized and, at times, paralyzed.

In honor of Tu B’shvat (the Jewish birthday of the Trees), we will be having a Congregational Conversation about our stewardship of the Earth’s climate.  If this issue has affected you personally, or you feel passionately that you have a story to share, please contact Rabbi Holzman (rabbiholzman@nvhcreston.org) as soon as possible to help in the planning for that evening.

Even if the environment is not your most important issue, we hope everyone will join us on January 22, to cultivate our citizenship skills and hear voices in the community.

Jan
23
Wed
Hebrew Class for Adult B’nai Mitzvah
Jan 23 @ 11:30 pm - 1:00 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.

Jan
25
Fri
NVHC with VOICE at the General Assembly
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Time subject to change. We will be back in time for Shabbat services.

To be a continuous reminder though out the General Assembly’s session regarding VOICE’s values and demands, VOICE is ensuring that there is a visible presence in Richmond every day of the 45-day General Assembly. Our focus is support of the Governor’s budget that includes additional funding for schools to address mental health issues, and more affordable housing for all Virginians. NVHC is responsible for sending a contingent to Richmond on January 25. We will be going in carpools. If you are interested or for more information, contact Stu Williger for more information.

Jan
27
Sun
Kehillat Limmud
Jan 27 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 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.

Feb
3
Sun
Kehillat Limmud
Feb 3 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 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.

Feb
6
Wed
JCRC Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day
Feb 6 @ 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Every year the JCRC of Greater Washington participates in Jewish Advocacy Day in Richmond, where Jewish organizations from around the state send advocates to speak with legislators during the General Assembly. The JCRC will be sponsoring a bus from the JCCNV to Richmond, which will leave at 6:30 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. Both the Governor and Lt. Governor are scheduled to speak to the group. Orientation to the JCRC advocacy positions is provided during the NoVA Insider Briefing on January 30th (see below). Contact NVHC VA JCRC Commission representative Andy Lacher for more information. The registration deadline is February 2. For more information and to register please follow this link.

NoVA Insider Briefing
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
JCC of Northern Virginia, 8900 Litttle River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

Policy experts will brief attendees on the key issues facing our community in the 2019 Virginia General Assembly. All are welcome whether or not they will be joining us in Richmond on February 6.  For more information and to register please follow this link.

Adult B’nai Mitzvah
Feb 6 @ 11:30 pm - 1:00 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.

Feb
10
Sun
Kehillat Limmud
Feb 10 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 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.

Feb
13
Wed
Hebrew Class for Adult B’nai Mitzvah
Feb 13 @ 11:30 pm - 1:00 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.

Feb
24
Sun
Kehillat Limmud
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 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.