Torah Corps Gimmel
May 21 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Torah Corps is NVHC’s unique learning experience for Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation! See our Torah Corps page for more information.

Tamid Dinner
May 21 @ 9:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Tamid dinner is an optional catered meal before Tamid on Tuesdays. The meal is kosher style and food comes from a wide variety of restaurants. If you’re interested in registering your child for Tamid, please click here.

May 21 @ 10:15 pm - 12:00 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

Mussar in Practice: The Path of the Soul
May 22 @ 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Jewish life and practice can help us to see what really is and what really can be. We explore Jewish wisdom together about how to navigate through our lives and find fulfillment and well-being.

In our sanctuary, join me for a weekly drop-in where we will explore contemplative practices and exercises framed by a mussar (character) trait. The weekly trait will be noted in the weekly synagogue email. We will use the teachings of Mussar with mindfulness practices to create a weekly space for open approaching the multiple spiritual dimensions of Jewish tradition and Jewish living.

Preschool End of Year Class Parties
May 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hebrew Class for Adult B’nai Mitzvah
May 22 @ 10:30 pm - 12:00 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.

Board of Trustees Meeting @ multi-purpose room
May 22 @ 11:00 pm - 1:30 am
The Big Jewish Ideas
May 23 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Rabbi Michael Holzman
Time: Thursdays, 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ONLINE via Zoom.

As one of the cornerstones of Western Civilization, Judaism presents some of the greatest ideas of humanity. This lunchtime quick conversation will be a chance to explore 7 of these ideas in a way that is accessible, yet insightful: time, space, holiness, commandedness, love, justice and learning. The “class” requires no prerequisite knowledge or preparation, and people should feel free to join in from wherever. A zoom link will be emailed on Thursday mornings to registered participants. Registration is required. Please click here to register.

Class Dates:

2/14  Time
2/28  Space
3/28  Holiness
4/11  Commandedness
5/9  Justice
5/23 Love
6/6  Learning

Prayer Hebrew 1: Sh’ma and Its Blessings
May 23 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Lacher
Time: Thursdays, February 7-May 30, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students
Text: Hineni: Prayer Hebrew for Adults ($22.95)
Registration required. Click here to register.

The emphasis of these classes is on improving prayer fluency, the acquisition of basic prayer vocabulary, and understanding the structure of the prayer service. Each class will focus on one section of the prayer service, and may include additional prayers as desired by the students.

Prerequisites: Beginning Hebrew or equivalent. Knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet and basic pronunciation.

Biblical Hebrew 2
May 23 @ 11:15 pm - 12:15 am

For students who want to be able to read, understand, and translate selections from Torah. We will learn to recognize variety of verb forms and expand knowledge of Biblical vocabulary.

Prerequisites: Biblical Hebrew 1 or equivalent. Some familiarity with Hebrew grammar and vocabulary.

TextThe First Hebrew Primer, 3rd edition ($33.95) starting with Chapter 20