Yahrzeits

February Yahrzeits

We join you in remembering your loved one on the day of their Yahrzeit.

February 7 - Claire Horowitz,  Mother of Barbara Brickel
February 7 - Lee Baruch, Mother of Eileen Harahan
February 23 - Benjamin Finkelstein, Father of Amy Joyce

May their memory serve as an inspiration and comfort.

 


Congratulations, 2021 Shoreshim Graduates!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 GRADUATES!

Daniel Schmuckler is Manhattan-bound!

Daniel graduated from JMU in Harrisonburg, Virginia this May with a BS in Applied Physics and minor in Robotics. He will be moving to Manhattan in August to begin a Master’s in Materials Science and Engineering at Columbia University.



Shane Woldow, outstanding in his field!

As you might have guessed from the picture, Shane is off to study a career in music.  He’s accepted an Academic Scholarship and Percussion Scholarship at Belmont University in the heart of “music city” Nashville, Tennessee.  He’s majoring in Performance with minors in Music Business and Songwriting.


Alana Hull looks to a future helping kids!

Alana graduated from Virginia Tech, where she majored in Clinical Neuroscience.  During her college years she volunteered as an EMT and continues on as a Chaplain for the Christiansburg  rescue team. She will be starting medical school at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke this summer and hopes to enter the field of pediatric medicine.  


Samantha Joyce is moving on, but not so far from home!

Now that she’s graduated from Herndon High School, Sam is heading to Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall. She’ll choose a major after exploring the exciting options that VCU offers.


Cassie Dallas , marching into the future!

Cassie will be heading to UVA this fall. She’s planning to continue music through the UVA marching band, but hasn’t chosen a major yet. 



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Welcome to Shoreshim Jewish Community

an inclusive, lay-led havurah in Reston facilitating personal approaches to Judaism for over 40 years

 


Spring is here with wonderful opportunities
to join together as a community of old friends and new faces. 

Friday, April 19, 8:30am – Jewish National Fund USA Breakfast for Israel
Friday, May 19, 5:30 pm – Picnic (weather permitting) or Indoor Pot Luck
Sunday, June 9, 10 am  – Annual membership Meeting

If you would like to be informed of upcoming events at Shoreshim Jewish Community,
please call and leave a message at 703-493-1114
or email  us at info@restonshoreshim.org
Someone will get back to you to provide details about attending one of our events.

 

We have a list of Frequently Asked Questions to introduce you to our community.
Click here for the FAQs

We are all heartbroken and left without words to adequately describe how we feel about the unspeakable tragedies in Israel and the ongoing loss of life in the region.  We pray for peace, Shalom, as we pray for all innocents who have lost their lives or been injured.

Oseh shalom bimromav, hu ya-aseh shalom, aleinu v’al kol Yisrael

May the one who creates harmony above, make peace for us and for all Israel and for all who dwell on earth.

If you have just two minutes, this video from the lovely people at Cornerstones, the faith-based group serving our local community, describes how the organization works to help vulnerable families, with contributions from the Shoreshim congregation. We’re so proud to be a part of their activities!

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

What Shoreshim is about...

Shoreshim is 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 – 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.

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.