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

Thanks to all who joined us for the High Holidays

Reston Shoreshim members were able to meet in person this year, following safety protocols.
And we were happy to welcome non-members to our High Holiday services via Zoom.

You can watch our services
on Reston Shoreshim’s YouTube channel.

We met – in person! – for Sukkot
and had a lovely time.

Members, you can see more photos in the Members Only area.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, November 13, 3-5pm –  Adult Study, led by Rabbi Ben Shalva

Call us at 571-445-0563 OR email info@restonshoreshim.org for details.

HELP THE AFGHAN REFUGEES

We believe in “tzedakah,” the obligation to do what is right and just.
And so we look to aid the refugees who’ve left Afghanistan as they try to find a new life in our immigrant-rich nation.
Click here for a list of organizations that offer opportunities to help.

Join the Kids Culture Club on Mondays to celebrate our Jewish heritage.

Elementary school-age kids and parents are invited to join our Shoreshim Kids Culture Club on Mondays at 5 pm via Zoom to explore Jewish culture with songs and creative projects.

Call us at 571-445-0563 OR email schoolinfo@restonshoreshim.org for Zoom details.

Find out more by visiting our Jewish Learning Page.

We’re now registering students for our fall season.

Let's Be Social!

What Shoreshim is 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.