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  • Wednesday
    Nov  14
    An Evening with Yossi Klein Halevi: A Special AIPAC Event at Adas Israel
    Wednesday, Nov 14th 7:30p to 9:00p

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  • Friday
    Nov  16
    Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
    Friday, Nov 16th 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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  • Friday
    Nov  16
    Ruach Minyan/Traditional Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner
    Friday, Nov 16th 6:00p to 8:30p
    Please join us on Friday, November 16 for a spirit-filled, traditional Friday night davening, with tunes inspired by Shlomo Carlebach and energy like you might find in the summertime at Camp Ramah. Kabablat Shabbat and Maariv are followed by a delicious, register-in-advance Shabbat dinner, beginning with Shalom Aleichem and ending with zemirot and benching. Singles, families, teens and empty nesters are all welcome. Come lend your voices and welcome Shabbat with us.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov  28
    Take the Calories out of your Favorite Jewish Foods with Paula Shoyer
    Wednesday, Nov 28th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Adas Israel is thrilled to welcome Paula Shoyer, “the kosher baker,” who will give a talk and food demonstration featuring her delicious mango coleslaw and chocolate quinoa cake. Paula will speak about how to take traditional Jewish food and make it healthier and easier while also recounting inspirational stories about her food career journey, experiences on TV, as well as life skills she has learned along the way. Enjoy delicious samples during the event and stick around after to meet Paula who will also have copies of her books on hand to sell. Paula Shoyer is the author of The Healthy Jewish Kitchen, The Holiday Kosher Baker, The Kosher Baker and The New Passover Menu. Paula graduated with a pastry degree from the Ritz Escoffier in Paris, and does speaking and cooking demos around the world.

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  • Friday
    Nov  30
    Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Professor Daniel Matt "From Kabbalah to the Big Bang"
    Friday, Nov 30th 6:30p to Sunday, Dec 2nd 10:00a

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  • Wednesday
    Dec  5
    Navigating the Unexpected: The Jewish Journey Through Adversity, Loss and Grief
    Wednesday, Dec 5th 7:30p to 9:00p

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shabbat this week...

Friday, November 16

candle lighting: 4:35pm

PARSHA WITH TALMUDIC COMMENTARY
10am; Biran Beit Midrash

YOUNG FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICE
WITH RABBI ALEXANDER

5:30pm; Gewirz Beit Am

TRADITIONAL LAY-LED SHABBAT SERVICE
6pm; Biran Beit Midrash

YOUNG FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER
6:15pm; Kay Hall

TEM SHABBAT DINNER
7pm; Wasserman Hall

Saturday, November 17

PARSHAT VAYETZE
Havdalah: 5:35pm

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

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
BAT MITZVAH: AMELIA OSCHERWIZ
SERMON BY RABBI HOLTZBLATT

9:30am; Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

TRADITIONAL EGALITARIAN MINYAN
9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am

HAVURAH SHABBAT SERVICE
9:45am; Library

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

NETIVOT
11am; Classroom 340

PARSHA FOR KIDS
11am; Biran Beit Midrash

TOT SHABBAT
11am; Cohen Hall

HAVURAH SHABBAT KIDDUSH
12:30pm; Funger Hall

MINCHA
12:45pm; Gewirz Beit Am                                   

MAKOMDC SHABBAT SCHOLAR:
DR. JAMES LOEFFLER

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
 

THE WASHINGTON POST
Thousands gather at Adas Israel to show solidarity following deadly attack at Pittsburgh synagogue Read more

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

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