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Adas Israel Congregation

2850 Quebec Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone: 202.362.4433
Fax 202.362.4961
Metro: Cleveland Park (Red Line)


Adas Israel Congregation is located at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Porter Street in Northwest Washington, DC. Come easily via the Red Line Metro!



The clergy and staff of Adas Israel are available to help you, answer questions, or provide direction.

Please call the main synagogue telephone number (202-362-4433). And feel free to use the phone extensions below to direct you to the correct person.

In case of an after hours death or emergency, please dial the main number and listen to the instruction or call our emergency answering service at 301-421-5271 and someone will return your call.

Our clergy can be reached at these extensions and email addresses:

Name   Extension E-mail
Rabbi Aaron Alexander   122
Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt   154
Rabbi Sarah Krinsky   120
Cantor Arianne Brown   114



If you need help with… Contact Person Extension E-mail
Adult Education Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt 123
Aliyot Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith 141
Appointments with Rabbis Megan Soe or
Beryl Saltman
Aufruf Scheduling Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith 141
Baby Namings Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith 141
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Beryl Saltman 121
Bereavement David Polonsky 130
Bikkur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) Megan Soe or
Beryl Saltman
Billing / Dues Chloe Chemla
Rita Nicholls
Booking dates on calendar Melissa Adler 146
Catering or food service Gail Mattison 144
Cemetery information David Polonsky 130
Chronicle ads and articles Brenah Srour 133
Contributions Jane Baldinger 146
Conversions Megan Soe 112
Employee Benefits Chloe Chemla 145
Funeral Arrangements David Polonsky 130
Gan HaYeled Nursery School Abby Brener 119
Gift Shop Diane Keller, Jean Bernard, or Susan Weinberg 202-364-2888
Hebrew classes Megan Soe 112
Jewish Literacy class Megan Soe 112
Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington (JMCW) Courtney Tisch 125
@Adas E-Newsletter Brenah Srour 133
Kiddush arrangements Gail Mattison 144
Library Robin Jacobson 116
Lifelong Learning Megan Soe 112
Livestream Brenah Srour 133
MakomDC Courtney Tisch 125
Media Questions David Polonsky 130
Meeting arrangements Melissa Adler 146
Estelle & Melvin Gelman
Religious School

Rabbi Kerrith Solomon 117
Membership  Marcy Spiro 113
Memorial Plaques Megan Soe 112
Mikvah Naomi Malka 202-841-8776
Minyan information Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith 141
Pulpit announcements Beryl Saltman 121
Seniors' programming Kim 202-777-3243
Services schedule Carol Ansell 110
Shabbat announcements (printed) Megan Soe 112
Simcha Wall Plaques

Megan Soe


Sisterhood Jill Jacob
Tikkun Olam (Social Action) Brad Brooks-Rubin and Liz Scheier    
Website Brenah Srour 133
Wedding arrangements Gail Mattison 144
Yahrzeits Megan Soe 112
Young Professionals (ages 21-35)
Marcy Spiro 113
Youth Programs (K – High School)
Elizabeth Goen 137


For anything not listed above please contact the office at 202-362-4433.

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