April 25, 2015   6 Iyyar 5775
Congregation Beth Chaverim, Virginia Beach
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3820 Stoneshore Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23451
Phone: 757-463-3226
Fax: 757-463-1134

Welcome to the Reform Jewish Congregation of Virginia Beach
Serving the entire community of Tidewater and beyond

We are proud of our growing congregational family and its inclusive spirit, reaching out to embrace those who seek our fellowship. The synagogue thus becomes an extended family in this highly mobile American society, providing for so much needed roots, socially, spiritually and psychologically. Our sacred mandate is to practice our religious tenents and transmit them to the next generation, while deepening our joyful attachment to a great historical heritage of values and ideals in a contemporary liberal context.

"Living a Jewish Life in the Reform Way"

Chaverim, I am pleased to announce that our congregation will be starting an exciting new program this January entitled "Living a Jewish Life in the Reform Way." This innovative and thought provoking program has been made possible through the funding of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Tidewater Jewish Foundation, and Simon Family Foundation. With their financial support we have created a program that will take participants on an in-depth personal journey as they increase their understanding of Jewish religious practice within the context of Reform Judaism. So often, many of us claim we are Jewish only because our parents were Jewish. However, our new program aims to unlock a deeper sense of Jewish Identity, and will help participants answer the question, "What does Living a Jewish life mean to me?"

The program will consist of six experiential learning sessions with a seventh final session in which participants will be able to reflect on their personal growth and experience. This program is available to any person either already "Living a Jewish life the Reform Way" or anyone wishing to explore this lifestyle. Our first session will begin on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. We are looking forward to having several participants in this program. If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested in this exciting new adventure, please have them contact Dr. Rita Frank at 498-5341 to register.


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Beth Chaverim Religious & Hebrew School  

The mission of the Hebrew and Religious School of Congregation Beth Chaverim is to build a partnership between teachers, students and families.  This partnership will serve to empower participants with knowledge to lead fulfilling Jewish lives, enriched with Jewish values, customs and behavior.  Our goal is to promote a commitment to Judaism, at home and at synagogue, as well as developing an identification with the land of Israel.

If you have questions concerning our school please contact our Religious School Director Linda Sinowitz by e-mail at llllsinlb@aol.com

Beth Chaverim Gift Shop  

The Beth Chaverim Gift Shop is open Friday nights after services and Sunday mornings during Sunday school. We have plenty of new items on display and more are coming in soon. If you need help during the week, please call the office at 463-3226 and we will be happy to help you.

If the gift shop doesn't have what you're looking for, you might try the AHUVA web site for your purchase. If you go to the ahuva.com website by clicking here, then 10% of all proceeds is returned to the gift shop here at Congregation Beth Chaverim!!! Just mention Affiliate ID# 185 when ordering by phone. You must mention this code for Beth Chaverim to receive the commission. Happy shopping!

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What's Happening At Temple  
May 2015
05/01 -  Shabbat Service (8:00 PM) (8:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
05/02 -  Services (10:30 AM) (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
05/02 -  Shabbat Service (10:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
05/08 -  Shabbat Service (8:00 PM) (8:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
05/15 -  Shabbat Service (8:00 PM) (8:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
05/22 -  Shabbat Service (8:00 PM) (8:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Oneg Shabbat  
Every Friday night after services we gather in the social hall for coffee and dessert. It also give us a chance to shmooze with our friends and guests.

Onegs are sponsored by congregants in honor of a loved one or special event. Without sponsors there would be no Onegs. If you would like to sponsor an Oneg, please call Eleanor Lenox at 499-6012 or e-mail to elenox@cox.net for more information and available dates.

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