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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, 8:00 PM: Shabbat Evening Service
    (Note: When we return to Erev Shabbat in person, we may revisit changing to our usual "school year" time of 6:15 PM)
  • Saturday, 9:00AM: Shabbat Morning Services
  • Sunday, 9:00AM: Morning Minyan
  • Wednesday, 8:00PM: Evening Minyan

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.

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 (Shabbat morning is also in-person). 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! It is not necessary to let us know in advance, but if you want us to know you're coming or have questions, email

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

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service - September 17, 2021
Saturday Shabbat Morning Service - September 18
  • 9:00 AM, Join us for Shabbat morning service at this Zoom link (If you would like to join us in personwe are still distancing with limited capacity, so please see below for info and to reserve seats by Friday at 10:30 AM.) 
  • 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 Minyan, September 19
Wednesday Minyan - September 22

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 Evening Service (or Shiva Minyan Afternoon 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

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.

September Yahrzeits at Beth Emeth

Week of September 3-9
    Anjel Benromano, Aunt of Sapat Mitrani
 *Howard William Reel, Father of Valerie Rubin
 *Pat Schreiber, wife of David Schreiber and mother of William Schreiber  and Michael Schreiber  
   Anita Baker, Mother of Stephen Baker
   Harold Cliffer, Father of Ken Cliffer
   Clara Pressman, Mother of Eileen Rosenthal
   Martin Rosenzweig, Father of Lisa Stern
   Nathan Wasserman, Father of Valerie Cohen
   Ralph Garfinkle, Grandfather of Julie Schwartzman
 *Margaret Schreiber, Mother of Marion May
   Rose Schuster, Mother of Joanne Wyman and Grandmother of Wendy DiLisi
   Florence Dashelf, Grandmother of Joy Walsh
 *Arthur Rothenberg
 *Irving Janger
 *Colman Winter
 *Sol Schwartz
 *Murray Mann
 *Elizabeth Finkelman

Week of September 10-16
   Myron Cohen, Brother-in-Law of Anita Cohen
   Pearl Hendin, Mother of Linda Harber
   George Simball, Father of Arlene Rosh
 *Robert J. Seid, Brother of Howard Seid
 *Harry Feuerberg, Brother of Stan Feuerberg
 *Evelyn Gruber Klayton, Mother of Ronald Klayton
   Robert Mayer, Father of Lynn Mayer
   Benjamin Snyder, grandfather of David Cohen
 *Sidney I. Cohen, Father of Mitch Cohen
   Jean B Gershner, Mother of Jan Woodhead
   Samuel Nebelkopf, Grandfather of Judy Bergman
   Rose Reilly, Mother of Neil Reilly
 *Aleksandr Vaindiner, Father of Irina Vayndiner
 *Sara Milgram Guller
 *Harry Lax
 *Bette Brushteyn
 *Bert Melnick

Week of September 17-23
 *David Alliker, Brother of Ben Alliker
   Annabelle Glazer, Mother of Rabbi Steven Glazer
   Semen Krasnoschekov, Father of Yelena Borovoy and Ninel Galperin
 *Jeannette Siegel, Mother of Debbie Immerman
   Rachel Borovoy, Mother-in-law of Yelena Borovoy
   Eve Freedlander, Mother of Melissa Landau
   Marge Friedberg, Aunt of Meryl Klein
   Gail Mihal, Sister of Jim Mihal
   Hermeine Shapiro, Mother of Helene Shapiro
   Hilda Forrest, Aunt of Danielle Edgell
   Elbert J. Held, Father of Kathryn Schuman
   Harriet Evnin, Sister of Monica Epstein
   Julian Fisher, grandfather of Sara Pollack
 *Barbara Schecter, Sister-in-law of Irving Rosenberg
   Victor Sheifer, Father of Stuart Sheifer
 *Carolyn Lax
 *Morton Sevel
 *Martin Sawyer

Week of September 24-30
   Richard Dubron, Grandfather of Allison Deur
   Leo Kazhokin, Brother of Sophia Kurtsman
   Harry Lowe, Grandfather of Susan Barbash
 *Esther Seid, Mother of Howard Seid
   Louis M. Shapiro, Grandfather of Deborah Colby
 *Anna Kekoler, Mother of Lance Kekoler
 *Esther Cohen, Mother of David Cohen
   Sara Wolk, Grandmother of Corinne Jacobson
 *Frances Davidow, Mother of Sharon Davidow

September 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 Colby family in honor of Deborah’s birthday
The Joanne & Paul Levine family in honor of Joanne’s birthday
The Joanne & Paul Levine family in honor of Michelle’s birthday
The May family in honor of Evan’s birthday
The Nash family in honor of Dylan’s birthday
The Peters family in honor of Shauna’s birthday
The Peters family in honor of Layla’s birthday
The Shor family in honor of Joel’s birthday
The Zelman family in honor of Noah’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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