Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community. Send a brief write-up and photos by e-mail to, by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, or by fax to 703-917-0991. Call 703-917-6449 with questions. Deadline for dated material is 2 p.m. the Friday before publication.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Christian Church is holding its Fall Revival on Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 18-20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening. The revivalist will be the Reverend John Burns, Pastor of University Baptist Church in College Park, Md. The theme of the revival is “Faith.” MLK Jr. Church is located at 11400 North Shore Drive in Reston. Call 703-709-3641. The Rev. Jean Robinson-Casey is pastor.

A concert to benefit Israel needs through the annual campaign of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will take place Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. The Center is located at 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Admission is a tax-deductible donation, with a suggested donation is $25 per person.

The concert will feature The Robynn Helzner Trio, the Machaya Klezmer Band, Flory Jagoda, Zemer Chai and Shir Energy. All funds will go to address the humanitarian needs of Israel. For detailed information contact Roz Engels at 703 -537-3026 or Visit

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation will host an Israeli Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6-10 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The fair will feature the work of the Co-Op of Israeli Artists from Safed in northern Israel. Their town was heavily attacked in the recent war, forcing them to evacuate for several weeks. The Safed artists will have a variety of works for sale, including paintings, prints, photography, hand-made jewelry, Judaica, silks, etc. All proceeds will go to the artists. Only cash or checks will be accepted. 1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston, 703-437-7733.

Congregation Sha’are Shalom, a Conservative synagogue, holds Erev Shabbat services Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Shabbat morning services on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. Rabbinic intern Michael Ragozin will preside over services once a month. The Congregation has an active Men’s Club, Sisterhood and extensive gift shop. For information about the Congregation, religious school, or the Rosie Uran Jewish Education Center, call 703-737-6500, e-mail or visit Congregation Sha’are Shalom is located at 19357 Evergreen Mill Road, Leesburg, 20175 across from Heritage High School.