The Office is closed for the Memorial Day Weekend and the Biennial Retreat from Friday, May 26 - Monday, May 29, 2017.
Pastoral Care or Life Cycle Emergency, contact Rabbi Jane Berman at 301-922-3747, the Life Cycle committee by email: or
TEXT Marla Cohen, Executive Director, at 303-888-9631. (Reception is challenging at the Retreat, however we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.) 
Shabbat Shalom and have a wonderful weekend.

Community Learning


May 24, 2017
Today we mark Yom Yerushalim!
Information here.

Invite Ayelet, Adat Shalom's Schlicha, to Shabbat Dinner
Let Ayelet add some Israeli flavor to your Shabbat table! Read how here.

"Imagine Israel" Podcast
Listen to the latest Podcast from "Imagine Israel" - a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. 



Pursuing Justice at "Home"
Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
More information here.



Congregational Happenings

June 19 – July 7, 2017: Sign Up Open to ALL who want captain (1st time and veterans) & Theme Onegs
July 10 – 31, 2017: Open for all members to sign up. You pick your preferred date
Wednesday, August 2, 2017: Individual Sign-ups CLOSE
Thursday, August 3, 2017: Auto-assign begins
Watch for some exciting new changes in our Oneg Duty Sign-Up process!




Summer 2017 Eco-Service Mission
Saturday, July 15-Sunday, July 16, 2017
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
on the Patuxent River, MD
More information and register here.



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

HannahPhilAward 2

Past Co-Presidents, Hannah Lipman and Phil Zipin (AKA Lip-Zip) received the Hinenu Award at the Chesapeake Day of Learning and Celebration, March 19, 2017. See the Tribute Journal here.

Save the Date!

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


Adat Shalom 2017 Retreat

We are fast approaching the start of the 2017 Adat Shalom Retreat - “Wandering: Jews, and Others” May 26-28, 2017. Loving the Other, and defending the immigrant, are topics too important to be limited to “just” the more-than-220 retreat attendees!  THIS PAGE IS FOR ALL OF US. And here is some important information for those attending the weekend:

Welcome Letter from Our Chairs
Retreat Etiquette
What to Bring to the Retreat
Driving Directions
4H Center Map
FINAL Schedule

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. If you have any questions about the Retreat, please contact our co-chairs, Estelle Quain and Randy Steiner at or call the office, 301-767-3333 ext. 106.