August – September 2019

Aug
21
Wed
Conversations on Race in Our Commonwealth
Aug 21 @ 11:00 pm - 12:30 am

Virginia has a special place in the story of American racism. In May 2019, Rabbi Holzman went on a clergy pilgrimmage across the Commonwealth to encounter people and places that tell this story. How can our location help us grow as citizens and human beings, as we explore this difficult topic?

Aug
24
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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!

Sep
5
Thu
High Holy Day Prayer Hebrew
Sep 5 @ 10:00 pm - 11:15 pm

Text: Mishkan HaNefesh (prayer books for Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah)

This class will focus on reading and understanding the prayers and the prayer variations that are unique to the High Holidays. We will look at key vocabulary words, the meaning and context for the prayers, as well as practice reading in Hebrew. Prayers covered will include Avinu Malkeinu, Zokreinu, Untaneh Tokef, Kol Nidre, and Pitchui Li.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Hebrew alphabet and ability to read Hebrew phonetically (Beginning Hebrew or equivalent)

Sep
6
Fri
Talmud of the High Holy Days Elul Study
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Prepare the mind and soul for the Holy Days with study of key portions of the two tractates dedicated to this season.

Erev Shabbat Worship Service
Sep 6 @ 11:00 pm - 12:15 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)!

Sep
7
Sat
Book Club @ library
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Book Club is a group of diverse individuals that meets the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. to discuss their latest fascinating read. Join them every month, or only once in a while– all that we ask is that you love to read and are willing to have a good conversation! Click here to view the book selection for 2019.
For more information, contact Marjina Kaplan.
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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!

Tot Shabbat
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

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 cindi@nvhcreston.org, or 703-437-7733.

 

Sep
12
Thu
High Holy Day Prayer Hebrew
Sep 12 @ 10:00 pm - 11:15 pm

Text: Mishkan HaNefesh (prayer books for Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah)

This class will focus on reading and understanding the prayers and the prayer variations that are unique to the High Holidays. We will look at key vocabulary words, the meaning and context for the prayers, as well as practice reading in Hebrew. Prayers covered will include Avinu Malkeinu, Zokreinu, Untaneh Tokef, Kol Nidre, and Pitchui Li.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Hebrew alphabet and ability to read Hebrew phonetically (Beginning Hebrew or equivalent)