“More than Israel has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept Israel.”  (Ahad Ha-Am, circa 1900 — cultural Zionist, and major influence on Reconstructionist founder Mordecai Kaplan)

Saturday morning is the focal point of our communal experience.  Visitors are always welcome at Adat Shalom.  You can read our Visitor Guide here.

Alongside our youth education program, our many religious services [link to extant Saturday worship page] offer prayer and reflection, song and study and spirit, connections between Torah and contemporary realities, life-cycle celebrations, and more.  Afterward, all generations enjoy our signature, member-driven, communal oneg [link to description of oneg plus logstics page] Shabbat luncheon, and afternoon opportunities to learn and connect.

Many Friday nights have musical or themed services, often with dinner, at the synagogue or in various neighborhoods.  Torah School families enjoy Friday nights and sleepovers together (link TS services). And in-home Shabbat dinners and Havdalah gatherings unfold through our villages.

Village by Geography
Village #1Gaithersburg / Darnestown / North Potomac / Northern Rockville
Village #2Virginia (all areas)
Village #3Potomac / Bethesda / West Rockville
Village #4Potomac / West Bethesda / Seneca
Village #5Bethesda / West Bethesda
Village #6Cabin John / Carderock / West Bethesda
Village #7Garrett Park / Kensington / Wheaton / Silver Spring / Olney / East Rockville
Village #8Rockville / North Bethesda
Village #9Chevy Chase / Bethesda
Village #10Washington, DC (all areas)
Village #11Bethesda / Chevy Chase
Village #12Takoma Park / Silver Spring

For family and friends visiting Adat Shalom, we offer guest login for our Shabbat Services.  Please contact our office via email at or call us at (301) 767-3333 by 12:00 noon on Friday for guest login. Our services will always be archived in Live Streaming section of our Members Only section of our website for viewing by 12:00 noon the Tuesday following Shabbat services.