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Welcome to Shoreshim Jewish Community

Join Us for The First Shoreshim Winter Festival!
Since we’re stuck inside for much of this winter,
we’re going to make the most of it
with a series of entertaining and educational events.

Covid-19 has put a temporary halt to our in-person events, so we’re staying connected via Zoom. We’d welcome you at an upcoming event, so feel free to call or email for details.

Upcoming Events (* are part of the Winter Festival)

Monday, February 22, 12:30pm – Shoreshim Kids Culture Club celebration of Purim
Friday, February 26, 6:30pm – Purim Celebration and Shabbat Service

You can “meet” the community on the Reston Shoreshim YouTube Channel.

Join the Kids Culture Club celebration of Purim on February 22

Elementary kids and parents, please join our zoom meeting with no cost, on Monday, February 22nd, at 12:30 pm, for a special “Hide and seek” Purim celebration with royalty figures, masks, surprises, and creating Hamantashen. We look forward to seeing you.

Whether or not you can join us for the Purim event, here is a downloadable Hamantashen recipe so that you can make some for your family’s Purim celebration.

The Shoreshim Kids Culture Club meets, via Zoom, on Mondays from 12:30 to 2pm to explore Jewish culture with songs and creative projects. We continue to welcome elementary school-age children as members for winter 2020-21.Find out more by visiting our Jewish Learning Page. 
For more information, email
or call us at 571-445-0563.

What we're 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.

Let's Be Social!