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Brought to you by Cantor Arianne Brown and the Musical Moments Committee
Join us for an inspiring and uplifting array of musical programs for the 2018/19 Season @ Adas Israel


2018/19 Upcoming highlights

Featured Musical Performance
Jewish Music, Jewish Soul
- Starring Cantor Simon Spiro

Joined by Cantor Arianne Brown, DC’s Thomas Circle Singers, and our own Flash Choir & Kolot

Sunday, November 4 @ 3pm Register Here

A gift to the Jewish community as the first of our incredible Kramer Family Concert Series.
Come join world renowned performer Simon Spiro in a dazzling concert of powerful Jewish music encompassing various genres and styles. Followed by a wonderful hors d’oeuvres reception in Kay Hall. 

Cantor Simon Spiro is recognized by his colleagues as one of the foremost Cantors alive today. He is known as “The British Jazz Singer” for balancing dual careers in cantorial and pop music.  His hit singles on Israeli and British pop charts are rivaled only by the emotional depth of his prayers, boosted by gorgeous choral and orchestral arrangements.


Singing in the Sun

Parlor Concert and Musical Gathering for Our Adas Snowbirds
Monday, February 4 @ 3pm

A chance to reconnect with Adas while enjoying sunny Florida. Please rsvp to Parents of Adas members are also warmly invited.


Move & Groove

Sunday, February 10 @ 10am

An exciting concert for families with young children! Come move and groove with our children’s entertainers. All are welcome.


Kol HaOlam 2019

Saturday, March 2 @ 8pm
Click Here for Everything You Need to Know!


Witness the ever-popular Annual National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Championship Competition … with a new twist!


Lost at Home Purim Spiel

A Journey to Everywhere & Nowhere!
Wednesday, March 20 @ 7pm


Come lose yourself in the Purim story, spoofed in our spiel by way of thematic music about home. This, along with our Megillah reading and building transformation, is an evening you won’t want to miss.


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.



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):

October 12 | November 9 | December 14 | January 18, 2019 (MLK)
February 8 | March 8 | 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):

January 25, 2019 | February 22 | March 22 | May 3


shabbat morning SERVICES @ ADAS


Musical Shabbat 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.

November 3 - Guitar and Percussion
November 10 - Return Again


December 1 – guitar and percussion
December 8 – Hallel & Chanukah melodies, TEM Shabbaton
December 15 – Return Again
December 22 – Shabbat in Harmony with Robyn Helzner

January, 2019

January 19 – Return Again, MLK Shabbat
January 26 - Shabbat in Harmony with Robyn Helzner


February 9 - guitar and percussion
February 16 – Return Again
February 23 - piano, cello, percussion


March 2 - piano, cello, percussion
March 16 - guitar and percussion
March 30 – Return Again


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



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.


Flash Choir
Love to sing?
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, January 23 2019 17 Shevat 5779