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Pictures for Website 048NVHC’s Brotherhood is dedicated to serving the needs of our congregation as well as supporting our youth and the Jewish community.  Brotherhood oversees the relocation of ritual objects, machzorim and other necessary items to our offsite location for High Holy Days.  The men of Brotherhood act as NVHC’s “first responders” in times of temple needs.  They can always be counted on to provide a helping hand!

Gift Card Program

Brotherhood helps run the NVHC gift card program. Please consider participating in the NVHC Brotherhood’s GiftCard program and help turn your shopping into additional funds for the NVHC community.  In order to make this a more successful fundraiser – we need bigger participation from all of you! For more information on the gift card program, visit here.

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Get the family out for an airing by joining Brotherhood for a bike ride.  Brotherhood organizes group rides during the warmer months.  Check our weekly email or your copy of Links, the NVHC monthly newsletter.

Sunday Family Breakfast

As a Brotherhood fundraiser, Sunday Family Breakfasts are offered once a month during the school year.  For a modest charge, Brotherhood serves up omelets to order, pancakes, bagels and schmear, fresh fruit, and a good cup o’ joe! Check the NVHC calendar in Links each month and come hungry!

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Spring brings showers, flowers…and great basketball.  Get your brackets in order and join Brotherhood to watch some games!  Widescreen, cold drinks, good snacks…and basketball.  What more could a guy want?

Purim Carnival

Games, games, games and prizes, prizes, prizes!  Purim is the holiday that plays hard!  Brotherhood helps organizes the annual Purim Carnival with plenty of action for everyone.  Have a hamantaschen or three!  Win a stuffed animal or some flashy beads!  And watch out for that wicked Haman!  He could be anywhere!

“Search for Chametz”

Passover is a festive time of the year when we sweep away the chametz in our lives and celebrate freedom!  Brotherhood believes in searching for chametz in whatever sports bar they can find!  It’s got grain so it’s got to go!  A tough job but somebody’s got to do it, right?

Marc Bachman Award

The Marc Bachman Award was established by Brotherhood in memory of the late Marc Bachman to honor congregants who, through their commitment to the synagogue and their personal attributes, reflect the qualities and high moral standards of Judaism.  Brotherhood will announce when nominations are open for this very special award.



Mah Jongg Tournament @ Multi-Purpose Room
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Finally Friday Shabbat
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ahh, it’s finally Friday! Come celebrate the last Friday of every month with us! We will have a family-mindful service for the entire community, followed by oneg and dinner. Wine will be provided. Registration for dinner is required.

Finally Friday Dinner

It's finally Friday! Join us on the last Friday of every month for a family-mindful service followed by delicious oneg and dinner. Reservations for dinner must be made by noon. March 28.
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Erev Shabbat Worship Service
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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)!

Tot Shabbat
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Torah Talk (1)

Nothing is more heartwarming than the sight of the youngest members of our community running to the Sanctuary for Shabbat! Tot Shabbat affords our children and their families the time and space to truly experience the joys of Shabbat. Songs, stories, plenty of active participation, an Ark overflowing with plush stuffed Torahs, and a child-friendly d’var Torah (lesson). What could be better?

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming; there is no dress code, and there is no shushing if your little one can’t sit still (they are free to move around!) The service is followed by a delicious child-friendly, nut free oneg!

While Tot Shabbatot (plural for Shabbat) are designed for toddlers and preschoolers, the whole family is invited to attend. Personal snacks must be nut-free and we ask that no food is eaten during the service in the sanctuary.

Questions? Contact Cindi Drake at, or 703-437-7733.


Sisterhood Passover Botique
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Brotherhood Breakfast
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Families, come and enjoy good food and fine friends as the NVHC Brotherhood’s chefs cook up a delicious and affordable breakfast. Pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, custom omelettes, and, of course, the Loaded Bagel… Let’s eat!

Interested in joining NVHC Brotherhood?  Contact Bob Fenster at or phone the Temple office at (703) 437-7733

Sisterhood Board Meeting
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sisterhood Women’s Seder
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Led by Cantor Caro and Rabbi Wainer

Sisterhood Board Meeting @ Multi-Purpose Room
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Want to know more about Sisterhood at NVHC? Click here!

Festival of Chametz Finally Friday Shabbat
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This Finally Friday, not only is it the end of April, it’s also the last day of Pesach (Passover)! Come celebrate the conclusion of Pesach with us at our Festival of Chametz Finally Friday Shabbat. We will have a family-mindful Erev Shabbat service followed by a chametz-filled dinner and oneg! Registration for dinner is required.

Finally Friday Dinner

It's finally Friday! Join us on the last Friday of every month for a family-mindful service followed by delicious oneg and dinner. Reservations for dinner must be made by noon. March 28.
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