Welcome to Shoreshim Jewish Community

We’re delighted to announce The Shoreshim Spring Fling!
We did it! We made it through the winter
and now we’re greeting spring
with a new series of entertaining and educational events.

We’re staying connected via Zoom and welcome you at an upcoming event.
Feel free to call or email for details.

Upcoming Events (* are part of the Spring Fling)

April 29, 7pm  – * Zero Waste Living: The 80/20 Way: The Busy Person’s Guide to a Lighter Footprint – a discussion with author Stephanie Miller
May 1, 1:30pm  – Lag Ba Omer – in person! masked, safely, and socially distanced!
May 14, 6:30pm – Graduation, Shavuot and Shabbat Service
June 6, 10am – Annual Meeting (members only)

You can “meet” the community on the Reston Shoreshim YouTube Channel.

Join the Kids Culture Club on Zoom every Monday. It's free!

The Shoreshim Kids Culture Club meets on Zoom every Monday from 12:30 to 2pm to explore Jewish culture with songs and creative projects. You and your elementary school-age children are welcome to attend at no cost.

Email schoolinfo@restonshoreshim.com for Zoom details or call us at 571-445-0563. Find out more by visiting our Jewish Learning Page

At our Passover celebration, we shared a Matzah Recipe for your family to try!

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.

Good Deeds Week 2021 is Upon Us!

For years, Shoreshim members have been enthusiastic and active participants in the annual day of service known as Good Deeds Day.

This year, as communities continue to grapple with pandemic restrictions, the associated groups have issued a call for a week of community service, from April 11 to 18. This year,  the focus of service is on food insecurity. Now, more than ever, families and individuals – including children and seniors – are hungry.

Shoreshim has been a leader in the effort to feed others, through the program, A Simple Gesture which began in 2015 as part of commitment to Social Justice. We are rightly proud of and grateful to our members, who started, administer, volunteer and donate to this food collection program that has grown exponentially, and stocks four local food pantries. Our Shoreshim Community Challenge during Good Deed Week is to ask neighbors to go to the website to sign up for their own Green Bag!

Read more about the Cool Green Bag project here.

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

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