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Shalom! My name is Orit Janco Golan. My family and I joined Adat Shalom in late summer 2010. I had been looking to join a synagogue since we wanted our children to learn about Jewish traditions in a community setting. We were also looking for a Jewish community where our “blended” family – North American Continue Reading »
Adat Shalom means wrestling with our liturgy and finding ways to update our Jewish heritage: kashrut leads to a chosen practice of making weekly communal meals vegetarian. Adat Shalom means organizing fundraising around an auction where members offer services to one another. Adat Shalom means reinventing our spiritual practice: celebrating a Friday night neighborhood Shabbats. Continue Reading »
From being a madricha (classroom teen leader), to traveling to Haiti, to going on the Chords of Glory New York trip, being a member of Adat Shalom has served such a meaningful role in my life and has offered me the opportunity to connect with other amazing individuals and my heritage simultaneously. I am so Continue Reading »
I joined Adat Shalom in 1994 after my first visit to see what a Reconstructionist service looked like. As a new face at services, members greeted me warmly and made sure that I was introduced around at the oneg. Since then, Adat Shalom has been my community and home throughout life’s changes. Rabbi Fred married Continue Reading »