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Services

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

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 office@bethemeth.org 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 - April 16, 2021
Saturday Shabbat Morning Service - April 17
  • 9:00 AM, Join us for a Musical Shabbat morning service, which ends at approximately noon at this Zoom link
  • On April 17, Guest Cantor Neal Taibel will join us for Musical Shabbat. More info about Neal.
  • Torah Readings: Tazria-Metzora – Leviticus 13:40-14:32 (Etz Hayim p. 657)
  • Haftarah: Kings 2 7:3-7:20 (Etz Hayim p. 676) 
  • Torah & Haftarah readings online (Triennial year 2)
  • Torah Sparks - Commentary on this week's Torah portion.
  • See below for in-person option for Shabbat morning services only (reservations required; please note that Shabbat services will be online-only June 28-August 4 for sanctuary renovations.) 
Sunday Morning Minyan - April 18
Wednesday Minyan - April 21

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 office@bethemeth.org.


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. Note: Shabbat services will be online-only June 28-August 4 for sanctuary renovations.

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 office@bethemeth.org.

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.

April Yahrzeits at Beth Emeth

Week of April 2-8
 *Jordan Ansbacher, Father of Michele Cohen
   Cecile Cliffer, Mother of Ken Cliffer
   Rita Gulack, grandmother of Sara Pollack
   Hyman Weinberg, Grandfather of Michelle Barnaby
   Godel Borovoy, Father-in-Law of Yelena Borovoy
 *Estelle Green, Aunt of Gillian Sescoe
   Isaac Muchnik, Father of Svetlana Cherkasskiy
 *Harry Kravitz, Grandfather of Rona Kravitz
   Judy Hyman, Sister of Ian Reingold
 *Lidiya Kurtsman, Grandmother of Irina Vayndiner
   Belle Cohen Levine, Grandmother of Paul Levine
   Morris Cascio, Father of Chuck Cascio
   Golde Isakowitz, Grandmother of Cheryl Horowitz
 *Edward Berger, Uncle of Ellyn Hirsch
 *Max Kamerling, Father of David Kamerling
*John M. Lesch, Husband of Leslie Lesch and Father of Patrick Lesch andTimothy Lesch
 *Jacob Myerson

Week of April 9-15
   Michael Hillelsohn, Father of David Hillelsohn
   Rose Vinarsky, Mother of Sonya Kirzhner
   Beatrice Abrams, Grandmother of Douglas Landau
 *Joseph Schandler, Father of David Schandler
   Yakov Borovoy, Husband of Yelena Borovoy
   Alex Abel, Grandfather of Amy Abel
 *Marjorie Broder Rosenthal, Mother of Joanne Levine
   Dr. Lloyd Steinberg, Father of John Steinberg
   Cindy Cohen, Mother of David Cohen
   Jack Messing, Uncle of Karan Robinson
   Marcia Goodhart, Mother of Ilene Cohen
   William Hegyi, Grandfather of Joshua Sisskind
 *Herman J. Obermayer, Father of Helen Levy-Myers
 *Doris Gordon Schecter, Mother-in-law of Irving Rosenberg
   Jack "Ted" Tedder, Father of Eric Tedder
   Rose Tritter, Grandmother of Donna Biderman
 *Galina Vaindiner, Mother of Irina Vayndiner

Week of April 16-22
   Shirley Kessler, Mother of Chet Kessler
   Steven Barry Fink, Father of Gregory Fink
 *Arthur Guttman, Husband of Estelle Guttman
 *Milton Turen, Father of Susan Lewis
   Rita Yanovskaya, Grandmother of Yuriy Gelfman
 *Milton Klein, Father of Mark Klein
 *David Zelman, Father of Martin Zelman
   Zinovy Royzman, Father of Eduard Royzman
   Sandra Sonnino, Grandmother of Elena Sonnino
   Miriam Wohl, Grandmother of Jason Appelbaum
 *Victor Assayas, Father of Danielle Edgell
   Carole Garfinkel, Aunt of Suzanne Goldlust
   William Kerr, Grandfather of Jodi Fink
   Ruth Silverstein Bader, great-grandmother of Sara Pollack
 *Ronald Lionel Plaskow, Father of Gillian Sescoe
   Sylvia Rubin, Mother of Keith Rubin
   Matt Shor, Nephew of Robert Shor

Week of April 23-29
   Renard Abdoulline, Husband of Lilia Abdoullina
   Rita Irene Solomon Warschauer, Grandmother of Josh Winston
   Philip Berger, Grandfather of Susan Berger
   Thelma Koppel, Mother of Dean Koppel
   Jack Chernow, Uncle of Anita Cohen
 *Fannie Hymer, Grandmother of Michele (Cookie) Blitz
 *Herbert Brenner, Uncle of Marge Seid
   Ruben Freedlander, Father of Melissa Landau
   Adina Senatore, Mother of Natalia Green
 *Betty Turen, Mother of Susan Lewis
   Michael Schuman, Father of Jeffrey Schuman
   Ernest Burnick, Father of Barrie Burnick
   Sherry Greenspan, Mother of Gary Greenspan
 *Abraham Waldner

Week of April 30-May 6
   Philip Grimley, Brother of Mark Grimley
 *Irv Rosen, Father of Carol Silberstein
   Barry Appelbaum, Brother of Jason Appelbaum
   Frances Brandolph, Mother of David Brandolph
   Andre Rich, Father of Ina Koppel
   Dorothy Simon, Grandmother of Lisa Nash
   Eugene Pohl, Father of Hank Pohl
 *Jeff Swartz, Husband of Terry Swartz
   Edith Bloom, Mother of Judith Rabinek
   Doris Pohl, Mother of Hank Pohl
 *Hava Volftsun, Grandmother of Lev Volftsun
 *Hava Volftsun, Mother of Iosif Volftsun
   Morris S. Fox, Father of Aviva Berlin
   Harry M. Friedman, Grandfather of Rebecca Fleischer
   Abraham Pregozen, Father of Steven Pregoze

April 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 Judy & Richard Bergman family in honor of Jordanna’s birthday
The Bernstein family in honor of Chuck’s birthday
Donna & David Biderman in honor of their wedding anniversary
The Biderman family in honor of Donna’s birthday
The Fine family in honor of the wedding anniversary of Rachel & Jason Praetorious
The Debbie & Jon Katz family in honor of Joshua’s birthday
The Klaff family in honor of Caroline’s birthday
The Lesch family in honor of Leslie’s birthday
The Markin family in honor of Gary’s birthday
The Meisner/Hanson family in honor of Benjamin’s birthday
The Mezheritsky family in honor of Carina’s birthday
The Lori & Ken Moskowitz family in honor of Preston’s birthday
The Nash family in honor of John’s birthday
The Rosenthal family in honor of Richard’s birthday
Pat & David Schreiber in honor of their wedding anniversary
The Schreiber family in honor of Pat’s birthday
The Slavsky family in honor of Paula’s birthday
Jamie & John Steinberg in honor of their wedding anniversary
The Temin/Abel family in honor of Amy’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 office@bethemeth.org

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.

Questions?

Our office staff can help.

SEE YOU AT SERVICES!

Sat, April 17 2021 5 Iyyar 5781