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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). 

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

Regular Weekly Services Online

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
  • 6:15 PM every Friday Zoom link
  • 2nd Friday of every month -- Joyful Soul Shabbat with Cantorial Soloist Michal Bilick (link is the same; check the calendar for schedule changes)
  • Download for Friday evening services: CBE Kabbalat Shabbat Booklet
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.

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 at this link.

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. Services on the signup each week will include Saturday morning Shabbat service and any Chag services where we would expect to have higher attendance.

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.

October Yahrzeits at Beth Emeth

Week of October 2-8
   Eve Freedlander, Mother of Melissa Landau
   Marge Friedberg, Aunt of Meryl Klein
   Rachel Borovoy, Mother-in-law of Yelena Borovoy
   Gail Mihal, Sister of Jim Mihal
   Hermeine Shapiro, Mother of Helene Shapiro
   Elbert J. Held, Father of Kathryn Schuman
   Hilda Forrest, Aunt of Danielle Edgell
   *Barbara Schecter, Sister-in-law of Irving Rosenberg
   Julian Fisher, grandfather of Mrs. Sara Pollack
   *Esther Seid, Mother of Howard Seid
   Harry Lowe, Grandfather of Susan Barbash
   Leo Kazhokin, Brother of Sophia Kurtsman
   Louis M. Shapiro, Grandfather of Deborah Colby
   Richard Dubron, Grandfather of Allison Deur
 *Anna Kekoler, Mother of Lance Kekoler
   Eben Smith, Father of Gary Smith
 *Esther Cohen, Mother of Mr. David Cohen
   Sara Wolk, Grandmother of Corinne Jacobson
 *Martin Sawyer

Week of October 9-15
   Frances Davidow, Mother of Sharon Davidow
 *Murray Glasberg, Father of Michele Weiss
 *Donald Berger, Uncle of Ellyn Hirsch
   Edna Karter, Mother of Steven Pregozen
 *Reah Tinkoff, Mother of Lou Tinkoff
 *Max Friedman

Week of October 16-22
 *Howard Berger, Father of Ellyn Hirsch
   Melvin Jackson, Father of Karan Robinson
   Moshe Kazhokin, Father of Sophia Kurtsman
   Alan Abraham Berlin, Father of Mr. Lyle Berlin
   David Paley, Son of Cary Paley
   David Paley, Son of Donna Paley
   David Paley, Brother of Rachael Paley
 *Leona Seligman Glattstein, Grandmother of Felice Schulz & Haley Morse
   Sunny Canter, Mother of Karen Weinberg
   Sarah Chernow, Grandmother of Anita Cohen
 *Steven Weiser, Uncle of Mitch Cohen
   Daniel Eisinger, Father of Howard Eisinger
   Edwin Blecker, Father of Mark Blecker
   Eva Rosen, Grandmother of Carol Silberstein
   Jaclyn Scott, Mother of Scott Crane
 *Mary Stack-Dunne, Mother of Rachel Foster
 *Mollie Margolese, Grandmother of Mrs. Robyn Feuerberg
 *Samuel Jablow
 *Otto Frischman
 *Hermoine Schmaman
 *Helen Rose Bacal

Week of October 23-29
 *Mark B. Berman, Father of Stephen Berman
   Rose Cohen, Mother-in-law of Anita Cohen
 *Allen Bergman, Father of Richard Bergman
   Freda Gordon, Aunt of Janet Lindsey Klayton
   Sandra Kaczetow, Mother of Eileen Scherzinger
   Isidore Dasher, Grandfather of Lisa Blecker
   Molly Shaffer, Grandmother of Corinne Jacobson
   Albert Polak, Father of David Polak
   Freda Blecker, mother of Mark Blecker
 *Minna Hirsch, Grandmother of Melissa Hillelsohn
   Ada M Mitchell, Grandmother of Karin Twilde-Sheifer
 *Andrew Pavlovsky, Son-in-law of Jane Torman
   Harry Gordon, Father of Sharon Kamerling
   Nettie Butowsky, Mother of Harry Butowsky
 *Berta Cerny, Mother of David Cerny
 *Haim Bitchatcho, Grandfather of Eric Weinstein
   Irving White, Grandfather of Cheryl Horowitz
 *Violette Eskenazi Assayas, Mother of Danielle Edgell
 *Myrtle Rubenstein, Grandmother of Michele (Cookie) Blitz
 *Ruth Glasberg, Mother of Michele Weiss
 *Yetta Berger, Grandmother of Ellyn Hirsch
 *Charles Bacal

Week of October 30-November 6
   David Katz, Brother of Ruth Stromberg and Son of Martha Katz
   Frances Bernstein Broder, Grandmother of Joanne Levine
   Estelle (Esse) Hyman, Mother of Judith Sandler
   Helen Fisher, Aunt of Iris Solodar
   Shalom Immerman, Father of Perry Immerman
 *Herman Levin, Grandfather of Ellyn Hirsch
   Susana Noth, Mother of Natalie Noth and Wife of Richard Noth
 *Lorna Plaskow, Mother of Gillian Sescoe
   Lucille Glass, Grandmother of Andrew Loggia
   Oscar Cohen, Father of Robert Cohen
 *Howard Weinstein, Father of Tina Wallace
 *Joy Weinstein, Sister of Tina Wallace
 *Harold Benjamin
 *Ruth Bergman
 *Shirlee Schwartz

October 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 Shauna & Josh’s wedding anniversary
The Berman family in honor of Josh Peters’ birthday
The Bernstein family in honor of Barbara’s birthday
The Biderman family in honor of Jacob’s birthday
The Biderman family in honor of Stella’s birthday
The Colby family in honor of Charles’ birthday
The Cordeiro family in honor of Liz’s birthday
The DeSantis family in honor of Joan’s birthday
The Goldman family in honor of Yonatan’s birthday
The Lisa & Steve Gordon family in honor of Samantha’s birthday
The Lisa & Steve Gordon family in honor of Steve’s birthday
The Klayton family in honor of Ron’s birthday
The Lesch family in honor of Timothy’s birthday
The McConn family in honor of Glenda’s birthday
The Mezheritsky family in honor of Elizabeth’s birthday
Lori & Ken Moskowitz in honor of their wedding anniversary
The Susan & Paul Moskowitz family in honor of Susan’s birthday
The Susan & Paul Moskowitz family in honor of Jason’s birthday
The Susan & Paul Moskowitz family in honor of Mark’s birthday
The Norman family in honor of Jim’s birthday
The Noyovitz family in honor of Benjamin’s birthday
The Peters family in honor of Josh’s birthday
Shauna & Josh Peters in honor of their wedding anniversary
The Rosenthal family in honor of Lisa’s birthday
The Shear family in honor of Kay’s birthday
The Sheifer family in honor of Madeleine’s birthday
The Shor family in honor of Jessica’s birthday
The Silberstein family in honor of Carol’s birthday
The Tyler/Kronisch family in honor of Steven’s birthday
Diane & Lawrence Urban in honor of their 20th wedding anniversary
The Wallace family in honor of Joshua’s birthday
The Weinberg family in honor of Jenna’s birthday
The Wolinsky family in honor of Genna’s birthday
The Wolinsky family in honor of Abraham’s birthday
The Zelman family in honor of Liz’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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