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  • Friday
    Sep 21
    Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
    Friday, Sep 21st 5:00p to 7:30p
    Join us for our special monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services! It all starts at 5:00 with a Happy Half Hour in Cohen Hall (the Gan space). This is time for the adults to shmooze with wine and cheese to tide you over, and there is a built-in playdate for the children. Services will begin at 5:30, followed by a delicious dinner at 6:15. Come for some of all of this special evening! Registration for dinner is required.

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  • Sunday
    Sep 23
    Community-Wide Sukkah Building and Decorating
    Sunday, Sep 23rd 11:00a to 5:00p
    We have so many community events already planned to take place in the sukkah: the Gan “snack in the shack,” Religious School Shacharit Live, New Member Reception, Kiddush in the Sukkah, etc. Now we need a community to help build and decorate the famous Adas Israel sukkah on the Connecticut Avenue patio. Please join us in this mitzvah on Sunday, September 23 at 11am for our community Sukkah building and decorating.

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  • Friday
    Sep 28
    Community Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah
    Friday, Sep 28th 6:00p to 8:30p
    Please join us for a community Shabbat dinner as we celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. Sukkot and Shabbat are times to come together with family and friends and sit in the Sukkah, connecting with nature and each other as we express gratitude for the good things in our lives. What a wonderful way to welcome Shabbat at Adas! 6:00pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Krinsky 6:30pm: Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah

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  • Sunday
    Oct 14
    Beginner's Hebrew
    Sunday, Oct 14th 10:30a to Sunday, Mar 10th 12:00p
    Give yourself the gift of learning to read Hebrew. Whether you’ve never seen a Hebrew letter before, or you’ve learned to read a little bit as a child, this class will help you reach your next skill level. Class is $54 for the 8-part series and free of charge to students currently enrolled in the year-long Intro to Judaism course. This course will meet Sundays from 10:30m - 12:00pm on the following dates: October 14, 21, 28 November 4, 11, 18 December 2, 9, 16 January 13, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 16
    MakomDC Scholar: Dr Barry Wimpfheimer
    Tuesday, Oct 16th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Dr. Barry Wimpfheimer is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Law at Northwestern University and the author of The Talmud: A Biography and Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 23
    "The Text" Text Study
    Tuesday, Oct 23rd 7:30p to 9:00p
    The third Tuesday of the month, led by Rabbi Elianna Yolkut, will explore transformative Jewish texts in their original Aramaic and Hebrew. We will break our teeth together and study with no translations but with lots of support from your peers and teachers.

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shabbat this week...

Friday, September 21

candle lighting: 6:48pm

HAPPY HALF HOUR
5pm; Cohen Hall

YOUNG FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICE
WITH RABBI SOLOMON

5:30pm; Gewirz Beit Am

KABBALAT SHABBAT
6pm; Biran Beit Midrash

YOUNG FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER
6:15pm; Kay Hall

Saturday, September 22

PARSHAT HA'AZINU
Havdalah: 7:48pm

BOKER OR TORAH STUDY
8:30am; Biran Beit Midrash

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
SERMON BY RABBI KRINSKY

9:30am; Biran Beit Midrash

TRADITIONAL EGALITARIAN MINYAN
9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am

TOT SHABBAT
11am; Funger Hall

DAILY MINYAN (DIAL IN - 202-686-8405)
Morning Minyan: Mon - Fri, 7:30am
Sundays and legal holidays 9:00am
Evening minyan: Sun - Thur, 6:00pm

CONGREGATIONAL KIDDUSH
12pm ; Cohen Hall

MINCHA
1pm; Biran Beit Midrash

 


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Adas Israel
 


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins Forward Editor-in-Chief, Jane Eisner in a conversation that explores the intersection of law, media and Jewish life at Adas Israel Congregation on Thursday, February 1, 2018 / 5778.  See More Videos

 

Adas Israel in the Community
 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM RABBIS
HOLTZBLATT & ALEXANDER

Co-senior Rabbis of Adas Israel respond
to comments made by D.C. Councilmember Trayon White Read more

THE JEWISH DAILY FORWARD 
Rabbis Holtzblatt and Alexander on the complexities of intermarriage: "There's No Easy Answer To The Debate."  Read more

THE WASHINGTON POST
Adas commemorates Yom Hashoah, with Garden of the Righteous, honoring the Veseli family. Read more

JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY
Adas hosts the National Memorial Ceremony for Shimon Peres, z"l, with Vice President Joe Biden. Read more

Fri, September 21 2018 12 Tishrei 5779