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Services

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 back 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. Seat reservations are no longer needed except for b'nai mitzvah and other special occasions when we expect a crowd.

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 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 office@bethemeth.org.

Here are the links you will need to watch our Shabbat and weekday minyan services online; see below for additional information about attending in person:

ALL SERVICES USE THE SAME ZOOM LINK: 

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service - January 21
Saturday Shabbat Morning Service - January 22
  • 9:00 AM, Join us for Shabbat morning service, (In Person – vaxxed and masked only – and Zoom). 
  • Torah Service info:
  • Prayerbook: If are joining on Zoom and don't have the Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals, you can download the needed parts here -- check the box for "Siddur Lev Shalem: Shaharit and Musaf for Festivals (including ....)"
Sunday Morning Minyan, January 23
Wednesday Minyan - January 26

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.

Zoom Background:

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


In-Person Services Option

COVID-19 Precautions

All attendees who are medically eligible must be fully vaccinated, and everyone must wear a mask at all times (exception for under 2 years of age, or not able to remove your own mask).

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.

Please see the latest Covid policy update for more details on current policies to keep us safe, including the opportunity to upload your vaccination card.

Reservations

We look forward to seeing you if you are able to join us for in-person services over the coming months! Reservations are only needed when there is a bar/bat mitzvah, chag or other special occasion when we would expect higher attendance. For these occasions we will publicize the need for reservations in advance. 

Children and Services:

NOTE: Children's services are on hiatus during Covid-19, except for special occasions

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.

January Yahrzeits at Beth Emeth

Week of January 7-13
   Ciss C. Friedman, Grandmother of Rebecca Fleischer
   Martin Hendin, Brother of Linda Harber
   Gloria Golden, Aunt of Michelle Barnaby
 *Alan S Josephson, Uncle of Erica Cohen
 *Isaac Kushnir, Husband of Liya Kushnir
 *Bea Miliman, Mother of Deborah Zelman
 *Naftali Mitrani, Father of Sapat Mitrani
   Jacob Rafii, Father-in-Law of Polly Rafii
   Chaim Benjamin, Father of Ted Benjamin
   Harry Gladstone, Grandfather of Tina Wallace
   Isobel Sheifer, Mother of Stuart Sheifer
   Feliks Cherkasskiy, Father of Roman Cherkasskiy
   Alan Freidin, Father of Michael Freidin
 *Emanuel Guller
 *Peggy Reynolds
 *Albert Golnick
 *Yetta Geller
 *Sydney Pollack

Week of January 14-20
   Morris Elkes, Grandfather of Carol Silberstein
   Barbara Goldstein, Mother of Jamie Paul
   Sara Hirsch, Mother of Bill Hirsch
   Marvin Sandler, Father of Robert Sandler
 *Ira Gershner, Father of Jan Woodhead
   Abraham Glass, Grandfather of Andrew Loggia
 *Edith Gordon Lindsey, Mother of Janet Lindsey Klayton
   Kreina Galperin, Mother of Mark Galperin
   Esther Swig, Grandmother of Claire Fine
   Carol Bluth, Mother of Alison Mitchell
   Frederick Koblenz, Father of Sheri Levitan
 *Betty Nan Obermayer, Mother of Helen Levy-Myers
 *Paul Lazar, Uncle of Ellyn Hirsch
   Pesia Lev, Relative of Alina Kirshon-Goldman
   Joseph Rosenthal, Grandfather of Joanne Levine
   Edwin Schoen, Father of Elise Berger
 *Myrna Schulman, Mother of Aaron Schulman
   Harry Simkowitz, Father of Josh Simkol
   Bess Dubron, Grandmother of Allison Deur
   Leizer Baruch Lev,  of Alina Kirshon-Goldman
 *Joseph Ellyn Shuman
 *Morris Reiser
 *Benjamin Fisher
 *Catherine Cloutier

Week of January 21-27
   Gershon Cohen, Father-in-Law of Anita Cohen and Grandfather of Cheryl Mihal
   Steve Kaplan, Brother of Larry Kaplan
   Mair Tanezer, Father of Lilia Abdoullina
   John Booth, Father of Susan Golkow
   Selma Fine, Mother-in-law of Claire Fine
   Benjamin Malamud, Husband of Bernice Malamud
 *D. Annie Reel, Mother of Valerie Rubin
   Liya Yakobson, Wife of Semen Yakobson
   Arnold Kaplan, Father of Larry Kaplan
 *Margaret Weisz, Grandmother of Shari Hirsch
 *Ruth Kaplan
 *Sally Salis
 *Minnie Bleiweis
 *Audrey Silverman

Week of January 28-February 3
   Florence Holzer, Mother of Thomas Holzer
   Matvei Lev, Grandfather of Alina Kirshon-Goldman
   Stanley Pines, Father of Jan Pohl
   Louis Kramer, Father of Elaine Ticatch
 *Norman H. Cohen, Father of Glenda McConn
   Howard Temin, Uncle of Aaron Temin
   Bernice Joy Ward, Mother of Sarita Kaplan
 *Gertrude Bergman, Mother of Richard Bergman
 *Harriet DiGirolamo, Mother of Gail Greenberg
   Rachel Sternik, Mother of Semyon Kurtsman
   Don Edgell, husband of Danielle Edgell
   Alfred Gross, Father-in-Law of Shirley Gross
 *Daniel Paul, Father of Martin Paul
   Sharon Wenokur, Mother of Jennifer DeAngelis
 *Richard Cowan, Father of Ellyn Greenspan
 *Barry David Rubel
 *Marian May
 *Robert Dubinsky
 *Marshall Novick
 *Alfred Berg
 *Milton Rifki

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 support the "Grab & Go" kiddush while eating in the synagogue is limited due to COVID-19, and will be put towards expanded Onegs and Kiddushes once the building re-opens for food service.

The Bergman family in honor of Judy’s birthday
The Meryl & Mark Klein family in honor of Mark’s birthday
The Norman family in honor of Ben’s birthday
The Wolinsky family in honor of Rena’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 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!

Sun, January 23 2022 21 Shevat 5782