Ma Chadash: What's New at Adat Shalom?

Shabbat Morning Services 
Saturday at 9:30 AM

Join Rabbi Fred and Rabbi Hazzan Rachel for the Bar Mitzvah of Alex Berkowitz, son of Eric Berkowitz and Consuelo Serrano.
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Trio Sefardi in Concert - This Saturday
Saturday, March 9th at 7:30 PM - RSVP here! Walk-Ins welcome
Today is the LAST day to register for babysitting!

This Weekend 
Saturday, March 9th

Shabbat Matters with Rabbi Sid - 
Biblical Wisdom and Contemporary Living-Part IV
at 9:30 AM in the Library 
(Series continues March 16th and 30th)

It is commonplace to say that the Bible provides guidance for modern living. But in what way is this really true? Most people haven't a clue. For the last three years, Rabbi Sid's Biblical Wisdom course has been so popular he has kept the same format and is now offering Part IV.   The class will be using original sources in translation. The additional text will be our lives.

Tot Shabbat with Miss Ellie at 10:30 AM in the Social Hall 

Tots ages 0-5 and their grown-ups are invited to join Miss Ellie for Shabbat songs and celebration!

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

Are you worried about your parent(s) or other relative(s)? Are they
having trouble with driving? Are you concerned about their living situation? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Don't know where to turn? Join us for emotional and spiritual support and the opportunity to share your concerns, and learn from others who are experiencing similar challenges. These are drop-in sessions; you need not have attended before.

March Midrash Madness with Micah at 1:00 PM in the Library
(Repeats Sunday, March 10th at 10:00 AM)
Series continues on the 16th and 30th!

If anyone ever told you that " midrash " was just some old rabbis making up stories with the characters in the Torah, you are in for a big surprise. This class will be an introduction to the multiple genres of midrash  and the ingenious tools the Rabbis use to reconstruct the Torah into the living, dynamic rabbinic Judaism that we are the inheritors of today. Together, we'll learn the inside, secret mechanics of some of the most famous  midrashim  and maybe even take a crack at writing a few contemporary  midrashrim  of our own.

Sunday, March 10th 

Young Families Afternoon Out!   2:00 PM at Glen Echo Park 

Please join Adat Shalom Young Families/Adat Shalom Kids at the Adventure Theatre Company's production of Huck Finn's Big River on Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm at Glen Echo Park.  Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased here .
Email  Melissa Crow, if you have questions and to RSVP.  Please try to book as soon as possible as many of the shows have already sold out.  It is open seating and we will work to save seats together so we need to know the size of the group.
Shavat Vayinafash - March 15

Purim is Coming!!!

Sunday, March 17 Purim Carnival and Tot Puppet Show! 

Wednesday, March 20 Purim Potluck and Shpiel Reveal!

Thursday, March 21 Purim Megillah Reading!

Click here to view the flyer. 
2019 Retreat Registration is LIVE!

Click here to learn more and register!
Life Cycle
Celebrating a birth, wedding, or other simcha?  Please let us know about it! Contact our Office Administrator, Shay HaLevi, 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 or rental, billing?
Contact:  Shay HaLevi, 301-767-3333 x103
...B'nai Mitzvah, 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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