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CEH Reopening Updates

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CEH Reopening Updates

With a very successful vaccination campaign, the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Virginia has fallen dramatically from 346 on January 4th to 36 on June 19th. The risk of infection of fully vaccinated people is about 5 in 100,000 over the past 6 months, and most have been asymptomatic or mild cases. Thus, the reopening committee has decided to allow CEH to return to a more fully open and in-person participatory service,  Read More »

High Holidays 5782

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High Holidays 5782

 Planning for this year's High Holidays is well underway, with options for in-person and Zoom-based participation in the works.More information will come in July, but we wanted to preview some basic concepts with you:1. Capacity Limits - In-person services will be capacity controlled for health and safety purposes.2. Youth Programming - Programming for kids ages 18 months to pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah is being planned for both mornings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Babysitting for children  Read More »

Raising up

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Raising up

First of all, I would love to express my gratitude to all of you who supported me this week, sharing beautiful messages on social media and privately on the occasion of my in-person rabbinic ordination, since last year’s ceremony happened exclusively on zoom. Thank you! I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of raising up as a Jewish concept. Last week’s parasha, Naso, contains the famous Priestly Blessing. This short formula is still used  Read More »

President’s Message

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President’s Message

I hope you were able to take time on Monday to see Rav Natan participate in the in-person ordination ceremony that he was denied last year due to COVID. It appears he actually does own a suit. I look forward to having him back with us next Shabbat, if only to help make sure we’re setting up the Zoom interface correctly. We had what might be called some technical difficulties on Saturday morning until we  Read More »

Social Action Committee Shavuot Project

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Social Action Committee Shavuot Project

Many thanks to everyone who donated basic household items for Welcome Baskets!   We met our goal of filling 12 large laundry bins with cleansers, soaps, laundry/washing machine detergents, toilet/tissue/paper towels, oven mitts and more!  These were delivered to APAH (Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing) for new residents of the recently opened affordable housing complex, Queens Court, on N. Quinn Street in Rosslyn.   Rav Natan provided some very classy CEH letterhead cards, which we  Read More »

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