In the Torah, when Moses brought the Israelites to the border of the Promised Land, he realizes the work is not complete. The community is strong, and so he says,

Atem Nitzavim.” We stand together.

Everyone here today must stand up and carry this community forward into the future.

The goal of the Nitzavim Campaign is to raise $3 million to fund important strategic initiatives from NVHC’s Strategy 2020 Plan.

  • Modify our building to provide better accessibility and enhance engagement spaces.

  • Apply resources to increase member recruitment and engagement. Staff dedicated to this work can maximize our ability to build relationships with existing members, welcome newcomers, and expand our presence in the community.

  • Strengthen and expand the scope of pastoral care provided by clergy and volunteers to our community, especially to increase support of the growing numbers of older adults.

  • Improve and advance our B’nai Mitzvah program. Create a broad community approach to building healthy families and healthy kids.

To join the Campaign Engagement Team, or for questions, please contact Joe Miller at NVHC at 703-437-7733 or click the button below to email him.

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Harvey & Janice Berger

John & Lisa Bull

Andy & Susan Cohen

Robert & Gail Dezube

Jeff & Tracy Dlott

Stuart Dornfeld & Emily Booth-Dornfeld

Eric & Elizabeth Eisenstadt

Ben Galison & Sabrina Hollander

Al & Lynne Groff

Esther Friedman

Don & Nell Hirsch

Rabbi Michael & Nicole Holzman

Leslie & Hunter Hutchens

Jim & Michelle Kranzberg

Charles & Barbara Leven

Michael Lipsky & Mariette Newcomb

Brad & Risa May

Judy Naiman

Hana Newcomb & Jon Groisser

Jim Olkin

Ellen & Richard Ranard

Mary Ann & Jeff Ressin

Robert & Ellen Rugel

Sam & Lisa Schwall

Larry & Lisa Schwartz

Sy & Roberta Sherman

Nathan & Alexy Sleeper

Campaign Engagement Team

Host and/or facilitate a House Meeting! Meetings will begin in January, 2020, and we will have a training and kick-off meeting on January 9.

Host a Meeting

  • Host 8-12 congregation members at your home or at NVHC (we can provide a list of people if needed)
  • Follow up with reminders to attend
  • Provide light snacks and drinks

Facilitate a Meeting

  • Encourage others to share stories about how they have been affected by NVHC Engagement, Pastoral Care, or the B’nai Mitzvah experience
  • Show willingness to share your stories
  • Gather feedback about the strategic initiatives and invite others to get involved
  • Communicate a snapshot of Nitzavim Campaign progress as of the date of your house meeting
  • Report feedback to the campaign team (feedback templates will be provided)

Support the Campaign

We have a variety of support roles behind the scenes to help include as many members as possible and training will be provided for all roles.