Ma Chadash: What's New at Adat Shalom?

Shabbat Morning Services 

Saturday at 9:30 AM
Celebrate Pesach morning, April 20, with special readings and prayers on the porch (weather permitting!) facing the garden.  

  -Hallel - celebratory psalms and melodies
  -T'filat Tal - the prayer for dew, which announces the arrival of spring
  -Shir HaShirim - Song of Songs - gorgeous love poetry in honor of the holiday
Quick Links
2019 Retreat Registration Deadline April 29. Don't Delay! 

Click here to learn more and register! 

Top 10 Reasons to Register Now to Attend the Adat Shalom Retreat, May 24-26
10.  You don't have to bring your own linens - they are provided
9.  Food is *really* good
8.  Beds are very comfortable
7.  Rooms have A/C
6.  Adat Shalom's Got Talent Show
5.  Havdalah under the stars
4.  David Teutsch and Marilyn Price are incredible teachers
3.  Pearlstone Center is beautiful setting and is nearly level (no big hills)
2.  Did we mention you don't have to bring your own linens?
1.  It will be an amazing and blessed weekend with your Adat Shalom family

I f there is still space,  a 5% late fee will be assessed.
From the Office
Please be advised the building and office will be closed Friday, April 19th in observance of Passover. The building will be closed Monday, April 22nd - office staff will be available remotely.

On Shabbat mornings, please be mindful of signs posted throughout the building about our doors.  Please do NOT prop doors open. Only the Sanctuary doors should remain unlocked, and all other entrances should be closed and locked if not in use.  Marla Cohen is preparing a security briefing and training for congregants. We will announce these dates in the future. 
Coming Up!

Saturday, April 27th 

Shabbat Morning Services - Pesach "7th on the 8th"
and Bar Mitzvah of Jonathan Rich
at 9:30 AM

Services will include Hallel and Yizkor.

Minyan Pashut at 9:45 AM in the Library

Minyan Pashut, literally, "simple minyan," is a lay led,
intimate "minyan" [quorum] focused on our Hebrew liturgy
and music. All levels of Hebrew knowledge are welcome.

Tot Shabbat with Ari Jacobson
at 10:30 AM in the Social Hall

Join Ari for a musical celebration of Shabbat Morning!

Listening Space with Rabbi Jane at 1:00 PM

Join Rabbi Jane, Adat Shalom's Pastoral Counselor for a Listening Space. Listening Space is a support group, a place to feel heard and connect.  

If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Jane.
Spring into Social Action!
Manna for Manna Food Drive - Collections in the Foyer!
Donate canned food for Manna, which feeds people struggling with food insecurity in Montgomery County. Adat Shalom has a new  campaign Manna for Manna: Omer Food Drive, April 13th-June 9th,  to especially help restock Manna's shelves from the second night of Pesach when we start  counting the omer .

  Click here to read this spring's Social Action Newsletter .
In the Community
Sunday, April 28th at 3:00 PM
Gala Benefit Concert in support of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington - here at Adat Shalom! Tickets are $35; purchase them by e-mailing Marla Cohen!

Features performances from Jessica Stecklein, Frank Conlon, the 6-Wire Ensemble, Maria and Emily Chu, Katy I-Hsuan Chiang, and Andy Zatman.
Life Cycle
Celebrating a birth, wedding, or other simcha?  Please let us know about it! Contact our clergy assistant, Sarah Wesson.
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
Victor Rezmovic
Marc Gunther 
Betsy Reinstein Dewey

Reach any of the above committee members at  
Need help with...
...Membership, billing, scheduling a meeting or rental, billing?
Contact:  Shay HaLevi, 301-767-3333 x103
...B'nai Mitzvah, Aliyah, Clergy or Pastoral Care Questions? 
Contact:  Sarah Wesson, 301-767-3333 x106 
...Torah School, Youth Programs Registration, membership update, IT questions, help with listserv/member log in? 
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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