Synagogue Spotlight

Weekly feature on what’s happening at a different synagogue around the DMV.

Nature Shabbat at Ner Shalom Represents Inclusive Ideals

Congregation Ner Shalom in Woodbridge, Virginia, has held a unique Shabbat and toddler education program that allows congregants to connect with nature while incorporating...

Temple Emanuel Holds ‘Teen Takeover’ Day

Temple Emanuel in Kensington held an exciting program at its religious school with a “Teen Takeover” day for the teenage madrichim (leaders) to present...

Exciting and Engaging Activities at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County

Passover is a highly important time for any synagogue, and the same holds true for Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, which added an...

Growing Up With Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation

Taylor Medoff was recently hired to serve as the temple administrator at Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation in Ashburn, Virginia, a move that brings Medoff’s...

From Temple Rodef Shalom to Rabbinical School and Religious Careers

Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church is producing religious leaders at an incredible rate, with over 10 people who either grew up at Rodef...

Providing a Jewish Community Experience for the Next Generation at Tikvat Israel

Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville is experiencing a huge shift in its membership and other programs as the result of a new dues model...

Programming for Young Families Takes Center Stage at Etz Hayim Congregation

Programming for young families is taking center stage at Etz Hayim Congregation in Arlington, driving membership and growth and creating an environment that is...

Sixth & I: A Vibrant Hub of Jewish Cultural and Spiritual Life

Sixth & I, a historical synagogue in Washington, D.C., is loved for its unique approach to celebrating Jewish tradition, exemplified by its annual Purim...

Bet Mishpachah Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion

When Bet Mishpachah was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1975 as a Jewish space for people of the LGBTQ community, there existed little if...

Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia Spreads the Purim Holiday Spirit Through Its Mishloach Manot...

A unique fundraiser at Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia has decades worth of connections to Jewish families across the country, and now its efforts...