Days of Awe September 2018 - Tishrei 5779


We Hope You Enjoyed the Jewish New Year Season at Adat Shalom! 

        We take inspiration from this medieval Hebrew poem, which says (in poetic translation), “Let the past year’s challenges and obstacles now be complete, and let the new year’s blessings and potential now begin.” Indeed, our moral courage is called upon today in ways that few of us have experienced before. Our entry into a new year invites perspective and reflection, even praise and thanks, despite our fears and our doubts.

        We’ve been given the enormous blessing of a new year to begin again! We join our spirits, minds, hearts, voices, and bodies with optimism for new possibilities. Soon we’ll join together to learn and pray, love and forgive, dream and build. May the challenges of the past year now take their places in our life’s archives, as we ready ourselves to welcome the new season with joy and gratitude.

        We look forward to seeing you throughout 5779. Shana Tovah!


Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb           Hazzan Rabbi Rachel Hersh


Rosh Hashanah Day 1:
KAVOD: Find Out What It Means, To Us by by Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb
Seeing Hagar by Micah Weiss, Adat Shalom Student Rabbi
A D'var on Hannah by Idan Sharon, Shaliach

Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Out of the Depths by Rabbi Julie Gordon
Achot Ktana/Little Sister by Idan Sharon, Shaliach

Kol Nidre in the Auditorium:
Staying Sane in a World Gone Mad by Rabbi Sid Shwarz

Kol Nidre in the Commons:
The Mirror Maker by Primo Levi retold by Hazzan Rabbi Rachel Hersh

Yom Kippur
Shame by Hazzan Rabbi Rachel Hersh
Nitzavim by Idan Sharon, Shaliach
Jonah and God by Micah Weiss, Adat Shalom Student Rabbi


Following last year’s remarkable and insightful writings, we once again asked our members to share their thoughts during Elul, the month of reflection. The theme this year was Letting Go/Starting Anew. You can read all of the submissions here.


Please register online. The deadline for all registrations is Wednesday, August 29, 2018.  If fees are involved, you can pay online or by check. Separate forms are needed for tickets, youth programming, Yizkor book submissions, and lulav and etrogs. You can register online here:

Guest tickets for members

Non-members registration

Youth Programs

Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner Reservations

Kol Nidre in the Commons


If you cannot register online, click here to print out paper versions of these forms.

Guest tickets for members

Non-members registration

Youth Programs