Join Our Community

Almost every day, we sign up for something… grocery store memberships so we can enjoy discounts on various products, on-demand internet media so we can see almost any movie any time of the day or night, punch cards at our favorite bakeries, coffee shops, froyo cafes, big box stores so we never have to face the challenge of running out of diapers, milk, tissues.

But membership at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation is altogether a different kind of thing.

Temple membership is a sacred act

It is a pledge to struggle for justice and nurture mercy. It is a promise to serve each other, teach each other, learn from each other. It is a commitment to uplift each other in times of sorrow and to proclaim joy in times of celebration.

When you join Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, you enter into a covenant as ancient as the Jewish people.

The process of joining is remarkably stress-free. You’ll need to complete a very simple membership application and to engage in a quick (and painless) conversation about your contribution to sustain our community. If you wish to register children for Preschool or for Kehillat Limmud, we can do that at the same time!

If you are interested in learning about or joining a dynamic, welcoming, loving Jewish community, please contact David Markovich at david@nvhcreston.org.

Steps to joining NVHC

  • VISIT

    Whether you drop in for Erev Shabbat or Shabbat morning services, bring the little ones for Tot Shabbat, or check out our amazing Kehillat Limmud program, the very best way to get to know NVHC is to visit! Our Erev Shabbat services, beginning each week at 7 pm, except for the Friday of each month when they begin at 6:00 pm, are joyful, warm, and welcoming, meant to touch both mind and heart. Our variety of worship experiences provide different ways to engage in the power of prayer and the potential of Jewish spirituality to reach our souls and change our lives. Join us for Shabbat of Sustenance at 9 am on Shabbat mornings, with lifecycle events as scheduled at 10:30 am.

  • TOUR

    Need more specific information or would you like to make an appointment for a tour? Give us a buzz and set up a time to take a tour of our building. There’s always something going on at NVHC, so you’re guaranteed to see something inspiring, entertaining, or fascinating!

  • ATTEND

    Many of our programs are open to newcomers. If you would like to attend one of the events listed on our calendar, please just show up, or contact us and we’d be happy to arrange someone to attend with you.