Welcome to Shoreshim Jewish Community

Thanks to all who joined us for the High Holidays

Reston Shoreshim members were able to meet in person this year, following safety protocols.
And we were happy to welcome non-members to our High Holiday services via Zoom.

You can watch our services
on Reston Shoreshim’s YouTube channel.


Sunday, December 5, 5pm – Hanukkah celebration on Zoom
Friday, December 10, 6:30pm – Zoom Shabbat, led by Rabbi Gail Fisher.
Tuesday, December 14, 7:00pm, Shoreshim Book Club on Zoom – The Lincoln Highway

Call us at 571-445-0563 OR email info@restonshoreshim.org for details.

Join the Kids Culture Club on coming Mondays (November 22 and 29) to celebrate Hanukkah.

Elementary school-age children and their parents are invited to join us for a virtual  “All about the light” Hanukkah celebration on November 22nd at 5:00 pm, where we will explore the Hanukkah theme and make Hanukkiot from our home’s recycled material.
On Monday, November 29th at 5:00 pm, we will light the second candle of Hanukkah and explore the Hanukkah theme with games and yummy latkes/sufganiot.

The Shoreshim Kids Culture Club meets on Mondays at 5 pm via Zoom to explore Jewish culture with songs and creative projects.
Find out more by visiting our Jewish Learning Page.
Call us at 571-445-0563 OR email schoolinfo@restonshoreshim.org for Zoom details.

We met – in person! – for Sukkot
and had a lovely time.

Members, you can see more photos in the Members Only area.


We believe in “tzedakah,” the obligation to do what is right and just.
And so we look to aid the refugees who’ve left Afghanistan as they try to find a new life in our immigrant-rich nation.
Click here for a list of organizations that offer opportunities to help.

Let's Be Social!

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

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.