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

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

Shabbat Services, December 2nd
Shabbat Morning Services at 9:30 AM
Join Rabbi Fred and Hazzan Rabbi Rachel for the Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Vice Morrison, and Baby Naming of Sunny Winston Zoosman!

Tot Shabbat with Miss Ellie at 10:30 AM   in the Library
In Ma Chadash This Week
Quick Links
Achrei Oneg
Israel @ 70 Series Continues!

    Itsik Sayag               Jordan Schwartz
The LGBTQ Community in Israel :  Jewish peoplehood, Pluralism and Diversity, and Identity in Israel. Featuring Itsik Sayag, Shaliach for JDS and Beth-El Congregation, and Jordan Schwartz of A Wider Bridge.

This session will be held in the Sanctuary.

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

Join Pastoral Counselor Rabbi Jane for a safe, nurturing place to connect. This is a drop-in session, you need not have attended before.

Drumming Chug
at 1:00 PM in the Double Classroom

Find your spiritual center through rhythm!
Sylvia Boorstein - Reserve your lunch- today is deadline

Sunday, December 3rd
Exploring Mindfulness in Jewish Life: A Day Retreat with Sylvia Boorstein

Join us beginning at 9:00 AM for either Morning Blessings with Kit Turen, or Yoga with Sue Dorfman, followed by a day of learning and discussion with Sylvia.
   Click here to learn more.
Mitzvah Opportunity-Solar Lights for Puerto Rico on sale in lobby 
Coming Up! Visit www.adatshalom.net to learn more.

Makom Gratitude and Light Yoga Series  

Wednesday, November 29th at 7:00 PM
with Sue Dorfman (Kripalu yoga instructor)

Friday, December 1st from 8:30-10:00 AM 
with Hazzan Rabbi Rachel (Hatha yoga instructor) 
Suggested donation for members: $5 per class to the Adat Shalom Social Action Fund.  Fee for visitors and friends: $10 per class.

Friday, December 15th - Saturday, December 16th

Friday Dec. 15 - Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
With special guest:
The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC
See the flyer here.

AND a Hanukkah Mitzvah Opportunity: Save A Life
Be the Match - Join the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Donor Registry, do your swab during services on Friday or Saturday.

Every three minutes a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer.  These patients are frequently treated with genetically matched stem cells or bone marrow.  Unfortunately, at the time of urgent need it can be very hard to find the right match. In response, the National Marrow Donor Registry Program enrolls healthy 18-44 year olds in the National Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Donor Registry.  Participants agree to become a donor by providing a non-invasive mouth swab.  Participants can then be matched with cancer patients in the US and in the 57 participating countries. If there is a genetic match, the participant would donate their stem cells or bone marrow through a simple procedure and save the life of another.  For more information, please contact Dr. Paul Zeitz.
In the Community
Saturday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM at Mishkan Torah
 (10 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, MD, 20770)
Melody House Concerts in conjunction with Mishkan Torah Synagogue is presenting a special concert/lecture for this year's Diane Kritt Memorial Lecture. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

Learn about our movement! Click here to see more information, and opt-in to receive more information from the RRC .
Volunteers Make It Happen!
Visit www.adatshalom.net and click to learn more!

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
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 
Camilla Day: 301-309-0066 
Marc Gunther: 240-441-2204 

Reach any of the above committee members at lifecycle@adatshalom.net.  
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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