Friday night services are held every week with a few exceptions (like Apple Blossom weekend, when it is almost impossible to get to the synagogue because streets are blocked off.)
On the weekends that Rabbi Grumbacher is with us, Torah Study will be held at 10:15 am in the lounge, except on B'nai Mitzvah weekends.
For all services, check the calendar on the HOME page for service times.
Tuesday Morning Minyan
From 9 to 11 am on most Tuesday mornings, congregants gather to study and discuss the Torah portion. If you would like details, please email the office at BethElVaOffice@gmail.com.
We were excited to welcome Rabbi Michael Kramer and Cantor Karen Webber to our bimah for the High Holy Days 2017!
Rabbi Michael Kramer shares that "Thirty-six years in the rabbinate has nurtured my love for the Jewish people and strengthened my teachings of the Torah. Our heritage is an incredible gift that our ancestors handed down to us, one we receive as truly a blessing from God with 'ahavah rabbah - eternal love.'
"Our challenge is to teach our children to cherish our faith as past generations have. This is the responsibility that I have assumed as a rabbi and as one who cares deeply for the Jewish people."
Cantor Karen Webber describes herself this way: “Presently, an itinerant cantor…. I go where God needs me. A dynamic teacher of Torah, on the bimah, in the classroom and at my kitchen table, my specialty is translating Jewish liturgy, concepts and text into visual art, movement and music.”
The creator and founder of the “Wing & Prayer” mentoring program, she helps unique learners prepare for bar/bat mitzvah. As a single mother of two young adults with special needs, this is a passion of hers. She is motivated by finding ways that Judaism can connect, touch, and serve those in our communities who are underserved.
High Holiday Tickets
High Holiday tickets will be mailed to all members in good standing before the holidays.
If you would like to attend High Holy Day Services at Beth El as a non-member, please know that you would be most welcome!
For non-members, we ask for $100/ticket per person for the first year that you attend and $200/ticket per person for subsequent years. You can now pay with your credit card via PayPal.
PayPal Directions: Log into your account, go to "Pay for goods or services," enter this email address in the open field, email@example.com. Then click the blue "Next" button and enter the amount. Questions? Contact the office at 540-667-1889.
Or send your check, made out to Beth El Congregation, to 520 Fairmont Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601, ATTN: HHD Tickets. With your check, please include your name, phone number, snail mail address, and e-mail address.
If this amount poses a hardship for you, please call the office at 540-667-1043 and leave a message with your name and phone number, asking to speak with someone on the finance committee. Your conversation will be held in strictest confidence.
Whether you pay by check or via PayPal, we will mail your tickets to you. Please be sure to include your name, phone number, address, and email.
If you decide to become a member of Beth El Congregation before November 30, 2017, the amount of your payment will be deducted from your dues.