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Ma Hadash: February 25, 2020


In This Edition of Ma Hadash, you will find information and updates including:

  • Tzingo
  • Coffee & Cake with Noah
  • Sweet Summertime 2020
  • 2020 Adas Israel Purim Carnival
  • Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children 
  • Shabbat Morning Youth Services
  • Happenings at Adas
  • Important Dates

Sunday, March 1st 3:30-5:30pm

Tzingo is a fun-filled afternoon for our Gan families and is the Gan's biggest tzedakah fundraiser of the year! The event benefits the Hope for Henry Foundation, a DC non-profit that collaborates with health care providers on events and activities that advance medical care for seriously ill children and help bring a smile to the children's faces. The afternoon begins with making hamentaschen and decorating get well soon cards for the children that Hope for Henry helps. We then have a blast with a rousing game of Zingo (a version of picture bingo) and prizes. The afternoon is capped off with a pizza dinner and eating the delicious hamentaschen the children have baked!

To join the fun, register here. The registration deadline is Thursday, February 27th.

Please bring a new children's book, plastic-wrapped toy, board game, or DVD that Hope for Henry will deliver to the children it supports.


Coffee & Cake with Noah
Friday, March 6th @ 8:30am

Join the GPA for our monthly parent Coffee & Cake (from Baked by Yael) on Friday, March 6th from 8:30-10am in Noah's office. Come by and pick up a bagel and coffee on your way to work or, if you have a few minutes, stay and meet some other Gan parents.


Sweet Summertime 2020
For Children Aged 30-48 Months by June 1

Summer Camp 2020 is now accepting applications from the general public! Camp runs from 9am-1pm Mondays-Fridays. There are four two-week sessions with session start dates of June 15, June 29, July 13, and July 27.

Click here for more information and to apply.


2020 Adas Israel Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 8th beginning @ 9:30am

Join the Adas Israel Education Department at the Purim Carnival on March 8th! All families are invited to join us for a Sing-Along starting at 9:30am leading directly into our Costume Parade in the Smith Sanctuary. The full Purim Carnival opens at 10:15am. For children under 5, join us in the Gewirz Beit Am and Cohen Hall for games, inflatables, and art.

Please be sure to register all children in advance. Light snacks will be available for cash purchase. Click here to register!

For more information about Purim celebrations at Adas, click here.

Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
Friday, March 20th @ 5pm

Join us for our special monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services! It all starts at 5:00 with a Happy Half Hour in Cohen Hall (the Gan space). This is time for the adults to shmooze with wine and cheese to tide you over, and there is a built-in playdate for the children. Services led by Rabbi Solomon & Cantor Brown will begin at 5:30, followed by a delicious dinner at 6:15. Come for some of all of this special evening!
Shabbat Morning Youth Services
Engaging and Meaningful Shabbat Services

We are blessed to have so many families in our community. Children, like adults, can feel drawn towards different modalities of prayer, learning and Shabbat. To that end, we are excited to share with you our new and expanded pilot programming for Shabbat mornings. It is our hope that this variety of offerings will enable our children and their grown-ups to engage in meaningful, communal experiences over Shabbat. Click here for information about all of our Shabbat morning programs.
Adas @ Home
The Joy and Beauty of a Shabbat Meal in the Home, Adas-Style

Want to host? Sign up here! | Want to be hosted? Sign up here!

Host a Shabbat meal for your friends and Adas family members. Or, join a meal near you! We are proud to announce a new and ongoing rotation of Shabbat meals in the homes of our community members, supported and enhanced by a unique, helpful array of Adas tools and content. We’re here to help - Adas will support all these meals through hosting/ritual coaching, Adas-themed Shabbat boxes complete with blessings, fun facts and explanations of Shabbat customs, and grape juice and challah.
Purim at Adas: The Storm
Monday, March 9th - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

This year our Purim prism will be "The Storm." Why? Because sometimes the best way to appreciate the ways in which we try to control so much around is is to let go in ways we normally can't. To that end, we'll be gently playing with some of the building's more common features to create a sensation that begs one more glance, one more moment of reflection, and one more attempt at clarity. Instead of clearing away the stuff you don't always see, we'll embrace it, imaginatively recreate it, and consciously inhabit its wild dimensions. Sometimes, in order to see the reality that is "Adas" in all of its holy facets, we must imagine it from the other side -- the stormy side. 
1 Tzingo
6 Coffee & Cake 
8 Purim Carnival
20 Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
26 Registration Deadline for April Lunch


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