Temple Rodef Shalom

Temple Rodef Shalom Welcome to Temple Rodef Shalom, a Reform Jewish community serving Northern Virginia.

Operating as usual

10/09/2020
Erev Shabbat and Simchat Torah - Friday, Oct 9, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Join our Rabbis and Cantors from the Sanctuary of Temple Rodef Shalom as they lead our virtual Kabbalat Shabbat and Simchat Torah celebration, reading from the end of Deuteronomy and immediately starting the Torah over again. (Simulated Live Broadcast)

The Union for Reform Judaism reminds us:“A ruler is not be appointed unless the community is first consulted.” - Rabbi Y...
10/07/2020

The Union for Reform Judaism reminds us:

“A ruler is not be appointed unless the community is first consulted.” - Rabbi Yitzchak Ben Yehuda ibn Gayyat

As Reform Jews, we work for a world where all people experience wholeness, justice, and compassion. One of the easiest ways to make our voices heard is at the ballot box.

1. VOTE!
In VA, register to vote by October 13 (next week!). Request an absentee ballot by October 23. Look for satellite drop-off and early voting locations here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/early-voting-office-locations/

2. GET OUT THE VOTE
Help get out the vote in underrepresented and minority communities across the country from the comfort of your computer screen. Volunteer to phone and text with our terrific TRS civic engagement team here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wMGdsRXMFpMCtRkxwD-WtqlZkFEsjqTida6y92nwI0U/edit?ts=5b06f315

Hope to see everyone at Wolftrap this Saturday night for another outdoor car friendly extravaganza! Havdalah donuts cide...
10/06/2020

Hope to see everyone at Wolftrap this Saturday night for another outdoor car friendly extravaganza! Havdalah donuts cider😋


10/06/2020
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Look at your email today, TRSers, for location and time for Simchat Torah cider and donuts!! Don’t forget to sign up so we have enough!

Live from her sukkah, Rabbi Amy Schwartzman!

TRS Members - look for an email this evening around 5:00 PM that will have more information on our scavenger hunt and Havdalah service!

10/06/2020
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Join our congregational scavenger hunt and celebrate Sukkot/the fall harvest festival!

Live from her sukkah, Rabbi Amy Schwartzman!

TRS Members - look for an email this evening around 5:00 PM that will have more information on our scavenger hunt and Havdalah service!

10/06/2020
A hello from Rabbi Amy Schwartzman!

Live from her sukkah, Rabbi Amy Schwartzman!

TRS Members - look for an email this evening around 5:00 PM that will have more information on our scavenger hunt and Havdalah service!

We're ready for Sukkot tomorrow night! Thank you to Rosa, Astryd and Maria for the beautiful job they did decorating the...
09/30/2020

We're ready for Sukkot tomorrow night! Thank you to Rosa, Astryd and Maria for the beautiful job they did decorating the Sanctuary Sukkah. And thank you to the Men of TRS for putting up our outdoor Sukkah at Central Park.

09/28/2020
Yom Kippur N'ilah Concluding Service - Live 9/28/20 6 pm

Join with all of the TRS Clergy, along with Frank Conlon, Tony Nalker and the TRS Family Band to usher out Yom Kippur with the beautiful service of N'ilah. Hear our congregation's shofar blowers all blowing the final T'kiah G'dolah.

09/28/2020
Yom Kippur Yizkor Memorial Service - 9/28/20 - 5 pm Sim Live

Join our TRS Clergy as they remember those who have been a blessing in your lives at the traditional Yom Kippur Yizkor service. This year, see pictures and names of those people who died between last Rosh Hashanah and this Rosh Hashanah. The service includes a short sermon by Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein. NOTE: This service is broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube Live and can be viewed anytime after 5 pm on these platforms and on https://www.templerodefshalom.org/live/or Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire. A Prayerbook for this service is also available at https://www.templerodefshalom.org/live/.

09/28/2020
Yom Kippur Service of Healing and Forgiveness - 9/28/20 - 4 pm Sim Live

Join our TRS clergy, along with Anita Thornton, Frank Conlon and violinst Sonya Hayes, for our traditional afternoon Yom Kippur service of Healing and Forgiveness. NOTE: This service is broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube Live and can be viewed anytime after 4 pm on these platforms and on https://www.templerodefshalom.org/live/or Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire. A Prayerbook for this service is also available at https://www.templerodefshalom.org/live/.

09/28/2020
Yom Kippur Older Family Service (Grades 3-5) - 9/28/20 Sim Live

Join the TRS Clergy for a family service for Yom Kippur morning, geared for families with children in grades 3-5, complete with a story by Rabbi Amy Schwartzman. NOTE: This service is broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube Live and can be viewed at anytime on these platforms and all day on https://www.templerodefshalom.org/live/or Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire. A Prayerbook for this service is also available at https://www.templerodefshalom.org/live/.

09/28/2020
Yom Kippur Younger Family Service (Grades K-2) - 9/28/19 Sim Live

Join the TRS Clergy for a young family service for Yom Kippur morning, geared for families with children in grades K-2, complete with a story by Religious School Director Dara Holop and Camp Director Emma Davidson. NOTE: This service is broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube Live and can be viewed at anytime on these platforms and all day on https://www.templerodefshalom.org/live/or Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire. A Prayerbook for this service is also available at https://www.templerodefshalom.org/live/.

Kevin and I enjoyed leading shofar Services at Ashby Ponds and Falcons Landing. Wonderful to see our Temple family and ...
09/27/2020

Kevin and I enjoyed leading shofar Services at Ashby Ponds and Falcons Landing. Wonderful to see our Temple family and many new friends embracing the new year.

09/27/2020
Entering Yom Kippur with Kol Nidrei - 9/27/20 5:30 pm Sim Live

Begin your Yom Kippur observance with this 17 minute video including the singing of Kol Nidrei by our TRS Cantors and Koleinu choir and cello, with commentary by our TRS Rabbis. Enter Yom Kippur with this meaningful and emotional experience as we begin this sacred day.

Perfect day for an outdoor shofar service! Come join us for 3:30 service this afternoon in the Wolf Trap parking lot or ...
09/19/2020

Perfect day for an outdoor shofar service! Come join us for 3:30 service this afternoon in the Wolf Trap parking lot or watch the earlier service here on Facebook!

09/19/2020

Amazing first session of our outdoor shofar service! Join us at 3:30 at wolftrap for round two!

09/19/2020

Live shofar blowing

09/19/2020
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Temple Rodef Shalom

Our 2020 Rosh Hashanah Main Adult Service featuring all of our clergy, Torah readers, Shofar blowers and sermon by Rabbi Amy Schwartzman. This is the simulated live version.

09/19/2020
Rosh Hashanah Tot Service - Sept 19, 2020 (Sim Live)

A fun way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah for the youngest kids in your family. This 17 minute service features Cantor Michael Shochet and Music Educator Hannah Piracha in a song-filled Rosh Hashanah service with a story in animation by Cantor Shochet. This is the simulated live version.

Ready for our Rosh Hashanah evening Seder!Wishing everyone a healthy, joyous and sweet New Year!!
09/18/2020

Ready for our Rosh Hashanah evening Seder!
Wishing everyone a healthy, joyous and sweet New Year!!

09/18/2020

A New Year, a new tradition! Kevin and I wish our beloved Temple family only good things in the 5781 - Health, joy and many blessings.

(hope to see you all at the Rosh Hashanah Seder)

Shana Tovah! Join us this evening and tomorrow for a full schedule of Rosh Hashanah programming:Sept 18, 5:30 PM - Welco...
09/18/2020

Shana Tovah! Join us this evening and tomorrow for a full schedule of Rosh Hashanah programming:

Sept 18, 5:30 PM - Welcoming the New Year Video, followed by our Community Seder at 5:45 PM

Sept 19 - Choose from a variety of worship services available on our website and stop by one of our Drive-In Shofar services in the afternoon!

Look for an email from us this morning and tomorrow morning with details, or visit our High Holy Days website to learn more : https://www.templerodefshalom.org/hhd2020generalinfo/

Address

2100 Westmoreland St
Falls Church, VA
22043

General information

We are a thriving Reform Jewish congregation nestled in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Since our founding in 1962, we have grown to the largest Jewish congregation in Virginia, serving over 1500 households from McLean, Arlington, Falls Church, Vienna and other nearby Northern Virginia areas. Together we strive to build a sacred community, Kehilla Kedosha, unified by common goals and ideals, where all members are embraced, Jewish traditions are honored and our spiritual link to Israel is fostered. TRS is a diverse community that offers a broad range of spiritual, educational, and social programs that engage members of every age and background. We have something for everyone! Learn & Grow During the week, our Nursery School provides a joyful and nurturing learning environment for over 200 children. If you stop by evenings and weekends, you'll see over 900 students bustling about the halls of our Religious School. As is a Jewish tradition, learning is a lifelong affair and this tradition continues here at TRS with energetic adult educational programs. Pray Our worship style — accessible and inclusive — enriches the heart, mind, and spirit of all who attend. The music at our services is participatory and engaging. A number of opportunities exist to meet the many needs of our congregants. Engage Our calendar is bursting at the seams with exciting speakers and activities. An assortment of affinity and support groups enable the members of our large congregation the opportunity to connect in smaller settings. Jewish entertainers from all over the world (and local too!) fill our cultural events program each year. Visit Our vibrant community is a celebration and exploration of Reform Jewish life, rooted in tradition and relevant for all time. We hope you will consider joining us at one of the many worship services and activities that are offered. Please allow us the opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you when you visit!

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(703) 532-2217

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Hope everyone had an easy fast yesterday. A huge Yosher Koah to Temple Rodef Shalom staff and clergy for the wonderful job putting together a unique celebration for our Days of Awe season in our new normal. Shanah Tova, Sarah Jacobs
Dear Temple Rodef Shalom Clergy and Staff, a huge Yasher Koach (please forgive my poor spelling) for last night's community Seder and this morning's Adult Service. You all have truly made lemonade out of lemons these past six months and continue to do so. I am truly blessed and lucky to be a member of this community. All my love and a big L'Shanah Tovah, Sarah Jacobs
It was such a treat to see Rabbi Bernstein and Rabbi Schwartzman today while picking up our High Holy Day Kit!
https://www.facebook.com/samuelasimon/videos/10159217619035676/ From Friday a visit with Laszlo Berkowits First since the Pandemic It was a special moment for him and me.
Shabbat Shalom
Since it's Flag Day, here's the video of Rabbi Berkowitz's June 14, 1988 prayer in the House of Representatives when he was guest chaplain (sponsored by Frank Wolf) -- the text of his prayer and the Rabbi's message about the flag are in the description..
How do we sign up for Hot Shabbat and Trivia?
You absolutely need to check thi out. So moving.
Josie Hertz Ackerman and I just had a lovely visit with Narion Jacknow! She is in good spirits and misses her WoTRS and TRS friends! Call her to arrange a visit!
TRS Community: We have just received a very important message from our clergy and lay leadership about how we must respond to the tsunami of anti-Semitism that has been unleashed on our community during the last three years: with vigilance, with justice, and with Judaism. Please consider especially these powerful words: "Do not allow antisemitism to be, as Deborah Lipstadt, author of Antisemitism: Here & Now, notes, 'the fulcrum upon which our identity pivots.'” כן יהי רצון
Greetings. If you're looking to have your child's bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah at the State Theatre, please let me know. I have a credit that allows booking on any date. So happy to let your family have a Friday or Saturday event at a Sunday discount. $1600 savings-thanks.
Join GET OUT THE VOTE Postcard Parties at TRS! On Nov. 5, every seat in the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates is up for election. Join TRS Social Action Committee's nonpartisan effort to send handwritten postcards to voters in underserved areas. In Virginia, two 2017 studies showed personalized postcards can as effective as canvassing, increasing voter turnout by upwards of 4%! Drop by for as much time as you can on: --Sunday, Oct 20 - 8:30 am-10: 45 am / 11:15 am to 1:30 pm in the Lobby --Sunday, Oct 27 - 8:30 am-10: 45 am / 11:15 am to 1:30 pm in the Lobby --Sunday, Oct 27 - from 3 pm to 7 pm in the North Wing For 10/20 event RSVP: [email protected] For 10/27 events RSVP: https://trsgetoutthevote102719.eventbrite.com