Welcome to Shoreshim Jewish Community

This year, we held our High Holiday services online, which you can revisit
via the Reston Shoreshim YouTube Channel.

Here’s a quick recap of our Yom Kippur service:

L’Shana Tova — A Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone!

                    A Simple Gesture is in the news!

The bi-monthly food collection program started by Shoreshim in 2015 provides food to our local pantries in a manner that makes it easy for everyone to participate.

CLICK HERE to read about it in this recent article from Reston Patch.

And for more information about the program, visit CoolGreenBag.org.

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 getting together via Zoom to stay connected. You’re welcome to join us!

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, November 14 – Annual All-day Community Retreat with Rabbi Ben Shalva
Sunday, December 13 – Chanukah Celebration
Saturday, December 19 – Shabbat Service

See the Calendar

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Shoreshim Hebrew School is Open!

The Shoreshim Hebrew School is now enrolling students for fall 2020.
Classes are held online, Mondays from 1:00 to 2:15 pm.
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.