Feb
26
Sun
6th Grade Field Trip Immigrant in Each of Us @ Offsite
Feb 26 @ 8:15 am

This field trip is in place of normal class, contact Rabbi Wainer RabbiWainer@nvhcreton.org

8th Grade Madrichim Training
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am

This program for 8th grade madrichim continues the development of strong Jewish leadership, contact Rabbi Jessica Wainer for details at RabbiWainer@nvhcreston.org or phone (703) 437-7733.

Confirmation Class
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

If you are interested in your child attending our Confirmation class, contact Rabbi Michael G. Holzman or our Education Office at (703) 437-7733.

Kehilat Limmud
Feb 26 @ 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Interested in your child/ren attending Kindergarten through 12th grade class at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, contact Rabbi Jessica Wainer at RabbiWainer@nvhcreston.org or phone (703) 437-7733

Prayer Hebrew 1 @ Classroom 112
Feb 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:10 am

The emphasis of Prayer Hebrew 1 is on improving prayer fluency, the acquisition of basic prayer vocabulary, and understanding the structure of the prayer service. The course will begin with a review of basic reading rules and include a mix of “simple” and more complex prayers.  Each class will focus on one section of the prayer service and may also include additional prayers as desired by the students.  Students may repeat as often as needed to gain confidence in the prayers.   Shema & Its Blessings: Shema, V’ahavta , Barchu, Ma’ariv Aravim, Yotzer Or, Mi Chamocha, Hashkiveinu

Prerequisites: Ability to read Hebrew phonetically (Beginning Hebrew or equivalent)

Fee:    $140 for members; $196 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text: Hineni: Prayerbook Hebrew for Adults, $22.50

Optional Text: Mishkan Tefilah: Shabbat (no-transliteration) $34.00

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov

Sundays: 9:15-10:10 a.m.  Beginning 1/8/2017 for 14 weeks, no class (2/19, 3/12, 4/9, 4/16), click here to register or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

 

B’nai Mitzvah Parents Class @ Classroom 109
Feb 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.

Exploring the Prophets @ NVHC Library
Feb 26 @ 9:50 am – 11:00 am

Abraham Joshua Heschel describes the biblical prophets as some of the most disturbing people who have ever lived.  In voices an octave too high for our ears, the prophets demand that Israel live according to God’s ethical commandments.  Israelite prophecy was unique in the ancient Near East because it is rooted in God’s authority, rather than that of temporal rulers.  It is concerned with social justice, abuse of power, and worship that is disingenuous. The prophets remind us that individual acts of immorality threaten the whole nation.  In this class, we will explore selections from the prophets, learn about the world in which they prophesied, and discuss the timeless nature of the prophets’ call to conscience. We will explore Amos, Micah, Jonah, Hosea and others as time permits.

Prerequisites:  None

Fee: Members $100, Non-member $140, Tamid Students Free

Sundays beginning Sept 18

Click here for register.

 

 

Modern Hebrew 2.
Feb 26 @ 10:15 am – 11:10 am

Improve conversational Hebrew skills, knowledge of Hebrew grammar, and ability to read and write Modern Hebrew. Students will practice conversational skills, translate texts from a range of Hebrew literature, and compose short paragraphs.

Prerequisites:  Modern Hebrew 2 or equivalent.  At least 2 years previous instruction with conversational Hebrew; ability to write in script, familiarity with participle form.

Fee:    $140 for members; $196 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text:  Brandeis Modern Hebrew, $72.00

Instructor:  Yehudit Shem-Tov

Sundays: 10:15-11:10 p.m.   Beginning 1/8/2017 for 14 weeks, no class (2/19, 3/12, 4/9, 4/16), please click here to register or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

Modern Hebrew 3. @ Classroom 112
Feb 26 @ 11:15 am – 12:25 pm

Improve conversational Hebrew skills, knowledge of Hebrew grammar, and ability to read and write Modern Hebrew. Students will practice conversational skills, translate texts from a range of Hebrew literature, and compose short paragraphs.

Prerequisites:  Modern Hebrew 2 or equivalent.  At least 2 years previous instruction with conversational Hebrew; ability to write in script, familiarity with participle form.

Fee:    $140 for members; $196 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text: Brandeis Modern Hebrew, $72.00

Instructor:  Yehudit Shem-Tov

Sundays: 11:15 a.m.  – 12:25 p.m.   Beginning 1/8/2017 for 14 weeks, no class (2/19, 3/12, 4/9, 4/16), click here to register or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

 

Feb
27
Mon
Preschool Classes
Feb 27 @ 9:15 am

NVHC Preschool offers a warm and loving environment for the youngest members of our community. It is our teachers who make this possible through their enthusiastic and loving commitment to education and your children. Our program offers a balanced play-based curriculum of enrichment and academics. Through music, art, stories and celebrating holidays, we provide the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Contact Cindi Drake at Cindi@nvhcreston.org or phone (703) 435-8229.