Shoreshim's Groups

There are many opportunities to gather, learn, and have fun as a member of Shoreshim.

We have groups that meet to play games, read books, perform community service, and just enjoy each other’s company.

If you have an idea for a Shoreshim group, we’d love it hear it.

Book Group

An informal group of 10-12 individuals, both men and women, meets every six to eight weeks on Tuesday evenings, via Zoom. The books chosen alternate between fiction and nonfiction and are not necessarily Jewish-themed.  Schmoozing included!

Contact: Sharon Canner Sharon.canner8@gmail.com

Movie Club

The Shoreshim Movie Club is a chance for film-loving members to get together (virtually, at present) to discuss films of interest to the community. The chosen film is viewed at home, by members on their own schedule. Frequently, you may have to rent a film for a modest cost. The Club then meets as a group via Zoom for discussion, which usually runs in the evening from 7:30-9pm(ish).  One person volunteers to guide the discussion. Usually, only Shoreshim members participate, but occasional exceptions are considered.  Teens, college students, or adult children are also encouraged to join.

If you would like to join the group, or if you have any questions, please send an email to info@restonshoreshim.org.

Cultural Committee

Chai is the Hebrew word for life. Each Hebrew letter has a numerical value and the letters in Chai add up to 18, a lucky and symbolic number. And so, around the 18th of every other month, the Chai Dinner Group meets to enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures – great food and lively conversation in the company of friends. Dinners are usually hosted at local restaurants and we’re always eager to try somewhere new. Recommendations are welcomed!

Due to the current pandemic situation, the Chai dinner group is on hiatus, but we look forward to gathering again in the future.  You can contact membership@restonshoreshim.org to learn more about joining us when we can meet again.

Mah Jong Club

Our Mah Jongg group (we just call it “Mahj”) started around 2014 when a few members that already knew how to play this lovely game of skill and luck offered to teach other curious members. Our Mahj group is very supportive, never plays for money, and loves hearing the click and clack of the beguiling tiles. Our active members meet from one to three times a month in our homes for stimulation, challenge, and friendship. And they are always willing to teach new participants the magic of Mahj!
If you’d like to learn more, please email info@restonshoreshim.org.

Kol Nudniks

The Kol Nidre is a deeply moving part of the High Holidays. Chanted three times, it builds to an emotional and spiritual climax which leads directly into the Erev Yom Kippur Service. Our cantor, Kari Uman, leads the Kol Nidre, accompanied by our long-standing choir, the Kol Nudniks. The Kol Nudniks are Shoreshim member and non-member singers who are willing to learn the music and rehearse in the weeks leading up to the High Holidays. We are always seeking additional Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Baritones, so come add your voice!

For more about the Kol Nudniks, contact Kari Uman, kariuman18@gmail.com