Community Learning


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 a great Podcast from "Imagine Israel" - project of the Jewish Federation. Find discussin questions here

Ayelet’s Webinar
NEW DATE! Wednesday, February 1, 2017. 6:45 PM (6:30 PM if you need to download Zoom, the webinar software)
Sign up for the webinar. Read webinar instructions. We will discuss current Israeli news and politics. This week's topic - the case of Elor Azaria, whose results majorly affected Israel's political climate.

Israel's History through Fashion - From the Kibbutz to the City
Sunday, January 29, 2017
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
More information here.


Jewish Studies' Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
"Arab Labor/Avodah Aravit": A Look at the Arab Citizens in Israel
with Dr. Ira Weiss
February Fridays 2017 (2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in the Library
More information here.

Contemporary Israeli & Jewish American Literature: Reconstructing Jewish Identity after the Holocaust
Led by Haya Laufer & Luther Jett
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This course focuses on post-Holocaust literature in America and Israel.
This session will look at Our Holocaust by Amir Guttfreund
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

The On-Line Auction is OPEN!
Place your BIDS here.

Jewish Camp, Program and Israel Scholarship Application
The Scholarship Application is now available online and due by February 10, 2017. If you have questions or need additional information, email Rabbi Julie Gordon.

Cosmological Shabbat at Adat Shalom
Friday, January 27, 2017
6:00 PM – Catered Dinner ($15.00 per person. Reservations Required)
7:00 PM - Service (Free. Open to All)
Presented by Adat Shalom and the Institute for Science & Judaism. Read the flyer here. Make your dinner reservation here no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Days of Light & Connection
Adat Shalom enters a season of "Light and Connection" from December 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Read Rabbi Fred’s article, as seen in the December eScroll, here.
Sign up to participate in a Days of Light & Connection Parlor Meeting here.

2017 Congregational Retreat - Save the Date!
Friday, May 26 - Sunday, May 28, 2017
More information here.