Shoreshim Jewish Community started in 1977 with a small group of families meeting in each other’s homes to provide a Jewish education for their children.  We hold most of our services and events in the Reston/Herndon area of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Shoreshim members take leadership roles in governing, educating, providing music, taking social action, and leading our Shabbat and High Holiday services.

An emphasis on active involvement distinguishes Shoreshim from other congregations. Such involvement enriches individual experience, deepens family relationships and friendships, and creates a strong, intertwined community. Each member has an equal opportunity to determine the direction and goals of the community.

Shoreshim is governed by an all-volunteer Executive Board that is elected by the membership at our annual meeting.

The Members of the 2023-24 Shoreshim Board

President – Jenny Garfinkle
Co-President – vacant
Treasurer – Barry Bleiweis
Membership – Lou Schmuckler
Events Coordinator – Jerry Gordon
At Large –
Eileen Harahan, Susie Rosenthal, Fran Freedman, Laura Tessner