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Facing The Rise in Antisemitism

As you may have seen, heard, or felt, antisemitism has spiked again in this last month, as has Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism. Ner Shalom is here for any support we can provide, and in the case of housing or employment discrimination, please know that the Prince William County Human Rights Commission is also here for you.

Welcome To Ner Shalom

We invite you to join us, as you are able. The Light of Peace is an intentionally welcoming and kind congregation.

COMMUNITY INVITATION: We have always provided a variety of options to accommodate attendance at services, in adult and youth religious education, and community events on our beautiful campus. Our programs include not only weekly shabbat services and Jewish Holidays, but also an amazing outdoor preschool for our community, social clubs and discussion groups. We livestream our services for those who cannot attend due to health, distance, or other circumstance. We invite those who are healthy and fully vaccinated to join us in person as minyan in our traditional and non-traditional Shabbat services. We welcome visitors, and only ask that you register your presence and connection to CNS if you are new.

 

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We are The Light of Peace.

Congregation Ner Shalom’s purpose for the world is to repair the tears of the world (Tikkun Olam) by promoting Jewish and interfaith relations and advocacy for justice.

Congregation Ner Shalom’s purpose for the community is to create a spiritual home and family that welcomes people of various backgrounds, to advocate for justice, and to embrace interfaith collaboration.

Congregation Ner Shalom’s purpose for the individual is to support their home and family, to inculcate education and social awareness, and to practice and enrich their faith.

We host programs and activities for members of all ages.

We are dedicated to preserving the traditions of the past, and pledged to serving the spiritual, cultural, educational and social needs of our congregation and the community in the present.

We are committed to providing innovative and progressive ideas to meet the challenges of the future.

We are a diverse congregation, intentionally reaching out to all people and making a conscious effort to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome.

We welcome everyone who is interested in participating in the lively, vibrant world of Reform Judaism.

Judaism stresses community. Ner Shalom is your Jewish community, as well as your extended family in Prince William County, Virginia.

We STRIVE to build a community based on inclusiveness, where everyone is welcome, regardless of race, age, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, a Jew by birth or by choice, as well as those who are seeking religious identity, learning and experiences, life cycle rituals, and spiritual guidance. 

 

 

Joining Ner Shalom as a Member.

If you wish to be considered for membership at CNS, please use the NEW Membership Application form found on the website or call our offices for guidance. Members who are renewing should use the 2023 -2024 Membership Renewal Form.

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS: Although the specter of global pandemic has receded, at Ner Shalom we are respectful of the needs of the most vulnerable in our community. We have air filters for our building and use outdoor spaces when practical. For the health and safety of all, we expect all who wish to share space with others to be fully vaccinated (with up to date boosters and Flu shots), to maintain social distance or wear masks when guided to do so, be particularly mindful of the need to care for others, and wash hands regularly as a precaution. Doing so fulfills the mitzvah of pekuach nefesh (preserving life).

May the Holy One keep us all safe, healthy, and united as a community.

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