Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation is a vibrant, community-centered Reform Jewish congregation in Ashburn, Virginia.
Beth Chaverim means “House of Friends” in Hebrew. And that is what you will find at Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation. We are a welcoming community, connecting with one another and centuries of Jewish tradition. We are filled with energy, warmth and spiritual meaning. We celebrate our diversity – we are young families, seniors, singles, teens, empty nesters, interfaith families, same sex couples, Jews by birth and Jews by choice. We are more than a congregation – we’re a family, a community and friends. Note: If your picture is on our page and you wish to have it removed, please send us a message!
Mission: We are Building a House of Friends, One Family at a Time, By Creating a Welcoming Jewish Home for a Diverse Community.
This Friday, March 31st - Join us for Erev Shabbat Services at a later start time of 8pm!
As we welcome a later sunset during the summer months, join us for Shabbat on Fridays May 31st, June 28th, July 26th, and August 23rd, for Erev Shabbat Services at 8pm.
Stay tuned to our EBlast for service times through out the year!
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Please congratulation BCRC member Scott Shinberg for his book publishing! Scott’s debut novel was released on Monday, May 6th by Evolved Publishing. In this espionage thriller, Michelle Reagan joins the CIA’s Special Activities Division and pursues terrorists and traitors across the globe. Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews gave it a 5-Star rating, saying, “Confessions of Eden is told in a powerful voice, featuring streams of consciousness that plunge readers into the protagonist’s turmoil. Fast-paced and filled with action, it is one of those books you feel compelled to read nonstop.”
The book is available in eBook and paperback from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and independent bookstore.
The Amazon.com link is: https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Eden-Riveting-Thriller-Michelle/dp/1622536657/
amazon.com Is "Confessions of Eden" drawn from today's headlines, or are the headlines drawn from what little is visible of Eden's footprints?"For fans of crime and espionage, 'Confessions of Eden' comes across as a tour de force in entertainment." Romuald Dzemo, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS)"'Co...
At the Loudoun Interfaith Day of Prayer, May 2, 2019
BCRC along with over a dozen different faith communities at the interfaith prayer vigil for Sri Lanka victims.
Interfaith worshippers pray for Sri Lanka bombing victims https://wtop.com/loudoun-county/2019/04/interfaith-prayers-for-the-victims-of-the-terrorist-attack/
wtop.com The day after devastating, coordinated attacks claimed over 300 lives in Sri Lanka, a group of interfaith worshippers gathered to offer prayers for the victims and their families.
What a great Community Seder! Over 90 #bcrcva members, friends and community members attended. @ Beth Chaverim, Ashburn VA
Shalom Chaverim! The BCRC Community Potluck Passover Seder is this Saturday! We are looking for one to two high chair donations for the young ones who are joining the Seder. If you have a high chair that you are willing to donate for BCRC use or just let us borrow for the evening, please let us know!
We are so happy that so many of you will be coming for our Seder. Just a reminder that the deadline to RSVP is this Wednesday. If you are interested in attending, please click below for more information and to RSVP!
Another Passover, another Six13 song - Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qervY5HSzqM&feature=share
IT IS TIME... time for everyone's favorite unleavened holiday, and of course, the traditional Six13 music video to go along with it. Here's hoping this seder...
One of BCRC's authors, David Mendelsohn, will be part of a group of authors at a book signing, this Saturday, March 30th, 1 - 5 pm, at One Loudoun Barnes & Noble.
He would love to have you come by to pick up a book or just to say hello!
Everyone’s ordering their BCRC logo t-shirts! Have you ordered yours? All receipts benefit temple facility projects! Must order at http://holtondesigninc.com/stores.html by April 7.
A very spooky Purim spiel at #bcrcva @ Beth Chaverim, Ashburn VA
Rabbi Amy attended Healing Virgina (#HealingVa), an Interfaith and Civic Discussion with Attorney General Mark Herring on Sunday, March 3rd at Mt. Zion UMC in Leesburg. Read her post from the BCRC Blog here: https://www.bcrcva.org/the-bcrc-blog.html?post_id=777405
bcrcva.org Rabbi Amy attended Healing Virgina (#HealingVa), an Interfaith and Civic Discussion with Attorney General Mark Herring on Sunday, March 3rd at Mt. Zion UMC in Leesburg. Here are her reflections on this event and the issues it raised:
Last Tuesday, Rabbi Amy met with students from the George Mason University Hillel to discuss the holiday of Purim.
Chag Purim Sameach!
Sunday school tomorrow - Don’t forget to SPRING YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD tonight!!
Are you getting ready for Purim? Our SPOOKY shpiel and carnival are coming up! Who will you dress as this year?
reformjudaism.org Which Purim character are you most like? Take our quiz to find out!
Rabbi Amy with visiting rabbi Joe Charnes and Rev. Annabelle Markey of Community Lutheran Church for our Interfaith Dialogue Weekend
A photo with Rev. Tracey Lyons at Mt. Zion UMC, after attending "A Race Relations and Reconciliation Service" where Judge Gregory of the US Court Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was the guest speaker. Sunday, Feb 3.
[02/04/19] Interested in our renovation plans for the temple? Join us tonight at 7 pm for a presentation of renderings by our architects.
Paola and Carlos, our former cleaners have opened a Peruvian Restaurant! Check it out for a full menu of delicious authentic Peruvian specialties.
Announcing a new health and nutrition Website/Blog! BCRC Member, Dr. Bob Arbetter, is providing a completely free service now for all those interested in prevention or natural healing. You can access his fascinating articles and information at conscioushealthclub.com. Just subscribe at the bottom of his site if you are interested in providing comments or future blog postings as they become available. He will not clog up your in box; just send you a quick notification when a new article is published. He really wants your feedback to help him mature this site, so please check it out!
Shabbat Shalom, Chaverim! Isn't Rhiannon Scarlett Kerwin, one of our newest members, the sweetest, as she reads her book, "The Colors of My Jewish Year"?
Rhiannon is now 2 months old, and her family - parents Daniel and Suzanne, and big brothers Aidan and Locklan - could not be prouder! Mazel Tov to Rhiannon's family!
Looking forward to celebrating Rhiannon's confirmation - Class of 5795/2035!
The Coffee House Conversation, originally scheduled for this evening, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Wishing everyone a safe and warm evening.
Shabbat Shalom! Join us tonight for Erev Shabbat services at 7 pm! And, mark your calendars for this upcoming series with Rabbi Amy and Rabbi David Greenspoon from Congregation Sha'are Shalom. Details in the flyer.
And now, for a very important PSA before you store that menorah for another year....
[12/09/18] On this 8th and final day of Chanukah, show us your menorahs!!! Post pics below!
We celebrated the 6th night of Chanukah with a group menorah lighting @beth_chaverim_ashburn
For night 7 - The Maccabeats! Don't forget about our Chanukah party tomorrow!
Shavua tov & happy seventh night of Hanukkah! We're loving this year's song by The Maccabeats.
What else could we post for Night 6, other than Six13?? Chag Sameach!
Is this just fantasy? No, it's our Chanukah tribute to one of the greatest and most epic songs of all time. Ready, Freddie? Kindle the lights, remember the Maccabees, and rock on. CHAG SAMEACH!
Please follow, comment, like, and share with anyone who loves Chanukah, classic rock legends, or both.
Check our comments below for links to:
- The FULL LENGTH VERSION of Bohemian Chanukah (and all of Six13's other songs) on iTunes
- Send this song as a PERSONALIZED VIDEO CHANUKAH CARD to your friends and family
- The YouTube version of this video for the FULL LYRICS and CREDITS
- The SINGALONG SHEET with all the lyrics you can print out and SING THIS AT YOUR CHANUKAH PARTY or SCHOOL PROGRAM
Booking and more information about Six13:
All I know about Chanukah, I learned from Rugrats. Enjoy with your family on this Night 5! https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3aavso
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Happy Night 3! Don't forget that our Chanukah party is this Sunday! Details in the event on this page - join us!!
Happy Night 2!
Clean out that menorah and grate some potatoes! Happy Chanukah from your House of Friends!!
[12/02/18] The Worship Committee is meeting at 1 pm today! If you are looking for a great way to get involved at BCRC, please join us!
:) BCRC Bunco and Poker TONIGHT :)
Thursday, November 29; 7 - 9 pm
We are continuing our monthly adult get-together to play bunco and poker. Take a midweek break from your routine, socialize with your friends, and make some new friends. No money, no pressure, just fun! This month, we are ordering pizza, so no need to rush home before coming out to play! You are welcome to bring a snack to share if you'd like.
Don't forget to make your donation to BCRC today via Facebook and PayPal to ensure that your contribution will be doubled (until funding runs out)! Link to our fundraiser is below!
[11/24/18] Help us raise funds this #GivingTuesday (November 27) as Facebook and PayPal will match donations starting at 8 am (until funding runs out)! Your contributions make an impact - whether it is $5 or $500 or $5000! If you would like to direct your donation to a specific BCRC fund, please PM us after you have made your payment. ONLY DONATIONS MADE ON TUESDAY WILL BE MATCHED!
Another photo from our fabulous Congregational Trip to Israel! Here are Rabbi Amy and other members standing outside the entrance to the Western Wall Tunnel tour in the Western Wall plaza.
Relaxing with some good Israeli wine at Castel Winery
#bcrcva at the Western Wall
#bcrcva arrived in Jerusalem!
Thank you to Congregation Sha'are Shalom and Rabbi David Greenspoon for organizing this amazing tribute to the Tree of Life synagogue last night, and to all members of our Jewish community, interfaith partners and community leaders who came to show their support. If you missed this event, we will say some special prayers for Pittsburgh at this Friday's (lay-led) Shabbat service.
There are too many emotions for the words. Thank you #LoudounCounty for your amazing response tonight. You turned out in strength; at least 750 were counted leaving. Our elected officials, law enforcement leaders, civic leaders, and faith communities were united in rejection of hate in any form. Beth Chaverim, Ashburn VA, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES Naacp Loudoun Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg VA Attorney General Mark Herring Congresswoman Barbara Comstock Jennifer Wexton Kristen Umstattd, Leesburg Kelly Burk, Leesburg Here is one photo shared by Laura Colloton Giessler. I'm sure more will be forthcoming. Feel free to add yours in the comments! Don't forget to rock your Orange Ribbon and show up for the Loudoun Interfaith Bridges Day of Thanks! Oh, and we also raised over $2500 we will be sending to Pittsburg for survivor supprt.
We hope that you will join us tomorrow night at Congregation Sha'are Shalom in Leesburg for an evening of solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish and civic communities.
We hope you will join us for this evening of solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish and civic community.
[10/28/18] Parents of religious school students, please check your email for an important message about Sunday school tomorrow.
[10/24/18] Don't forget about Bunco & Poker night tomorrow!! Details under events.
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