Apr
24
Wed
Preschool Family Seder
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Apr
26
Fri
Festival of Chametz Finally Friday Shabbat
Apr 26 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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!

Dinner is sponsored by the clergy, but registration is required for an accurate headcount. Click here to register.

Apr
28
Sun
Punims
Apr 28 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

What’s a “punim?” In Yiddish, a face… a particularly sweet face!

Beginning in September, we’d like to invite all of our punims (ages 0-5) to join us on select Sundays! Led by Michelle Allo, this group of our sweetest faces (along with Mom and/or Dad) will gather together for a little recreation, a light nosh, some music, and a lot of “get to know you” time!

The group will meet in the Youth Lounge from (;45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. on scheduled Sundays. For more information and to register, click here.

Apr
30
Tue
Speaker Series: Tilar Mazzeo
May 1 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 am

The NVHC Distinguished Speaker Series Presents…

Tilar Mazzeo

“Saving the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto”

Tilar Mazzeo is the author of Irena’s Children, the story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto.  Dr. Mazzeo is a cultural historian and author of several bestselling books. She is the Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English at Colby College in Maine.

May
4
Sat
Tot Shabbat
May 4 @ 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.

 

May
8
Wed
Preschool Mother’s Day Tea
May 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
May
13
Mon
Preschool Closed – Parent-Teacher Conferences
May 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

If needed, school will be open to make up for snow days.

May
16
Thu
Speaker Series: Sandy Grimes
May 17 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 am

The NVHC Distinguished Speaker Series presents…

Sandy Grimes

“Circle of Treason – Uncovering Aldrich Ames”

Sandy Grimes is a former career CIA operative who was instrumental in the investigation and eventual arrest of one of America’s most notorious traitors, Aldrich Ames. Ames, a career employee of the CIA, revealed the identities of numerous American assets to the Soviets during the Cold War, resulting in a number of deaths. Grimes is the co-author of Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed, about this case.

May
17
Fri
Preschool Family M’Sibat Shabbat
May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
May
19
Sun
Punims
May 19 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

What’s a “punim?” In Yiddish, a face… a particularly sweet face!

Beginning in September, we’d like to invite all of our punims (ages 0-5) to join us on select Sundays! Led by Michelle Allo, this group of our sweetest faces (along with Mom and/or Dad) will gather together for a little recreation, a light nosh, some music, and a lot of “get to know you” time!

The group will meet in the Youth Lounge from (;45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. on scheduled Sundays. For more information and to register, click here.