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Chag Sukkot Sameach!

Sunday, 10/9 - Sunday, 10/16
Join us in person or via livestream
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Sukkot begins on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei and continues for seven days. It is known by several names, none more descriptive than Z’man Simchataynu, Day of Our Rejoicing. Hag HaSukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, reminds us of the huts (sukkot) in which our ancestors dwelt in the desert for forty years on their way to the Promised Land. 

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Fullfill the Mitzvah of Sukkot! 
Help Build the Sukkah on Thursday, October 6 at 9am

Step 1: Help us build the Adas community sukkah on Thursday, October 6! We will begin building at 9am and will be building and decorating most of the day. Please email  if you're able to help

Step 2: Join us for a Kiddush,  new member reception, Shabbat dinner or any other event during Sukkot

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Full Holiday and Service Schedule
Join us for In-Person and Online Sukkot Services 
Click Here to View the Full Service Schedule Below

We look forward to multiple opportunities for our community to worship together (both online and safely in-person) throughout the Festival of Sukkot. We will also cultivate multiple opportunities for you to visit our sukkah and synagogue campus, to experience the joy and power of our fall festivals.

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Friday Night Shabbat Festival

Friday, October 14 | Click Here For Full Schedule & To Register

Calling all corners of our community for a soulful, extravagant Shabbat festival 
experience. Gather with friends, old and new, to recharge your spirit with uplifting prayer, joyful song, (and of course) lots of food. Youth and Family gatherings, YP Happy Hour, musical services, Shabbat dinner tasting booths, and more.

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Sukkot Youth and Family Schedule
Click Here For a Full Schedule of Events!

Join our community of Families and Youth for an array of events this sukkot holiday. Programs for all ages include family services, Sukkot Family Read and Sing, Shabbat Tinok, Breakfast in the Booth, Family Simchat Torah Pizza Dinner and Flag Making, and more! Please join us in celebrating this amazing holiday. Chag Sameach!

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New Member Reception "Meet and Greet" 

Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30pm

Shana Tova! This is an invitation to all our wonderful new members at Adas Israel to join us for a relaxed "meet & greet" with the Adas Israel clergy, lay leaders and community members! We will plan to gather outside on the Connecticut Avenue patio in the Adas Sukkah!

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Lulav and Etrog Order Form

Click Here to Order by Friday, September 23

"…and you shall take the fruit of goodly trees… and rejoice before the Lord your God." 

We encourage you to order your Lulav and Etrog set in preparation for the festive observance of the Sukkot holiday. Pick-up will be available in the Adas lobby off of Quebec Street on the following days:

Friday, October 7 from 8am - 3pm
Sunday, October 9 from 8am - 3pm

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The Stars Are Shining on My Head: A Sukkot Community Discussion with JMCW lead by Amy Golen & Ellen Winter

October 12 at 7:30 in the Adas Sukkah
Click Here to Register

With Rabbi Alan Lew z”l as our teacher, we will discuss sections of his classic book, This Is Real And You Are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation. This volume follows the spiritual calendar from Tisha B’Av to Sukkot. This is our third year reading together a chapter from this classic and wise meditation on the High Holidays. Our discussion this year will focus on Sukkot and opening ourselves up to living with joy, even in vulnerable times. Rabbi Lew continues to be one of the leading voices in Jewish spiritual practice and his insights can guide us on the meaning of the High Holiday journey, especially during personal and communal challenges. The complete book is inspiring and can be easily purchased online; note there is an updated paperback edition. If you would prefer a shorter read, here is a link to some relevant portions for our discussion, including the Epilogue: The Stars Are Shining On My Head: Sukkot.

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Simchat Torah

Monday, October 17 - Tuesday, October 18

The final day of this holiday season, Simchat Torah (which in Israel is the same day as Shemini Atzeret), celebrates the festival of rejoicing in the Torah. We take part in a joyous ceremony known as seven hakafot, in which men, women, and children of all ages participate. It is on this day that we complete the annual reading of the Torah and begin again with the first words of Bereshit (Genesis).

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Simchat Torah Celebration -
Featuring Aaron Mayer & Sruli Dresdner, along with our local DC klezmer players, to lead us in festive song & dance!

Erev Simchat Torah, Mon Eve, October 17 at 6:30pm

On Simchat Torah, the Torah scrolls wish to dance—so we become their feet! Join the Adas Israel community for a musical community celebration on the most joyous holiday of our holy calendar. Dance with Adas family and friends, and join us for a creative  Simchat Torah experience.

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Simchat Torah Honorees 5783:
Nathaniel Berman, Laurie Alban Havens, and Stephanie Handel 

Simchat Torah Morning, Tuesday, October 18 at 9:15am
Click Here to Learn More About Our Honorees

Each year, several congregants who have served with unusual dedication are selected to receive special honors on Simchat Torah. For each of them, Adas Israel is deeply entwined with their lives and those of their families. Please join us on the morning of Simchat Torah on Tuesday, October 18 at 9:15am, when we honor this year’s worthy honorees.

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Erev Sukkot, Sunday, Oct. 9

9:00am Morning Minyan
Click to Join Service from Home or Join in Person, Biran Bet Midrash

6:00pm Mincha / Kabbalat Chag Service
Click to Join the Service from Home or in-person, Biran Bet Midrash

Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 1, Monday, Oct. 10

9:15am Combined Chag Morning Service
Click to Join Service from Home or Join in Gewirz Beit Am

11:00am Family Service 
Join us in-person, outdoors in the Sukkah

6:00pm Mincha / Kabbalat Chag Service
Click to Join the Service from Home or in-person, Biran Bet Midrash

Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Torah Reading, Sukkot Day 1: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 2, Tuesday, Oct. 11

9:15am TEM-Led Morning Service
Click to Join the Service from Home or Join in Gewirz Beit Am

11:00am Sukkot Family Read and Sing
Join us in-person, outdoors in the Sukkah

12:30pm Mincha (Right After Musaf)
Click to Join the Service from Home or Join in-person

Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Torah Reading, Sukkot Day 2: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 3, Wednesday, Oct. 12

7:30am Morning Minyan / Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Click to Join the Service from Home or Join in Person Biran Beit Midrash

6:00pm Mincha / Maariv Services
Click to Join the Service from Home

Sukkot Weekday Morning Pages: Download Here
Siddur Sim Shalom Mincha Pages: Download Here
Siddur Sim Shalom Maariv Pages: Download Here
Psalm 27 for the Season of Repentance: Download Here

Day 4, Thursday, Oct. 13

7:30am Morning Minyan / Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Click to Join the Service from Home or Join in Person Biran Beit Midrash

6:00pm Mincha / Maariv Services
Click to Join the Service from Home

Sukkot Weekday Morning Pages: Download Here
Siddur Sim Shalom Mincha Pages: Download Here
Siddur Sim Shalom Maariv Pages: Download Here
Psalm 27 for the Season of Repentance: Download Here

Day 5, Friday, Oct. 14

7:30am Morning Minyan / Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Click to Join the Service from Home or Join in Person Biran Beit Midrash

6:30pm Shabbat Festival Click Here to Register

Day 6, Saturday, Oct. 15

9:15am TEM Led Morning Service
Join us in-person in Gewirz Beit Am

9:15am Chol HaMoed/ Shabbat Service/ Baby Shabbat
Click here if you have had a baby in the past year
Click to Join the Service from Home or Join in Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

Sukkot Weekday Morning Pages: Download Here
Siddur Sim Shalom Mincha Pages: Download Here
Siddur Sim Shalom Maariv Pages: Download Here
Psalm 27 for the Season of Repentance: Download Here

Day 7, Erev Shemini Atzeret, Sunday, Oct. 16

9:00am Morning Minyan / Hoshana Rabbah
Click to Join the Service from Home or Join in the Biran Beit Midrash

9:30am Family Breakfast in the Booth
Click Here to Register

6:00pm Mincha / Maariv Services
Click to Join the Service from Home or in-person, Biran Bet Midrash

Hoshana Rabbah Guide: Download Here
Siddur Lev Shalem: Download Here
Sukkot Weekday Morning Pages: Download Here

Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 8, Shemini Atzeret / Erev Simchat Torah, Mon, Oct. 17

9:15am TEM Morning Service in Gewirz Beit Am

9:15am Chag Morning Service/ Yizkor Service (10:30am)
Click to Join the Service from Home or in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary 

5:00pm Family Pizza Dinner and Flag Making
Click Here to Register

6:30pm Erev Simchat Torah Maariv & Hakafot
Click to Join the Service from Home or Join Outdoors
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Lightning-storm rain plan: Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Torah Reading, Shemini Atzeret: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here
Hakafot for Simchat Torah: Download Here

Simchat Torah, Tuesday, Oct. 18

9:15am Clergy Led Service
Click to Join the Service from Home or in Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

10:00am Family Read and Song
Join us in-person, in Funger Hall

12:30pm Mincha (Or Immediately Following Morning Service)
Click to Join the Service from Home or in Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Torah Reading, Simchat Torah: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Hakafot for Simchat Torah: Download Here

Fri, October 7 2022 12 Tishrei 5783