Welcome to this week's Ma Chadash (What's New?) 
Kol Nidre - Friday, September 29th at 7:00 PM
D'var Torah by Rabbi Sid, "'Will You Still Need Me?' Thoughts on Aging & Purpose"

Yom Kippur - Saturday, September 30th
Morning services begin at 9:15 AM
D'var Torah Rabbi Fred, "Be Humble"

Afternoon learning sessions begin at 1:40 PM
Yizkor at 5:00 PM
Neilah at 5:45 PM

Please note both days take place at Wootton High School!
In Ma Chadash This Week
Quick Links
Sukkot Opportunities - Click here to see all that Adat Shalom has to offer!
Sunday, October 1 - Sukkah Raising from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us on Sunday morning outside the Social Hall, as we build and raise our Sukkah! Volunteers are encouraged to bring power tools, extension cords, gloves, and water.

Village Celebrations - October 6th, 7th, and 8th
We've set aside the weekend of October 6 - 8 for home hosted Village Pot Lucks.  The Jewish tradition of inviting guests to your home during Sukkot has been going on for ages and hosting home based Village sukkot gatherings has been an Adat Shalom tradition.  While the Saturday evening Village Havdalah seems the most popular, Erev Shabbat dinner, Sunday brunch or afternoon "tea time' events are also options.  It is okay if you can only host a small group. Don't have a sukkah?  Put up a few fall decorations.  After all, among other things, Sukkot is a harvest holiday.  

Contact Karen Fierst to volunteer as a host. 
Looking Ahead
Wednesday, October 4th

Torah School Pizza Celebration! Begins at 6:00 PM 
Join under the Sukkah for a tasty celebration of Sukkot!

Saturday, October 7th

Morning Meditation with Fran Zamore at 9:00 AM

Join us as we prepare for our Shabbat service with quiet contemplation.

Save the Date! Brown Bag Lunch Series with Ayelet!

Fridays in the Library

-October 20th
-October 27th
-November 3rd
From the Office
Friday, September 29, the office will close by noon to prepare to move services to Wootton.

The office will be closed Thursday, October 5th in observance of Sukkot and Thursday, October 12 for Simchat Torah. Join clergy for services starting at 9:30 AM for both holidays.

Look for the October e-Scroll next Wednesday, October 4th!

Did you attend the Erev Rosh Hashana dinner? Over 200 guests joined us! If you did not have a chance to RSVP in advance, we greatly appreciate a $36 contribution for the dinner. 
Volunteers Make It Happen!
Visit www.adatshalom.net and click to learn more!

To Volunteer for the High Holidays Click Here

Hurricane Relief Efforts
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has an easy to use web portal that promises "one hundred percent of all contributions will be directed to assist victims of the disaster relief fund(s) you designate." You can select aid to Puerto Rico / Maria or to survivors of the recent earthquake in Mexico. 

There are, of course, many organizations, Jewish and otherwise, raising funds. If you want to share reliable "one stop shopping" for a list of organizations that have been vetted by a major news organization, visit this link.
Need help with...
...Membership, Holiday tickets, 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 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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