Community Learning

S H A B B A T  M O R N I N G  S E R V I C E S

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Read Ayelet's Blog A Tourist in My Own Country.

Read Ayelet on the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Website.

Israel Connection presents
Catered Christmas Eve
Vegetarian Chinese Dinner,
Israeli Movie & Discussion
Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM
The Ackerman Home
SIgn up here.

Mizrachim in Israel
Saturday, January 6, 2018
1:00 PM in the Sanctuary
More information here.

Contemporary Israeli Literature:
Tales of Families (Sipur Israeli)
With Haya Laufer & Luther Jett
Sunday, January 7, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
A discussion of
The Book of Intimate Grammar by David Grossman
More information here.

J  E  W  I  S  H   S  T  U  D  I  E  S

The Winter/Spring 2018 Jewish Studies brochure is online.

MAKOM@Adat Shalom is an invitation to the contemplative side of Judaism. See all that we offer here.

Hebrew "Matters"/Inyan B'Ivrit
Classes begin in January for learners at all levels.
Pre-Registration required by December 24, 2017.
Class information here.
Register here.

A Shabbat Retreat:
Exploring Movement & Stillness
Friday, March 2—Sunday, March 4, 2018
Shepherd’s Spring Retreat Center
Sharpsburg, MD
More information and register here.

Save the datecolumn


Reconstructionist Convention
November 15 - 18, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
More information here.


Congregational Happenings

Click here to read Ma Chadash (What's Happening?), Our Weekly Newsletter


The 2018 Online Auction
January 11-28, 2018
Now Accepting Donations!
Donate here.

A S  Y O U T H  G R O U P

ASYG Hanukkah Party
Sunday, December 17, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
More information here.


 See our Social Action brochure.

Racial Justice Discussion Group:
Grappling with Implicit Bias and Systemic Racism
Co-facilitated by Fran Zamore and Jayme Epstein
Five Sunday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More details here.

Put Your Compassion into Action - Support Adat Shalom's Refugee Resettlement Project!
Read our Statement on Immigration & Refugees adopted on 6/20/17.
Make a donation to Adat Shalom with "Refugee Resettlement" written on the memo line.



See what we're doing at Adat Shalom. View our Scrapbook. View earlier pages here. More photos can be found on the Adat Shalom Facebook Page.



Our wonderful clergy -- Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Hazzan Rabbi Rachel Hersh and Founding Rabbi Sid Schwarz have much to say to us.

Find links to the 2017/5778 Days of Awe Sermons here.

Read Elul Enlightenment: A Collection of Musings on Spiritual Renewal for the Jewish New Year Season.

Cllck here for Rabbi Fred's Sermons, 360s and Articles.
Click here for Hazzan Rabbi Rachel’s Sermons and Articles.
Click here for Rabbi Sid's Sermons and Articles.

Addtional information about our clergy can be found here

December 15-18, 2017

A Weekend Celebrating Shabbat & Hanukkah

Friday, December 15, 2017
6:00 PM—Hanukkah Mitzvah Opportunity: Be the Match Donor Registry (Ages 18-44)
6:30 PM—Shabbat & Hanukkah Candle Lighting, Singing & Prayers & Pot-Luck Dinner
with special guest The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC
& The Adat Shalom Choir

Saturday, December 16, 2017
9:00 AM—Hanukah Mitzvah Opportunity: Be the Match Donor Registry
12;30 PM—Achrei Oneg: Coping with Aging Relatives
JUST ADDED! 1:00 PM-Shiur/Study Session with EREZ DE’GOLAN
5:00 PM— Makom Contemplative Chant Circle & Havdalah
with Paul Zeitz & Jodi Shapiro

Sunday, December 17, 2017
5:30 PM—ASYG Hanukkah Party (6th Grade & Older)

Find the flyer here.


Thank you to all who attended our
3rd Annual Allan Schwarz, z’l,
Music Shabbaton
featuring Shir Yaakov Feit
View pictures of the event here.