Ma Chadash: What's New at Adat Shalom?

Shabbat Services - Saturday, June 9th
Join Hazzan Rabbi Rachel on the Bimah 
at 9:30 AM for Shabbat Morning services.

Mazel Tov to our young scholars becoming b'nai mitzvah today! Join us and their families in these joyous celebrations! 

Isaac Lacefield, son of Dinah Leventhal and Patrick Lacefield Shabbat morning

Ava Gold (Mincha), daughter of Stuart and Lisa Gold, Mincha service.
In Ma Chadash This Week
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Mazel Tov to our Graduating Seniors - Join us Achrei Oneg!

Graduating Seniors -   We are delighted to celebrate with students and their families this education milestone. Please join us on Shabbat, June 9 for a special Aliyah, with a  dessert reception following in the Library at 1:00 PM

This Weekend
Sunday, June 10

AS Young Families Pool Party - 12-4 PM

Potomac Swim and Tennis Club
10531 Oaklyn Drive
Potomac, MD 20854

Register here.

Hebrew Fest - this Summer!

Before Ayelet returns to Israel, take an opportunity to experience and learn about Israel during the summer, while studying and practicing your Hebrew - for a day, two or even a week! This week-long program accommodates learners of all levels.
WHAT: Israel Hebrew Fest including mini-ulpan and daily topics of interest Music, food, movies, literature and more.
WHEN: July 22-26, morning and afternoon time
WHERE: at Adat Shalom
WHO: Teens and adults

Click here to view the flyer.
Oneg Sign-Ups are Live! 
Don't forget to register for Oneg Duty! Register here or on our website.   
In the Community
Friday, June 15 at the Bender JCC in Rockville

Shabbat Sha-Boom! Services at 6:30 PM, Kiddush at 8:00 PM.

Join Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel and Adat Shalom members with friends from The Jewish Studio and Bethesda Jewish Congregation for a joyful, musical Kabbalat Shabbat followed by catered dinner. Click here to see the flyer.

Save the Date - Friday, July 13th

Kabbalat Shabbat in 'the Hood' - Friendship Heights! 
Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat services led by Hazzan Rabbi Rachel. We thank Sy DuBow and Estelle Quain for inviting us into their party room at The Carlton apartment building. 

More details to come!

Reconstructing Judaism 2018 Convention
November 15-18th in Philadelphia
Click here to learn more and register before June 30th to get Early Bird registration!
Torah School Registration - Open Now!

Register for the 5779 school year today! 

Click here to view the form, or visit our website to register.
( , via the ChaverWeb portal)

 To see more about our Torah School, watch our new video!
Life Cycle
Celebrating a birth, wedding, or other simcha?  Please let us know about it! Contact our Office Administrator, Sarah Wesson, 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  
Volunteers Make It Happen!
Visit and click to learn more!

Need help with...
...Membership, scheduling a meeting/program or rental?
Contact:   Sarah Wesson, 301-767-3333 x106
...B'nai Mitzvah, Clergy or Pastoral Care Questions? 
Contact:  Kathy Bloomfield, 301-767-3333 x108 
...Torah School, Youth Programs Registration, membership update or IT questions? 
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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