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

Haiti Project
After the catastrophic earthquake in 2010, Rabbi Sid travelled to Haiti and upon his return began Adat Shalom’s ongoing relationship with Pastor Johnny and his school, NICL. Adat Shalom members are helping one small corner of one small country get a whole lot better.

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.

Click here for the latest news from the Haiti Project!

Haiti Partners
These are generous congregants who commit to donating $100 a year for 5 years to strengthen the school by providing student scholarships. student scholarships and supporting the school’s infrastructure (i.e. internet connection, teacher salaries, etc.). For more information or to pledge, please contact Greg Schofer at haiti@adatshalom.net.

Click here to see the video from the 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.

Haiti Book Group
The Haiti Book Group is a new Adat Shalom group made up of members who are interested in learning more about Haiti’s culture, history, politics, literature, and relationship with the U.S. All Adat Shalom members are welcome to join whether you have been on a Haiti mission or not. The group meets roughly every six weeks on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Adat Shalom library. If you are interested in joining the book group, please email Marta Beresin at marta.beresin@gmail.com.

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.