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PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, all services will be available 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, beginning June 4, 2021)
  • Saturday, 9:00AM: Shabbat Morning Services
  • Sunday, 9:00AM: Morning Minyan
  • Wednesday, 8:00PM: Evening Minyan

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. 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:

This Week's Services Online

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service - July 30, 2021
Saturday Shabbat Morning Service - July 31
  • 9:00 AM, Join us for Shabbat morning service at this Zoom link. (Services are Zoom only until August 4, when our sanctuary will re-open with new lighting and other improvements.) 
  • Prayerbook: If you don't have the Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals, you can download the needed parts here -- check the box for "Siddur Lev Shalem: Shabbat Morning (with additions for Shabbat Rosh Hodesh")
  • Torah Service info:
Sunday Morning Minayn, August 1
Wednesday Minyan - August 4

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

Questions? Contact

In-Person Services Option

Reservations Required

Note: ALL services will be online-only June 28-August 4 for sanctuary renovations. We look forward to seeing you in person (with reservations) after August 4!

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 so that our volunteer greeters can participate in part of the service.

Reserve Now

Please note that signage asking you to do a brief health self-screening will be at the door. 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-newsletter.

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 the Ritual-Shabbat co-directors to get signed up.
  • Learn to be a gabbai or to chant Haftarah – contact David Cerny.

July Yahrzeits at Beth Emeth

Week of July 2-8
*William Cerny, Father of David Cerny
   Amy Collum, Sister of Eric Levy-Myers
   Arthur Hoffman, Grandfather of Susan Friedman
   Sybil Harriet Suls, Mother of Ellen MacDonald
   Diane Walsifer, Sister of Barrie Burnick
 *Gilda Feldman, Mother of Scott Feldman
   Yetta Lacy, Grandmother of Sandy Picarelli
 *Max Bank, Father of Monica Epstein
   Mary Markel Rosenthal, Grandmother of Joanne Levine
   Minnie Bass, Grandmother of Lisa Blecker
   Frances Nisoff, Grandmother of Jennifer Nisoff
 *Herbert Malmud, Father of Rhonda Crane
   Samuel Berman, Grandfather of Sean Forman
   Judith Cowan, Mother of Ellyn Greenspan
   Rose Silver, Aunt of David Goldfarb
 *Eva Benjamin
 *Lillian Hantman 
 *Lewis Schorr
 *Anna Melnick
 *Julia May Stein
 *Charles Nyden

Week of July 9-15
   Lola Ita Springer, Mother of Michelle Barnaby
   Evelyn Noyovitz, Mother of Philip Noyovitz
   Joseph Solomon, Father of Stephanie Freidin
 *Diana Zoberman, Mother of Ita Mandel
   Elfriedle Hillelsohn, Grandmother of David Hillelsohn
   Helen Sarfan Soefer, Mother of Ellyn Soefer
   Meyer Waxman, Father of Phyllis Waxman
 *Cesia Cypojra Weisskohl, Mother of Jerry Weisskohl
   Edward Butowsky, Father of Harry Butowsky
   Lloyd Noth, Father of Richard Noth
   Joyce Katz, Aunt of Denise Moldover
   David Rubenstein, Father of Seth Rubenstein
 *Thelma Rock
 *Lillian  Woogen
 *Lawrence Weintrob
 *David  Finn
 *Dorothy Silverman

Week of July 16-22
   Moshe Isakowitz, Grandfather of Cheryl Horowitz
 *Lillian Mittelman, Mother of Eva Leavitt
   Bud Pollak, Grandfather of Debra David
 *Marilyn Rosenberg, Wife of Irv Rosenberg and Mother of Lindsay Rosenberg
   Sophie Noth, Mother of Richard Noth
   Ruth S. Eanet, Mother of Sheryl Fahey
   Joan Dasher, Mother of Lisa Blecker
   Morris Lupowitz, Grandfather of Sandy Brody
 *Larisa Vaindiner, Sister of Irina Vayndiner
   Janice Zwick, Sister of Robert Cohen
 *Aaron Kohn, Father of Judy Brown
   Margaret (Peggy) Loretan, Mother of Amy Gross
 *Betty Rock, Mother of Ken Rock
 *Elaine Gelbart
 *Neysa Novick
 *Sylvia Winter
 *Anne Skigen
 *Andrew Bursten

Week of July 23-29
   Mary Ellen Armbruster, Mother of Laura Gorbach
   Suzanne Langenthal, Mother of Jill Weisman
 *Syd Goldlust, Father of Suzanne Goldlust
   Paul Tannenbaum, Brother of Corinne Stern
 *Rhoda Berger, Mother of Ellyn Hirsch
 *Toby Feldman, Mother of Sheri Cerny
   Frances Berger, Mother of Michael Berger
   Joseph Reingold, Father of Ian Reingold
   Gertrude Serepca, Grandmother of Melvin Pollack
   Zeleg Berez, Father of Rhoda Abzug
   Barbara Goldlust, Mother of Suzanne Goldlust
   Hy Cohen, Father of Jodi Fink
   Saul Dorfman, Father of Gerald Dorfman
   Lily Leopold, Mother of Estelle Guttman
   Stephen Mihal, Father of Jim Mihal
   Elizabeth Schloss, Mother of Deborah Colby
 *Fritzi Waldner
 *Morris Melnick
 *Ruth Sevel
 *Mildred Birnbaum
 *Jacob Marder 

Week of July 30-August 5
 *Abraham Barbash, Father of Susan Barbash
 *Maxine Doris Hill, Mother of Fran Besalel
   Sidney Brandolph, Father of David Brandolph
 *Norma Eisinger, Mother of Howard Eisinger
   Loretta Gross, Mother-in-law of Shirley Gross
 *Rachel Baranek, Grandmother of David Hillelsohn
 *Rhoda Richards, Mother of Joel Richards
   Stephen David Tritter, Father of Donna Biderman
   Emma Unguryan, Sister of Semyon Kurtsman
   Moisey Vinarsky, Brother of Sonya Kirzhner
 *Sylvia Brody, Mother of Larry Brody
 *Jason Goldsmith, Father of Jeff Goldsmith
   Ida Pollack, Mother of Melvin Pollack
   Kelly Lin Winston, Sister of Josh Winston
   Vera Isakowitz, Mother of Cheryl Horowitz
   Henry Krome, Father of Marjorie Weisskohl
 *Bernard Jacobs
 *Janice Feld Hiller


July 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 Berman family in honor of Judy’s birthday
The Joanne & Paul Levine family in honor of Sharon’s birthday
The Mitrani family in honor of Sapat’s birthday
The Pollack family in honor of Sara’s birthday
The Shor family in honor of Rachel’s birthday
The Tyler/Kronisch family in honor of Mimi’s birthday
The Urban family in honor of Diane’s birthday
The Urban family in honor of Lawrence’s birthday
The Zelman family in honor of Dan’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.


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