Community Learning


Daf Yisrael - April

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" - project of the Jewish Federation. 



The Sunday Morning Series
Wisdom Literature:
Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Job
with Professor Jerome Copulsky
Sundays, April 23, May 7 & 14, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bring a Tanakh.
Information & pre-class reading list here.

Stretching Towards Sinai
Yoga with Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel Hersh
Friday Mornings, May 5 – 19, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
More information here.

Contemporary Israeli & Jewish American Literature: Reconstructing Jewish Identity after the Holocaust
Led by Haya Laufer & Luther Jett
Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This course focuses on post-Holocaust literature in America and Israel.
This session will look at The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
More information here.


Congregational Happenings

Kabbalat Shabbat Earth Evening
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Details here.

Join Adat Shalom's Young Families Group
for Tot Shabbat & other fun Jewish holiday experiences.
More information here

Torah School Open House
Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:15AM - 12:15 PM
More information here



People's Climate March
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM
More information here

Sukkot in Spring
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Sign up here

AJWS Climate Justice Symposium
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM
More information and RSVP here

7th Annual Community Education Day
on Arab Citizens of Israel
Sunday, May 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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.

HannahPhilAward 2

Past Co-Presidents, Hannah Lipman and Phil Zipin (AKA Lip-Zip) received the Hinenu Award at the Chesapeake Day of Learning and Celebration, March 19, 2017. See the Tribute Journal here.

Enjoy Taste of Shabbat

Celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut!
Join the Adat Shalom Israel Connection Committee and our schlicah, Ayelet Levi, for an evening of fun as we celebrate Eretz Israel/The Land of Israel. More information can be found here.
To make dinner reservations, click here. Reservations close on Wednesday, May 10th.
For additional information contact Sarah Wesson, Office Administrator.


Adat Shalom 2017 Retreat
Please join us at the 2017 Adat Shalom Retreat - “Wandering: Jews, and Others” May 26-28, 2017. We will share our personal and collective stories, learn the facts, discuss texts, and articulate the values which should, must, and will inform our response to this national moment. All while experiencing the joys of a stimulating and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend and sharing an inspiring celebration of Shabbat. See the flyer, read the FAQ "Everything you wanted to know about the Retreat", View the Draft Schedule and then click to register. If you have any questions about the Retreat, please contact our co-chairs, Estelle Quain and Randy Steiner at or call the office, 301-767-3333 ext. 106.

Save the datecolumn

Annual Congregational Meeting
Election of Officers
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7:30 PM

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