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  • Friday
    Dec  14
    Return Again To Shabbat
    Friday, Dec 14th 6:30p to 10:00p
    The Shabbat experience you cannot miss! Join us during the second Friday night of the month. In the style of our innovative outdoor Kol Nidra Service, this is a reflective journey into the power of Shabbat. The lively, soulful service features seasoned musicians and a spiritual, personal excursion into prayer and song. A festive community Shabbat dinner follows. Join as we dance, sing, and discover the deep shabbat within us all.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan  8
    Hesed Cooking Event
    Tuesday, Jan 8th 6:30p to 9:00p
    Hesed Cooking Team Event - Tuesday, January 8 @ 6:30 - 9pm. Registration limited to 20. Join fellow Adas members for a fun evening of baking challah and sweet treats. Learn some challah baking and braiding tricks from pros, Healy Sutton and Bonnie Benwick. The food we make will be stored in our community freezer to give to members in need, such as those who are ill or recovering from an accident or surgery, to shivah homes and to people juggling demands of a new baby. Registration is now open for the first Hesed cooking event of 2019. Volunteers are asked to be at least 16 years of age. We welcome all levels of cooks to help with Hesed cooking projects. If the sign-up list is full, please add your name to the wait list since we often are able to accommodate more volunteers. Because of the planning and food purchase involved, we ask that you sign up only if you are as sure as possible that you can participate. It is also helpful when you let us know in advance if you signed up, but are unable to attend because of unforeseen circumstances.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan  8
    Rosh Chodesh: Celebrating the New Moon - A Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop
    Tuesday, Jan 8th 7:00p to 9:00p
    This workshop offers women of all ages an invitation to come together for a nourishing evening of Jewish yoga and mindfulness practice. Jewish tradition teaches that our bodies are deeply in sync with the lunar cycle, and if we drop in and listen, the timeless, embodied rhythms of Rosh Chodesh will seep to our surface. Led by JMCW Faculty, our evening will begin with an asana practice of moon salutations, followed by restorative postures steeped in poetry. We will close with an informal guided discussion.

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  • Saturday
    Jan  12
    Families with Young Children Pajama Havdalah Dinner
    Shabbat, Jan 12th 5:30p to 8:00p
    Come enjoy a special Havdalah service with Cantor Brown and Rabbi Solomon in your pajamas! We will also have a sing- and dance-a-long with special guest Raviv Brooks, followed by a delicious dairy dinner and an extra-special dessert.

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  • Sunday
    Jan  13
    Join Kolot, The Young Voices of Adas Israel
    Sunday, Jan 13th 11:30a to 12:15p

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  • Saturday
    Jan  26
    Mendelson Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Dr. Noah Bickart
    Shabbat, Jan 26th 1:00p to 3:00p
    Rabbi Noah Bickart is assistant professor of Jewish and Interreligious Studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland. His first book, based on his PhD Dissertation at JTS, “The Scholastic Culture of the Babylonian Talmud,” will be published later this year.

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shabbat this week...

Friday, December 14

candle lighting: 4:28pm

PARSHA WITH HASSIDUT
10am; Biran Beit Midrash

"RETURN AGAIN" SERVICE WITH RABBIS HOLTZBLATT & ALEXANDER
6:30pm; Kay Hall

COMMUNITY SHABBAT DINNER
8pm; Cohen Hall

Saturday, December 15

PARSHAT VAYIGASH
Havdalah: 5:28pm

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

RETURN AGAIN SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
BAR MITZVAH: ALEX HOROWITZ

9:30am; Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

TRADITIONAL EGALITARIAN MINYAN
9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am

HAVURAH SHABBAT SERVICE
9:45am; Library

NETIVOT
11am; Classroom 340

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

TOT SHABBAT
11am; Cohen Hall

PARSHA FOR KIDS
11am; Biran Beit Midrash

HAVURAH SHABBAT KIDDUSH
12:30pm; Funger Hall

MINCHA
12:45pm; Gewirz Beit Am                          

MAKOMDC HALAKHAH LEARNING
1pm; Biran Beit Midrash

Click here to listen and learn a new melody for Emet that we will sing in Shacharit this Shabbat!

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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