January – February 2019

Jan
18
Fri
Social Justice/Folk Song Erev Shabbat Service
Jan 19 @ 12:00 am - 1:15 am

Shabbat is the singing holiday par excellence – and it comes each week!  Join us for a special Shabbat service that combines our Jewish neshama (soul) and our Jewish voice in our American folk song heritage for a unique and inspiring worship experience. We will sing familiar folk songs as an expression of the prayers and psalms of our regular Shabbat service. Join us as we welcome Shabbat with folk music and find meaning through this creative medium.

Jan
19
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance: Great Texts of America – Letter from Birmingham Jail
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

As we remember and celebrate Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy, join us to study his revolutionary Letter from Birmingham Jail. In our ongoing project to rebuild the habits and skills of Democracy, we will apply the same Jewish questioning we use to address the Torah instead to some of the most important documents in our country’s history.  The conversation will be lively and bagels are provided!

Jan
20
Sun
Food Packing
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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!

Jan
22
Tue
Tamid
Jan 22 @ 11:15 pm - 1:00 am

Tamid is NVHC’s 8th – 12th grade program. Meeting on Tuesday nights, Tamid focuses on building dynamic Jewish community through ongoing text study, social action projects, social time, and teen leadership initiatives.

For more information please click here. To register your child for Tamid for the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.

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

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
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.

Finally Friday Shabbat
Jan 25 @ 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Ahh, it’s finally Friday! 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

It's finally Friday! Join us on the last Friday of every month for a family-mindful service followed by delicious oneg and dinner. Reservations for dinner must be made by 3:00 p.m. January 24.
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Jan
29
Tue
Tamid
Jan 29 @ 11:15 pm - 1:00 am

Tamid is NVHC’s 8th – 12th grade program. Meeting on Tuesday nights, Tamid focuses on building dynamic Jewish community through ongoing text study, social action projects, social time, and teen leadership initiatives.

For more information please click here. To register your child for Tamid for the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.

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

Feb
2
Sat
NVHC Shabbaton: Spirituality and the World Around Us
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mark your calendars for our annual NVHC Shabbaton!

More information forthcoming.

Feb
3
Sun
Israel Movie Series
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore Israel though the movies! We will watch a different movie each week, exploring different themes of Israel and Judaism, all the while experiencing various genres of movies.

This class will meet Sundays February 3, March 10, April 7, and May 5.