Regular Service Schedule ·
More Information · Daily Minyanim
Worship at Beth Emeth
Joyous, spiritual, educational, and most of
all participatory! Services are lay-led, and we encourage congregants of all
ages to broaden their spiritual horizons by learning and/or improving their
skills as service leaders, torah readers and active participants.
services are traditional and egalitarian, but with our own flavor. Rabbi
Steve's short "Tefilla Moments" and Drashot are interesting and
thought-provoking. Our award-winning Caleb's Challenge program allows our
5th-7th graders to reflect upon complex torah-related questions. One unique
way we make chanting Torah more accessible is to have photos of torah
readings -- in our actual torahs -- available online
Birthday/Anniversary Aliyot: Second Shabbat of Every
We have a monthly
tradition at Shabbat morning services – a group aliyah for everyone
celebrating a birthday or anniversary during the month. Please plan to
attend services to be called to the Torah for an aliyah! Not sure about
having an aliyah? Don’t worry, just follow along with the other celebrants.
Regular Non-Holiday Schedule:
Shabbat Evening Service (see below re
monthly family service at 7:00 PM)
Saturday afternoon (time varies): Mincha-Ma'ariv, for special
Sunday, 9:00AM Morning Minyan
Wednesday, 8:00PM Evening Minyan (call
the office to confirm; on rare occasions this minyan is replaced
by one at a member's home during shiva.)
Federal holidays, 9:00AM
(Monday & Thursday holidays only)
This month's schedule of services,
including holidays, monthly family service, and occasional
mincha-maariv services, can be found in the
Shofar or the calendar. Also, the
weekly schedule is
e-mailed on Thursday or Friday to the “Announce” e-mail list.
Sign up for
this list .
You can also see the weekly schedule on the
What's Happening page.
Children's resources during
your convenience, during Friday evening and Saturday services a
play area for young children accompanied by
a parent has been set up in classroom 5.
Kids! Don't forget to look for the collection of
fun books to read through during services. They are colorful and
even if you can't read, the pictures are great for looking through. They are
located on the shelf under the Chumashim between the two tallit closets and
await your attention. Let us know what you think of them. They were donated
by the 2005-2006 Kindergarten and 2nd grade classes.
Monthly family-friendly Friday evening
services are ALSO held at 7:00 PM; these are most
appropriate for preschoolers through 3rd graders. The 2012-13 schedule is
below; please confirm on the
Calendar in case of a schedule change.
October 5, 2012
January 25, 2013
morning student services are held for various grades as
listed below; the 1012-13 schedule for student services is:
October 13, 2012
January 19, 2013
for Tots meets 10:45-11:30 for preschool-aged children and
their parent(s)/caregiver(s). Robin Cohen will typically lead this
service. For more information, contact
(703) 860-4515 x115.
K’tongregation meets 10:30-11:30 for kindergarten through
second grade students. Cheryl Horowitz (our 2nd grade teacher)
will typically lead. For more information, contact
Wilhelmina Roepke (703) 860-4515 x111.
Junior Congregation meets 10:00-11:30 for 3rd-5th
graders. Mature 6th and 7th graders are welcome to
assist in leading the service. Ilan Pardo (one of our 3rd grade
teachers) will typically lead this service. For more information, contact
Wilhelmina Roepke (703) 860-4515 x111.
Learn about participating in services
– check the
Learn to leyn (chant torah) –
check the Adult Education schedule
or call the office to locate a tutor. If you
already know how to leyn, contact Claire Fine to get signed up.
Learn to be a gabbai
– contact David Cerny.
To make a Minyan during the week for
those saying Kaddish or observing a yahrzeit, the support of the
Northern Virginia Jewish Community is greatly needed, (particularly
during the winter months). The following northern Virginia
congregations have daily minyanim (be sure to contact them to confirm
Thursday Morning Minyan at
Congregation Etz Chaim, 2920 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington
(9:30 if Federal holiday).
7:30AM, Daily Morning Minyan M-F, 9 AM on
Sunday and Federal Holidays and 7:50 PM Evening Minyan Sun-Thurs at
2908 Valley Drive,
8:00PM, Daily Evening Minyan at
Congregation Olam Tikvah, 3800 Glenbrook Road, Fairfax.
Additional Minyan times for several Maryland & DC
area congregations are available from the Main Office upon request.
prefer to call with questions: we’d rather not
publish members’ home phone numbers, however they are in the synagogue
directory or you can call the office at (703) 860-4515 ext 101.
SEE YOU AT SERVICES