Sharpening our Pencils and our Minds
Kol Hakavod
Mazal Tov to Adat Shalom 4th grader, Lilah Sacks, her parents Lisa Landsman and Murray Sacks, her siblings Noah and Rebecca and her teacher/morah Sue Marx.

This morning, Lilah was the Rosh Minyan for the ALL SCHOOL Kabbalat Shabbat Assembly at the Charles E Smith Jewish Day School

Lilah -- you make us proud!
Unity Walk

This year's Unity Walk, sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington will be on Sunday, September 8 from 12:30 - 6:30. More than 1000 people of all faiths and backgrounds will come together on one day to celebrate the diversity of our region, to visit houses of worship, and most importantly, to listen to each other and ask questions of each other.  Now is time for us all to come together and to publicly declare that this is a no hate zone and to unite around our shared humanity.

Please join with our Kitah Zayin class and other Adat Shalom members and staff at Noon at Washignton Hebrew Congregation on Macomb Street, NW, WDC. You can RSVP here .
For Our Planet
Calling all Jewish youth! Led by Greta Thunberg, the school girl from Sweden, students around the world have been striking for climate action every Friday since last August. On Friday, September 20, Greta will be at the United Nations and millions of people will join the Global Climate Strike to call for ambitious climate solutions. You can join an event near you or plan your own. Find Jewish resources here.
Calling ALL Adat Shalom Young Women
in 6th - 12th Grades

Come join Pam Sommers for the KICK OFF event for our Rosh Hodesh Program! We're going to the theatre!

Saturday, October 12 at 7:00pm.  Tickets are free!    School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at Roundhouse Theatre. RSVP as soon as you can to Pam Sommers. Limited discount tickets also available to parents.
Teen Social Justice Program

Bonimot Tzedek, or "Builders of Justice", is a year round program dedicated to the growth of high school students in the Washington DC/ Montgomery County region. Through leadership development (hadracha), social justice education, and community organizing skill building, participants will become powerful leaders and change-makers in their local and Jewish communities. This is a program of Habonim Dror Camp Moshava that is open to ALL teens in our community. For more information, click here .
New and Prospective Member Oneg Shabbat!
If you joined Adat Shalom since last year's High Holidays please join other new members at a special welcome Oneg in the triple classroom. Families welcome--come a bit early if your small children are hungry

Please spread the word to folks considering or curious about Adat Shalom!  

RSVP  appreciated by Sept. 4.
Just a reminder that information about the Days of Awe -- the High Holidays -- can be found on the Adat Shalom Website.

This includes sign-up pages for erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner, opportunities to volunteer and other programming.
Do you love to Sing?
If you are in Sixth through Twelfth Grade, love to sing, and--most of all-- to spread joy to those who might not have access to live performance, CHORDS OF GLORY: PERFORMANCE WITH A PURPOSE is the group for you. No audition required. Sunday, September 14, from 3:15-5:15pm  is the first meeting of the school year. We welcome old and new members. We sing all styles of music, much of it a cappella, at hospitals, shelters, rehab and senior centers. We even make home visits! And participate in selected Adat Shalom events. 
For registration forms and a complete schedule, contact Pam Sommers, or click here.
NameTags, Please!!
One of the great things about Adat Shalom is that you don't have to remember people's names. No more awkward moments of "hmmm, what is that person's name." But this only works if we wear our name tags! It's also a great security measure. Even if you are just popping in to the building to drop off a child (or an adult), put that name tag on and let us say Hello!