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@Adas: Jewish Music, Jewish Soul, This Sunday & Strengthen Our Community with the Daily Minyan


Shabbat Times & Services October Chronicle
  Musical Performance: Jewish Music, Jewish Soul
Starring Cantor Simon Spiro, Cantor Arianne Brown, DC’s Thomas Circle Singers, and our own Flash Choir!
This Sunday, November 4 @ 3pm Register Here
A gift to the Jewish community as the first of our incredible Kramer Family Concert Series. Come join world renowned performer Simon Spiro in a dazzling concert of powerful Jewish music encompassing various genres and styles. Followed by a wonderful dessert reception in Kay Hall. Cantor Simon Spiro is recognized by his colleagues as one of the foremost Cantors alive today. He is known as “The British Jazz Singer” for balancing dual careers in cantorial and pop music. His hit singles on Israeli and British pop charts are rivaled only by the emotional depth of his prayers, boosted by gorgeous choral and orchestral arrangements. Click here to listen to a song from Cantor Spiro and Cantor Brown!
  The Daily Minyan at Adas Israel
A Unique Opportunity to Strengthen our Community
Morning: Mon - Fri @ 7:30am, Evening: Mon - Thu @ 6pm
Twice daily, we have the opportunity to strengthen our community by participating and sharing in the joy and responsibility of making a minyan. Attending the daily minyan, in one respect, serves a charitable purpose. It allows others to pray and recite Kaddish for their loved ones. Just as significant, however, is the spiritual gifts you receive from the service itself. It is diverse in its attendees and filled with beautiful melodies, a special ruach, Torah readings on Monday and Thursdays, many opportunities to have an aliyah, and the chance to take a meaningful pause in your day, and to connect with friends.
  Scholar in Residence Weekend with Dr. Daniel Matt
Friday, November 30th - Sunday, December 2nd
Mark your calendars for an immersive weekend of contemplative practice and study with one of the world's leading Kabbalah scholars. Dr. Daniel Matt recently completed an 18-year project of translating and annotating the Zohar. He has published over a dozen books, including The Essential Kabbalah and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality, in addition to being featured in Time, Newsweek and National Public Radio. His nine-volume annotated translation of the Zohar (The Zohar: Pritzker Edition) has been hailed as "a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought."
  MakomDC Class: The Text 2.0 — Advanced Halakhah
How to stand for what we believe in without stomping on those we want/need to stand with
Tuesday, November 13 @ 7:30pm Register Here

The first in Rabbi Alexander’s Advanced Halakhah series will explore home and food. Specifically, does Jewish Law have something to say about different kashrut practices within a family or community, and, if so, what spiritual and tangible guidance might it provide? The texts provided will be in Hebrew, only, so some experience reading Hebrew is recommended for learners in this class—still, all are welcome.
  Mendelson Shabbat Scholar: Dr. James Loeffler
Saturday, November 17 @ 1:00pm
2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both remain tied together in the ongoing debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, global antisemitism, and American foreign policy. Drawing on his recent book, Professor Loeffler will discuss how the forgotten Jewish past of human rights holds timely lessons for thinking about the intertwined futures of global justice and Jewish politics. Dr. James Loeffler is the Jay Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History at the University of Virginia and the author of the recently published, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. *RSVP for babysitting (free of charge!) to Jocelyn Dorfman.
  Jewish Hyperlinks; Study with Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith
Sundays, November 4, 11 and 18 @ 10:15am

Being Jewish is all about asking questions - and every question you ask will lead you to another question!  Let’s follow some of these links from our services and liturgy and explore the relationships they have to our Jewish and Human experiences. We will start with some questions about Shabbat and the Calendar and see where the links lead us.
  Gan HaYeled Open House
November 6, 2018 @ 9:30am Register Here
Spread the word! Gan open houses are coming up soon.
Believe it or not, we're already gearing up for Fall, 2019! While registration for next year will not open until January, we have several open houses for prospective families coming up. Please help us spread the word to your friends, neighbors, and community lists. Can't make it to this one? Don't worry we have more coming up on the following dates:

Nov 28 @ 9:30am | Dec 12 @ 7:30pm | Jan 11, 2019 @ 10:15am
  First Book Chat of 5779!
An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and An Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn
This Sunday, November 4 @ 10am
Join us to discuss this unusual Jewish father/son memoir about a classics professor’s exploration of Homer’s Odyssey with college freshmen and with his father, who invites himself to audit the course. The two men unexpectedly discover that discussing this ancient foundational tale of journey and homecoming  helps them better understand each other as they recognize their own lives in the text. Book chats are sponsored by Sisterhood and the Library and are open to all members of the community free of charge. For questions, please contact Robin Jacobson.
  Return Again to Shabbat
Next Friday, November 9 @ 6:30pm
Register Here For the Community Shabbat Dinner

Join Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, Rabbi Aaron Alexander & the Return Again Band for a reflective journey into the power of Shabbat. In the style of our innovative outdoor Kol Nidre Service. Featuring seasoned musicians and a spiritual, personal excursion into prayer & song. The service will be followed by a community Shabbat dinner for all.
Examining Women's Health with Sisterhood
Breast Cancer Awareness
Tuesday, November 13 @ 7pm Register Here

Women should not die from breast cancer. Over 95% of women diagnosed with early breast cancer survive and thrive. The Brem Foundation offers every woman the chance to find an early, curable breast cancer by providing expert education to women between the ages of 30-64 in the Washington, DC area and by training physicians. Dr. Rachel Brem and Andrea Wolf will discuss risk factors, screening options, and self-advocacy, arming women with the information they need to have educated conversations with their physicians and make sure they get properly screened for breast cancer.

Up Close and Personal:
Share Your Special Family Collections in Our Biran Beit Midrash

The Biran Beit Midrash, at the heart of our synagogue, is a place of community, learning and conversation. Following this theme, over the next year we would very much like to share your special family collections in our ever changing Biran Beit Midrash window. Our current display features a sampling of Myra and Larry Promisel's imaginative and inspiring collection of Hanukiot. What can you share for 6 weeks? Contact us to display something special and for more information.

  Behrend-Adas Senior Fellowship Lunch Program
Come For Lunch and Stay for Friendship!
Monday - Friday @ 12pm, Youth Lounge

You are invited to join the Behrend-Adas Senior Fellowship, a daily lunch and social program that meets at Adas Israel Congregation Monday-Friday. Come for coffee, tea, snacks, and camaraderie beginning at 10:30 AM and stay for lunch at 12:00PM. No need to RSVP, just show up and bring a friend! Our daily program features a kosher lunch, exercise classes, film screenings, art classes, live entertainment and a brief Shabbat Service on Fridays. This program is open to all seniors (ages 60+) residing in the District of Columbia. All are welcome regardless of background or affiliation. For more information contact Kim Cauthen.

  Hesed Hanukkah Cookie Cooking Team Event
Wednesday, November 7 @ 6:30pm Register Here

Spread the light and warmth of Hanukkah! Join fellow Adas members for a fun evening of making Hanukkah treats for clergy to deliver to seniors in our community. Cookies will also be available for others to deliver Hanukkah cheer to members in need, such as ill or recovering from an accident or surgery, to shivah homes and to people juggling demands of a new baby. 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.

SOME (So Others Might Eat) Winter Coat Drive

The Ezra Pantry rolls out its November Winter Coat Drive to benefit S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat). Please consider donating clean and in good condition winter coats of all sizes. You’ll see large white bins in the coat room for our contributions. Let’s fill them! Bring in winter coats by November 31, and they will be donated to someone in need. Thank you! COATS ONLY PLEASE!
  ADL In Concert Against Hate at The Kennedy Center
Thursday, November 8 @ 8:30pm Register Here
Limited Number of Free Tickets/Transportation!

This powerful and inspirational event honors heroes in the fight against intolerance, extremism and terrorism. The Anti-Defamation League In Concert Against Hate tells the stories of ordinary men and women who have performed extraordinary acts of courage and compassion when confronted by hatred and bigotry. These are individuals who could not stand by while others were the targets of injustice, but instead chose to act. We also tell the stories of people who were themselves targets of hate, including those who have lost their lives in this struggle. In any days, but especially these days, our presence and amplification of love and heroism is crucial.  Make sure to reserve a ticket to the concert and seat on the Adas-sponsored bus. Seats will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

  An Evening with Yossi Klein Halevi
A Special AIPAC Event: 70 Years of Friendship
Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:30pm Register Here

Join us as we celebrate a special evening with AIPAC and Senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Yossi Klein Halevi. Halevi co-directs the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative with Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University. He has written several books, including Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, which won the Jewish Book Council's Everett Book of the Year Award. Born in New York, Halevi has a B.A. in Jewish studies from Brooklyn College and a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University.

  Food Demonstration and Discussion with Paula Shoyer
Wednesday, November 28 @ 7pm Register Here
Adas Israel is thrilled to welcome Paula Shoyer, “the kosher baker." Paula will speak about how to take traditional Jewish food and make it healthier and easier while also recounting inspirational stories about her food career journey, experiences on TV, as well as life skills she has learned along the way. Enjoy delicious samples during the event and stick around after to meet Paula who will also have copies of her books on hand to sell. Paula Shoyer is the author of The Healthy Jewish Kitchen, The Holiday Kosher Baker, The Kosher Baker and The New Passover Menu. *Please note that registration for this event will officially close on November 26 to give enough time for food prep.
Theater J Production at Arena Stage
October 17 - November 18
Click for Tickets and to Learn More

Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX trial in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this provocative new play by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) investigates the intersection of gender and race in campus politics today, offering a nuanced and psychologically rich portrait of a generation. The Los Angeles Times raved: “Gripping. Beautifully rendered and complex…destined to trigger discussion.”
  Camp and Youth Fair, All Ages Welcome!
This Sunday, November 4 @ 11:30am, Wasserman Hall
Parents and children-Now is your chance to learn all about some amazing summer programs and opportunities in our community! Join us on Sunday, November 4 at 11:30am in Wasserman Hall.  From 11:30AM-12:00PM, we invite parents to visit and learn about various summer programs for your children and ask your questions From 12:00PM-1:00PM, children are invited to check out the various programs and participate in short camp activities throughout the hall. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Attermann.

This Shabbat Learn more about Shabbat
Friday, November 2
Candle Lighting: 5:48pm
10am; Biran Beit Midrash
6pm; Biran Beit Midrash
7:30pm; Gewirz Beit Am
8:30pm; Kay Hall
Saturday, November 3

8:30am; Biran Beit Midrash

9:30am; Charles E. Smith Sanctuary


9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am
9:45am; Library
11am; Classroom 340
11am; Cohen Hall

11am; Biran Beit Midrash

12:00pm; Kay Hall

12:30pm; Funger Hall
1pm; Biran Beit Midrash                    
HAVDALAH: 6:48pm
In Memoriam
Recently we have been bereaved of...

Harvey Taylor
Robert Gratz
Anita Lapping
Joseph Tydings
Charlotte Teicher
Robert Pitofsky

May their memories be for a blessing.
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Sundays and Legal Holidays
(except Columbus Day & Veteran's Day): 9:00am
Rosh Chodesh and Holiday Chol Hamoed: 7:15am 

Sunday–Thursday: 6:00 pm
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Tue, November 13 2018 5 Kislev 5779