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 or Rabbi Julie 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:

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.

Congregational Happenings

Photography and Rememberance on Tuesday, May 17th from 7-9 p.m.

When words alone don’t capture emotions tied to loss, photography can be a useful vehicle for expressing our feelings of grief.  Please join Fran Zamore and Audrey Rothstein on Tuesday, May 17th from 7-9 p.m. at Adat Shalom to learn about a special program being offered in the fall - on September 6, 13, and 20 during which photography will be used to express our feelings of loss. Click here for more information.

Erev Shavuot Tikkun

Saturday night, June 11th, 8 PM Erev Shavuot

Taste of Tikkun-local rabbis will share a brief taste of their tikkun teaching: 8:00 PM
Maariv: 8:45 PM
Session 1 Tikkun teaching: 9:20 PM
Session 2 Tikkun teaching: 9:50 PM
Coffee bar and cheesecake: 10:30 PM
Session 3 Tikkun teaching: 11:00 PM

Shavuot Services

June 12th, 10:00 AM: Shavuot and Hagigat Halimud (Intergenerational Celebration of Torah School and Adult Learning): Torah, Treats and Togetherness

We'll kvell as our Torah School students lead select Shacharit prayers and honor Kitah Vav students with an aliyah to the Torah as they transition to their next stage of learning. At 11:00 AM, we'll celebrate receiving the Torah by making "Torah shape" blintzes, running Torah relay races and enjoying being together.

Clergy/Staff 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.

For a bit of Pesach mood-setting, view a short presentation from Hazzan Rachel by clicking here.

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