MinyanDLooking for ways to connect, meet people, learn new things, do good works in the community? We offer a host of ways to get involved.

And if you want to take part in planning, please let us know. We are always looking for talent and time in our Adult Education, Caring, Membership, Men's Group, Ritual, Sisterhood, and Social Action committees. 

Here's just a taste of what's going on at Beth El:  

 

Study 

Our Adult Education Committee has come up with a robust series of programs for 2017, including films, books, and topical discussions. Details are posted on the calendar.  

 

Groups 

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For Beth El women, there’s a monthly Ladies Lunch Out at area restaurants. Come schmooze, nosh, connect.

Our Sisterhood supports B'nai Mitzvah families by hosting an Oneg Shabbat on Friday night and helps to coordinate community meals after deaths in the congregation. We also have fun! 

The Men's Group gets together for schmoozing and noshing, too. They also work on projects like our new Sukkah Garden.  

NEW! We have launched an interfaith couples group

NEW! We also launched a Jewish Story Club, meeting once a month for little ones between 4 and 6. Non-members are welcome to this program. Check the calendar for dates.

 

Social Action

Throughout the year, our Sisterhood also collects food to donate to CCAP, Congregational Community Action Project.

At the High Holidays, the whole synagogue pitches in to bring bags of non-perishable food to donate to CCAP.

For the past three years, we assisted with the WATTS (Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter) project, offering food and gift bags to homeless men at Christmas. The past two years, Sisterhood and religious school students collaborated to create goodie bags and Christmas cards for the men and women.

Other social action programs have included Sisterhood providing cooked turkeys to needy families; congregants helping a feed-the-needy program through Shenandoah University; and students and their parents gleaning apples to donate to the hungry.