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Adas Israel Building Closure Extended Through April 26

To our beloved Adas family - 

We are living in unprecedented times. But through it all, we have witnessed the very best of our community. We need each other now more than ever. Our building may be closed, but Adas Israel is bustling:


Our dedicated clergy team, and everyone at Adas, continues to be available to connect and support you through this moment, and can be reached by e-mail or through the emergency call line per usual. We are with you. 



Hundreds of volunteer “Hesed Callers” are actively reaching out to an enormous cross-section of our community to check in and assess needs. 



Our daily messages from the clergy, live-streamed Shabbat services, Zoom minyanim, online learning, and virtual social gatherings are offering meaningful connection points, inspiration, and routine for thousands in our community each day. 



Our Gan Preschool and Religious School continue to serve students and families.  We are doing this in myriad ways, including: multiple daily Gan sessions,  regularly scheduled Religious School sessions,  private Hebrew lessons through Zoom and regular content from teachers. 


The Social Action Committee is providing a number of home-based ways to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our wider community, and stay connected with our partners.


As Passover approaches, our clergy are ready to help you navigate the challenges this particular year will bring. Please join them for a community-wide Zoom Q&A on Wednesday, March 25 at 8pm here:

​​​​It's been remarkable to stay connected with all of you over the airwaves. Our deepest gratitude to the tireless members of our staff team and community, who are working around the clock to bring you these offerings in record time, and under difficult circumstances. The world may feel changed, but our mission to serve and support you remains steadfast. 

At this time, our building will remain closed through April 26, at which point, we will again reassess with the health and safety of our community as our top priority. This is consistent with other public institutions in our region, including DC Public Schools.

As you can imagine, these next few months will have significant impact on our entire community—physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially. Nevertheless, we continue to affirm it is our religious and civic duty to play our part in "flattening the curve," while also caring for those who depend on Adas Israel, both our congregants and hardworking staff alike.

Our full team continues to work tirelessly on your behalf. Let's all of us, together, work to ensure our community can continue to serve so many, and that we will ultimately return to the Adas Israel we cherish stronger and more connected than ever. 

Our unwavering communal 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 continue to count the abundant blessings in our lives as we move through this moment. Please stay connected:

We will all get through this, together.

Yours always,
Rabbis Lauren Holtzblatt & Aaron Alexander
Laurie Aladjem, Synagogue President 

Broadcast During Closure
Online Prayer & Learning: Adas on the Airwaves

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We will proudly continue our commitment to Adas prayer, learning, and connection — through the airwaves. Click for 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.


Sun, April 5 2020 11 Nisan 5780