Mar
3
Sun
Tanakh Chevruta
Mar 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm

Tanakh is Torah + Neviim (Prophets) + Ketuvim (Writings). The Hebrew Bible! Chevruta is a study and partnership. This study group explores Jewish spirituality by reading and discussing sacred tezts. We try to take a literary and historical view of Scripture and discern the lessons it offers to apply to contemporary life. The group decides which parts of the Tanakh to read together; last year we covered much of Deuteronomy and Numbers. Come explore the Tanakh with us; everyone has something to offer and something to learn!

Prerequisites: None

Text: Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (The New JPS translation according to the traditional Hebrew text). Copis available in the NVHC Library or bring your own.

Mar
5
Tue
Tamid Dinner
Mar 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
Mar 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.

Mar
8
Fri
Shared Shabbat Dinners
Mar 8 @ 11:30 pm - 3:00 am

No Jewish ritual better captures the essence of Jewish life, brings people together to build community, deepens conversation, and adds joy to life than Shabbat dinner.

On Friday, March 8, instead of gathering at NVHC for services, we gather with friends (and soon-to-be friends) over delicious potluck meals and share the joys of Shabbat together at home.

What started two years ago as 50 Shabbat Dinners has grown into a beautiful tradition where NVHC families get together across the region to be together and celebrate Shabbat as an NVHC community.

How it works:

  • You sign up as a Host or a Guest.
  • You answer some questions about your dinner preferences: Do you keep kosher? Do you want to have dinner with just adults? Are you allergic to anything?
  • The matchmakers at NVHC will match guests and hosts with similar preferences.
  • Once the matches are made, we’ll let you know who you’re hosting or at whose house you’ll be a guest.

Imagine how exciting it will be to celebrate Shabbat together in our homes! We hope everyone will join us.

Registration for Shared Shabbat Dinners is now closed. We have over 150 people signed up – thank you!

Mar
9
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey!

Mar
10
Sun
Advanced Modern Hebrew
Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov-Gerrig
Time: Tuesdays, February 5-April 9, 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Fee: Member $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students. Minimum 5 students.
Text: Brandeis Modern Hebrew ($82, free PDF text available)
Registration required. Click here to register.

This course will focus on gaining vocabulary and confidence with modern Hebrew, and on recognizing and using Hebrew grammar.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Modern Hebrew I or equivalent. At least one year previous instruction with conversational Hebrew and familiarity with basic verb forms.

Kehillat Limmud
Mar 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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.

Mar
12
Tue
Tamid Dinner
Mar 12 @ 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.

Tamid
Mar 12 @ 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 rabbiwainer@nvhcreston.org.

Mar
13
Wed
Pirkei Avot: A Dive Into the Ethics of Our Ancestors
Mar 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Pirkei Avot is often seen as a how-to guide for how we can live out best Jewish lives. Experience an in-depth study of the texts of Pirkei Avot, along with modern commentary for helping us determine how these ancient texts apply to us in the 21st century.