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Annual Congregational Meeting

Wednesday, June 19, Beginning at 6:15pm in Kay Hall
Click Here to Register for the Dinner 

The annual meeting is your chance to participate in the growth, health, and vibrancy of your synagogue and your community. Join family and friends as we plot a course for the next year of Jewish communal life in our community. This concept is not new; Moses was once the sole judge in the desert, but his father-in-law advised him to delegate that work broadly. We learn from Moses’s delegation, that a community ought to be empowered to control its destiny and to govern itself. Please take this opportunity to make your voice heard, and to join us as we usher our community forward into a renewed age of warmth, welcoming, and growth.



Featuring Remarks From Special Guest: 
Arnold M. Eisen Ph.D.

Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York

Arnold M. Eisen, one of the world's foremost authorities on American Judaism, is the seventh chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary. Since taking office in 2007, Chancellor Eisen has transformed the education of religious, pedagogical, professional, and lay leaders for North American Jewry, with a focus on graduating highly skilled, innovative leaders who bring Judaism alive in ways that speak authentically to Jews at a time of rapid and far-reaching change.



Celebrating This Year's Yad Hakavod Honoree:
Rae Grad on behalf of Hesed

We are thrilled to honor Rae Grad as this year’s Yad Hakavod Award recipient, on behalf of Hesed. Rae has been instrumental in helping Hesed to become an integral part of the Adas culture and serves as Chair of the Hesed Committee which includes the Member Connector Committee and Bereavement Committee. She continues to work tirelessly to provide loving kindness to the entire Adas community (and beyond) and to ensure that everyone has found their home here at Adas.



Proposed Amendments to Adas Israel Bylaws

Updates to Membership Criteria

For community vote at Annual Meeting June 19th beginning at 6:15 PM

Pursuant to our bylaws, we are publishing in advanced a series of proposed changes within a specific section of the bylaws document. The Board of Directors approved these changes at its April 10th meeting, and the membership will vote on them at the June 19th annual meeting. Click Here to review the origin of the proposal, our current practices, a chronology of the process, the proposed bylaws amendment and an FAQ sheet.

Special thanks must go to a special task force convened to review this issue. Members are: Ian Wallace, Nancy Weiss, Blake Yedwab, Michelle Buzgon (Vice President for Membership), and Laurie Aladjem (President-Elect and Chair of the Task Force). Questions? Please contact

Discussion Opportunities

Sunday, May 19 at 10am
Saturday, May 25 after Kiddush
Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm 

We will have three meetings for the Congregation to discuss this proposal. One of the Rabbis, a member of the Task Force and President Ricki Gerger will be there to answer your questions and hear your views. Meetings will be held Sun. May 19 at 10 am, Saturday May 25 after Kiddush, and Wed May 29 at 7.  

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