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Dear Chevre, The Administrative Offices will be closed FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd for plumbing repairs. All staff will be working remotely and can be reached at their work emails.  Clergy can be reached at their home phone numbers listed in the Directory.

Rabbi Fred: 

Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel: 

Rabbi Julie:

Marla Cohen, Executive Director: or cell: 303-888-9631

Front Office:

Clergy Questions:

Torah School:

Community Learning


May 24, 2017
Today we mark Yom Yerushalim!
Information here.

Invite Ayelet, Adat Shalom's Schlicha, to Shabbat Dinner
Let Ayelet add some Israeli flavor to your Shabbat table! Read how here.

"Imagine Israel" Podcast
Listen to the latest Podcast from "Imagine Israel" - a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. 



Pursuing Justice at "Home"
Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
More information here.

Save the datecolumn

Allan Schwarz Music Shabbaton
with Shir Yaakov Feit
Friday, November 17 &
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Adrienne Kohn Spritual Growth Yom Iyyun
with Sylvia Boorstein
Sunday, December 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reconstructionist Convention
November 15 - 18, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
More information here.


Clergy Corner

Read Adat Shalom's Guide to a Meaningful and Communal Inaugural Weekend created by Rabbi Fred

Our wonderful clergy -- Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb and Founding Rabbi Sid Schwarz and Hazzan Rachel Hersh -- have much to say to us.

Find links to the 2016/5777 High Holiday Sermons here.

Cllck here for Rabbi Fred's dispatches from the 2015 World Zionist Congress (long but worth it). Click here for Rabbi Fred's August 2015 presentation to Ecological Society of America on "Old-time religion and cutting-edge climate: Jewish and interfaith intersections with ecological science."  Click here for Rabbi Fred's interview with the Reconstructionist "Cutting-Edge Judaism" podcast on sustainability. Click here for Rabbi Fred's recent interview on Interfaith Radio. Click here for Rabbi Fred's 180s (thought provokers). You can also read Rabbi Fred's comments in Moment magazine's Ask the Rabbis

Click here for Rabbi Sid's d'var torah on "Yitzhak Rabin: Reflections on Loss, Despair and Hope"

For materials from our recent Shabbaton on the theology of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, click here

Find links to High Holiday Sermons here.

Here are Hazzan Rachel's remarks at the 20th Anniversary Celebration

To view a Learner's Service, featuring Hazzan Rachel, click the "More" button below.



Congregational Happenings

June 19 – July 7, 2017: Sign Up Open to ALL who want captain (1st time and veterans) & Theme Onegs
July 10 – 31, 2017: Open for all members to sign up. You pick your preferred date
Wednesday, August 2, 2017: Individual Sign-ups CLOSE
Thursday, August 3, 2017: Auto-assign begins
Watch for some exciting new changes in our Oneg Duty Sign-Up process!

Gladys Lipton Art Show
On display now in the Sanctuary Lobby
Meet the Artist on
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM
More information here.




Sacred Ground Workshop & Webinar for Congregations
Sunday, June 18, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Registration information here.

Summer 2017 Eco-Service Mission
Saturday, July 15-Sunday, July 16, 2017
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
on the Patuxent River, MD
More information and register here.

Feeding the Homeless
August 20 – 26, 2017
Rockville’s Women’s Homeless Shelter
Contact Debbie Tipton to participate
More information here.



See what we're doing at Adat Shalom. View our Scrapbook. More photos can be found on the Adat Shalom Facebook Page.


Our Presidential Award Honorees: Joan Kahn, Mark Feldman, Alan Leavitt & Susan Kimmel at the Annual Meeting, May 23, 2017
More pictures & information can be found here.