Ma Chadash:  What's New at Adat Shalom?
Shabbat Ha'Atzmaut
Friday, May 10th at 6:30 PM
Join Idan and Rabbi Rachel for a gallery walk through "Images of Israel: The Bitter and The Sweet", plus Taste of Shabbat dinner, prayers, storytelling from Noa Baum, and Shirah b'Tzibur.
Click here to register for dinner.
Notice of Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 16th at 7:15 PM
Join the Marla, the Clergy, and Board of Directors in reviewing our 2018-19 year, as well as honoring our Presidents' Award recipients. Please take a moment to look over the slate! If you are unable to attend, send in your proxy.

Presidents' Award Recipients: Gail Ross, Audrey Lyon, and Jeff Rubin
This Weekend
Fridays through June 7
Makom Omer Yoga with Rabbi Hazzan Rachel
at 8:30 AM in the Foyer
Join together for our tradition of counting the omer through our yoga practice. Click here to view the flyer.
Saturday, May 11th
Shabbat Morning Services and Bat Mitzvah of Sofia Eisenberg at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Joi n us in welcoming our newest young scholar to the bimah. Mazel tov to Sofia, parents Daniel and Lauren, and all who
celebrate with them! A t the conclusion of our service, we will have a very special Torah School Chagigat Halimudim (Celebration of Learning), during which we will bid farewell to Rabbi Julie Gordon with gratitude for her six years of dedicated service as Adat Shalom's Education Director. The entire community is invited to join us as we celebrate our children, our Torah School teachers and madrichim.ot, and bid Rabbi Julie a fond  l’hitraot .
Tot Shabbat with Miss Ellie at 10:30 AM in the Library
Join Miss Ellie for a musical celebration of Shabbat morning!
Coping with Aging Relatives at 12:30 PM in the Library
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 .
Listening Space with Rabbi Jane at 1:00 PM in the Double Classroom
When Mother's Day is Painful: Mother's Day can bring up feelings of loss. Perhaps you are mourning your mother or feeling the loss of not having children. Please join us for a special Listening Space, Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 pm and have the opportunity to share and connect with others who feel similarly. If you have any questions, please contact  Rabbi Jane .

Dog Appreciation! at 5:00 PM behind the Library

Click here to read more about this special way to honor our furry friends.
Sunday, May 12th
Israel Independence Day and a Memory: Cooking Workshop with Idan at 10:00 AM
In celebration of Israel’s Independence day, join Idan in a cooking workshop of a great Israeli dish -the Sambusak!(Fried dumpling) Learn about this family recipe, the Memory of a fallen Israeli Air Force pilot and eat the
Sambusak you made!
Manna for Manna!
Manna for Manna: Omer Food Drive!  It is now the 19th day of the Omer and our Omer Food Drive is hitting its stride. We delivered 810 pounds of food to Manna last Friday! Manna needs more - especially baby formula and food, canned protein, dried and canned beans, whole grain pasta/other grains. If you would like to save your back and and be cost effective, you can make a monetary contribution - with $18, Manna can buy 30 pounds of
tomato sauce; $36 buys 68 pounds of green beans; $72 buys
236 pounds of rice. Contact Clint Wolcott or Rena Milchberg for
more information or to make a financial contribution.
Give Generously!  
In the Community
Oneg Captains wanted 2019-20!
Registration will be open by May 20, 2019.
Sunday, May 19th at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring
Join Adat Shalom and @JxJFest for the 9th annual  The 21%: The Lives of Arab Citizens of Israel , featuring two short films and a conversation on the challenges faced by Arab women in Israel. Featuring conversation with film subject Amal Rihan, JDC Israel Tevet's Director of Employment Programs for Arabs and for Career Advancement, Suzan Hasan and Ron Gerlitz, Co-Executive Director, Sikkuy: The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality.  Click here  to purchase tickets. 
Monday, May 27th at 9:30 AM, Kehilat Shalom (Gaithersburg, MD)
The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies presents Rabbi Arthur Green, famous Jewish theologian and professor from Hebrew College in Boston. this program's topic is "A New Hasidism for the 21st Century".  Register here .  

Sunday, June 2nd - RRC Graduation!
We invite the community to join us as Rabbi Sid receives the Doctor of Humane Letters; Rabbinic intern Micah Weiss and Bec Richman (daughter of Barb and Charlie) are being honored at the ceremony as graduates.
Click here to learn more about this, and be sure to RSVP if you are in need of carpooling.
Life Cycle
Celebrating a birth, wedding, or other simcha? Please let us know about it! Need a visit with clergy? 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? 
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
Quick Links
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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