Welcome to Shoreshim Jewish Community

Shoreshim Jewish Community has a long-standing tradition
of opening our High Holiday Services to the larger community at no charge.
This year, we invite you and your families to join us online for all four High Holiday events.
PLEASE CLICK HERE for our calendar and additional information.

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!

High Holidays services:

Sept. 27, 7:30 pm – Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service
Sept. 28, 10:00 am – Yom Kippur Day Service

PLEASE CLICK HERE for more information on High Holidays events

Coming in October:

Oct. 4, 6 pm – Sukkat
Oct. 10, 6:30 pm – Simchat Torah/Havdalah Service with Rabbi Ben Shalva

See the Calendar

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Shoreshim Hebrew School is Open!

Elementary school-age students are invited to join us online Monday, September 14, at 1 pm for an exploration of High Holidays traditions. All are welcome!
Find out more: schoolinfo@restonshoreshim.org

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

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.