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Sukkot at Adas Israel, Chag Sameach!
This Sunday, October 13 - Sunday, October 20
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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. We have so many community events planned to take place in the sukkah: the Gan “snack in the shack,” New Member Reception, Kiddush in the Sukkah, and more. Join us!
  Simchat Torah
Erev Simchat Torah, Monday, October 21 @ 6:30pm
Simchat Torah, Tuesday, October 22 @ 9:15am 
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On Simchat Torah, the Torah scrolls wish to dance—so we become their feet! Join the Adas Israel community for an ecstatic, musical community celebration on the most joyous holiday of our holy calendar! Then, join us Tuesday morning as we honor this year's Simchat Torah Honorees - Michael Leifman, Sarah Brooks, Sharon Burka & Russell Smith. The Erev Simchat Torah Reception in Wasserman Hall is Sponsored by Steve Rabinowitz & Laurie Moskowitz in memory of Steve’s mother, Dorothy Rabinowitz, on her Yahrzeit. 
Post Kiddush Discussion with Amir Tibon
Washington Correspondent for Israeli Newspaper Haaretz

This Saturday, October 12 @ 1pm

Israel is going through unprecedented political turmoil. To learn more about the recent events and what they mean for the U.S.-Israel relationship, join us for a special briefing with Amir Tibon, the Washington Correspondent for Haaretz newspaper. Amir will discuss how the election system in Israel works, what happened in last month's election, and what to expect now. Join us after Kiddush in the Beit Midrash for an important discussion and Q&A moderated by Talia Garber, our Adas Shlicha, following the talk.
A Sweet Celebration of Song; Starring Cantor Azi Schwartz
Richard L. Kramer Family Concert Series

Sunday, November 10 @ 3pm - 4:45pm Register Here
Joined by Cantor Arianne Brown, Musical Director Colin Fowler, DC’s Thomas Circle Singers, and our own Flash Choir
A gift to the Jewish community as the second of our incredible Richard L. Kramer Family Concert Series. Join world renowned Israeli cantor and recording artist Azi Schwartz, of New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue, in a dazzling concert. Azi’s vocal craft has been described as emotional, spiritual, and artistically dynamic. Followed by an hors d’oeuvres reception.
  New Member Reception in the Sukkah
Next Wednesday, October 16 @ 6:30pm
Please join us in the Sukkah on Wednesday, October 16th for a new member receptions. 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! Longstanding members of the community are also encouraged to attend to welcome our new friends to Adas Israel!
MakomDC November Learning with Rabbi Holtzblatt
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook: Legacy, Ideology and Vision

Tuesday Nights, November 5, 12, 19 @ 7:30pm
Join Rabbi Holtzblatt throughout the month of November to study Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865 - 1935, Jerusalem). Rav Kook was the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine in the Land of Israel, and considered one of the founders of religious zionism. Together we’ll explore his unique take on Zionism, his approach to Parhsanut (Weekly Torah commentary) and his novel approach to religious life in the 20th century.
Freedom Song - A Musical Production
Addiction & Recovery in the Jewish Community

Wednesday, November 6 @ 7:00pm Register Here
Freedom Song is an original musical production created and performed by recovering addicts who are current or past residents of Beit T’Shuvah. Freedom Song showcases a family celebrating a Passover Seder while also confronting the impact of addiction on a Jewish family and a celebration of the strength of the family to accept challenges and overcome shame and fear. Interspersed are scenes from a 12-Step meeting, giving the audience an inside look at the process of recovery. 
Sisterhood Opening Event - One Faith, Many Cultures
Sunday, October 27 at 1pm Register Here
Our 2019-20 Opening Event, “One Faith, Many Cultures,” promises to be a fascinating exploration of Judaism’s diversity. Members of a panel of Adas women will share their own Jewish traditions and customs, followed by Q&A. The program on Sunday, October 27, 1-3 pm, will include a lunch featuring foods from the participants’ backgrounds. For more information contact Susan Winberg or Rona Walters.
WellBodies—A Course in Embodied Judaism
Briyut: A new initiative of JMCW and Hesed
Tuesday, October 29 at 11:30am Register Here
What does it mean to live in your body? What does it mean to live in a Jewish body? WellBodies is a monthly program that delves into body-related topics such as healthy boundaries, food and eating, growth and aging, disability wisdom, and sexuality—all through the lens of Jewish text and ritual. This month, we’ll learn about Art and Creative Process with Robert Bettman. Each session will include lunch, a presentation, and an interactive component. For all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Join us--all you need is your body! 
Celebrate Veterans Day at SOME (So Others Might Eat)
Monday, November 11 Register Here
Breakfast Shift: 6:30 - 9:15am | Lunch Shift: 10:30 - 1:15pm

Join us as we work with SOME staff to serve a hot meal to the men and women who use their services. Volunteers must 13 or older. The closest Metro station is the New York Avenue (NoMa) station. SOME is located 1/2-mile from the station. For questions please contact Sharon Burka.
Adas (in) Israel Summer 2020
Interested in joining us? Click Here to Learn More & Register
Rabbis Lauren Holtzblatt & Aaron Alexander, Cantor Arianne Brown, and our Israel Engagement Task Force enthusiastically invite you to join us for an unforgettable exploration of Israel, with our own Adas clergy and community members. For first-timers and experienced Israel-travelers alike, this is your opportunity to encounter Israel through the lens of our sacred and diverse Adas Israel community, and through various high-impact, multi-day experiences of your choosing unique to Adas participants.
Community Happening: Thomas Kennedy Park Dedication
with the JCRC & Governer Larry Hogan and US Senator Ben Cardin

Friday, October 11 @ 1pm at the Thomas Kennedy Center
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Did you know that Jews could NOT serve in public office in Maryland, even after our country was founded? Thomas Kennedy was a Maryland legislator who fought tirelessly in the 19th century in order that Jews and eventually other non-Christians could serve in public office! Join us and support a legacy of standing together against anti-Semitism advancing liberty, and promoting religious diversity and inclusion. This project has been spearheaded by Jews and people of all faiths working together.

This Shabbat Learn more about Shabbat
Friday, October 11
Candle Lighting: 6:17pm
10:00am; Biran Beit Midrash
6:00pm; Biran Beit Midrash

Saturday, October 12
8:30am; Biran Beit Midrash
9:30am; Biran Beit Midrash

9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am
10:00am; Cohen Hall
10:00am; Click for a full list
12:00pm; Kay Hall
12:45pm; Gewirz Beit Am
1:00pm; Biran Beit Midrash

HAVDALAH: 7:15pm
In Memoriam
Recently we have been bereaved of...

Ethel Daniels
Joel Merenstein

Bernice Nadler
Robert I. Sann

Alan Friedman
Dante James Cardinali

May their memories be for a blessing.

Daily Minyan
In the Biran Beit Midrash

Monday-Friday: 7:30am
Sundays and Legal Holidays
(except Columbus Day & Veteran's Day): 9:00am
Rosh Chodesh and Holiday Chol Hamoed: 7:15am 

Sunday–Thursday: 6:00 pm
Monthly Chronicle
Gift Shop Hours
Sunday-Monday: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Wednesday-Friday: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Special Tuesday hours: 9:30 am- 3 pm & 6-8 pm.
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