Ma Chadash: What's New at Adat Shalom?

Saturday, October 13th
Shabbat Services at 9:30 AM Join Rabbi Fred on the Bimah for the Bat Mitzvah of Shoshana Leavitt-Majors, Camp Ruach Celebration with Rabbi Isaac Saposnik, and more!

Tot Shabbat with Cynthia Weiss at 10:30 AM in the Library

Coping with Aging Relatives 
at 12:30 PM in Classroom 12

Drumming Chug at 1:00 PM in the Sanctuary 

Maimonides and Middot - Reflections for Parashat Noach with Idan at 1:15 PM in Classroom 11
Join our shaliach Idan for a reflection on our habits - good and bad. What does Maimonides say about changing our habits and our behavior?
Quick Links
Sunday, October 14
Bike Collection for Bikes for the World begins! at 11:00 AM in the Parking Lot
Join Raphael Wolf to collect bikes for communities around the world. To learn more about what is collected, click here.

Mishnah Garden Octoberfest at 11:30 AM
All are welcome to plant cover crops and tidy up the garden.  Wood chips will be spread around the edges of the garden and we will enjoy the fall weather.
Questions: Fred Pinkney ( or Debbie Siegel (  
Family Programming - Coming Up
Saturday, October 20th 

Shabbat Matters -  Family Life Education: Parenting Concerns & Positive Discipline with Dr. Jamell White at 10:30 AM in the Library
Dr. White is an expert in Family Counseling Social Skills specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disabilities. From 1998-2017 she was the MD Clinical Director, Department of Special Needs at the Jewish Social Service Agency, Rockville, MD. Parents and community members will meet with Dr. White in the Library. This program is underwritten by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Department of Jewish Life and Learning.

Tot Shabbat with Cynthia Weiss 
at 10:30 AM in the Social Hall

Listening Space with Rabbi Jane at 1:00 PM in the Library
"When Your Teen or Young Adult Struggles"

Listening Space is a support group, a place to feel heard and connect. View the flyer here

Family Camping Trip at Greenbrier State Park 
in Boonsboro, MD

Families with grade school children meet at Greenbrier State Park for an afternoon of frisbee, soccer, other games, hikes and hang out time. Dinner,  Havdalah, campfire and s'mores round out the evening. Camping option -reserve directly here.

Questions? Connect with Shir Naveh.
Social Action Opportunity - October 20 and 21  Great for Families!
Domestic Service Mission Weekend - October 20th and 21st 
Saturday at 5:30 PM - Tikkun Olam Study and Potluck Dinner
Sunday at 9:30 AM - Cleanup at Cabin John Park. Kids ages 5+ are welcome to participate!

Click here to learn more and register for the program!
From the Office - Days of Awe Survey
Please take a moment to complete our Days of Awe 5779 survey We value your opinion and we want to know more!
Don't delay! Deadline Monday, October 15  

Lost and Found!  Machzorim will be on the Shabbat tables. Anything unclaimed in the coat closet will be donated by the 31st! Please come claim these items.
Life Cycle
Celebrating a birth, wedding, or other simcha?  Please let us know about it! Contact our Office Administrator, Sarah Wesson, at
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  
Betsy Reinstein Dewey: 202-246-7328

Reach any of the above committee members at  
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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
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