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About Us

Congregation Beth Emeth (CBE) is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue located in Herndon, VA, part of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. With over 300 Jewish families, we consider ourselves “just the right-size”—large enough to meet the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our members while providing the warmth of a close-knit community.

At Beth Emeth we recognize the path to finding a meaningful religious identity is deeply personal. We offer an abundance of diverse opportunities to help you find your Jewish voice. We hold a variety of religious services, from traditional minyanim (prayer quorums) to contemporary youth services and musical family services.

Our adult education activities range from hands on projects like making a tallit (prayer shawl) and cooking to studying Jewish literature, or learning how to chant Torah.

Our youngest learners begin their Jewish journey in the Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (BEECC) preschool program; school-aged learners are welcomed into Religious School and Youth Programs.

Our auxiliary organizations – Men’s Club,  SisterhoodHazak and the  BEECC Parents' Association – along with our many committees, enhance our community with social and learning opportunities and guarantee a place for everyone in our congregation. From compelling educational speakers and unique Artist-in-Residence weekends to favorite events such as Vodka and Latkes, the annual Chocolate Party, and Game Nights, CBE engages the body, the mind, and the soul.

Recognizing that it is the obligation of Jews everywhere to help in the process of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, we organize many opportunities for CBE members do their part to be a light to the world. We participate in food drives, walks for the homeless, hypothermia awareness, interfaith activities, and more.

And finally, we at CBE recognize the changing structure of American Jewish families. We make no distinction between our interfaith families, single-parent families, singles, same-sex families and our “traditional” families. Each is simply a CBE family.

We invite you to come visit us. You are welcome to join us for Shabbat services, take part in a program or class, visit our Gift Shop or just drop in to learn more about our community. We look forward to meeting you!

Mon, March 27 2023 5 Nisan 5783