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 the latest Podcast from "Imagine Israel" - project of the Jewish Federation. 

The Time of Israel
Information about the new month of Shevat.

President's Day: Learn Some facts about Israel's Presidents 


Jewish Studies & Social Action Sunday Series
Judaism on the Issues: Text, Context & What We Can Do
March 5: Sarah Beller of HIAS on
The Torah of Refugee Resettlement
March 12: Joseph Gindi of AJWS on
The Megillah of Global Human Rights
March 19: Laura Wallace of JUJF on
The Jewish Way to Think Globally, Act Locally
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.


Candlelight Conversations

Candlelight Conversations
March 25, 2017 7:00 PM
Make your reservation for Candlelight Conversations, an elegant evening of 12 dinners and spirited conversations with distinguished Washington area guests. We invite you to attend one of these special community gatherings as a festive and fun way to support Adat Shalom’s many programs and projects.

Click here to read more about our guests or reserve your seat at the table.


Congregational Happenings

February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM)
More information here

Purim at Adat Shalom
Saturday, March 11, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 12, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
More information here.

Wish Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel Hersh a Hearty Mazel Tov!
Saturday, March 18, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
More information here.

Chesapeake Day of Learning & Celebration
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Oseh Shalom, Laurel MD
Join our Reconstructionist Regional Community for a Day of Learning starting at 2:30 PM followed by the Annual Celebration Dinner. This year our Past Presidents, Hannah Lipman and Phil Zipin, are being honored. Register here.

Adat Shalom Retreat

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 and read the FAQ "Everything you wanted to know about the Retreat" 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.


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