Welcome to Shoreshim Jewish Community

We wish you all the best for 2022.

Our community collected personal care items for occupants of our local homeless shelter. Thanks to all who gave!

Saturday, January 15, 5pm – Tu B’shevat Seder with Rabbi Ben Shalva (online)
Sunday, January 23,
1pmSargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: Smithsonian Virtual Art Tour
Sunday, January 30, 10am – Mid-Winter Membership Meeting (Members Only)

Call us at 571-445-0563 OR email info@restonshoreshim.org for details.

Join the Kids Culture Club this Sunday (January 16) at 10am (special date and time!) for a Tu B'shevat celebration.

Elementary school-age children and their parents are invited to join us for a virtual celebration of Tu B’shevat, where we will be planting, sprouting, singing, and fruit crafting to honor planet Earth.

Call us at 571-445-0563 OR email schoolinfo@restonshoreshim.org for Zoom details.
We look forward to seeing you!

The Shoreshim Community Kids Culture Club meets most Mondays at 5 pm via Zoom to explore Jewish culture with songs and creative projects. Find out more by visiting our Jewish Learning Page.

We met – in person! – for Sukkot
and had a lovely time.

Members, you can see more photos in the Members Only area.

Thanks to all who joined us for the High Holidays

Reston Shoreshim members were able to meet in person this year, following safety protocols.
And we were happy to welcome non-members to our High Holiday services via Zoom.

You can watch our services
on Reston Shoreshim’s YouTube channel.


We believe in “tzedakah,” the obligation to do what is right and just.
And so we look to aid the refugees who’ve left Afghanistan as they try to find a new life in our immigrant-rich nation.
Click here for a list of organizations that offer opportunities to help.

Let's Be Social!

What Shoreshim is about...

Shoreshim is a “shul without walls,” a vibrant and friendly havurah – a group of Jews who gather to facilitate Shabbat and holiday prayer services, and to share communal experiences. We are a participatory community that crafts creative and spiritual activities led by members or by area Rabbis with whom we work closely. By choice, we do not own a building and, for over 40 years, have met at venues in the Reston area.

Our members live in Northern Virginia and come from a wide range of Jewish traditions – Orthodox, conservative, Reform, Nontheistic, Humanistic. Our membership includes those raised as Jews, Jews by choice, and interfaith families.  We are open to all who want to connect with Judaism, including traditional families, couples, individuals, and people of all gender identifications.

Shoreshim means ROOTS

Our deeply rooted Jewish values include:
Chesed – caring, kindness
Kahilla – community
Tzedakkah – social justice
Tikun Olam – a responsibility to help heal the world in which we live

Let's Get Cooking!

Some say food is love. Well, we love food.
Tasty treats are a basic element of many Shoreshim events and our community has a number of fine cooks willing to share their best recipes.
Check out the Shoreshim Recipe Corner.