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High Holy Days 2020/5781

ולא נבוש לעולם ועד
Unify our hearts to love and revere your name, so that we never lose hope.

From the very bottom of our hearts, we pledge to you a singularly powerful & spirited High Holy Day experience with your Adas family.

This year's High Holy Day season will include a combination of in-person and online experiences. While they certainly will be different in kind than what we have experienced in the past, we pledge, as a community, to pour every ounce of ingenuity and spirit into this moment, creating an interactive, inviting, and meaningful excursion into prayer, memory, and renewal. This year’s High Holy Day theme, V’lo Neivosh L’olam Va-ed, loosely translates as, “unify our hearts to love and revere your name so that we never lose hope.” It is the message of this moment, which we can experience together loud and clear.


Complete Guide: 2020 High Holy Days

• 2020 High Holy Day Booklet
• Printable Schedule of Services - Coming Soon
• Printable Schedule of Youth Services - Coming Soon

The Adas Fund 2020

In honor of our incredible “Team Adas”, support our one annual campaign, and ensure that the Adas we know and love is here to stay. Please do give something today, and make everything possible. Contribute Today.

In-Person Experiences

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We will be cultivating multiple opportunities for our community to safely visit our synagogue building for sacred pre-High Holy Day experiences and spiritual preparations.

Online Experiences

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While these holidays will certainly be different in kind than what we have experienced in the past, they will also ensure your Jewish life continues to thrive in new & authentic ways.

Sacred Preparations

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Each session offered this High Holy Day season will unpack and build upon the essential Days of Awe and prepare us to bring our full selves to Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur.

MakomDC & JMCW Programs

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Delve deeply into the spiritual messages of the Days of Awe with these High Holy Day-themed MakomDC and JMCW programs throughout the month of Elul.

A Message from Adas Clergy

This year has been hard. We have certainly felt the highs of our soaring community, but also the lows of a global pandemic. Isolation and loneliness have been close to us — emotions that we have touched daily, and witnessed in our loved ones.

Despite it all, the thread that has held us together is... each other. Despite it all, we are finding ways to meaningfully connect. Despite it all, we have experienced the full range of Jewish practice together — Torah study, shivas, B’nai mitzvah, weddings, funerals, births, and more. We have seen you laugh, cry, mourn, give comfort, sing, teach, and come together remarkably through this time.

What we have learned through this pandemic is that where there is a will there is a way. And together we are finding our way. And so, as these Holy Days approach, we both commit to you, and call upon you.

We commit to believing in you. We commit to your potential. We commit to your hearts. We commit to your journeys. We commit to helping you grow and flourish amidst it all. And we call upon you to believe in the transformative power of these days to help us heal, to help us dream, to help us mourn, to help us express joy, to help us forge an old and new path forward, together. Our role as your clergy is to help design the vessel in which all of us — our fullest selves — can find space for connecting with God, Torah, and one another.

Lo Neivosh L’Olam Va’Ed

May we not feel shame or despair about our sorrows, our losses, or our loneliness, and may we never lose hope for the light that is to come.

So join us. Pray with us. Sing with us. Love with us. Be with us.

Thu, August 6 2020 16 Av 5780