Adat Shalom wants to keep you busy!

Special Shabbat Dinner for our children from Kindergarten through 4th grade, their siblings, parents, and grandparents. Join us on Friday, November 15 at 6PM along with some special friends to welcome Shabbat at the Table. We'll light the candles, recite kiddush and learn some Shabbat traditions that you can take home. Please RSVP by Thursday (tonight) at 10PM . Dinner will be provided but please bring a dairy/vegetarian side dish to share.

Listening Space -- Saturday, November 16 after Oneg . Come join with Rabbi Jane and others who might be looking for some fellow-travellers on the road of parenting teenagers. The Listening Space is a drop in support group, a place to feel heard and understood.

Chanukah Celebration -- Sunday, December 15 at 4PM -- We'll start our Chanukah celebrating a little early with a program for kids of all ages. What's your favorite latke accompaniment? Sour cream? Applesauce? Sugar?

More Chanukah! -- Friday, December 20 -- Shabbat Chanukah Dinner and Services with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington and the Adat Shalom Choir. That may blow the roof off the Sanctuary.
Help Build Adat Shalom's Future

Join the nominating Committee
Adat Shalom doesn't run on love alone. It needs volunteer support. Want to help shape the future of our community? Are you a member who wants to get more involved but doesn't have a whole lot of time you can't control? Think about joining the Nominating Committee.

The Nominating Committee works to create the Board and Program Council for 2020-21, and will be chaired by Immediate Past Co-Presidents Jon Grossman and Harriet Shugerman. If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee (which is about a 4 month 1-2 hours per week commitment) or wish to consider being nominated for a leadership position on an Adat Shalom committee or on the Adat Shalom Board, please contact Jon or Harriet .

According to the Adat Shalom By-Laws, the Nominating Committee must be announced by November 30. The only in-person meeting will be the evening of December 3 rd .
We are honored that Middle Eastern vocalist and composer Galeet Dardashti will be joining us at Adat Shalom to share her many musical gifts. She is the granddaughter of the most renowned singer of Persian classical music in Iran in his day, and daughter of highly esteemed cantor. She is the first woman in her family to continue her family tradition of distinguished Persian and Jewish musicianship. As leader and vocalist of the edgy all-female Mizrahi band Divahn, Dardashti’s “sultry delivery spans international styles and clings to listeners long after the last round of applause” (Jerusalem Report). Her acoustic/electronic solo project The Naming, supported by a Six Points Fellowship and a Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Fellowship, draws inspiration from the musical and cultural landscapes of the Middle East and some of the provocative yet unsung Biblical women who lived there. The Huffington Post calls the album "a heart stopping effort."

Join us for Dinner (reservations required), Kabbalat Shabbat Services and Discussion and Shabbat morning services as well as a post-Oneg discussion. Click here to RSVP for dinner.
Galeet Dardashti joins us as part of the Allan Schwarz Musical Shabbaton. This annual Shabbaton is generously dedicated to the memory of Allan Schwarz by his family, Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Sandy Pearlstein and their children.

Click here for a sampling of Galeet's unique sound.



BEYOND ADAT SHALOM

TIVNU: Building Justice. A Gap Year program for High School Graduates in Portland, OR, is accepting applications for the 2020-21 year. Inquire here.

Camp Ramah Day Camp Open House . For children entering grades K-5. Friendship, wonder and discovery, and a place where Judaism is integral to daily activities.