At Congregation Sha'are Shalom and in our extended community we offer events to enrich our connection to Judaism. Whether centered around a holiday or around an opportunity to learn, events are fun and ultimately add meaning to our lives as Jewish people.
Civic engagement is a core Jewish value.
On September 4th CSS hosted the
Loudoun League of Women Voters
Loudoun County School Board Forum
Most of the candidates attended, answering questions submitted ahead of time. The forum was moderated by WTOP reporter and CSS's own Neal Augenstein.
It's Back to Shul!
Sunday, September 8
10:00am - 1:00pm
Come join us in the Social Hall at 10am
(parents attending the Religious School Assembly at 9am are welcome to join us immediately after the assembly)
Board Meet and Greet
Opportunities to Get Involved
After Religious School we'll have
Picnic and Games
Volunteer of the Year presentations
We hope to see you there!
Once again we are participating in the Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park!
Enjoy a day of baseball with your CSS friends!
Purchase tickets here - link
Get ready for Rosh Hashanah!
Join us for a fun-filled day of apple picking!
Sunday, September 22
Congregation Sha'are Shalom invites all members and prospective members to join us for a fun-filled day of apple picking!
Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner and this is a great opportunity to stock up on apples for the New Year!
1608 Russell Road
Berryville, VA 22611
There is no fee to attend this event. You only pay for what you pick! Credit cards are accepted.
Our group will meet at the Market Counter.
We have picnic tables reserved, feel free to bring lunch or snacks.
The farm does permit people to bring their own food. There is also an onsite restaurant. Please be sure to wear appropriate clothes and shoes and to bring plenty of buckets, bags, or wagons. There is a playground to enjoy as well!
Please RSVP to Felicia Schwartz and Rachel Neuschaefer, Membership Co-Chairs, by Wednesday, September 18.
Last year we donated over 600 pounds of food to Loudoun Hunger Relief!
Let’s see if we can top that for this year’s High Holiday Food Drive.
Please bring in your donations during the Holidays.
Items can be left with our Greeters at the front door or brought into the library in the Admin Pod.
Most Needed Items
Cooking Oil, Cereal
Rice, Pasta, Mac and Cheese, Dry Beans
Hearty Soups, Peanut Butter
Canned Fruit, Vegetables, Beans
Canned Tuna and Chicken
Tooth Paste / Brushes
Shampoo / Bath Soap
Laundry Soap, Toilet Paper
Gifts cards to area grocery stores and monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.
You can also order directly from Loudoun Hunger Relief's Amazon Wish List, and the food will be delivered right to them!
Learn how you can do more by visiting their website
750 Miller Dr. SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
Congregation Sha’are Shalom is a year round supporter of Loudoun Hunger Relief
Donations Due December 2
Help CSS Sisterhood fulfill our obligation to sponsor two families for the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS) this holiday season!
There are still several items remaining on our gift lists. Please help to make someone's holiday season happier if you can!
Donations are due by Monday, December 2. There is a bin in the lobby of CSS for drop off of donations. Note that all items should be UNWRAPPED.
LAWS appreciates the generosity of all CSS members this holiday season!
Contact Rochelle Myers at email@example.com or 703-867-9096 with questions. Thanks!17th - Sunday the 24th.
Night Out at AR Workshop
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join your CSS friends for a fun and artsy night out at AR Workshop in the Village at Leesburg! Everyone is welcome to join the fun!
Some snacks will be provided, but if you'd also like to bring a snack to share, please do.
AR Workshop will provide anyone who’d like one glass of wine during the event.
So many exciting projects to choose from - including Hanukkah-themed projects!
Questions? Contact Erica Harris
Donations Due Sunday, December 1
Help children in Israel have a happy Purim!
Donate your old costumes to Israeli children
in need and help them celebrate with joy!
A donation bin is located in the lobby of CSS.
The costumes will be donated to "A Home for
every child" (Bayit L'kol Yeled) NGO in Israel.
A Home for Every Child (BiLY) was founded in 1975 as a partner to Israel’s government authorities responsible for the well-being of children and youth. Each year, BiLY provides emergency care and treatment to prevent and respond to neglect and abuse for some 1,700 individuals and families in crisis, at emergency facilities, childcare centers, and family homes.
To learn more, go to : bily.org.il