Shoreshim's Groups

Chai Dinner Group

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!

Evites are sent out before each dinner, and you can contact membership@restonshoreshim.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Book Group

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

Contact: Sharon Canner, Sharon.canner8@gmail.com

Mah Jongg

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!

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 with the Kol Nudniks, contact Kari Uman, kariuman18@gmail.com