Our History

Originally called Centreville Area Jewish Community, Temple Beth Torah began in the summer of 1994 when two Jewish families placed an ad in a local newspaper seeking other Jewish families with whom to share holidays and traditions.  A couple of weeks -- and over 40 phone calls later -- our first meeting and service took place and "Centreville Area Jewish Community" was born. In January of 1995, an organizing body was formed and a dues-paying membership base was established. In the years since, our membership, programs and services have continued to grow with the hiring of a Rabbi, Cantorial Soloist and Education Director. In 1999 we affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism and changed our name to Temple Beth Torah to better represent our heritage and core values to the Jewish community of Northern Virginia.

Today, Temple Beth Torah congregants enjoy an atmosphere of warmth and togetherness providing numerous spiritual, educational, support and social opportunities in a young, growing and vibrant Jewish community.

Shabbat Services, Religious and Hebrew School Classes as well as other holiday celebrations and activities are held at our new location 4212-C Technology Court, in Chantilly, VA.  It is centrally located in the heart of Chantilly several blocks from the intersection of routes 50 and Pleasant Valley Road.  On occasion, other activities are held in members' homes as well as nearby neighborhood community centers.