High Holy Days September 2017 - Tishrei 5778

 

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Welcome to the Jewish New Year season!

From Elul through Simchat Torah, we’ll have abundant opportunities to turn inward and also toward one another, as we once again turn to the renewal of our souls with these ancient words resonating across the generations. Isaiah’s message of "rejoicing in My house,"  which "shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples," rings true today - and we are the ones to make it real.

We reach our highest potential for spiritual, social, communal, and even political action when we each bring our offerings forth, to create a powerful collective expression. We look forward to gathering our individual gifts, questions, and offerings into a communal mosaic of prayer and participation throughout this sacred season. We are honored to share this journey with each of you.

Blessings,

RFred                                                HRRachel

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb                  Hazzan Rabbi Rachel Hersh

 

Adat Shalom 2017/5778 Days of Awe Information
We look forward to celebrating Rosh Hashanah on September 20 – 22 and
Yom Kippur on September 29-30 with you and your family.

The DEADLINE for ALL Days of Awe registration is Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Registration is required for youth programs, friend/family tickets, and more.
All registration materials can be prepared and paid for online.
(Checks may be made out and sent to: Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20817; write “Days of Awe” in the memo line.


NOTABLE EVENTS

MakomElul Yoga
with Hazzan Rabbi Rachel Hersh
Friday Mornings
August 11 - September 15, 2017
More information here.

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    Sunday, September 10, 2017
    10:00 AM – Meet & Greet with the Adat Shalom community.
    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Learn with Rabbi Fred and Kit Turen
11:20 AM – 12:15 PM: Learn with Hazzan Rabbi Rachel and David Sieradzki
More information can be found here.

 

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NEW! EREV ROSH HASHANAH DINNER
Please join our clergy and staff for a festive meal at the turn of the New Year.
Make your reservations here.

 

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    S’LICHOT AT TEMPLE BETH AMI, ROCKVILLE, MD
    Saturday night, September 16, 2017 at 8:30 PM
    Join us for Selichot Services at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Rd, Rockville, MD
    20850, co-hosted by Adat Shalom, Temple Beth Ami, Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Congregation Har Shalom, and Shaare Torah. Featuring a dramatic reading of the play, The Gates are Closing by Merle Feld. All are welcome, please bring a friend. Click here for details and a flyer.


HHDServices    DAYS OF AWE SERVICES
    • Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday September 20th at Adat Shalom, 7:30 PM
    • Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Thursday, September 21st at Wootton High School, 9:30 AM
    • Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Friday, September 22nd at Adat Shalom, 9:30 AM
• Kol Nidre, Friday, September 29th at Wootton High School, 7:00 PM
• Yom Kippur, Saturday, September 30th at Wootton High School, 9:15 AM

ApplesHonYouth     YOUTH PROGRAMMING
    Adat Shalom offers youth programming during the Days of Awe. Please register online.
    All Youth Programming is provided FREE OF CHARGE, however REGISTRATION
    IS REQUIRED for ALL children participating in the Youth Program
. We work hard to provide meaningful holiday experiences for young people, youth, teens and families.

• Adat Shalom will provide snacks, but not lunch. Please pack/plan appropriately!
• Children 5- to 18- years old must be either in youth programming spaces, or in the sanctuary with parents – this request is to ensure the safety of our children, as well as respect for the facility.

Please see details and download a complete schedule of Youth Programming here. Contact Marcie Wilson at 301-767-3333 for questions regarding our Days of Awe Youth Program.

If you are interested in volunteering or working during the Days of Awe, please contact Rabbi Julie Gordon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301.767.3333.

Tashlich     TASHLICH
    Thursday, September 21st, 4:00 - 8:00 PM
    Join us on for Adat Shalom’s Tashlich Service and Annual Pot Luck at Meadowbrook Park Public Activity Building, 7901 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Please click here for details.


Sukkot     SUKKOT POT-LUCK VILLAGE GATHERINGS
    Our Adat Shalom community will celebrate the festival of Sukkot between October 4th
    and October 11th. We encourage people to invite new and long-standing members for a
    meal anytime during the festival. Community Connections has designated Friday,
    October 6th through Sunday, October 8th for our traditional Village Sukkot weekend.
    Host a pot luck Shabbat dinner on Friday evening, a pot luck Havdalah on Saturday evening or a Festival Brunch on Sunday morning. We also invite you to have some Schnapps in the Sukkah at Adat Shalom on Monday afternoon, October 9th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Please contact Community Connection co-chairs Karen Fierst at 301-681-8820 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Diane Horn at 301-654-0310 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you can host a Village Sukkot celebration and perform this mitzvah, or if you have any questions.

You are welcome to have an event using the Adat Shalom Sukkah at any time during the holiday. Contact Sarah Wesson, 301-767-3333 ext. 106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an event in our Sukkah.

SImchatTorah     SIMCHAT TORAH
    Wednesday, October 11th, 6:30 PM
    Join us as we celebrate an intergenerational Simchat Torah on the evening of Wednesday,
    October 11th.
• 6:30 PM starts the celebration with a community Pot Luck
• 7:15 PM continues our intergenerational service and Dancing with the Torahs.
Simchat Torah continues on Thursday, October 12th with Services at 9:30 AM.

 

MakomDAYS OF AWE WITH MAKOM@ADATSHALOM

Please click here to get detailed information on the following programs:

  • CONTEMPLATIVE GATHERING, ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2, 9:30-11:00 AM
  • SHABBAT SHUVA HEALING SERVICE: Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00-6:00 PM
  • DAYS OF AWE SILENT LUNCH: Saturday, September 23th, 12:00-1:30 PM
  • DAYS OF AWE QUIET RETREAT: Saturday, September 23th, 1:30-4:30 PM
  • YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON LEARNING: Saturday, September 30th, 1:40 – 3:30 PM

 

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KEY REMINDERS

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

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QuestionsANY QUESTIONS?
Call Sarah Wesson at 301-767-3333 x106 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Kathy Bloomfield at x108 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Marcie Wilson at ext. 101 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If necessary, please leave a message, and your call will be answered as quickly as possible.

 

Shanah Tovah u’Metukah – A Good and Sweet New Year!

 

Please register online. The deadline for all registrations is Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  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. If you cannot register online, click here to print out paper versions of these forms.

Guest tickets for members

Non-members registration

Youth programs

Yizkor Book Submissions

Volunteer form

Lulav & Etrog Order Form

High Holy Day Appeal pledges