Keeping Jewish learning relevant to our student’s lives. Our vibrant Religious School provides the perfect compliment to today's busy family schedules. We offer classes on Wednesday afternoons and Sundays during the regular school year.
The Jewish sages teach that "the world stands on three things: Torah, Avodah, and G'milut Hasadim" (Avot 1:2). These pursuits--study, worship, and deeds of loving kindness--provide the framework within which Jews build their relationship with G-d, with one another and with the world. Our school's program of study is based upon these three core Jewish values. Our core curriculum is designed to coincide with the developmental stages of children at each appropriate grade. Congregation Beth Emeth’s Religious School keeps Jewish learning relevant to our student’s lives. The CBE curriculum provides students with not only the traditional Jewish education, but also the tools to live their lives as Conservative Jews in today’s world. Our goal at CBE is to plant the seeds of life-long learning through meaningful Jewish exploration, hands-on-learning, and family education.
How do our 3rd graders learn about the topography and geography of Israel? By making an "Edible Israel Map"!
Graham Cracker crumbles = dessert and desert
Green M&Ms = forest
Red Swedish fish = sea
Gumdrops = cities
Brown Hershey squares = borders
Shabbat Shalom Snapshot
We have great summer reading and delicious hummus...but we miss you! Use this link to sign up for Religious School, Youth Programs, and Chai School https://bit.ly/2JfjRJl. To apply to become a madrich(a), assistant teacher, click this link https://bit.ly/2JvcYml
Exciting environmental news from Israel...
nocamels.com The Red Sea Transnational Research Center will include scientists from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen, and Djibouti.
Shabbat Shalom Snapshot: Morah Ellie was digging in the Jewish Holidays Garden to get it ready for 2nd grade Religious School this year...parsley for Passover, flowers for Shabbat, and cucumbers for Israeli salad.
It is never too early to sign up for Religious School and Chai School. Check out our new online registration - easy and quick! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGIecUXjcMhUaz7qO2coA68Swilsp2MQDWmAE2_JwIq05tlg/viewform
docs.google.com We are so excited to open Religious School, Chai School, and Youth Program registration for the 2019-2020 year. Class Times: All grades K-7 will meet for Religious School on Sundays from 9am-12pm. Grades 2-7 meet only Wednesday afternoon from 4:30-6:30pm. Grades 8-10 will meet for Chai School on Sun...
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[05/05/19] Shalom! Today our 5th graders were able to create their own edible Israeli cities out of sweets and graham crackers for Yom Ha'atzmaut. This evening all 7-12 graders are requested to be at the JCCNV for the Yom Hashoah Commemoration, which we are honored to be the sponsor for this year! The teen program is at 4:30, and we hope to see you there as we listen to the amazing stories of survivors and members.
[04/28/19] Shalom! Passover has finally ended and we hope that you are enjoying your wheat products! Today 6th grade had a group of speakers who were able to discuss becoming a Jew by choice. Looking ahead, the Yom Hashoah Holocaust commemoration at the JCC on May 5th, we are asking all 7-12 graders and families to please be present!
[04/07/19] Shalom! Today, grades K-2 just completed the "Chopped; Charoset Challenge." An extra special thanks to Sgt. Missler who judged the competition. While K-2 were enjoying their cooking, grades 3-7 attended the Passover program with guest speaker Mr. Murray Spiegel! Have a wonderful rest of the week!
[03/24/19] Shalom! A big Todah raba to our guest, Mr. Marty Zelman. He visited 7th grade, telling the story of his parents' journey from the Holocaust to the United States! 7th grade is packing Yom Hashoah yellow candles, which will be arriving at your homes. While 6th grade is learning in project mishpacha, the school is shifting into Passover mode, with the 4 questions being sung throughout the halls. Have a wonderful week!
[03/10/19] Shalom! Purim BEATLEMANIA comes to CBE. Join us Wednesday, March 20, 6pm, as students perform a Shpiel as only we can. Everyone is invited for Shpiel, pizza and hamantaschen. Regular Megillah reading at 7 for those who wish to stay.
[03/03/19] Shalom! Today the 6th and 7th graders were able to participate in our annual world-wide wrap! They got to wear t"fillin and learn all about the history of wrapping. A very large Todah Rabah to grades 2,3,4 and 5 and their families for filling our Shabbat with joy! Hope you all are as excited as we are for the Purim carnival on March 17th and the Purim Shpiel on March 20th. We look forward to seeing you there!
[02/24/19] Join us for family services on Friday, March 1st, 6:15 pm when our 2nd and 3rd graders lead parts of the service. And, on March 2nd, Shabbat morning, when our 4th and 5th graders lead us in prayer.
[02/24/19] Shalom! We are back after taking a break last weekend for President's day! 6th grade had another Project Mishpacha session today, but they weren't the only ones doing something exciting! 2nd and 3rd grade were tye-dyeing in preparation for Purim Shpiel! 5th grade presented their Israel program to their parents today. Todah rabah to Moreh Aaron and the 5th graders. 7th grade was able to participate in "Immigrant in Each of Us" at Olam Tikvah! An excitement packed day at religious school!
[02/10/19] An extra special Todah raba to Moreh Rafi Glazer who brought a very special JNF program to our 4th and 5th graders. We had a great time exploring Israel!
[02/10/19] Shalom! After a warmer week the weather went back down into the teens just in time for Sunday school! Thank you to the Bible Players and Moreh Mordechai Rosenstein for spending last week with us! We had a blast and all learned something new! We are now back into the groove and are in a busy day today. Remember, no school next Sunday for President's Day!
[01/27/19] Shalom! After being postponed for all too long, it's finally our first Sunday session of the year! The frigid cold brought the students in as they shuffled to class. The school enjoyed a regular day of religious school to get back into their grooves! Finally, finally Artist in Residence week is here! There is something for everyone, check your weekly update for event days and times. Morah Ita says "see you this Shabbat!"
[12/16/18] Shalom! The wet weather brought the students in as they shuffled into class. The third graders had a blast today building their own interpretations of the Tower of Babel! 6th grade had another session of Project Mishpacha today, and they are becoming more and more prepared for their bar/bat mitzvah! Our next Sunday will be in January, so we are wishing you all a happy and exciting 2019!
Shalom! With the weather in the 30's this morning, it started to feel like November on this religious school day. Today in religious school, the 5th graders held a wonderful mock trial that impressed all that attended! Morah Ita was the judge, and we had 3 chai schoolers be the bet din (Jury). The 3rd, 4th, and 6th graders were all there to watch and be amazed at the amount of work and dedication that was put into the trial. We'd also like to thank all the parents for coming out and supporting their children in the trial as well! A wonderful day at CBE!
[11/11/18] Shalom! It was VERY cold this morning with the temperature at around 30 degrees! Today in religious school the 6th graders had their 2nd week of Project Mishpacha. They are getting more and more prepared for their b'nai mitzvot each week! All the other classes got to enjoy a normal day of school. Another enriching and learning-filled day at CBE!
[10/28/18] Shalom! Today in religious school the 6th grade class had a discussion about where their families are from! One student brought in a board with old family photos! During the day, some of the older students made letters out to the synagogue that was attacked in Pittsburgh, while the younger grades made origami! All of our prayers go out to them. Another busy day in the religious school building!
[10/21/18] Shalom! Wind was gusting around this morning, so people were rushing to get inside and start learning! Our kindergarten class was very small today however, with only 4 kids! Even though the class was small, we rolled back the time and talked about the Tower of Babble with kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade! The 6th graders and their parents had their very first project mishpacha today and are learning about the bar/bat mitzvah process. All and all another fun day at religious school.
[10/14/18] Shalom! With the weather starting to get cold this morning, everyone started off the day with a chill to wake them up. The teachers and students are finally able to follow their normal schedules without any special event in their way. Even though the classes aren't having anything special today, the office is still bustling with people moving around everywhere! 6th grade, don't forget that next week is project mishpacha workshop #1!
[09/30/18] Shalom! Today in religious school parents were able to meet their children's teachers and get to know more about the classes. While their parents were getting to know their teachers, the kids were enjoying watching a video on Sukkot. After the kids watched the video, they were able to build their own Lego sukkah! An exiting day for teachers, parents and students!
[09/16/18] Shalom! Religious school is starting off strong this year with the halls bustling! Through the confusion of the crowds students were able to find their classes and teachers. Whether it was challah with honey or a Sunkist, students started off the year sweet. Madrichim and teachers are getting to know their students through icebreakers and games, so students are having a great time. This year will be full of learning and fun times! Don't forget, we're raising the sukkah next Sunday!
Wishing everyone a great summer!
Congratulations to our Confirmation Class. Confirmation is May 18th Services at 7:15 p.m.
B'Yahad Saturday, May 19th at 6:15 p.m. for K-7 for those who RSVP'd
Please remember we still have class on Wednesday/Thursday.
We hope you come to the 3rd grade family services on Friday May 4th. Mazel Tov to our 10th grade confirmands. Confirmation will be happening on Friday May 18th. Also, if you are planning on going to the K-7 Shavuot B'Yahad and you haven't RSVP'd, please make sure you RSVP at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4facaf2baaf58-byahad2
signupgenius.com PLEASE CHOOSE TWO! B'Yahad is a chance to celebrate Shabbat together--as a family, and as a community. This year there will be three school-wide B'Yahad weekends. Shabbat B'Yahad, Friday night, will include dinner, services and a program. B'Yahad, Saturday, will include Seudah Shelish*t (the third S...
Join us today at the "Hate Speech and the Holocaust" commemoration at the JCCNV. During the teen program (4:30-6:30pm), teens will have the chance to talk to a holocaust survivor and have discussions on impact of hate and speech. Community wide program continues 5pm-7pm. Next Sunday we will be holding our annual Good Deeds Day program during normal class times for our students. Special time for Chai School 1pm-3pm.
Hope to see you at both of these events and have an amazing week!
[03/18/18] Happy second of Nissan, I hope your month is off to a great start. Later this evening we will be hosting Scott Fried during Chai school hours.
[03/04/18] Hope everyone had an amazing Purim last Thursday! This Friday March 9th, 1st grade will lead us in services. Don't forget to support them by coming and cheering them on! On March 17, join us to have Ruach Shabbat with Rabbi. We invite all 5th grade and under to bring their families and have a fun filled time davening. Hope to see you there! For the Chai schoolers and their parents, March 18th Scott Fried will join us information to follow!
[02/11/18] Come celebrate Purim with our Dr.Seuss Purim Shpiel Wednesday, February 28. Join us for pizza at 6:00, the shpiel at 6:30-7ish, and tons of fun! If you are interested in going RSVP to [email protected]. Come support the 4th and 5th graders as they lead services February 24. Come to our annual world famous Purim Palooza Sunday, February 25. Dress up, play games, relax with friends, and have a great time. Hope to see you there!
Welcome back to our congregants are on their way home from Israel. Also remember to pick up your USY wings if you ordered them. I hope your family will have a great time watching the Super Bowl. RSVP for the Doctor Suess themed Purim Shpiel, Wednesday February 28th pizza at 6 shpiel at 6:30. To RSVP email [email protected]
bethemeth.org It's Time for CBE's World-FamousPurim Palooza!Sunday, February 25, 201812:00 - 2:00 PM (Opens at 11:15 AM for Preschool, Kindergarten & 1st Grade & families)
[01/28/18] The super bowl is one week away from today. Keeping up with tradition, USY is making and selling wings for the Super Bowl. Either talk to Sara or go to the CBE website for all of the information. Happy Tu B'shevat week to all!
[01/21/18] I hope that you all are having a wonderful 5th of Shevat. To the CBE'ers that are leaving this week, we wish everyone a safe, fun, and educational trip to Israel! We look forward to hearing stories all about it!
Beth Emeth is a welcoming and dynamic Conservative Jewish congregation serving Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Northern Virginia. The main office is open M-Th 9-5, Fri 9-2:30. Services, religious school and activities are often outside of these hours.