Latest Events

Community Learning


Click here to read the handout for this week.


Read Ayelet's Blog A Tourist in My Own Country.

Read Ayelet on the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Website.

The LGBTQ Community in Israel
Saturday, December 2, 2017
1:00 PM in the Sanctuary
More information here.

Contemporary Israeli Literature:
Tales of Families (Sipur Israeli)
With Haya Laufer & Luther Jett
Sunday, January 7, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
A discussion of
The Book of Intimate Grammar by David Grossman
More information here.

J  E  W  I  S  H   S  T  U  D  I  E  S

The 2017-18 Jewish Studies brochure is online.

MAKOM@Adat Shalom is an invitation to the contemplative side of Judaism. See all that we offer here.

Makom Yoga: Gratitude & Light
Wednesdays evenings through 11/29
with Sue Dorfman
Fridays at 8:30 AM through 12/15
with Hazzan Rabbi Rachel Hersh
See Calendar for details.



The Refugee Experience as Told Through
the Story of a Holocaust Survivor
in Words and Music
presented at Adat Shalom by
the Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:00 PM
More information here.

Save the datecolumn


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


Congregational Happenings

Click here to read Ma Chadash (What's Happening?), Our Weekly Newsletter

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Team Building ASYG Event
November 19th from 5:30-7:30pm at AS
Potluck dinner, games, and glow in the dark fun!
Register here.


 See our Social Action brochure.


Racial Justice Discussion Group:
Grappling with Implicit Bias and Systemic Racism
Co-facilitated by Fran Zamore and Jayme Epstein
Five Sunday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Begins November 19, 2017
More details here.

Put Your Compassion into Action - Support Adat Shalom's Refugee Resettlement Project!
Read our Statement on Immigration & Refugees adopted on 6/20/17.
Make a donation to Adat Shalom with "Refugee Resettlement" written on the memo line.



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



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

Find links to the 2017/5778 Days of Awe Sermons here.

Read Elul Enlightenment: A Collection of Musings on Spiritual Renewal for the Jewish New Year Season.

Cllck here for Rabbi Fred's Sermons, 360s and Articles.
Click here for Hazzan Rabbi Rachel’s Sermons and Articles.
Click here for Rabbi Sid's Sermons and Articles.

Addtional information about our clergy can be found here

Adrienne Kohn Retreat-Dec. 3, 2017


3rd Annual Adrienne Kohn
Spiritual Growth Program
Exploring Mindfulness in Jewish Life
featuring Sylvia Boorstein
Sunday, December 3, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
pre-Registration Requested.

Details about the Retreat can be found here.

Prepaid Box Lunches can be ordered here.


A Weekend Celebrating Shabbat & Hanukkah

Friday, December 15, 2017
6:00 PM—Hanukkah Mitzvah Opportunity: Be the Match Donor Registry (Ages 18-44)
6:30 PM—Shabbat & Hanukkah Candle Lighting, Singing & Prayers & Pot-Luck Dinner
with special guest The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC
& The Adat Shalom Choir

Saturday, December 16, 2017
9:00 AM—Hanukah Mitzvah Opportunity: Be the Match Donor Registry
12;30 PM—Achrei Oneg: Coping with Aging Relatives
5:00 PM— Makom Contemplative Chant Circle & Havdalah
with Paul Zeitz & Jodi Shapiro

Sunday, December 17, 2017
5:30 PM—ASYG Hanukkah Party (6th Grade & Older)

Find the flyer here.


Thank you to all who attended our
3rd Annual Allan Schwarz, z’l,
Music Shabbaton
featuring Shir Yaakov Feit
View pictures of the event here.