In-Person High Holiday Experiences

Our clergy, lay-leaders, and staff have been working together to cultivate in-person experiences that are both meaningful and safe. For these in-person activities, we ask that if you participate, please wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines.

In-person shofar blowing leading up to Rosh Hashanah

Sunday-Thursday, September 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17
9:30 am and 6:30 pm
Leading up to Rosh Hashanah, there will be multiple opportunities to hear the shofar in person, safely from your car. Shofar will be blown in the Beth El parking lot every 20 minutes until no cars are waiting to enter the lot.


In-person shofar blowing on Second Day Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 20, 3:00 pm
Drive to any of these parking lots to hear the shofar in person, safely from your car.
Locations:
Beth El Parking Lot (8215 Old Georgetown Rd.)
Walt Whitman High School Parking Lot (7100 Whittier Blvd.)
Walter Johnson High School Parking Lot (6400 Rock Spring Dr.)
Carderock Spring Elementary School Parking Lot (7401 Persimmon Tree Ln.)
Seven Locks Elementary School Parking Lot (9500 Seven Locks Rd.)
Silver Creek Middle School Parking Lot (3701 Saul Rd.)


Tashlich with Rabbi Werbin

Please join us for a Tashlich service, led by Rabbi Fabián Werbin, on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 20, at 4:30 pm. We will meet at the big NIH field entrance by Glenwood and Maple Ridge Road, behind Beth El. Please wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines. Space is limited.

Click here to sign up for Tashlich


Kol Nidre Food Drive for Manna Food Center

Our annual Kol Nidre Food Drive for Manna Food Center is still an important part of our Tikkun Olam efforts. The need for non-perishable food has skyrocketed in Montgomery County due to Covid-19.

Please bring your non-perishable food items to Beth El on Sunday, September 27, from 10:30 am-2:30 pm.

Contact-free drop-off instructions: Drive up to where the blue bins will be put out, place items in the blue bins, and drive off. One car at a time, please wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines. As the bins fill up, Manna drivers will put the filled bins in the truck and replace them with new bins.