These may seem like lofty visions and aspirations. But they are precisely what we hope to share with you as your Bar/Bat Mitzvah student participates in the leadership of Shabbat services, chants from Torah and prophetic teachings, teaching his/her community. We see the Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience as a turning point in one’s Jewish education rather than a climactic graduation. At NVHC, we encourage lifelong learning. Through learning in our Kehilat Limmud and Tamid programs, getting ready for Bar and Bat Mitzvah in Torah Corps, in our youth groups and activities to engage in the community, our children are challenged to make their Jewish identity take flight! This continues through participation in our amazing Confirmation program in 10th and beyond.
Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation is a Reform Jewish community of passionate people who embrace innovation, engagement, and exploration. We welcome everyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual identity, whether single or in a relationship, Jewish or non-Jewish. We celebrate our diversity and are open to all who wish to join us in us in our community of Jewish spiritual, educational, and cultural life. Come join us – together we will worship, connect, learn, and build a better world.