Welcome to Shoreshim Jewish Community

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.

We invite you to join us at our High Holiday Services, monthly Shabbat services, or holiday celebrations as we explore old and new traditions, renew and deepen our Jewish experience, and enrich our Jewish identities.

Upcoming Events

Covid-19 has put a temporary halt to our in-person events, so we’re staying connected via Zoom.
This year, for example, we held our High Holiday services online, which you can revisit via the Reston Shoreshim YouTube Channel.
You’re always welcome to join us for an event!

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, December 13, 6:30pm  – Chanukah Celebration
Friday, January 15, 6:30pm – Shabbat Service with Rabbi Ben Shalva
Sunday, January 24, 10am – Mid-Winter Membership Meeting (Members Only)
Sunday, January 31, 5:30pm – Tu B’shevat Seder

See the Calendar

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Shoreshim Hebrew School is Open!Join us for a free meeting.

The Shoreshim Hebrew Club continues to enroll members for fall 2020.

Elementary school-age children and their parents are invited to join our club, which meets via Zoom on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:00pm.
We explore Jewish culture with songs, imagination, and creative projects.
For more information, please email schoolinfo@restonshoreshim.org
or call us at 571-445-0563.
Find out more by visiting our Jewish Learning Page.

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.