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L'Shana Tova Tikatevu!

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 theme, V’lo Neivosh L’olam Va-ed, loosely translates to, “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 all experience together, loud and clear, over the airwaves throughout these Days of Awe. L'shana Tova Tikatevu, from your entire Adas Israel family and community. 


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.

Get Engaged. Get Activated.

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Help us fulfill the mitzvahs of Hesed and Tikkun Olam this High Holy Day season. We have an array of volunteer opportunities from baking to contact less deliveries so you can help us recreate the warm and welcoming feeling of Adas.

Sukkot / Simchat Torah

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We look forward to multiple opportunities for our community to worship together (both online and safely in-person) throughout the Festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. 

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.

Mon, September 21 2020 3 Tishrei 5781