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Domestic Environmental Mission

The Social Action Committee invites you to join our intergenerational domestic service mission on June 25th – 26th at McCoy’s Ferry partnering with the C & O Canal Trust. On Shabbat afternoon we will study texts related to service and our responsibility to care for the environment. After dinner, we’ll make Havdallah and build a campfire for a sing-a-long.


On Sunday, our tasks will include cleaning a towpath, painting picnic tables and grill restoration at the campsite. The cost is $30 per person and children under16 are free. If you stay at the motel, it is an additional $89 a night plus dinner and lunch. Please contact Marilyn Kresky-Wolff mkreskywolff@gmail.com or Rabbi Julie julie.gordon@adatshalom.net as soon as possible to let us know you will join our intergenerational group of 25+ people including children and teenagers.

Haiti Mission 2016

The next service mission to Haiti (our fourth) will take place from Dec. 21-28th 2016 and cost approximately $3,000. Adults and their children (ages 15 and up) are welcome.

Those interested should be in touch with Steve Hellman. For those who were not at the Shabbat service, check out this video message from Pastor Johnny and the NICL School in Haiti that Adat Shalom supports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_gaLGVjBmw&feature=youtu.be

For more information, please click here.

Vehicle Donations Welcome

There are a variety of ways to make charitable contributions to the congregation. Now, you can donate your vehicle to the congregation through an easy online service.

This is a great way of making a contribution by donating a car that you no longer wish to use. Please consider our vehicle donation program.

Please use this link to initiate the donation process.

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Annual Oneg Sign-up

It’s that time of year again… when we invite you to sign up for your Oneg Duty.  

June 20 - July 8 ALL Captain Sign Up

1)    All members that want to sign up as Captains, you get to go first (new and veteran.) You also have the option of picking your second Oneg date at this time. Click button below.

2)    Theme Onegs: Do you want to plan a theme Oneg and show off your special skills to the rest of the community?  We’ve had theme Onegs featuring Eastern European, Asian, and Indian food, as well as vegan, gluten-free, soul food, southern, and more.  What would you like to add?

If you want to run a “Theme Oneg” you may to choose from the following available dates: December 3rd 2016, May 13th 2017, or (July, just with a much smaller attendance.)

If you’d like to lead a theme Oneg, let Debbie Bluestein know the following before the July 8th deadline:

* A title and description for your proposed Theme Oneg
* Your preferred date for the Theme Oneg

July 11 – August 2 ALL Crew Sign Up

ALL MEMBERS must sign up as an INDIVIDUAL even if you are a married or partnered., Partners are welcome to sign up for the same Oneg, but it is not required.  This provides many positive options for those with multiple obligations on Saturday mornings, Fridays or other Special Events.  This option offers all members much more flexibility!

We have also have a new format that we are using to sign up this year, it’s very straight forward and easy to track what is happening on that day as you make your decisions.

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Step by step instructions are available by cllcking here.

We have also added the ability to pre-select one of the additional tasks asked of Shabbat morning Oneg crews.  Picking up bagels, milk, and doing the laundry.

Another new feature you will see is the option to be available as a substitute for any given month.  This simply lets captains that month know they can reach out to.  if a member of their crew is sick or unavailable at the last minute. This would be in addition to your two mandatory Oneg dates.

Thank you for helping to make Adat’s Onegs something special!

Clergy Corner

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

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.

 

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