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Hesed (Loving Kindness) Biggest Baking Event of the Year
Tuesday, August 27 @ 6:30pm Register Here
Calling all bakers or baker-want-to-bes... Join Hesed (loving kindness) cooking for our biggest baking event of the year! We will make over 250 honey cakes for Rosh Hashanah gift bags for seniors in addition to filling the Hesed freezer for people who are sick, in mourning, juggling a new baby, new members or just in need of some sweet Hesed. Participating in Hesed is a great way to meet new people of all ages, plus you get to cook or bake delicious food that is much appreciated by recipients. In addition, each cooking event incorporates kavanah (intention) and Torah learning with one of our rabbis, cantor or other educator.
Tisha B’Av at Adas
Encountering Destruction, Yearning for Renewal

Erev Tisha B'Av: Saturday, August 10 at 9:00pm: Maariv & Eicha 
Tisha B'Av: Sunday, August 11 at 9:00am: Shacharit

Join us for Tisha B’Av observances at Adas - a moving service experience, as we gather with the setting sun to quietly chant the Book of Lamentations in a darkened, candlelit atmosphere, using the traditional melodies. For 20 centuries, Tisha B’Av, the ninth of Av, has served as a commemoration of the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem - a somber reminder of the continuing brokenness of our world, and our yearning to see it renewed. 
High Holy Day Packets Arriving Soon!
Click Here to Visit the High Holy Days Webpage
We are very pleased to report that (beautiful!) new High Holy Day materials should be arriving at all member households in the next few days (and yes, they are always sent around this time!). Our members are the heart of our community, and we are immeasurably proud of everything the Adas family has accomplished this past year. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you in just a few short months, and we look forward to another year of warm community experiences and spiritual growth in our kehillah kedosha. Please keep an eye out for the full High Holy Day packet and ticket request forms.
The Adas Fund 2019, Inspired By Our Social Action Committee
Please Give to the Congregation's Only Annual Campaign
The Adas Fund is our congregation's only annual campaign. It is the engine that drives all of the meaningful work of our community. This year’s campaign is inspired by the work of our Social Action Committee, and supports all of our activities at Adas. The Committee is comprised of teams focused on some of the pressing issues facing us today. Please join them as we demonstrate our gratitude for the many personal and family journeys Adas Israel’s members, clergy, and staff inspire. Please do give something today, and make everything possible. Thank you for your support! 
A Celebration of Gail Mattison’s Life & Memorial Ceremony
This Friday, July 19 @ 11am – Open to the Community

As many of you have heard, our Adas staff family was heartbroken and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of our dear friend and team member, Gail Mattison, who passed away Wednesday, June 26. Together with Gail’s friends and family, we will gather for a meaningful ceremony on Friday, July 19 here at Adas, to celebrate her life and mourn for her passing. Words cannot  describe how moved we feel that Gail’s family has elected to host the memorial service with us here at Adas. It will be our utmost honor as a community to celebrate Gail together, and to care for her family during this sad time. With gratitude to you all, may her memory continue to be an immense blessing.
Hesed Grief Support Group - When They Are Gone
Groups will be held @ 12pm in Funger Hall, Drop Ins Welcome 
July 24, August 7, August 21, and September 4 

Adas Israel's Hesed Committee welcomes you to join JSSA’s bereavement specialist for a SUMMER DROP-IN grief support group for anyone who has experienced a loss, recent or long ago. By sharing your feelings in a safe and supportive environment, you can learn how to process those feelings and grow from your grief. Please note, there is no cost to participate in these support groups. You do not need to register. You can drop in anytime for any or all sessions. If you have any questions, please contact
High Holy Day Ushering & Greeting Volunteers Needed!
Usher Sign Up | Greeter Sign Up
Every year during each of the High Holy Day services, a dedicated group of members volunteer as ushers and greeters. And in so doing, we fulfill the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests). We all know how good it feels when we walk into the sanctuary, having been warmly greeted. During the High Holy Days, our ushers and greeters enhance our community’s worship by providing warm greetings to congregants and guests alik. If you would like to do more than attend the High Holy Day services this year, consider participating as a volunteer.
Adas (in) Israel Summer 2020 - RSVP Your Interest Today!
Interested in joining us? Click Here to Learn More
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.
Healing Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Krinsky
Saturday, August 24 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
Please join us for a Shabbat morning healing service designed for those in need of spiritual, emotional, or physical healing as well as caretakers. Rabbi Sarah Krinsky will create a space to explore and process challenges, and to access places of support and resilience. Grounded in Jewish prayer and ritual, the service will include moments of liturgy, song, meditation, and learning to build a community of compassion, comfort, and strength. Note: This service will meet during the beginning of Shabbat morning services. For those who want to join other prayer spaces, we will conclude by the end of Shacharit.
Grand Slam Sunday - Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves
September 15 @ 1:35pm Register Here
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is hosting the fifth annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. On September 15, the Washington Nationals will take on the Atlanta Braves at 1:35 pm. Join us two hours before the game for activities and fun for all ages! Don’t miss out—purchase your tickets today for Adas Israel Congregation’s ticket block by calling the synagogue office at 202-362-4433 or registering here. See you at the ballpark! Deadline to register is August 18.
Make Your Summer A Spiritual One
Immerse in Adas Israel's New State of the Art Mikvah!​
Click Here to Schedule Your Appointment and Learn More

Summer is a time of transitions, and there is no better way to mark these passages than immersing in the Adas mikvah. Our enhanced, fully accessible community Mikvah is a Jewish sacred space designed to support Jewish ritual life and the personal transitions of individuals and families in the Jewish community. Book your appointment today! Every body is holy at the Mikvah, regardless of age, color, shape, ability, partnership status, sexual preference, gender identity, or level of Jewish observance.
Ms. Ellie’s Fall Music & Movement Classes for Little Ones
Tuesday mornings, Sep 10 to Dec 10,* at Adas Israel Register

Join Ms. Ellie’s renowned shir a song classes – early childhood music and movement classes designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers accompanied by an adult. We sing and dance to fun Shabbat and Jewish holiday songs and secular songs, using finger plays, chants, percussion instruments, a variety of props, and dance and movement. Ten classes (choose 9:30 am or 10:30 am), $210, discounts for siblings and referrals! Questions? Email *Due to the Jewish holidays, there are no classes on the following dates: Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, or 22.

This Shabbat Learn more about Shabbat
Friday, July 19
Candle Lighting: 8:10pm
10:00am; Funger Hall
6:00pm; Biran Beit Midrash

Saturday, July 20
8:30am; Biran Beit Midrash
9:30am; Biran Beit Midrash

9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am
11:00am; Cohen Hall
1:00pm; Biran Beit Midrash
HAVDALAH: 9:10pm
In Memoriam
Recently we have been bereaved of...

Joan Ruth Grebow
Jack Ray
Bernard Glassman
Jennie Litvack

Roberta Sands
Gail Mattison

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
Summer Gift Shop Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10am to 12pm
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Mon, July 22 2019 19 Tammuz 5779