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Visit our calendar for all upcoming events!
 

Events

Upcoming Special Events

See the Fall Program Guide for Special Events, and the Calendar for a complete listing

Ongoing Special Online Programs During COVID-19

Note: see the Adult Education Page for fall/winter adult classes. If you have any questions about Zoom or if you have an idea for creating and leading additional classes/discussion groups, please contact David Markovich at david@bethemeth.org.  

Zoom in My Room - Tuesday Group Conversation

After participating in the Zoom ritual services that CBE is offering, Robyn realized that as much as she enjoyed the services spiritually, she really just enjoyed seeing faces, many faces, a group of faces. So she decided to launch a Zoom group called “Zoom in my Room - Group Conversation." Bring a cup of coffee, a sparkling beverage or just yourself and let's have a get together, share a funny story, share a good idea or just smile. We all need contact with others.

Book Discussion Group
  • Every Thursday at 4:00 PM
  • Led by Melissa Heifetz
  • Zoom Link

We will discuss books as chosen by the group, one or two chapters at a time.

Weekly Discussion Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs
  • Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM - Starting March25
  • Led by Traci Levin
  • If you are interested, please contact melissa@bethemeth.org.

Interruptions to schedule and routine can be especially difficult for those caring for children (no matter the age) with special needs. Please join our weekly discussion group for support and companionship. 

Pozez JCC Widow/Widower Support Group
  • Monthly, Wednesdays at 5:15 PM
  • Led by Dr. Rebecca Fleischer
  • Please contact Laurie Albert  at laurie.albert@theJ.org for the registration link.

This monthly program, organized by the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia and hosted by Congregation Beth Emeth, will be meeting online through Zoom while in-person meetings are not possible. This free support group is open to anyone who has recently and not-so-recently lost a husband, wife or partner. Join us for an open forum frank discussion with a focus on grief, bereavement and continuing on after great loss.

Weekly Bridge Game

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  • Every Monday at 1:30 PM
  • Led by David Kamerling

Along with many other activities, the CBE Bridge group has shifted to a virtual meeting for its weekly game. We will use Bridge Base Online (BBO) to play from the comfort of our homes. We intend to continue meeting in cyberspace in accordance with Beth Emeth's calendar until the building reopens. If you are interested in playing bridge with other CBE members, please contact David Kamerling.

Chug Ivri: Hebrew Conversation

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  • 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 8:00 PM
  • Intermediate conversation level and above
  • If interested, contact susan@bethemeth.org.

A very informal, friendly group of mostly Beth Emeth members who meet for friendly conversation, usually in homes twice a month, but currently "meeting" on Zoom every week. While members come and go, the group has been in existence for over 20 years. During this time of meeting remotely is a great chance to check us out! 

 

Other News

 

Our building may be (mostly) closed, but our community is open!

A guide to all information concerning Beth Emeth activities and procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak can be found at bethemeth.org/covid-19.

Also, please note that we are still collecting the mail every day. If you would like to come to the building for any reason, please make an appointment with the person you would like to see, otherwise please email office@bethemeth.org to make an appointment.

Do You Need Assistance in This Difficult Time?

Congregation Beth Emeth and the Caring Community want to help any member who is in need of assistance as the Coronavirus/Covid-19 situation continues to cause economic disruptions and layoffs, as well as difficulty with errands for those at high risk. More information on the COVID-19 page (including how to volunteer to help).

Volunteers Needed for In-Person Services

Can you Volunteer to be a Greeter, Usher, Screener or "Zoom Gabbai" at in-person worship services? Each role is carefully planned to maintain distance and maximize safety. Role descriptions and signups are at bethemeth.org/service-volunteers. If you have questions or prefer not to sign up online, please contact office@bethemeth.org.

BEECC Registration for 2020-21 is Open 

Are you looking for a creative, stimulating environment where your child can explore, learn and grow? Half- and full-day options available for ages 2-5, with Mom & Tot program for 1-2 years. Register your child before March 31 and we’ll waive the $100 registration fee! Help us spread the word about BEECC; invite your friends and neighbors to visit us at www.beecc.org for more information, or to email beeccinfo@bethemeth.org to schedule a tour.

New! Online Gift Shop Affiliate ModernTribe

Shop Online Today

While the Marilyn Rosenberg Judaic Shop is your first choice for quality gifts and Judaica as well as stellar personalized service, sometimes you want to order online -- especially when the shop is closed due to the pandemic! Enter our new affiliate program, whereby the Sisterhood Gift Shop receives a commission whenever a shopper uses our special link to order. Check out ModernTribe today!

Online Logins & Profiles – Important Reminders

  • If you are logging into Shulcloud for the first time, please use the member access instructions to update your login (all members already have an account), and be sure to use the email address that received the email login invitation; that's what we have on file for you. If you aren't sure which email address to use, contact susan@bethemeth.org.
  • We need your help to confirm your profile information, yahrzeits, etc. and fill in the blanks! The most frequently-used areas are listed on the same page, with brief instructions.

Community News & Events

Check www.jconnect.org/events for community events.

The Closet of Greater Herndon is Open

Now Open for Donations, Shopping and Volunteers

New Volunteer Signup- The Closet Needs YOU!

The Closet has suspended "congregation days" for volunteering at the store for the time being due to COVID-19. However the store is open and volunteers are still needed. Many safety measures have been implemented to keep volunteers and clients safe.

The Closet has started to use a Signup Genius to help volunteers pick times you would like to come in. In addition, volunteers are always welcome to just show up. High school and middle school kids looking for volunteer hours - the typical job is hanging clothing or putting merchandise out on the floor. 

And don't forget to donate and shop at The Closet, too! More information is at theclosetofgreaterherndon.org.

Cornerstones' Most-Needed Volunteers & Donations

Download the list

Cornerstones, the local umbrella group providing many services to the less fortunate in our area, has summarized their most urgent needs an email. Needs include volunteers to distribute produce and other foods, landscaping for a resident who is unable to do work required by their HOA, bagged meals (a great family project!), meals and many other needs at shelters, equiping children for remote learning and much more. All are arranged to include safe distancing and other health precautions. Download the list.

Two Weekly (Zoom) Israeli Dance Opportunities!

  • Tuesdays with Pozez JCC of NoVA, 8 PM 
  • Wednesdays with Oseh Shalom of MD, 8 PM

While our Adult Program co-chairs were arranging for Israeli dancing with Ethan Halpern at Beth Emeth, everything changed. So, Ethan has invited us to participate via Zoom sessions hosted by the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia on Tuesdays, and/or Wednesday sessions hosted by Oseh Shalom in Laurel, MD. "The Zoom venue is my place and the dance venue is your place...find some floor space and follow and join in..." Ethan Halpern has been teaching Israeli Dance for many years in the DC metro area. To confirm dates and get the Zoom links if you are joining for the first time, or if you have questions, email Ethan.

Sat, October 31 2020 13 Cheshvan 5781