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Weekly Services

Friday night Shabbat services are conducted in our sanctuary and are also streamed via ZOOM link every week. Friday services begin at 7:30 pm. Our services are conducted by either Rabbi Stucker-Rozovsky or one of our talented volunteer Lay Leaders.

On the weekends that Rabbi Stucker-Rozovsky is with us, each Saturday morning the Rabbi conducts our Introduction to Judaism class at 9:00 am with Torah Study at 10:00 am and Introduction to Hebrew class at 11:00 am. A Havdalah service is typically held at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening. These Saturday events are now being held via ZOOM. Contact our office for Zoom links. 

For all services, check the calendar on the HOME page for service times.

 

Family Shabbat

Our Family Shabbat dinners have been postponed due to the pandemic.

When these dinners resume, once a month, we gather for what we call “Family Shabbat,” beginning with a dairy potluck at 6:30 pm. We begin our dinner with blessings over the candles, wine, and challah. After dinner, there is a family-friendly service beginning at 7:30 pm. During that service, we celebrate all the members who have birthdays that month. To end the evening, we have an oneg Shabbat featuring sweet treats, like cake and ice cream. 

 

Tuesday Morning Minyan

Our Tuesday Weekly Minyan is conducted on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm at Beth El, except the first Tuesday of the month when the minyan meets at 10:00 am. Congregants gather to study and discuss the Torah portion. 

If you would like details or a Zoom link for any services, please email the office at BethElVaOffice@gmail.com.

 

High Holidays

We are excited to welcome Rabbi Aaron Stucker-Rozovsky and Cantor Karen Webber to our bimah for the High Holy Days 2021. All services will be conducted in person with Covid protocols in place. Services will also be streamed via ZOOM link. E mail bethelvaoffice@gmail.com for a complete schedule and ticket information. 

About Rabbi Aaron Stucker-Rozovsky

Rabbi Aaron Stucker-Rozovsky became the Rabbi of Beth El Congregation on August 1, 2020. Born in Nova Scotia, Rabbi Stucker-Rozovsky was raised along the eastern seaboard including several years in Richmond, Virginia where he had his bar mitzvah and graduated high school. Rabbi Rozovsky graduated from Providence College with a BA in History (2008), Central Connecticut State University with a MS in International Studies with a concentration in Latin America (2012), and an MA in Hebrew Letters from the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR)(2017). He received smicha (Rabbinical ordination) from HUC-JIR in 2018. During his time at HUC, Rabbi Rozovsky was the student Rabbi for congregations in Petoskey, Michigan and Terre Haute, Indiana. 

Before coming to Winchester, Rabbi Stucker-Rozovsky served as the Director of Rabbinical Services for the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life based in Jackson, Mississippi for two years. He served congregations in 13 southern states that did not have full-time Rabbis of their own.

Cantor Karen WebberAbout Cantor Karen Webber

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.

More about Cantor Webber

High Holiday Seats 

All members in good standing in 2021 will receive tickets as well as a ZOOM link for High Holy Day services. Non-members who would like to attend High Holy Day services at Beth El are most welcome. Contact our office for more information on how non-members can purchase a ticket. 

Persons who join Beth El before November 30th can have the amount of their ticket payment deducted from their dues.  Click here for Membership Application. 

How to Pay for Seats 

We now offer two ways to pay for High Holy Day seats:

  1. You can pay through PayPal, following the directions below OR
  2. You can send a check, following the directions below.

Via PayPal: Log into your account, go to “Pay for goods or services,” enter this email address in the open field, bethelvacongregation@gmail.com. Then click the blue “Next” button and enter $200 per person. Questions? Contact the office manager’s line at 540-667-1889.

By Check: Or send your check, made out to Beth El Congregation, to 520 Fairmont Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601, ATTN: High Holiday Seats. With your check for $200 per person, 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 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.

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