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

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

Shabbat Services - February 10th
Join Rabbi Fred and Hazzan Rabbi Rachel on the Bimah for Shabbat Shekalim and the Bar Mitzvah of Aaron Feldman!

This Saturday, Feb. 10, is CAN JAM for February.   Please remember to bring a few boxes, bags or cans of non-perishable food items (no glass jars, please) and put them in the wicker baskets in the shul lobby.  
(By the way, we had a terrific collection last month - 192 pounds of food were delivered to Manna!  Thanks to everyone who made that possible.) 
Lee & Rick Talisman
CAN JAM Coordinators
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This Weekend
Saturday, February 10th

Shabbat Matters with Rabbi Sid: Biblical Wisdom and Contemporary Living at 9:45 AM in the Double Classroom
(Series continues February 17th and 24th)

It is commonplace to say that the Bible provides guidance for modern living. But in what way is this really true? Most people haven't a clue. For the last two years, Rabbi Sid's Biblical Wisdom course has been so popular he has kept the same format and is now offering Part III. The class explores how Biblical stories provide guidance to three issues that human beings have been struggling with since the dawn of civilization. The class includes some presentation from Rabbi Sid, working in chavruta (learning pairs) with a prompt question and group discussion. This year's themes will be: The origins of human violence, Calling, vocation and "God", and Family conflict. The class will be using original sources in translation. The additional text will be our lives.

Tot Shabbat with Miss Ellie
at 10:30 AM

Achrei Oneg - Israel @ 70 Series Continues:
One Hundred Gates Close, One Door Opens - Jewish Pluralism in Israel
at 1:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Join Ayelet to hear the amazing story of Hadar Golan's  experience of religious pluralism in Israel - from her childhood spent in the ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, through moving to a secular lifestyle and working with the Reform community in the United States as a Schlicha at Temple Rodef Shalom.
Click here to view the flyer.

Coming Up!
Saturday, February 17th

Shabbat Services, Baby Naming of Brooks Makstein, and Prayer through Movement performance at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary

Tot Shabbat with Miss Ellie at 10:30 AM

Coping with Aging Relatives at 12:30 PM in the Library

Are you worried about your parent(s) or other relative(s)? Are they having trouble with driving? Are you concerned about their living situation? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Don't know where to turn? Join us for emotional and spiritual support and the opportunity to share your concerns, and learn from others who are experiencing similar challenges. These are drop-in sessions; you need not have attended before.

Sunday, February 18th
Racial Justice Discussion Group concludes at 10:00 AM in the Library
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A Colorful Purim! Events begin February 25th with our Purim Carnival!
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 
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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