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Chag Sameach!
Passover @ Adas Israel

Friday, April 15 - Saturday, April 23

The eight-day festival of Passover celebrates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder experiences and the retelling of the Exodus. It is of course a deeply poignant moment for us to observe Passover this year, given our realities. Together, we will march towards hope and freedom, see wonders, and give thanks for the abundant blessings in our lives. Dayenu. Please join us as we celebrate the holiday of freedom, together.

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Passover Highlights:
 

 

Passover Prep 2022
With Rabbis Holtzblatt and Alexander

Wednesday, April 13 at 7pm
Click Here for a Recording of the Class
Click Here for the Text Sheet

Join us for our annual Passover learning session, as Rabbis Holtzblatt and Alexander offer insights into the Haggadah, discuss critical aspects of the holiday, and answer questions you may have before the holiday begins. If you missed last year's session, our recorded class is still relevant and available to watch. The information offers good insight for your preparations as well. 

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Second Night Community Seder
With Rabbi Holtzblatt

Saturday, April 16 at 6:45pm
In-Person (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER) or Livestream Here

This multi-faceted evening will include insights from world-renowned scholars, small groups for discussion, socializing, and enjoying the meal together. We’ll capture all the most important parts of the Haggadah together, while also giving each participant space to bring their own experiences into the Seder.

Be prepared for thought-provoking discussion, joyful song and inspired traditions!

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Seventh-Day Community Passover Lunch 

Friday, April 22, After Services
No Registration Required

We are excited to relaunch the tradition of offering a free community lunch on Passover. By Day 7, we know how messy all of your kitchens will be, so as a special treat, please join us for a special Passover Luncheon. Rabbi Krinsky will be teaching some Torah during the meal, as well. All are welcome. No reservations required!

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Passover Customs:
 

Mehirat Hametz (Selling of the Hametz)

Please fill out THIS ONLINE FORM by April 13

Please fill out the Mehirat Hametz form to authorize Hazzan Goldsmith to sell your hametz. We are not always able to destroy or remove all of our hametz. So the rabbis ordained that a symbolic sale is made of all the hametz to a non-Jew in the community, who then sells it back to us after Pesach. The hametz is then no longer “in our possession.” This is normally done through the synagogue for the entire congregation. It is only necessary to sell or destroy food items; not dishes or utensils. Please fill out the online form by April 13. It is only necessary to sell or destroy food; dishes and utensils are simply locked away in storage for the duration of the festival.

Passover with Soupergirl - Your Passover Seder will ROCK!

Click here to Order by Sunday, April 10

It’s hard to believe, Passover is just around the corner and Soupergirl is here to help! We will, once again be offering a healthy, hand-crafted, all natural, absolutely delicious Passover meal delivery program. 

The Soupergirl menu includes some classics (charoset, tsimmes, and more), along with a full list of delicious soups and desserts. Everything is 100% plant-based (parve). This year - new items! Kosher for Pesach gazpacho? You betcha! Kugel? Yup! Chocolate nut bars? Why not?? The site is now live at https://holiday.thesoupergirl.com. Get thee some hand-made maror!

This year, Soupergirl is offering a special 5% discount for the Adas community. Enter the code ADAS when checking out to receive the discount. And YES - we deliver AND ship nationwide. Pick up is also available!

Orders MUST be received by Sunday morning, April 10th at 10am. Questions? Comments? Email them to passover@thesoupergirl.com.

Passover Food From Signature's Caterers
Pickup at Adas Israel

Click here to view & order from Signature’s Caterers Passover menu
Deadline to order is Monday, April 4th, 2022, at 11:59pm

Interested in ordering catered food for Passover? Signature Caterers (Shalom's Kosher) will have a Passover drop off at Adas Israel Congregation on April 15, 2022 (8:30am-9:00am). Deadline to order is Monday, April 4th, 2022, at 11:59pm

Biur Hametz (Burning of the Hametz)

Friday, April 15 at 10am
In-Person or Livestreamed

Burn your leftover chametz live on the Adas Facebook page or in-person in the Adas Parking Lot. We will be reviewing the blessing and customs for this Passover tradition. The burning of hametz should be completed by about 10 am.

14th Annual National Rainbow Seder 

Sunday, April 10, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Click here to Register by March 31, Co-Sponsored by Adas Israel

Join GLOE and Rabbi Eliana Fischel of Washington Hebrew Congregation for this annual event to celebrate Passover through an LGBTQ lens.

Now in its fourteenth year, the National Rainbow Seder is one of the nation’s largest and longest-running Passover seders for the queer Jewish community and its allies, is presented by GLOE - GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC and our 2022 partners, Human Rights Campaign’s Religion & Faith program, Embassy of Israel, Israeli House, Bet Mishpachah Congregation, Washington Hebrew Congregation and Adas Israel Congregation.

We’ll enjoy a special Passover meal as we read our own Haggadah and perform its festive rituals with the Jewish LGBTQ community and our friends.

Sefirat HaOmer - The Counting of the Omer

Begins The Second Night of Passover
Sefirat HaOmer Prayer Pages: Download Here

Beginning on the second night of Passover we begin to count 49 days, 7 weeks until we reach the wheat harvest and Revelation at Mount Sinai on Shavuot. We call this time the Sefirat HaOmer or “Counting of the Omer.” The Omer is counted each night after the sun goes down- if one forgets, you can say the blessing all day until nightfall the next evening.

Yizkor

Saturday, April 23 @ approximately 11am - Virtual Yizkor Service
Yizkor Service Pages: Download Here

Yizkor in Hebrew, means “Remember.” When we recite Yizkor, we renew and strengthen the connection between us and our loved one, bringing merit to the departed souls. Adas will be holding it’s virtual Yizkor memorial service on the eighth day of Passover, Saturday, April 23, following the Shacharit service at approximately 11:00 am.

Rabbinical Assembly Guide for Passover

Click here to Read More

Last year we experienced a truly different Passover, from the preparations & purchases, to the Seders, and beyond. As Passover approached, the CJLS (Committee on Jewish Law and Standards) provided updated guidelines for the moment in which we found ourselves--so many uncertainties about food supplies, financial difficulties, and the loss of family & community gatherings as we once knew them. This year, the Rabbinical Assembly has once again provided an updated Passover guide with information including: Kashering/Cleaning, Destruction of Hametz, Purchasing of Food and more. 


 

Full Service Schedule:

(Please Note: Schedule is subject to change.)

Erev Pesach, Friday, April 15

• 7:30am Shacharit/ Siyyum Bechorot 
Join live: Zoom with Daily Minyan

• 10:00am Biur Chametz
In Person or View live: facebook.com/adasisraeldc

• 6:00pm Maariv for Chag
Join Live: 
Zoom with Daily Minyan
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 1, Saturday, April 16

• 9:30am Combined Shacharit Service, Hallel and Tal w/ Cantor Ari & Rabbi Krinsky in the Gewirz Beit Am
View live: http://adasisrael.org/shabbat-services-livestream
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Torah and Haftarah Pages: Download Here


• 6pm Evening Minyan
Join Live: Zoom With Daily Minyan
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

• 6:45pm Second Night Seder w/ Rabbi Holtzblatt
Click Here to Register!

Day 2, Sunday, April 17

• 9:30am Combined Shacharit Service, In the Gewirz Beit Am with Rabbi Krinsky & Cantor Brown
View Live: adasisrael.org/shabbat-services-livestream
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Torah and Haftarah Pages: Download Here


• 12:45pm Mincha immediately following Morning Services
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here

Day 3, Monday, April 18

• 7:30am Shacharit and Hallel
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Weekday Shacharit Morning Pages: Download Here

• 6:00pm Mincha and Maariv
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 4, Tuesday, April 19

• 7:30am Shacharit and Hallel
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Weekday Shacharit Morning Pages: Download Here

• 6:00pm Mincha and Maariv
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

 

Day 5, Wednesday, April 20

• 7:30am Shacharit and Hallel
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Weekday Shacharit Morning Pages: Download Here

• 6:00pm Mincha and Maariv
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 6, Thursday, April 21

• 7:30am Shacharit and Hallel
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Weekday Shacharit Morning Pages: Download Here

• 6:00pm Mincha/Maariv/Kabbalat Chag with Rabbi Krinsky
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 7, Friday, April 22

• 9:30am Shacharit Service and Hallel Combined in the Smith with D'var Torah by Rabbi Krinsky
View Live: adasisrael.org/shabbat-services-livestream
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Torah and Haftarah Pages: Download Here

• 6:00pm Maariv/Kabbalat Chag (In-person and Livestream) with Cantor Brown in the Biran Beit Midrash
View Live: Adas Facebook Page
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 8, Saturday, April 23

• 9:15am Shacharit/ Hallel and Yizkor in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary with Rabbi Holtzblatt
View Live: adasisrael.org/shabbat-services-livestream
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Yizkor Service Pages: Download Here
Torah and Haftarah Pages: Download Here

• 9:15am TEM Shacharit/ Hallel and Yizkor
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Sun, May 29 2022 28 Iyyar 5782