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Adas on the Airwaves

Continuing Our Commitment to Adas Prayer, Learning, & Connection

Below, you will find a comprehensive collection of upcoming services, classes, and other opportunities to engage remotely. We affirm once again that our unwavering connection to each other is among our greatest blessings at Adas, and is felt just as palpably in our hearts, and even online, as it is in our building. We are each of us, aravevim zeh la-zeh, deeply bound, one with the other.  Let our robust prayer, learning, social, and programmatic offerings over the airwaves serve as a beacon of hope, connection, and inspiration. 

Live Prayer & Learning | Daily Minyan Zoom | Hesed/SAC | Virtual School | Upcoming "Gatherings" | Other Learning | Zoom Help


Shavuot at Adas Israel: "Bamidbar" - In the Wilderness
Thursday, May 28 - Saturday, May 30
adasisrael.org/shavuot

Ready yourself for an evening of experiential, interactive, multi-media-based Torah learning like no other. Our Adas clergy invite you from your place in this wilderness back “into Adas” (through the airwaves), as we commemorate the giving of the Torah at Sinai with an evening of vibrant learning, lounging, and being. This is our moment, see you at the Mountain!


Live Prayer and Learning Schedule, 5/24 - 5/30

   

Every Day (Except for Shabbat and Chag) at 12pm: 
Daily Torah Bite from our Clergy

View Live: facebook.com/adasisraeldc
5/24: click here for archived video
5/25: click here for archived video
5/26: click here for archived video
5/27: click here for archived video
5/28: click here for archived video

Click here for past broadcasts.

   

Thursday, May 28 at 6:00pm:
Weekday Mincha and Yom Tov Ma’ariv Service

Click Here to Join the Service
Akdamut and Megillat Ruth: Download
Siddur Lev Shalem Pages: Download

   

Friday, May 29 at 10:00am: 
Shavuot Shacharit Service with Cantor Ari
View Live: adasisrael.org/shabbat-services-livestream
Akdamut and Megillat Ruth: Download
Siddur Lev Shalem Pages: Download

   

Friday, May 29 at 5:00pm: 
Kabbalat Shabbat/Chag Family Service
View Live: adasisrael.org/shabbat-services-livestream
Akdamut and Megillat Ruth: Download
Siddur Lev Shalem Pages: Download

   

Friday, May 29 at 6:00pm: 
Kabbalat  Shabbat/ Chag Community
Service with Rabbi Krinsky
View Live: adasisrael.org/shabbat-services-livestream
Akdamut and Megillat Ruth: Download
Siddur Lev Shalem Pages: Download

   

Saturday, May 30 at 9:30am: 
Shabbat/Chag Service/Yizkor with Rabbi Holtzblatt

View Live: adasisrael.org/shabbat-services-livestream
Akdamut and Megillat Ruth: Download
Siddur Lev Shalem Pages: Download
Yizkor Pages: Download Here

   

Saturday, May 30 at 11:30am: 
Shabbat/Chag Family Service with Rabbi Solomon

View Live: adasisrael.org/shabbat-services-livestream
Akdamut and Megillat Ruth: Download
Siddur Lev Shalem Pages: Download

   

Saturday, May 30 at 8:45pm: 
Havdalah with Rabbi Alexander

View Live: facebook.com/adasisraeldc 


Please be sure to set up a Facebook account in advance to view the Facebook videos live. Don’t worry, you can keep your profile private and set it up with minimal information. Once you land on our Facebook page, just scroll down until you see the live post. They will be archived there for later use if you happen to miss the live viewing. Or you can access them here shortly after each broadcast without using Facebook. Please email: adasoffice@adasisrael.org for any technical assistance, thank you!


Daily Minyan Zoom Schedule (May 24 - May 28) 

We invite our Daily Minyan community, particularly those in the early stages of mourning, to join us for our daily Zoom minyanim. Please be sure to use the appropriate meeting login for the applicable date and service. Don't have a siddur at home? Click the following links for the siddur pages we will be using during the Minyan Zoom calls: Shacharit, Mincha, Maariv.

   

Shacharit, Sunday, May 24 at 9:00am:
Join the Video Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/883300617
Join by phone: 19292056099, Access: 88695729796  Password: 2850

Shacharit, Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) at 9:00am:
Join the Video Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/140264233
Join by phone: 16465588656, Access: 140264233 Password: 2850

Shacharit, Tuesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 28 at 7:30am:
Join the Video Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/140264233
Join by phone: 16465588656, Access: 140264233 Password: 2850

Mincha/Maariv, Sunday, May 24 - Thursday, May 28 at 6:00pm:
Join the Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/778820594
Join by phone: 16465588656, Access: 778820594 Password: 2850


Hesed and Social Action

   

Hesed
We are currently mobilizing the largest Hesed Call Task Force in Adas history. Together with our clergy and staff, we are actively calling everyone from the more vulnerable populations within our community. This is a significant, but critical, undertaking, requiring hundreds of individual phone calls. As we learn more about what our members need from these phone calls, we will be in touch with additional information. Please register your interest in providing Hesed, by clicking here.

   

Social Action Committee
Click Here to Learn More

The SAC is committed to the essential Jewish value of tikkun olam, and guided by the Pirkei Avot 2:21: “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.” Join us as we work to help out populations most affected by COVID-19.

   

Sew for Unity Health Care DC with Sisterhood and Hesed!
Health services and providers around DC need our help in protecting their patients and themselves. If you sew, please consider joining the nationwide movement of at-home, shut-in crafters to make protective masks.

You can find information on templates, materials and methods at The Million Mask Challenge. This is a DC-Md-Va focused organization that is coordinating mask-making and distribution. They are able to identify the needs, provide information on how-to, and instruct you on how to safely get your completed masks to those who need them. 


Virtual School

We encourage all preschool and religious school families to stay closely connected to us and each other throughout this closure. Our hope is that these experiences will offer a meaningful point of routine, connection, learning, and growth through the airwaves during this period. We look forward to seeing you all online!

   

Gan HaYeled
The Gan is committed to staying connected, and has created a comprehensive new digital framework for day-to-day school life throughout this period. The framework revolves around three core elements: CONNECTION, CONTENT, and ROUTINE. The full Gan will gather three times per day, every day, via Zoom. And individual classes will Zoom daily as well. In addition, our teachers and staff will be sharing ongoing content, checking in on each family regularly, and making themselves available for individual Zoom sessions. Read more about how we are actualizing these elements during our closure here

   

Religious School
While we may not be gathering in person, we have been thinking about you all a lot and have a number of exciting ways for us to connect while we are out of the building. Our teachers have lessons to share, we will have an "all-school zoom gathering" with Rabbi Kerrith, and there will be family and children's services over Shabbat. We will continue to be here with you and are available to you in our professional and pastoral capacities. Please do lean on us and our community as we continue to move forward together. Each grade has received a comprehensive email with gathering instructions, please do read carefully, and we look forward to seeing you. 


Upcoming "Gatherings"

   

Thursday, May 28th @ 2pm - “Leading Ladies of Israel” with Noa Ohayon Bab
Click Here to Join the Zoom Session 
Join by phone: 16465588656, Access #308 855 846
Talia Garber, Adas Shlicha, will be hosting a series of Interviews/Q&As with leading ladies from Israel. This week we will speak with: Noa is a leading figure in the Israeli tech eco-system, working for and mentoring VCs, startups, and global corporates. At the moment Noa is the Head of the Israeli Delegation in DC, and until recently she was Head of Employer Brand & Internal Communication at eBay. Noa is also co-founder of a leading Job Search platform in Israel (over 85K followers, and 250K monthly reach), which offers jobs, on a daily basis, related to non-engineering and social sciences. The "Dana and Noa Make My Career" (in Hebrew this name makes sense) nonprofit startup, strives to democratize career opportunities. Thousands have already found their jobs via this initiative and tens of thousands have stated that it positively affected their career paths. With her 10+ years of unique experience in the tech eco-system, marketing, and HR, Noa is a popular speaker at conferences and events, as well as a sought after professional advisor and mentor for several startups and institutes in said fields. She's mostly known for her talks about - Future of Work, How to pave your career path and The Secret Recipe of the Start-up Nation.

   

Sunday, May 31st, 12p - קפה עברית Café Ivrit (Hebrew meeting)
Click Here to Join the Zoom Session 
Come and speak in Hebrew! We invite anyone who has a knowledge of conversational Hebrew and wants to practice and speak with others to join us. Please note, this is not a lesson, but rather a place to feel comfortable to practice and speak with others. Have a cup of coffee, chat about the Mezeg Avir, read news articles or book excerpts and just feel free to talk about anything you want. Led by Talia Garber, our Israeli Shlicha.

   

Tuesday, June 2 at 9:30am - Morning Awakening with Rabbi Holtzblatt 
Click Here to Join the Zoom Session
Phone: 16465588656  Access: 731904920  Password: 074257
Join Rabbi Holtzblatt for an uplifting dose of mindful prayer and song as we start the day together. Gather over Zoom at 9:30am to center ourselves with selections from the daily morning tefillot (prayers). We will ground ourselves together with the experience of our own lives and meditate together. Morning Awakening is a new take on the traditional Jewish morning service. There will be a moment in the service to turn our hearts to those who are in need of healing. If you have the names of loved ones you would like to be shared in this moment, please list them here. 

   

Sunday, June 7 at 11 am - Book Chat on "The Liar" by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Click here to register and to receive the Zoom link
Join us to discuss this thought-provoking Israeli novel about a young girl who falls into a false accusation of sexual assault, one of many lies told by many characters in this insightful exploration of lying and truth-telling. Adas librarian Robin Jacobson will provide background on the author/book and co-facilitate the discussion. This is a joint program with Bethesda's Congregation Beth El.

   

Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00pm - 3 Mystical Giants
Click Here to Join the June 9 Zoom Session 
Phone: 16465588656  Access: 93210902479 Password: 2850
Join Rabbi Holtzblatt for a new three part series! Over zoom we will cover the lives and work of Moshe DeLeon (a Spanish rabbi and Kabbalist who is considered the composer or redactor of the Zohar), Isaac Luria (a foremost rabbi and Jewish mystic in the community of Safed) and the Baal Shem Tov (a Jewish mystic and healer from Poland, who is regarded as the founder of Hasidic Judaism). 

   

Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30pm - Advanced Halakhah with Rabbi Alexander 
Click Here to Join the Zoom Session
Rabbi Alexander will lead learners in a textual exploration of a topic in Jewish Law, using original sources without translation. This series is designed primarily for those with previous experience studying classical rabbinic texts in hebrew/aramaic.

   

Tuesdays, June 16 and 23 at 7:30pm - Ever--Evolving Halakhah: Critical Questions, Real-time Responses with Rabbi Krinsky
Click Here to Join the June 16 Zoom Session
Click Here to Join the June 23 Zoom Session

The form of “shutim” – halakhic questions answered by expert authorities – goes back as far as Jewish tradition. Yet it is also as modern as 2020. These two sessions will each study a present-day teshuva about a contemporary issue, ranging from bioethics to technology to issues of identity and practice. We will look both at the content of the answer, as well as the processes and proof texts the authors invoke in order to make their claims. 

   

Sunday, July 12, at 11 am – Meet Author Boris Fishman
Click here to Register and Receive the Zoom Link
Acclaimed author Boris Fishman will share the stories behind his latest book about the Soviet Jewish émigré experience, Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (A Memoir with Recipes), followed by Q&A. To enhance your experience and support the author, please read Savage Feast in advance. Paperback or e-copies can be purchased from booksellers. This is a joint program with Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County. Contact Adas Librarian Robin Jacobson for more information. 


Other Learning Content to Use and Enjoy 

We invite you to take (what we hope will be) some extra free time at home to catch up on all of our amazing learning and engagement content. Coming to you straight from the Adas treasure trove.

Daily Torah Bite Archives From Adas Clergy
• Sun, 3/15 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Mon, 3/16 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Tue, 3/17 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Wed, 3/18 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Thur, 3/19 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Fri, 3/20 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Sun, 3/22 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Sun, 3/22 Archive (2):  click here for archived video
• Mon, 3/23 Archive: click here for archived video
• Tue, 3/24 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Wed, 3/25 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Thur, 3/26 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Fri, 3/27 Archive:  click here for archived video
• Sun, 3/29: click here for archived video
• Mon, 3/30: click here for archived video
• Tue, 3/31: click here for archived video
• Wed, 4/1: click here for archived video
• Thu, 4/2: click here for archived video
• Fri, 4/3: click here for archived video
• Sun, 4/5: click here for archived video
• Mon, 4/6: click here for archived video
• Tue, 4/7: click here for archived video
• Fri, 4/17: click here for archived video
• Sun, 4/19: click here for archived video
• Mon, 4/20: click here for archived video
• Tue, 4/21: click here for archived video
• Wed, 4/22: click here for archived video
• Thu, 4/23: click here for archived video
• Fri, 4/24: click here for archived video
• Sun, 4/26: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​Mon, 4/27: click here for archived video
• Tue​​​​​​​, 4/28: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Wed​​​​​​​, 4/29: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Thu​​​​​​​, 4/30: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Fri​​​​​​​, 5/1: click here for archived video

• ​​​​​​​Sun, 5/3: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Mon, 5/4: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Tue, 5/5: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Wed, 5/6: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Thu, 5/7: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Fri, 5/8: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Sun, 5/10: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Mon​​​​​​​, 5/11: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Tue​​​​​​​, 5/12: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Wed​​​​​​​, 5/13: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Thu​​​​​​​, 5/14: click here for archived video
• ​​​​​​​Fri​​​​​​​, 5/15: click here for archived video
• Sun, 5/17: click here for archived video
​​​​​​​• ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mon, ​​​​​​​5/18: click here for archived video
​​​​​​​• ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tue, ​​​​​​​5/19: click here for archived video
​​​​​​​• ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Wed, ​​​​​​​5/20: click here for archived video
​​​​​​​• ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thu, ​​​​​​​5/21: click here for archived video
​​​​​​​• ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fri, ​​​​​​​5/22: click here for archived video

Quarantine Torah
Click here to access

Hatikvah with Community Cantors by the JCRC
Music arranged by Nehemiah Luckett & video arranged by Dillon Meyer

Click here to listen

Heal Us Now with Cantor Arianne Brown
Click here to listen

3/12 Greeting from Rabbis Holtzblatt & Alexander
Click here to view

3/13 Parsha Study (Ki Tisa) with Rabbi Holtzblatt
Click here to view

Adas @ Home: Blessings Book
Click here to read

Our Comprehensive Text and Source Sheet Learning Archive
adasisrael.org/sourcesheets

Awake: Podcast with Rabbi Holtzblatt
adasisrael.org/awake

Tricks of the Trope with Cantor Brown
adasisrael.org/bnai-torah-trope


Content for Families with Children

   

Shabbat Shalom from Rabbis Holtzblatt and Alexander! Sing along with us to a special Shabbat edition of "She'll be coming round the mountain"!
Click here to view

   

Sing and dance along with Cantor Arianne Brown to a few favorite "Shabbat Sing" songs, including: I've got that Shabbat feeling and Bim Bam!
Click here to view

   

A friendly message to parents: Take ten minutes to turn off the news, and get on the floor and play with your child. You have the perfect distraction in front of you!
Click here to view

   

Enjoy videos from your Gan teachers and educators! Read-alouds, songs and story times from a few familiar faces.
Click here to view

   

As we look ahead to the coming weeks, we will have lots of home time for children and families. Here are a few ways you can set yourself up for success!
Click here for at-home tips


Full Calendar



Adas Zoom Genius Bar

Do you need help getting connected to the virtual programming that is going on at Adas Israel?  Do you want to join or host a Zoom meeting but you aren’t sure how?  Our Zoom Genius Bar is here to help you.  We will match you up with one of our members who can talk to you on the phone and walk you through the process step by step, in real time, so you can remain connected with our community.  If you would like assistance, please sign up here: https://www.adasisrael.org/form/tech-support-request.html

Are you a member who is available to help our members stay virtually connected? We are looking for folks who can help people join and host Zoom meetings, and provide other basic tech services to help us stay connected.   We will assign you a member who you can work with one on one over the phone.  If you are able to help, please sign up here: https://www.adasisrael.org/form/tech-support-offer.html

Adas Zoom Backgrounds

Click Here to download your own Adas room backgrounds and learn how to enable them!

Zoom Instructions

To help us stay connected as best possible, we will be using Zoom, a web-based video- and teleconferencing platform. If you are new to Zoom (or want to refine your skills), we offer instructions and helpful hints.

Download and install the Zoom App on your computer, smartphone or tablet prior to joining a meeting

  1. Go to zoom.us
  2. Click on “Sign Up – It’s Free” at the upper right, OR
  3. Go to the “Resources” tab at the upper right and click on “Download Zoom Client”
  4. Follow the instructions

Note: if you click on a link to join a Zoom, and do not have Zoom installed, you will be prompted to download the app before you can join the call.


Join a Zoom Call

A few minutes before your Zoom is scheduled to begin, click on the Zoom link you were given

Tips for Participating

There is a menu of options at the bottom of your screen (if you don't see the menu, just move your cursor to or tap the bottom of your screen, and it will pop up):

  • “Mute” - Unless you are the meeting organizer, please mute your microphone; this is especially important when there are multiple participants. You can unmute when called on to make a comment.
  • “Stop Video” - This option turns off your webcam. You can still see others, but they cannot see you.
  • "Chat" - This opens a panel where you can type a question or make a comment. Within the panel, you will have options for chatting with everyone or selecting a specific participant.
  • "Leave Meeting" - When the meeting ends (or when you need to go), click here or simply close the app.
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