Let's B'Yachad! Let's B'Together for the New Year!
Join us for S'lichot! Usher in the Days of Awe!

Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm

On the patio, under the stars, at Adat Shalom

Story-telling with Noa Baum


Cider and Cookies

This family-friendly (grade-school) program is a welcoming entry into this sacred season of renewal, reflection and growth. And it's not nearly as crowded as our Rosh Hashana services.
Noa will be welcoming our Torah School kids on Saturday morning outside the Beit Midrash. Come say hello and get a little taste of Noa's magic before returning for S'lichot.
Let's get Silly in the Sukkah!

We may not have these furry friends but we will have YOU ! Save the date -- Sunday, October 13 at 4 pm -- we are going wild in the Sukkah! Calling all children from the newborns to the Pre-Schoolers -- this special event is for our youngest children. Come visit the Sukkah, paint some pumpkins, climb on the hay and so much more! We'll play until 5:30, when all are invited to join the entire Adat Shalom Community for Songs and Prayers and dinner to welcome the festival holiday of Sukkot.
Calling Artistic Teens!

The Beit Midrash needs your help! Interested in a job to help beautify our classrooms and hallways? We need a teen with a good eye for design and splash to help us! We are looking for someone who has a few hours a week for a couple of weeks to bring some pizazz to our rooms!
Contact Rena if you are interested!

Calling Teens with Power Tools

Okay, maybe you don't have your own power tools but you love to drill! Come join us on Sunday, October 6 at 10 am to build the Adat Shalom Sukkah! Please let Ralph Nitkin know you are interested.

Calling Torah Reading Teens!

You did all that work preparing to become a b-mitzvah! You stood up there and read Torah beautifully. Everyone said you were awesome! Don't quit while you are ahead! Come back! Our bimah is a friendly place. Give it a try. Read more Torah. It's a great skill to have and to keep sharp. Curious about what's involved? Ask Philip Abrams and he'll tell you more!
You Asked for Adult Jewish Learning...We Give You Adult Jewish Learning

Resolutions for Rosh Hashana?

Most of us don't make resolutions for the Jewish New Year the way people do for the secular year, but if you are thinking about it, perhaps you can add: learn more Jewish stuff to your list.

Here are 2 opportunities for Jewish learning brought to you by the Jewish Studies Committee that might be of particular interest:

Great Jewish Books Initiative

This year we are studying the five Megillot -- the books that follow the Jewish calendar’s festivals.

Right in time for Sukkot, it's Megillat Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) with Rabbi Leila Gal Berner
Sunday, October 6 th - 10:00 to Noon-- Class participants will join the Sukkah raising for the traditional mitzvah of the first nail, class to begin immediately after. 
Saturday, October 12 th at 1:00-2:30 –Join us for services and then study Kohelet with Rabbi Leila in our communal Sukkah, weather permitting. 

What's Reconstructionism Anyway?

Join Rabbi Fred on Shabbat morning, November 16 from 9:45 - 10:15, for an introductory look at what Reconstructionist Judaism really means.

So many of our members came to Adat Shalom from other branches of Judaism and with varying degrees of background and education. This session will help you understand the basic underpinnings of what we do here at Adat Shalom.
I 'm Sara, and I just started high school a few weeks ago. It's pretty good so far — I like my classes and my teachers and friends. 

But this coming Friday, I'm going to leave school to join the DC Climate Strike downtown. Greta Thunberg, a teenager in Sweden, started striking last year, and this Friday, young people like me will be leading over 500 climate strikes to call for immediate climate action, as leaders gather for the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
Will you strike with me on Friday?  
Teens and grown-ups from my synagogue, Adat Shalom, are planning to come with me to the strike on Friday. We'll march with people from other congregations. Adat Shalom will also have a great band with them! We already have solar panels on our building and a vegetable garden, but we now need everyone to speak out, too! 

in the DC Climate Strike
This Friday, 9/20
at 11 am 

across the street from
John Marshall Park

Interfaith Power & Light of Metropolitan Washington and our own Sara Scherlinder on why she thinks of IPL's faith communities should come to the Climate Strike, it was hard to even explain. It feels obvious to me and to a lot of kids: If you care about kids, you should want the Earth to be healthy and whole for them. Going to school is important, but if we don't fix climate change, there won't be any point in going to school.
Greta Thunberg spoke for lots of us: "We children are doing this to wake the adults up. We children are doing this for you to put your differences aside and start acting as you would in a crisis. We children are doing this because we want our hopes and dreams back."

Please come #strikewithus!