Friday night Shabbat services are conducted in our sanctuary and are also streamed via ZOOM link. Friday services begin at 7:30 pm. Our services are conducted by either Rabbi Stucker-Rozovsky or one of our talented volunteer Lay Leaders.
We also offer Saturday morning Torah services once a month beginning at 10:00 am.
Security is important to us as well, therefore professional, armed security guards are on site for all services held at Beth El. Visitors who are not known to our community may be questioned by our security team upon arrival for the protection of our community.
Twice monthly, Rabbi Stucker-Rozovsky 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 and lecture is typically held at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening. These Saturday events are held via ZOOM. Contact our office for Zoom links.
We also have annual, themed Shabbatot in honor of Veteran’s Day, Holocaust Remembrance, New Members, Interfaith Families, Pride Month, Black History Month, and more.
For all services, check the calendar on the HOME page for service times.
Our Family Shabbat dinners are coming back! Watch e-blasts for dates.
These monthly evenings start with dinner together in the social hall and include blessings over the candles, wine, challah, and children . After dinner, there is a family-friendly service beginning at 7:30 pm during which we celebrate all the members who have birthdays that month. To end the evening, we enjoy an oneg Shabbat, often featuring sweet treats, like cake and ice cream.
Tuesday Morning Minyan
Our Weekly Minyan is conducted on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am when Congregants gather via Zoom for worship and Torah study and discussion.
If you would like details or a Zoom link, please email the office at BethElVaOffice@gmail.com.
We hold monthly Tot Shabbat services designed for our youngest kids. These are short, noise-welcome gatherings with lots of music brought to us by congregants who share their musical talents which range from singing to guitar to fiddle to piano. We honor the major holidays with candle-lighting and blessings at Hanukkah, costumes at Purim, an Exodus reenactment at Passover, and more.
Last year, we even celebrated Shavuot with ice cream in the lounge after the service. And birthday celebrants of the month – including parents! – are also honored with a blessing from the Rabbi and special stickers.
For High Holidays 2023, we will again enjoy the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Aaron Stucker-Rozovsky and Cantorial Soloist Krishna Alexandra. Services will be held in person and via Zoom. Among other highlights, our tradition includes launching Yom Kippur services with the Kol Nidre melody played by a professional cellist, along with extraordinary shofar blowing.
Join us for services for Erev Rosh Hashanah, first and second day Rosh Hashanah, Tashlich, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur, and Family Services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE FOR 2023-5784 (1)
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 was the Director of Rabbinical Services for the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) based in Jackson, Mississippi for two years. He served ISJL-affiliated congregations in 13 southern states that did not have full-time Rabbis of their own.
High Holiday Seats
All Beth El members in good standing 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.
If you join Beth El before November 30th, the amount of your ticket payment will be deducted from your dues. Click here for Membership Application.
How to Pay for Seats
The suggested fee for High Holy days is $200/person for adults, $400 for families. Please donate what is comfortable for you to help us cover our costs. We are grateful for your support.
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.
We look forward to worshipping with you.