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Adas on the Airwaves

Continuing Our Commitment to Adas Prayer, Learning, & Connection

As you have all heard by now, Adas will be suspending onsite operations and closing our building through April 26. If you have not had the chance to do so, please read through our note to the community carefully. We continue to send abundant love, gratitude and blessings to each and every one of you.

As we mentioned in our communication, we will proudly continue our commitment to Adas prayer, learning, and connection — through the airwaves. 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.

Live Prayer & Learning | Passover LearningDaily Minyan Zoom | Hesed | Virtual School | Upcoming "Gatherings" | Other Learning | Zoom Instructions

Live Prayer and Learning Schedule, 3/29 - 4/4


Every Weekday at 12pm: 
Daily Torah Bite from our Clergy

View Live Daily:
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: archive posted shortly after broadcast
Thu, 4/2: archive posted shortly after broadcast
Fri, 4/3: archive posted shortly after broadcast

Click here to find past broadcasts.


Friday, April 3 at 12pm: 
Gan Shabbat Sing with Rabbi Sarah Krinsky

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Friday, April 3 at 5pm: 
Family Shabbat Service with Rabbi
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Friday, April 3 at 6pm: 
Kabbalat Shabbat with Adas Clergy
View Live:


Saturday, April 4 at 10:00am: 
Shabbat Morning Prayer with Adas
View Live:
Siddur Lev Shalem Shabbat morning PDF: Download Here


Saturday, April 4 at 11:30am: 
Family Shabbat Service with Rabbi
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Saturday, April 4 at 8:00pm: 
Havdalah Service with Rabbi Holtzblatt

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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: for any technical assistance, thank you!

Passover Learning Opportunities


Passover Q&A with Rabbis Holtzblatt & Alexander
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Access the archived broadcast with Rabbis Holtzblatt and Alexander, for a comprehensive guide to the upcoming Passover holiday. Learn all you need to know to navigate this year's Festival of Freedom at home. 


Torah Bite Passover Learning with Rabbis Holtzblatt & Alexander
View archive here
Join Rabbis Holtzblatt and Alexander as they highlight components of Passover including the Seder meals, avoiding leaven and the retelling of the Exodus story. Post questions in the comments.


Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00pm
Passover Text Study and Q/A part II

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Passover is one of the most complex holidays on the Jewish calendar. Join us for Part II of this popular Q&A class with our Adas Rabbis - a deep dive into navigating the Festival of Freedom.


Adas Israel Passover Webpage
We are committed to marching towards freedom with all of you over the airwaves, and will provide numerous opportunities for holiday guides, learning, services, and even virtual seders. Keep a close eye on the Adas webpage at for all of this and more!

Daily Minyan Zoom Schedule (March 29 - April 3) 

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, March 29 at 9:00am:
Join the Video Zoom at
Join by phone: 16465588656, Access: 883300617

Shacharit, Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3 at 7:30am:
Join the Video Zoom at
Join by phone: 16465588656, Access: 140264233

Mincha/Maariv, Sunday, March 29 - Thursday, April 2 at 6:00pm:
Join the Zoom at
Join by phone: 16465588656, Access: 778820594



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.


Sew for Unity Health Care DC with Sisterhood and Hesed!
Unity Health Care DC is running extremely low on both child- and adult-sized masks. They are accepting contributions of homemade masks and would be very appreciative of your loving work. Perhaps you know a sewer, who would like to contribute? Please send this along to them.

Here’s How:

  • Template
  • Materials
  • Tips: Use 100% cotton, wash material on hot before use, package with gloves (or very well-scrubbed hands); package in well-sealed bags.
  • Only make masks if you have a completely healthy household
  • For more helpful tips, please check out the Facebok Page for Unity Mask Makers
  • Drop-off point:  A local DC resident is collecting them and delivering them to Unity. Please deliver your completed masks to the porch of 1456 Newton St NW.

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"


Tuesday, March 31 @  9:30am - Morning Awakening with Rabbi Holtzblatt
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Join Rabbi Holtzblatt for an uplifting dose of mindful prayer and song as we start the day together. Morning Awakening is a new take on the traditional Jewish morning service.


Thursday, April 2nd @ 4pm - “Leading Ladies of Israel”
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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 speak to Adaya, an Electrical and Electronics Engineer at a Start Up in Israel and is a mentor at "Technovation Girls", a global tech nonprofit that empowers girls to become leaders.


Friday, April 3 at 2pm  - Cooking and Conversation with Susan Barocas
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Join by phone: 16465588656, Access # 782 359 152

It’s nearly time for matzah, but many of us don’t have any and might have trouble finding a box or two. So, let’s make matzah at home! This can also be a special way to use the blessing of extra time at home to embrace how different this Passover will be. At its most basic, matzah just takes flour and water, so if you have that at hand, you can cook along with Susan. We’ll talk about additional matzah ingredients and making it gluten-free. Susan will also talk about and make some different haroset. There will be opportunities to continue our foraging challenge with more ideas for using food you have on hand and avoiding food waste.

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

Heal Us Now with Cantor Arianne Brown
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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

Awake: Podcast with Rabbi Holtzblatt

Tricks of the Trope with Cantor Brown

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

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
  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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