Welcome to this week's
Ma Chadash (What's New?)

Expand your heart and mind in honor of our 30th Anniversary. 

Shabbat Services - March 10th
Join Rabbi Fred and Hazzan Rabbi Rachel on the Bimah for the Bar Mitzvah of Daniel Kyte-Zable.

Mazel Tov to Ilyse Zable, Rachel Kyte, younger sister Nia, and all who celebrate with them!
Finding Truth in Turbulent Times

Purim is past, and Passover is coming, which means that spring will soon be here! And so will our spring fundraiser - "Finding Truth in Turbulent Times."  Join us for an evening conversation and elegant dessert reception with Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne, Atlantic writer Julia Ioffe, and Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Josh Green. Tickets and donation information  here.
In Ma Chadash This Week
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This Weekend 
Saturday, March 10th

Tot Shabbat with Ellie at 10:30 AM in the Library

Kids under 5 are welcome to join for Shabbat songs, music, dancing, and more!

Listening Space with Rabbi Jane  at 1:00 PM in the Library 

This is a monthly drop-in session, and a nurturing place to share and connect.

New Member Havdalah
at 7:30 PM in the Library

Members that joined after 2016 are welcome! Click here to view the flyer.

Sunday, March 11th
The Nature of Prophecy with Rabbi Leila Gal Berner 
at 10:00 AM in the Library

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel describes the biblical prophets as men of passion, so pained by the injustices around them that they could not remain silent - so they championed justice, even at the risk of their own lives. But were they also politicians in the more traditional sense, interested in their own agendas? Together we will explore the nature of biblical prophecy from its origins through its heyday.
Coming Up
Saturday, March 17th

Pastor Johnny Felix will be making his second visit to Adat Shalom. He will  join Rabbi Sid on the bimah that Shabbat morning for a short presentation and song or two. Pastor Johnny's visit several years ago was a special event in the life of our congregation. 

12:15 in the Double Classroom - we will have an information session to kick off recruitment for our 5th service mission to Haiti (Dec. 20-28, 2018). Rabbi Sid will once again be leading the mission. Over 50 Adat Shalom members have been on at least one mission to Haiti and they will tell you how transformative it was. As the work has evolved to more contact with NICL and less hard labor construction, the trip is appropriate for your teens as young as 14 to join you.

Tot Shabbat with Miss Ellie 
at 10:30 AM in the Library

followed by Young Families' Tot Seder 
at 11:15 

Honoring Our Elders at 1:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Each year, our Adat Shalom members who have or will reach their 83rd birthday are honored at a special Shabbat ceremony, including a group aliyah to the Torah, followed by a post-oneg program and reception.  This year we honor the following Elders of our community:  

John Togut
Morris Albert
Neal Goldenberg
Bar mitzvah is perhaps the most commonly held age-specific Jewish life cycle milestone.  Our tradition teaches that seventy years is a complete life-span - that number would certainly be higher if we established the custom today!  At seventy, a full life, we begin counting again toward bar/bat mitzvah. Arriving at the marvelous age of eighty-three, we honor those who reach this milestone as Elders in the community.

Sunday, March 18th
Racial Justice Discussion Group - Series Conclusion at 10:00 AM in the Library

Save the Date!
Endowment Committee Presentation on the New Tax Law
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 8th from 2-4 PM
Adat Shalom, through the Endowment commmittee, will offer a presentation 
by David De Jong, a nationally recognized authority, on the New Tax Law.
You won't want to miss it.
In the Community
Becoming Doctor Ruth -  at the DC JCC!
featuring the voices of Sy DuBow, Jennifer Gold, Anne Rayman, and Marla Zipin on March 7-11! 
Use the code 'RuthAS' to get a 15% discount!

Click here to learn more about the show and buy tickets.

The Library is pleased to share Luther Jett's review of the novel Bee Season. Click here to read it!

April 15th - Chesapeake Day of Learning, here at Adat Shalom! 
Click here to learn more and register.
Volunteers Make It Happen!
Visit www.adatshalom.net and click to learn more!

Life Cycle
Celebrating a birth, wedding, or other simcha?  Please let us know about it! Contact our Office Administrator, Sarah Wesson, at  officeadmin@adatshalom.net
If you have a death in the family or other life cycle emergency, please contact one of the co-chairs of the Adat Shalom Life Cycle Committee:

Shelley Rudick: 301-928-5990 
Victor Rezmovic: 301-983-2398 
Marc Gunther: 240-441-2204 

Reach any of the above committee members at lifecycle@adatshalom.net.  
Need help with...
...Membership, scheduling a meeting/program or rental?
Contact:   Sarah Wesson, 301-767-3333 x106
...B'nai Mitzvah, Clergy or Pastoral Care Questions? 
Contact:  Kathy Bloomfield, 301-767-3333 x108 
...Torah School, Youth Programs Registration, membership update or IT questions? 
Contact:  Marcie Wilson, 301-767-3333 x101
...Membership and adjustments or other questions?
Contact: Executive Director, Marla Cohen, 301-767-3333 x107
Have a submission for Ma Chadash?   Send it the week before on Monday (10 days in advance) to be sure it's included!

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane * Bethesda, MD 20817
(P) 301-767-3333 * (F) 301-767-3340
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