Apr
24
Wed
Hebrew Class for Adult B’nai Mitzvah
Apr 24 @ 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.

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
27
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Apr 27 @ 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!

Shabbat Morning Service
Apr 27 @ 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!

Apr
28
Sun
Kehillat Limmud
Apr 28 @ 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 rabbiwainer@nvhcreston.org.

May
1
Wed
Adult B’nai Mitzvah
May 1 @ 10:30 pm - 12:00 am

Never became a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Now is your time! Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah as an adult provides a unique opportunity to explore Jewish thought, practice and ritual. This is an 18-month class, with lively conversation on a variety of topics including liturgy and prayer, holidays, lifecycle, text study, theology, Reform Judaism. This is an amazing way to speak to your Jewish soul, to create community through shared learning, doing mitzvot and building relationships with others, lasting long beyond the class itself. It is also an opportunity for adults to learn the skills to be called to the Torah. Each class member will have the opportunity to read from the Torah as desired, and to help lead the congregation, culminating with a Shabbat morning celebration on March 7, 2020.

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.

 

Shabbat Morning Service
May 4 @ 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!

May
5
Sun
Kehillat Limmud
May 5 @ 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 rabbiwainer@nvhcreston.org.

Navigating Interfaith Family Life @ Social Hall
May 5 @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Join us as we discuss the challenges and joys of interfaith family life. We’ll begin the evening with a dairy pot luck meal where we will connect with each other and share stories and strategies to address personal challenges. Then a multi-generational panel will talk about how they navigate family life—whether as a teen in an interfaith family, as a couple raising children as part of an interfaith family, or as a parent/grandparent whose children or grandchildren are part of an interfaith family.” Finally, we’ll explore ways that NVHC can continue the dialogue and potentially implement an ongoing program to support interfaith families. Please RSVP here and indicate what type of dish you will bring.