Friday night Shabbat services are being held via ZOOM link every week. Most Friday services begin at 7:30 pm. Our services are conducted by either Rabbi Stucker-Rozovsky or one of our volunteer Lay Leaders.
On the weekends that Rabbi Stucker-Rozovsky is with us, Introduction to Judaism classes will be held at 9:00 am with Torah Study at 10:00 am and Introduction to Hebrew at 11:00 am. All sessions are now being held via ZOOM.
For all services, check the calendar on the HOME page for service times.
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 Morning Minyan has been postponed due to the pandemic. When the Minyan resumes, from 10 am to noon on most Tuesday mornings, congregants will gather around our beautiful portable ark — crafted by a congregant — 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 Aaron Stucker-Rozovsky and Cantor Karen Webber to our bimah for the High Holy Days 2020. All services were be conducted via ZOOM link due to the pandemic.
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.
About 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.
High Holiday Seats
As a part of your membership, all members in good standing in 2020 received a ZOOM link for High Holy Day services. If you would like to attend High Holy Day services at Beth El as a non-member, please know that you, too, would be most welcome.
For non-members, you can purchase a ticket. Contact our office for more information.
Or, better yet, join Beth El before November 30th and the amount of your ticket payment will be deducted from your dues. Click here for Membership Application.
How to Pay for Seats
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 $180, 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.