Congregation Sha'are Shalom

Congregation Sha'are Shalom (Gates of Peace) is a young and rapidly growing Conservative synagogue, located at 19357 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, VA

Congregation Sha'are Shalom (Gates of Peace) is a young and rapidly growing Conservative synagogue, located at 19357 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, Virginia, across from Heritage High School. Explore our web site, discover our warm and enriching community, and come meet us. Join us for a Shabbat service, stop in to one of our many educational, youth or social events or call to make special arrangements.

Your Saturday night just got spookier! Join us for Havdalah and Jewish Ghost Stories! A (free!) not to be missed event for everyone including those with children 10 and older! RSVP Today!
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Shabbat Shalom! So much going on at CSS in the coming weeks - art nights, youth activities, holiday donations, Visiting Scholar weekend, and more! Be sure to check out the weekly newsletter for all the details and to get in on the fun! https://conta.cc/2WWChnF
Shabbat services are at 6:30 tonight and 9:30 tomorrow.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Shabbat Shalom, Sha'are Shalom! Services this weekend are 6:30 tonight and 9:30 Saturday morning. Mazel tov to Sarah who becomes a bat mitzvah this Shabbat! Reminder that there is no Religious School on Sunday - enjoy the extra sleep from no school AND the clocks moving back!
Please check out our newsletter for lots of interesting events coming up, including our Visiting Scholar weekend and the Siddur Series on learning about the Shabbat morning service.
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We look forward to seeing you soon! Shabbat Shalom!

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Sukkot Potluck

Don't forget to RSVP for this Sunday's Dinner in the Sukkah event prior to our Erev Simchat Torah celebration, which includes our kindergarten and new student consecration.

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events.r20.constantcontact.com Bring a favorite dairy/pareve food to share as we gather in the sukkah for a potluck dinner. Food need not be Kosher/heckshered, but must be meat and nut free. Please bring a label for you meal so those who keep Kosher, have food allergies, or who otherwise need ingredient information have it availa...

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur may be over, but Sukkot starts tonight!
Please see the schedule below for how you can celebrate Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah with Sha'are Shalom!
If you are able, please help make a minyan for the Monday morning services.

Sukkot
Services: Monday, October 14 at 9:30am
Potluck Dinner in the Sukkah: Sunday, October 20 at 5:30pm
RSVP on the Sukkot Potluck event

Simchat Torah
Services and Kindergarten Consecration: Sunday, October 20 at 6:30pm

Shemini Atzeret
Services (including yizkor): Monday, October 21 at 9:30am

Please remember our High Holiday Food Drive is ongoing throughout the holidays. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Shabbat Shalom and Shanah Tova! Welcome to 5780! We were grateful to have so many join us over the course of Rosh Hashanah and look forward to welcoming you this coming week for Yom Kippur. In addition to next week's Yom Kippur schedule, Shabbat services are held as usual this weekend beginning tonight at 6:30 and Saturday morning at 9:30.
Find all the details about service schedules, as well as sukkah building, new details about the CSS trip to Israel, youth activities, oneg signups, and more in this week's newsletter: https://conta.cc/2AIJAVr
Shabbat shalom!

Thanks to Laurie Mangold for welcoming our first visitor for Rosh Hashanah. Seems he got to shul early to get a good seat. ;)
We look forward to ringing in 5780 with everyone at Erev Rosh Hashanah services tonight at 6:00 followed by Rosh Hashanah services tomorrow morning starting at 9:30. Please check our website or the weekly newsletter for the full schedule.
L'shanah tova u'metukah! Best wishes for a good and sweet year to you and yours!

Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova! Our regular Shabbat services begin tonight at 6:30 followed by Shabbat morning services tomorrow at 9:30. The High Holy Day services begin Sunday evening at 6:00. Full details on services and other happenings at Sha'are Shalom can be found in our weekly newsletter (https://conta.cc/2n7mfJs).
We look forward to seeing you over the course of the High Holy Days and send our wishes for a good and sweet new year to you and yours!

Apple Picking 2019

A great time was had apple picking for Rosh Hashanah at Mackintosh Fruit Farm!
Send us your favorite photos from the day to add to the album!

A great time was had apple picking for Rosh Hashanah at Mackintosh Fruit Farm!
Send us your favorite photos from the day to add to the album!

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Shabbat Shalom, Sha'are Shalom! We've got a busy and beautiful weekend ahead. Erev Shabbat services start at 6:30 tonight, followed by Shabbat morning services tomorrow at 9:30 during which we celebrate Joey becoming a bar mitzvah -mazel tov, Joey! Shabbat b'yachad, our monthly K - 6 family service, also happens Saturday with Morah Zuckerman in the Religious School pod at 9:30. Don't forget Sunday afternoon means apple picking! We've got a great group heading out to pick apples for Rosh Hashanah - and it's not too late to join the fun! Get all the details on apples and more in our weekly newsletter: https://conta.cc/30xXpjW
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Shabbat shalom! Please join us for Shabbat services this weekend - tonight at 6:30 and tomorrow morning at 9:30. We had a wonderful kick off to the year with our Back to Shul event last Sunday during which our congregation voted in a great turnout to extend Rabbi Greenspoon's contract, awarded Volunteer of the Year awards to our Security Committee and our outgoing Ritual Chair, met our new Youth Advisor, bought lots of honey for a sweet new year, had tons of fun at the BBQ with delicious food, games, cotton candy, SnoCones, and live music, and welcomed several new members - not to mention the appearance of two sweet foster puppies! From the excited energy of the first day of religious school to the last tired volunteers cleaning up after the fun - we couldn't be more grateful that you all are part of our community! Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Shalom! Join us for Erev Shabbat services tonight at 6:30, followed by Shabbat morning services tomorrow at 9:30. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend, and we look forward to seeing you soon at some of our upcoming events and services. FInd all the details in our newsletter: https://conta.cc/32bBoJ6
Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Shalom! Friday night services are tonight at 6:30, followed by Shabbat morning services at 9:30 tomorrow morning. Lots going on as seasons and schedules change. Check out our weekly newsletter https://conta.cc/2zcR0Qe to keep up on all the news - including picnics, apple picking, High Holy Day tickets and more!
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Shabbat Shalom! It's looking to be a beautiful night to welcome Shabbat outdoors at the final Shabbat in the Park of the summer at Tuscarora Creek Park in Leesburg. BYO picnic is at 5:45 followed by services at 6:30 with an oneg following. As a reminder, there are no services at CSS tonight. Shabbat services resume at CSS on Saturday morning at 9:30.
Several new items in our weekly newsletter to make note - find all the info here: https://conta.cc/2yvBEpy
We look forward to seeing you soon and wishing you Shabbat Shalom in person!

Have you heard the buzz? Sha'are Shalom is participating in "Honey from the Heart" as a sweet fundraiser for Rosh Hashanah.
Order online at https://orthoney.com/SSV/
Purchase an 8 oz bottle of certified OU, True Source honey for $12 and put your money to work to benefit CSS, ORT Jewish affiliate charity organizations...and yourself!
FREE SHIPPING NOW THROUGH AUGUST 5 with guaranteed arrival of your gift in time for Rosh Hashanah!
Gift orders come with a personalized card as well as a keepsake card with blessings for apples and honey.
Send wishes for a sweet new year to friends and family near and far. Orders can be shipped directly to gift recipients and/or to yourself.
Order online at https://orthoney.com/SSV/
L'Shana tova!

Shabbat Shalom! Services tonight begin at 6:30. Please help to make a minyan for our members reciting Kaddish. There are no services this Saturday.

Next week we have a full Shabbat schedule with Shabbat in the Park on Friday night and Saturday morning services as usual.

Shabbat shalom!

Rabbi David Greenspoon

Israel Trip Meeting TONIGHT at 7:00pm at Sha'are Shalom.

Tonight, 7:00 at Congregation Sha'are Shalom: Reboot meeting for our Israel 2020 trip. We've got an awesome itinerary to share, and check out this amazing hotel in Jerusalem!

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Shabbat Shalom! Services tonight are at Ashburn (aka Dinosaur) Park. Bring your own picnic dinner starts at 5:45, with services beginning at 6:30. Stick around for an oneg and more socializing after services. We'll have water, ice, and some sweet frozen treats on hand to help everyone stay cool!
Shabbat morning services are tomorrow at 9:30. A safe and happy weekend to all. Shabbat shalom!

Shabbat Shalom! Beat the heat tonight and join us for Friday night services beginning at 6:30. Shabbat morning services begin tomorrow at 9:30. Don't forget that next week brings the first Shabbat in the Park of the summer! Head over the Facebook event page and RSVP to let us know we'll see you there!

Shabbat Shalom! Services this week are tonight at 6:30 and Saturday morning at 9:30. Mazel tov to Joshua as he becomes a bar mitzvah this Shabbat! There is more summer fun to look forward to with PJ Library's Sweet Summer Series, and Shabbat in the Park in July and August. See your weekly newsletter for all the info. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Shabbat Shalom! Happy Summer! Religious School is out. RUJEC is out. LCPS is out. But services at Sha'are Shalom are still in! Erev Shabbat services are tonight at 6:30, followed by Shabbat morning services tomorrow at 9:30am. Mazel tov to our Confirmation Class who will be on the bimah as they close out their Confirmation year. We also celebrate Shavuot this weekend with services at 8:00pm Saturday and 9:30am Sunday. We look forward to seeing you at the shul soon!

Yasher koach to our USYers! We're all so proud of you!

On the final night of Seaboard Usy’s Spring Convention, we were named Chapter of Excellence for the second year in a row. We also won awards for our Tikun Olam contribution and a publication award for our bulletin board. These teens worked hard all year and it was wonderful to see their efforts rewarded.

Shabbat Shalom! Services this evening are at 6:30, followed by Shabbat morning services Saturday at 9:30. There is still time to sign up for the Memorial Day Picnic and softball game on Monday. Get all the details and RSVP in the weekly newsletter. https://conta.cc/2Ev3END

Shabbat Shalom! Erev Shabbat services are tonight at 6:30, followed by Shabbat morning services starting at 9:30 on Saturday, during which Colin becomes a bar mitzvah. Mazel tov, Colin!
Sunday morning brings the last day of Religious School, an end of year assembly, ice cream social, and go-karting. Find out all the details in the weekly newsletter.
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We look forward to seeing you soon! Shabbat shalom!

Memorial Day Picnic
Monday, May 27
12:00pm - 4:00pm

We have tentatively reserved (in the hopes of getting enough interest) the Ashburn Farm softball field at Windmill Drive for a family picnic and softball game.

Please join us for a parents/kids family softball game on Memorial Day Monday.
All kids, teens, and adults (adults bat opposite hand to keep things fun) are invited.
If you can pitch, your talents are needed to make this day work out!

Please RSVP today to join the fun!
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Each family should bring a picnic lunch; a variety of non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

This Wednesday Night!
All are welcome to this Free event!

Wednesday, May 15
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join Congregation Sha’are Shalom as we welcome Dr. David Goldstein. Dr. Goldstein will unpack the anti-semitism of the Merchant of Venice through close attention to how Shakespeare uses the Bible. As a bonus, he'll explore the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in the English Renaissance.

Dr. David Goldstein is Associate Professor of English at York University, Toronto. He is also currently Co-Director of the Before 'Farm to Table' project at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

This evening is offered free to the community with the generous support of the Fran Barth Jewish Arts Fund at Congregation Sha’are Shalom.

Go-Karting
Sunday, May 19
12:00pm - 3:00pm

The CSS Men's club would like to invite families out for a fun and exciting afternoon of Go-Karting at Autobahn in Sterling at the conclusion of Sunday School on May 19th.
All families are invited to participate however racers must be at least 8 yrs. old and 48" to ride the junior track and 13 yrs. old and 56" to ride the Adult track.
Pricing is being negotiated at this time.

Please Sign Up Here to join the fun!
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Sunday, May 12
9:00 - 11:00
Stock up on great deals from the CSS Gift Shop.
All books are 50% - 75% off!

Shabbat Shalom!
Erev Shabbat services this evening start at 6:30. Shabbat morning services on Saturday begin at 9:30. Saturday morning also brings Shabbat B'Yachad with Morah Zuckerman and Morah Laurie at 9:30. Families with children in grades K - 6 are welcome to join them for a family friendly Shabbat service with music, movement, and lots of joy!

Lots coming up in the next few weeks as well: a Shakespeare lecture, Gift Shop book sale, Go-Karting, Memorial Day Picnic, and more! Find out all the details in our weekly newsletter! https://conta.cc/2HdoxNE

We look forward to seeing you soon! Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Shalom! Erev Shabbat services tonight are at 6:30, followed by Shabbat morning services on Saturday morning at 9:30. Mazel tov to Danny as he becomes a bar mitzvah this Shabbat!
A busy Sunday follows with bible study, confirmation class, religious school, an Israel trip information meeting, the Annual Congregational Meeting, and a Kadima event.
Sunday is also the last day to pick up or purchase plants from our 2nd Annual Plant Sale.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Shabbat Shalom!

Thank you to Ms. Sever for sharing her story, our USY Board for organizing and hosting the Yom Hashoah Remembrance event, and all who came to hear Ms. Sever's story.

We were proud to host Holocaust Survivor Klara Sever this Yom Hashoah. #neverforget

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Our Sha'are Shalom family is saddened by the horrible shooting at Chabad of Poway near San Diego earlier today. Our hearts go out to the families directly impacted and to the larger Jewish and civic community of San Diego.

Our CSS Security Committee is monitoring this situation and has been in contact with the Secure Community Network's Regional Security Adviser and Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. We will continue to be vigilant, but will not stop celebrating our faith. See our website for more information.

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shaareshalomleesburg.org Our Sha'are Shalom family is saddened by the horrible shooting at Chabad of Poway near San Diego earlier today. Our hearts go out to the families directly impacted and to the larger Jewish and civic community of San Diego. 

We hope everyone has been enjoying a wonderful Passover.

A few notes about Passover services for this weekend:

Thursday evening: NO SERVICES
Friday morning: Day 7 Yom Tov services, 9:30am
Friday evening: Shabbat/"Day 8" services, 6:30pm
Saturday morning: Shabbat/"Day 8" services including Yizkor remembrances, 9:30am

Havdallah and the formal end of Passover is 8:49pm Saturday.
It is customary to wait one hour before resuming the consumption of hametz, either in solid or liquid form.

Please Note: In honor of the holiday, our weekly newsletter will be sent on Sunday
instead of Friday this week.

Chag sameach!

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Interfaith Remembrance for Sri Lankan Christians & All Victims of the Horrific Terrorist Attack

Our hearts ache for all those affected by the terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Please join Congregation Sha'are Shalom as we stand in solidarity with our friends and neighbors to remember those lost and support to those grieving.

Interfaith Remembrance for Sri Lankan Christians &
All Victims of the Horrific Terrorist Attack in Sri Lanka

Mon Apr 22nd - 7pm-8pm

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