Feb
3
Sun
The History of the Jews in America, 1654 to the Present
Feb 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The year 2004 marked the 350th anniversary of the organized Jewish community in what would become the United States of America that began with the arrival of 23 refugees from Pernambuco, Brazil to New Amsterdam/New York. The course will chart the evolution of the Jews in America from the Colonial Era to the 21st century, breaking the chronology into 6 distinct periods. Subsequently we will explore a series of themes such as efforts to achieve civic equality and Jewish participation in American politics and the military, the history of immigration and ghetto life from the 19th century up to the latest waves of immigration from the former Soviet Union and Israel, American Jewish demographic trends, and the history of Judaism in American and the specific paths of Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Orthodox Judaism.

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.

February 3: The Women’s Balcony

March 10: In Between (Bar Bahar)

April 7: Hunting Elephants

May 5: A Tale of Love and Darkness

Feb
5
Tue
Tamid Dinner
Feb 5 @ 10:45 pm - 11:15 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.

Tamid
Feb 5 @ 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
6
Wed
Mussar in Practice: The Path of the Soul
Feb 6 @ 1:45 pm - 2:15 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.

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.

Feb
7
Thu
Prayer Hebrew 1: Sh’ma and Its Blessings
Feb 7 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

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.

Feb
8
Fri
Erev Shabbat Worship Service
Feb 9 @ 12:00 am - 1:15 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)!

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.

The History of the Jews in America, 1654 to the Present
Feb 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The year 2004 marked the 350th anniversary of the organized Jewish community in what would become the United States of America that began with the arrival of 23 refugees from Pernambuco, Brazil to New Amsterdam/New York. The course will chart the evolution of the Jews in America from the Colonial Era to the 21st century, breaking the chronology into 6 distinct periods. Subsequently we will explore a series of themes such as efforts to achieve civic equality and Jewish participation in American politics and the military, the history of immigration and ghetto life from the 19th century up to the latest waves of immigration from the former Soviet Union and Israel, American Jewish demographic trends, and the history of Judaism in American and the specific paths of Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Orthodox Judaism.