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Adat Reyim
Springfield, Virginia
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Adat Reyim means "a gathering of neighbors," a reflection of the congregation's strong sense of community. Founded in 1980 by a few families that wanted a Jewish presence in the Springfield and Burke areas, the congregation has grown to more than 275 families in 1996.

In the spring of 1984, Rabbi Tzvi Porath became the spiritual leader of Adat Reyim. Services were held in Burke Presbyterian Church, and religious school classes were held at West Springfield Elementary School. As membership expanded, the congregation needed a new home, which it built at 6550 Westbury Oaks Court in Springfield and moved into during the spring of 1990.

Rabbi Bruce Aft became Adat Reyim's first full-time rabbi in the fall of 1991. Under his leadership, this progressive conservative congregation provides a welcoming environment for Northern Virginia Jews by honoring tradition and responding to modern concerns. A strong commitment to education is reflected in the creative programming Adat Reyim offers to all of its members children, youth, and adults.

Adat Reyim has succeeded in creating the caring Jewish presence sought by its founding members. The congregation will continue to provide a house of learning, worship, and community for its growing gathering of neighbors.

Text © 1996 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1996 Bill Harrah

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