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