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

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

30th Anniversary Fundraiser - Three Days Away!
Purchase Tickets and Donate Now!
Hearing all the chatter about Adat Shalom's 30th anniversary celebration and fundraiser "Finding Truth in Turbulent Times" coming up this Saturday night?  Worried that you'll miss what promises to be a thought-provoking and inspiring  conversation and elegant dessert reception with Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne, Atlantic contributing writer Julia Ioffe, and Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Josh Green? Regretting that you haven't purchased your ticket yet?  It's not too late attend! Go here  right now to register for the event and make a donation to support Adat Shalom! The is open to the public so encourage your friends, family members, colleagues, and neighbors to join us, too.

Tickets can be purchased up until the night of the event.
In Ma Chadash This Week
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This Weekend
Saturday, April 28th 

Shabbat Services at 9:30 AM

Tot Shabbat with Miss Ellie at 10:30 AM

Sipur Mishpachti: Tales of Families with Haya Laufer and Luther Jett at 1:00 PM in the Library 

This week's session is about "The Falafel King is Dead" by Sara Shilo.
Sukkot in Spring with Yachad! April 29th

Adat Shalom is working this year on a house in Prince Georges County.   Click here to sign up.  And of course donations are needed to support the project.   Click here to help cover materials and skilled labor for this project. Or visit the Adat Shalom web site for more information and the links.
Coming Up!
Tuesday, May 1st

Makom Omer Yoga continues at 8:45 AM in the Flex Space
through May 15th 

Click here to view the flyer.

Friday, May 4th
Jewish Studies presents: Ethical Wills with Carol Hausman at 12:00 PM
Ethical wills are documents that let your loved ones know your values and beliefs, your important experiences, and your hopes and wishes for future generations, while at the same time helping you clarify your own values. You will have the opportunity to write a piece of your ethical will during this session to share with the group (if willing).

Saturday, May 5th 

Morning Meditation with Fran Zamore 
at 9:00 AM in the Library

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

Shabbat Services and Baby Naming of Shoshana Weinberg, daughter of David Weinberg and Rachel Singer
at 9:30 AM

Bat Mitzvah of Leah Linsin - Mincha Service

Pursuing Justice 'at Home' at 1:00 PM 

Using Jewish sources and experiential forms of engagement, this class will explore the philosophical and practical nuances of navigating difference, embracing diversity, and being truly inclusive in our communities. Participants will grow as effective and Jewishly-emboldened agents of welcome, safety, and solidarity, both within our spiritual home/s and beyond. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies, Social Action, and Inclusion Advisory Committees. 

Register here.

Drumming Chug at 1:00 PM 

Come find your spiritual center through rhythm. Bring your own drum or something to bang on and with.

Sponsored by: Community Life
  Domestic Service Mission - June 3rd
  Th e 2018 Adat Shalom Domestic Service Mission will be on Sunday, June 3rd in the Annapolis area. Mark Wolff, Bill Halpern and Rabbi Julie invite you to join our Mission. This year we will participate in Project Clean Stream,  sponsored by the Alliance for the Bay . Our commitment to tikkun olam (repair the world) dovetails with their mission to improve the quality of water flowing through the Chesapeake watershed.
On June 2nd, we will gather at Mark Wolff and Marilyn Kresky-Wolff's home at  5:00 P.M. for an eco-study session with Rabbi Julie, potluck dinner and Havdallah. If you have any questions, email Rabbi Julie . We hope that you will join us on this meaningful tikkun olam (repairing the world) project.
"If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that God has left for you to complete." Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Mark Wolff, Bill Halpern and Rabbi Julie
In the Community
May 6th at the DCJCC

The 21%: The Lives of Arab Citizens of Israel 
at 1:00 PM
Adat Shalom is proud to co-sponsor and invite you to an in-depth exploration of the daily lives and challenges of Arab Citizens of Israel.
The program will feature the screening of the deeply moving documentary In Her Footsteps, a short film produced by Israeli high schools students as part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's triangular school partnership program, and an in-depth discussion about Bedouin society within Israel with filmmaker Rana Abu-Fraiha and Safa Abu-Rabia, post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Click here to view the flyer.
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.  
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
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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