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  • Saturday
    Jul 21
    Inclusion Guest Speaker James Weisman
    Shabbat, Jul 21st 9:30a to 2:00p
    Please join the Inclusion Task Force for Shabbat services on July 21st as we welcome special guest speaker James Weisman. Mr. Weisman is President & CEO of United Spinal Association. Weisman was a key negotiator with members of Congress promoting the passage of the ADA, and the Act’s transportation provisions applied the agreements in NYC and Philadelphia to the whole country. He's a founding board member of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Mr. Weisman will also do a storytelling session post-Kiddush in the Biran Beit Midrash.

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  • Saturday
    Jul 21
    Tisha B'Av at Adas
    Shabbat, Jul 21st 9:00p to 10:30p
    EREV TISHA B'AV Saturday, July 21, 9:00 pm Maariv & Eicha TISHA B'AV Sunday, July 22, 9:00 am Shacharit For 20 centuries, Tisha B’Av, the ninth of Av, has been the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur is known as the White Fast; Tisha B’Av is called the Black Fast. It commemorates the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem, the death of Bar Kochba, and the last rebellion against Rome in 135 CE, as well as the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492. When they could, Jews historically would come to the area near the Kotel (the Western Wall) to read Eicha (the Book of Lamentations) and to weep. Most Jews, of course, could not come to Jerusalem, and during many periods, they could not approach the Kotel. In modern times, the establishment of the State of Israel caused some to question whether Tisha B’Av was necessary any longer. This debate continues, although those who observe the day recognize its symbolic power and emphasize that we still lament the destruction of the Temples, which ruptured our sense of connectedness to God. Our observance of Tisha B’Av at Adas Israel is exceedingly touching, a moving experience in which we gather as the sun sets to quietly chant the Book of Lamentations in a subdued atmosphere, by candlelight, using the traditional melody. The evening service on Saturday, July 21, begins with Maariv and Eicha at 9:00 pm. The scroll is again chanted as part of the morning service on Sunday, July 22, at 9:00 am (Shacharit and Eicha) and at 6:00 pm (Mincha). Join us in this annual beautiful experience as we connect with tradition and history

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  • Sunday
    Aug 19
    Grand Slam Sunday!
    Sunday, Aug 19th 1:35p to 7:00p

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  • Sunday
    Sep 16
     
     
    Wise Aging

    Sunday, Sep 16th 10:30a to 12:30p
    Wise Aging - New Cohort! Led by Janice Mostow and Betsy Strauss Wise Aging is an exploration of aging well and wisely through a Jewish lens. The Wise Aging Adas group will meet regularly to learn, share experiences, and acquire skills to sanctify the moments in time that make up this stage in our lives. Wise Aging sessions are based on resources developed for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal, primarily Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit.

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  • Sunday
    Oct 14
    Enroll in Religious School Today
    Sunday, Oct 14th 9:00a to 1:00p

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shabbat this week...

Friday, July 20

candle lighting: 8:11pm

PARSHA WITH TALMUDIC COMMENTARY
10am; Biran Beit Midrash

KABBALAT SHABBAT
WITH RABBI HOLTZBLATT

6pm; Biran Beit Midrash

Saturday, July 21

PARSHAT DEVARIM / SHABBAT CHAZON MASEI (EREV TISHA B'AV)
Havdalah: 9:11pm

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

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
SERMON BY RABBI HOLTZBLATT

9:30am; Biran Beit Midrash

TRADITIONAL EGALITARIAN MINYAN
9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am

DAILY MINYAN
Morning Minyan: Mon - Fri, 7:30am
Sundays and legal holidays 9:00am
Evening minyan: Sun - Thur, 6:00pm

TOT SHABBAT
11am; Cohen Hall

MINCHA
12:45pm; Biran Beit Midrash 

POST-KIDDUSH SPEAKER: JAMES WEISMAN
1:15pm; Cohen Hall

EREV TISHA B'AV MAARIV & EICHA
9pm; Cohen Hall                                                 


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

Wed, July 18 2018 6 Av 5778