Global & Domestic Missions

Global & Domestic Missions

Adat Shalom practices acting globally, acting locally. Learn about our international mission to Haiti, domestic missions for youth in Washington D.C. (Tikkun Ha’Ir-Repair the City, youth-serving others through cultural arts in our program Chords of Glory,  and our inter-generational missions around the Chesapeake Bay.

Haiti Project and Service Mission – Started in 2011

Haiti Project

This is the fundraising arm of our commitment to the New Christian School of Leogane (NICL) founded and led by Pastor Johnny Felix.  Congregants commit to paying $100 a year for 5 years to help pay teachers’ salaries and provide student scholarships.

For more information or to pledge, please contact Greg Schofer at haiti@adatshalom.net.

With Click here to see highlights of Dec 2018 mission

Haiti Service Mission

The service mission to Leogane Haiti began in 2011 and is taking place every other year.  Approximately 20 adults and teens participate in a major construction project, gardening, and composting, and educational programs.  There is a strong spiritual component to this mission.

For more information, please email Pam Sommers at pa.sommers333@gmail.com.

For a more complete history of Adat Shalom’s connection to Haiti, and the history of these endeavors, please see the page, Adat Shalom in Haiti.

Domestic Service Mission

Tikkun Ha’IR (“repairing the city”) – Annual Teen Mission on Homelessness, Hunger, and Gentrification

Regional missions – Organized by clergy and volunteers, these missions often occur in the spring/early summer around the Chesapeake Bay and C & O canal.

Chords of Glory

Chords of Glory is a program for middle and high school students (6th-12th grades) in the Greater Washington, DC area – and not exclusively from Adat Shalom.

Teens who are passionate about music, theater, and movement and wish to share their passion with people who, for reasons of age, disability, illness, or economic hardship cannot experience live performance. As an added bonus, students can earn service learning credits needed for Montgomery County Public Schools and other organizations.

Membership is open to any young person, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, creed, disability, gender identity or gender expression.  No Audition is required.

For details on meetings, registration, performances, fees (scholarships available), please see the Chords of Glory page, or please email Pam Sommers at pa.sommers333@gmail.com.