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PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all services will be held online. Shabbat Morning and a few special occasions are both online and in-person, with precautions and advance reservations.

General information about CBE's worship services are shown on this page. More details about this month's services, including holidays, monthly family service, children's services and special services, can be found or the calendar or in the Shofar.  Also, the weekly schedule is e-mailed on Thursday to the Beth Emeth members and prospective members.

The Regular (Non-Holiday) Schedule:

  • Friday, Shabbat Evening Service
    • 6:15 PM (1st Shabbat after Labor Day to Memorial Day)
    • 8:00 PM (summer)
  • Saturday, 9:00AM: Shabbat Morning Services
  • Sunday, 9:00AM: Morning Minyan
  • Wednesday, 8:00PM: Evening Minyan

How to participate in online worship services

While the building is closed and during a transition time when many aren't comfortable attending in person, all Beth Emeth worship services will be conducted online through Zoom, a free online video conference service. There is no dress code for attending services online, however your experience may feel more "real" if you dress the way you would for services in the sanctuary – including a kippah during all services and tallit on Saturday & Sunday mornings (if you would wear one at synagogue). 

Visitors to our online services are always welcome, but please email in advance so we'll know to let you in from the "waiting room!" 

Here are the links you will need to watch our Shabbat and weekday minyan services online:

Regular Weekly Services Online

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
Saturday Shabbat Morning Service 
Pirkei Avot Study Session 
Sunday Minyan
Wednesday Minyan 

Shiva Minyan

During this time when we will be holding shiva online, Zoom links will vary and will be shared via email. You can download the Shiva Minyan service in order to participate fully from home.

Notes about Using Zoom:

  • You do not need a Zoom account to join a service ("meeting") on Zoom.
  • You can participate in a Zoom service ("meeting") on a tablet or smartphone as well as on a PC. In each case, click on the link to the service, and the first time you will be asked to download an app before you can "join the meeting."  To become familiar with the program (and download the app in advance), you can join a "test meeting."
  • Zoom allows users to implement a photo as a background. If you would like to use the sanctuary photo shown here, click for a larger image to download. (This option is not available on the mobile app.)

Questions? Contact

In-Person Services Option

Reservations Required

Note: as very few people are ready to sign up yet, we will only offer in-person services for Shabbat and Holiday morning services. We will re-visit the schedule as conditions change, and will inform the congregation of any exceptions via the weekly e-newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you if you are able to join us for in-person services over the coming months! In order to maintain distancing we must limit attendance at in-person services, so we have created an online reservation system that will be updated each week for the following week's services. Information about requirements and policies is also on the reservations page.

Reservations for each week's services with an in-person option will open Sunday at 10:30 AM, and close the following Friday at 10:00 AM (or Thursday, if Friday is a holiday). Services on the signup each week will include Saturday morning Shabbat service and any Chag services where we would expect to have higher attendance. Please arrive before 9:45 AM -- screening & entrance will end at that time so that our volunteer screeners and greeters can participate in part of the service.

Reserve Now

Please note that each first-time attendee must complete & return (or bring) a completed waiver form. Also, note that a brief health screening will be done at the door, including taking your temperature. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and join us online. If you have any questions about reservations, please contact

Please also review the Service Safety & Screening Summary -- note masks are required at all times while in the building.

And if you prefer to join us online, please continue to use the links above and in the weekly e-news.

Children and Services:

NOTE: Children's services are on hiatus during Covid-19, except for special occasions. See the Tot Shabbat page for monthly children's services. We also have children's books in the sanctuary to keep the young ones engaged. Friday evening services are always especially family-friendly.

Learn About Participating in Services

  • Learn to lead or participate in services using our audio files.
  • 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 Susan D. to get signed up.
  • Learn to be a gabbai or to chant Haftarah – contact David Cerny.

January Yahrzeits at Beth Emeth

Week of January 1-7
   Chamid Abdoulline, Father-in-Law of Lilia Abdoullina
   H. Raymond Stadiem, Father of Debbie Kessler
   Helene Moskowitz, Grandmother of Paul Moskowitz
   Lorraine Reingold, Mother of Ian Reingold
 *Richard Klaff, Father of Harry Klaff
   Roberta Freidin, Mother of Michael Freidin
 *Sylvia Golnick, Mother of Louise Howell
 *Bernard Konopko, Father of Evelyn Hickman
 *Sidney Solomon Feldman, Father of Sheri Cerny
   Feiga Khait, Mother of Liya Kushnir
   Michael Berman, Husband of Shari Berman, Father of Alex Berman and Rachel Berman
   Martin Abel, Father of Amy Abel
   Sybil Lewis, Grandmother of Samuel Lewis
   Lawrence Sloan, Father of Jim Sloan
 *Isidore Rosenbluth

Week of January 8-14
   David Solomon, Grandfather of Jim Sloan
   Michael Cohen, Cousin of Ellyn Hirsch
   Jacob Zyrb, Uncle of Jim Sloan
 *Mildred Kaplan, Mother of Mark Kaplan
 *Yetta Levy Hamburger, Mother of Joan DeSantis
   Nathan Wolk, Grandfather of Corinne Jacobson
 *Bertha Wilson, Mother of Linda Eisinger
   Edwin Bernsteen, Father of Stanley Bernsteen
   Ezra Falkowitz, Father of Mildred Benjamin
 *Leonard Kaplan, Father of Mark Kaplan
 *Aladar Weisz, Grandfather of Shari Hirsch
   Harold Dubins, Uncle of Sandy Mitrani
   William Norman, Father of James Norman
   Sadie Goldfarb, Grandmother of David Goldfarb
   Mollie Cohen, Mother of Robert Cohen
 *Joanne Slansky
 *Mickey Ephrath
 *Alexander Epstein
 *Etta Gailband

Week of January 15-21
 *Yaakov Benromano, Uncle of Sapat Mitrani
   Arlene Dannenberg, Aunt of Julie Schwartzman
 *Bertha Bellows, Mother of Sandy Mitrani
   Jeanette Pinsker Garfinkle, Grandmother of Julie Schwartzman
   Leah Dorfman, Mother of Dr. Gerald Dorfman
   Louis Bloom, Father of Judith Rabinek
   Ciss C. Friedman, Grandmother of Dr. Rebecca Fleischer
   Martin Hendin, Brother of Linda Harber
 *Alan S Josephson, Uncle of Erica Cohen
 *Bea Miliman, Mother of Deborah Zelman
 *Isaac Kushnir, Husband of Liya Kushnir
   Harry Feld, Father of Martha Katz
 *Yetta Geller

Week of January 22-28
   Jacob Rafii, Father-in-Law of Polly Rafii
 *Naftali Mitrani, Father of Sapat Mitrani
 *Peggy Reynolds, Mother of Barbara Myerson
   Chaim Benjamin, Father of Ted Benjamin
   Harry Gladstone, Grandfather of Tina Wallace
   Alan Freidin, Father of Michael Freidin
 *Albert Golnick, Father of Louise Howell
   Feliks Cherkasskiy, Father of Roman Cherkasskiy
   Donna Miller, Wife of Robert Miller
   Morris Elkes, Grandfather of Carol Silberstein
   Abraham Glass, Grandfather of Andrew Loggia
 *Edith Gordon Lindsey, Mother of Janet Lindsey Klayton
 *Ira Gershner, Father of Jan Woodhead
   Esther Swig, Grandmother of Claire Fine
   Gordon Alan Morse, Father of David Morse
   Kreina Galperin, Mother of Mark Galperin
   Carol Bluth, Mother of Alison Mitchell
 *Sydney Pollack
 *Joseph Ellyn Shuman
 *Morris Reiser
 *Benjamin Fisher

Week of January 29-February 4
 *Betty Nan Obermayer, Mother of Helen Levy-Myers
   Frederick Koblenz, Father of Sheri Levitan
   Arlene Newman, Mother of Carol Weiss
   Edwin Schoen, Father of Elise Berger
   Harry Simkowitz, Father of Josh Simkol
   Joseph Rosenthal, Grandfather of Joanne Levine
 *Myrna Schulman, Mother of Aaron Schulman
 *Paul Lazar, Uncle of Ellyn Hirsch
   Bess Dubron, Grandmother of Allison Deur
   Gershon Cohen, Father-in-Law of Anita Cohen, Grandfather of Cheryl Mihal
   Jerome Gast, Father of Diahn Goldberg
   Mair Tanezer, Father of Lilia Abdoullina
   Steve Kaplan, Brother of Larry Kaplan
   John Booth, Father of Susan Golkow
   Benjamin Malamud, Father of Harriet DuBois
   Benjamin Malamud, Husband of Bernice Malamud
 *D. Annie Reel, Mother of Valerie Rubin
   Liya Yakobson, Wife of Semen Yakobson
   Selma Fine, Mother-in-law of Claire Fine
   Arnold Kaplan, Father of Larry Kaplan
 *Margaret Weisz, Grandmother of Shari Hirsch
 *Edie Brownman  
 *Catherine Cloutier
 *Sally Salis
 *Minnie Bleiweis
 *Audrey Silverman

January Oneg/Kiddush Contributions

We thank the following families for making contributions to supplement weekly ONEGS AND KIDDUSHES and to mark the designated lifecycle event(s). Your contributions will be put towards Onegs and Kiddushes once the building re-opens for food service.

The Bergman family in honor of Judy’s birthday
The Goldman/Kirshon-Goldman family in honor of Mark’s birthday
Rabbi Mina & Jeff Goldsmith in honor of their wedding anniversary
The Lisa & Steven Gordon family in honor of Alex’s birthday
The Kamerling family in honor of Sharon’s birthday
The Meryl & Mark Klein family in honor of Mark’s birthday
The Koppel family in honor of Dean’s birthday
The Lewis family in honor of Susan’s birthday
The Markin family in honor of Laurie’s birthday
The Meisner/Hanson family in honor of Alice’s birthday
The Moldover family in honor of Adam’s birthday
The Norman family in honor of Ben’s birthday
Eileen & Richard Rosenthal in honor of their wedding anniversary
The Sheifer/Twilde-Sheifer family in honor of Stu’s birthday
The Sloan family in honor of Jim’s birthday
The Wallace family in honor of Matthew’s birthday
The Wolinsky family in honor of Rena’s birthday
The Wurman family in honor of Hailey’s birthday
The Zelman family in honor of Benjamin’s birthday
The Zelman family in honor of Becca’s birthday

If you have a lifecycle event that you would like to acknowledge, please contact the Main Office at 703-860-4515 Ext. 101 or

Local Daily Minyanim

(During COVID-19, be sure to check with each congregation as most minyanim are online only.) 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 the schedule):

  • Congregation Etz Chaim, 2920 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, (703) 979-4466, 7:30AM Thursday Morning Minyan (9:30 if Federal holiday).
  • Agudas Achim, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria, (703) 998-6460, 7:30AM Daily Morning Minyan M-F, 9 AM on Sunday and Federal Holidays and 7:50 PM Evening Minyan Sun-Thurs.
  • Congregation Olam Tikvah, 3800 Glenbrook Road, Fairfax, (703) 425-1880, Daily Evening Minyan 8:00PM Mon-Thurs (may vary on holidays) and Wednesday morning minyan 8:00AM (7:45AM on Rosh Chodesh Wednesdays). 
  • Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA 22030 -- If you are looking for a morning minyan in Fairfax, the Gesher Jewish Day School welcomes the public to daily minyanim when school is in session; times vary so please call (703) 978-9789 to make arrangements.

Additional Minyan times for several Maryland & DC area congregations are available from the Main Office upon request.


Our office staff can help.


Fri, January 15 2021 2 Shevat 5781