Shoreshim  Archives

When you’ve been around as long as Shoreshim, you collect a lot of things!
Consider this our web site’s “attic,” where we keep the boxes of old documents, forms, and other stuff that we may not want to have cluttering up the site, but may want to access sometime in the future.
Happily, these are not dusty old boxes, but easily clickable links to the files you might want.

Let us know if there’s something you’re looking for that you can’t find.
We’ll be adding new – that is, OLD! – things as we find them.

A Simple Gesture is in the news!

The bi-monthly food collection program started by Shoreshim in 2015 provides food to our local pantries in a manner that makes it easy for everyone to participate.

CLICK HERE to read about it in this recent article from Reston Patch.

And for more information about the program, visit

New Member Notes:

Hi, my name is Vickie Nitschke and I have been hanging around Shoreshim for a few years and finally decided to join. I am a Jew by choice and converted when I was 42. I am from Rhode Island and have lived in Virginia for almost 20 years. I am divorced no children. I am an avid pet lover and foster cats and dogs. I sponsor 4 horses. I work at the VA in Washington, DC. I am an INFP who has dabbled in stand up comedy. I plan on being highly involved.

My name is Stephanie Mardon. I grew up in Albany, NY and enjoyed it except for the very cold weather. I have been in the DC area since 2004 and enjoy the many activities it has to offer. I moved to Reston two years ago and I am continuing to find fun things to do in the community. I work in the Federal Government for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Finance. I enjoy going to the movies, walking, hiking and volunteering. I look forward to meeting members of Shoreshim.

Sharon Price Singer – I live in South Reston with my husband Dan Singer and our three dogs Rosie, Shlomo, and Babka. I grew up in Manhattan where my parents still live (they don’t quite get the whole Reston thing). My brother and his family are nearby in Bethesda. Dan grew up in Reston and his mom Linda lives here as well. According to family lore, the Singers were members of Shoreshim for a year or two back in the ’70s. I went to Bowdoin College and University of Michigan for graduate work (MSW, MPP). I moved to DC in 2001, and have worked on affordable housing and homelessness policy in a range of settings since then (HUD, OMB, USICH, and some other non-federal soup organizations). I currently work for the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness in Fairfax County overseeing all the family programs. Dan and I got married in June 2014 at his mom’s house (by the Rabbi who married my parents, named me, Bat mitzvah’ed me, etc), and we moved to Reston in December 2016. I have been coming to Shoreshim events/services on and off since we moved here, and I decided it was time to join and build some roots. I look forward to getting to know many of you soon!

Ella Barnes – I am very excited to join Shoreshim. My husband (Gene) and I live in Herndon. We are a mixed-marriage family with two adult mixed-marriage sons. We are both retired from the US government. We try to stay active — we love to visit family and friends, take nature walks, enjoy classical music, art, reading and discussing books, and, of course, travel. Lots of travel. I am looking forward to engaging with Shoreshim and meeting you all.