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Musical Moments @ Adas Israel

Brought to you by Cantor Arianne Brown and the Musical Moments Committee

Music is an integral part of our community. When our voices join together, we feel embraced by each other’s energy and a communal spirit that uplifts us. Join us for an inspiring and uplifting array of musical programs at Adas Israel. We hope to see you here!


Musical Moments @ Adas Israel

2019 Upcoming Highlights


Nefesh Mountain

Jewish Bluegrass - Shabbat, June 21 - 22

Nefesh Mountain is the place where Bluegrass and Old-Time music meet with Jewish heritage and tradition. Join us over Shabbat as these rising stars infuse our Shabbat with their unique music.


Musical Shabbat Services


Friday Night Return Again to Shabbat

Presented by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington

With Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, Rabbi Aaron Alexander & the Return Again Band; Join us for a reflective journey into the power of Shabbat. Featuring seasoned musicians and a spiritual, ecstatic excursion into prayer & song. Followed by a festive Israeli tapas-style feast:

DATES & REGISTRATION (click a date to register):
April 12 | May 10 June 14



L'Dor VaDor Shabbat

Come together as a multi-generational community as students join our rabbis and cantor in leading services. Our clergy team and students create an inclusive and joyful atmosphere engaging children and offering adults an uplifting and traditional experience of t’filah (Jewish prayer). Services begin at 6PM and are followed by dinner.

DATES & REGISTRATION (click a date to register):

March 22 | April 12 | May 3 | June 14



Musical Shabbat Morning Services

Music is an integral part of all our prayer services. When our voices join together in prayer, we feel embraced by each other’s energy and a communal spirit that uplifts us. The dates listed include specific instrumentation, melodies, or thematic programming. We hope you’ll join us and sing along.

April 6 – Hallel
April 13 – Return Again
April 20 – Hallel & Pesach melodies
April 27 – Shabbat in Harmony with Robyn Helzner, Hallel & Pesach melodies

May 4 - piano, cello, percussion
May 11 – Return Again
May 18 – guitar and percussion
May 25 – oud, guitar and percussion

June 22 – Return Again, Nefesh Mountain participating
June 29 - Shabbat in Harmony with Robyn Helzner


Musical Moments @ Adas Israel

Get Involved!


DC Klezmer Workshop

Monthly, 2pm -4pm, Gewirz Beit Am

DC Klezmer Workshop is an informal but enthusiastic collective of Metro Area musicians. We meet monthly at Adas Israel to learn and play klezmer tunes together. Join us from 2-4pm in the Gewirz Beit Am on 10.21, 11.18, 12.16, 1.27, 2.24, 3.17, 4.14, 5.19, and 6.23. Click Here To Learn More.



Adas Choirs

Flash Choir
Did you sing in your high school choir or college a cappella group? Perhaps you just enjoy singing with others and even harmonizing on your own? Or maybe you have formal training and time makes it difficult to immerse yourself in music? This is a group for you! The Flash Choir is a commit-per-event choir. The only requirement is being able to sing on key. Contact to join!

Kolot is our youth choir, for students in grades 3-6. Come join us on select Sunday mornings to sing, learn music, and perform with Cantor Ari! Contact to join!


Wed, March 20 2019 13 Adar II 5779