Bat Mitzvah – Seanna Fishman
Mar 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Shabbat Morning Service
Mar 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us after Shabbat Sustenance as we celebrate with the Bar or Bat Mitzvah and their family at our Shabbat morning service!

Adult Purim Comedy Night & Megillah Reading
Mar 23 @ 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Join us on Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. for a night of Megillah reading, noshing, drinking, and laughter as we celebrate Purim! Your ticket includes one drink ticket and dinner. There will also be a cash bar.
  • Price: $36.00 Quantity:
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    Each table seats 8 people. Your table will be near the front and clearly marked as "reserved" for you and your group.
  • Please enter the name of each individual at the table and the name you would like the table reserved under (i.e. "Travel Chavurah" or "Joe Shmo."
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In the Book of Esther, we read that Purim is a time for “feasting and merrymaking.” Bring your funny bone and join us to read a little Megillah, enjoy food and drink, and make merry at Adult Purim Comedy Night! Featuring local comedians Andrew Cook and Simone, and our very own Purim spielers (this year’s theme is superheros)!

Tickets are $36 per person and include one drink and dinner. There will also be a cash bar.

Eat, drink, and be holy!

Kehillat Limmud
Mar 24 @ 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

The History of the Jews in America, 1654 to the Present
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 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.

Tamid Dinner
Mar 26 @ 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.

Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 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.

Hebrew Class for Adult B’nai Mitzvah
Mar 27 @ 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.

Prayer Hebrew 1: Sh’ma and Its Blessings
Mar 28 @ 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.