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

May 16 – 7 pm – Lag BaOmer with Rabbi Ben Shalva
A virtual event, to be held via Zoom

May 29 – 6:30pm – Graduation, Shavuot and Shabbat Service
June 7 – 10am – Annual Membership Meeting

Recent Events:
April 11 – Community Passover Seder – A virtual event, on Zoom

See the Calendar

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