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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

Etz Hayim named one of Sun Gazette's Best Places to Worship in their Best of Arlington roundup!
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2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday, May 31 | Israel Fest: Israel @67 (at The Village at Shirlington)

Saturday, June 20 | Shabbat Unwrapped with Board of Directors 2015-16 Installation, 10:00am

Saturday, July 25 - Erev Tisha B'Av | Tisha B'Av Services, 9:30pm

Sunday, July 26 - Tisha B'Av | Tisha B'Av Services, 10:00am

Sunday, August 30 | Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park, 11:30am (at Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC -- $26/ticket; CLICK HERE to buy tickets!)



CLICK HERE to order Rosendorff’s challahs for Shabbat!

Please place your orders by Monday evenings. Challahs are $6.00 per loaf, and checks must be made out to "Etz Hayim" and dropped at the office.  Please note, challahs need to be picked up on Fridays by 4pm.  Please make arrangements with the office if you cannot meet this time frame.


If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.