Days of Awe 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 
Yom Kippur on September 29-30 with you and your family.

Online Registration is now closed. Please join us at Wootton High School for Yom Kippur services. 

View the Days of Awe 5778 Handout here.

NOTABLE EVENTS 

SanctuarySERMONS

Read Rabbi Fred's Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon, "Resist Complacency".

Read Hazzan Rabbi Rachel's Rosh Hashanah Day 1 sermon, "Praying Off Script".

Read Rabbi Fred's Kol Nidre Kavanah/Intention, "Taking the Knee".

Read Rabbi Sid's Kol Nidre Sermon, "Will You Still Need Me? Thoughts on Aging and Purpose". Listen to Rabbi Sid's sermon here.

Read Rabbi Fred's Yom Kippur Morning Sermon, "Humble Yourself".

Sukkot

SUKKOT

YOU ARE INVITED TO THESE SUKKOT ACTIVITIES!

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9:30 AM
Sukkot Services

Friday, October 6—Sunday, October 8
Village Sukkot Weekend

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 12:00—2:00 PM
Ecumenical Brunch in the Sukkah

Monday, October 9, 2017, 1:30—3:30 PM
Schnapps in the Sukkah

Sunday, October 15, 2017 , 11:00 AM—1:00 PM
Disassemble the Sukkah

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.

SImchatTorahSIMCHAT TORAH

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
Erev Simchat Torah Pot Luck Dinner & Dance 
Party with the Torahs

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.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
Simchat Torah Services with Hallel, Yizkor & Tefillat Geshem

 

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.

Volunteer form 

Guest tickets for members

Non-members registration

High Holy Day Appeal pledges

Youth programs - Now closed, but walk-ins are welcome

Yizkor Book Submissions - Now Closed

Lulav & Etrog Order Form - Now Closed