Ma Chadash:  What's New at Adat Shalom?

Shabbat Shuvah, named after the Haftarah (Hosea’s call to “turn/return”), is the annual take-stock-Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Join us for music, reflection, fellowship, a dvar Torah from Donald Kane, and all those once-a-year “On Shabbat Shuvah” inserts in our Amidah! Read on for information about this weekend and Yom Kippur
This Weekend
Saturday, October 5 - Parashat Vayeilach-Shabbat Shuvah
Service with Rabbi Fred and Rabbi Hazzan Rachel at 9:30 AM
T'filah Shebalev at 11:00 AM
This month's topic is "Shtisel" with Jamie Banks
Tot Shabbat with Miss Ellie at 10:30 AM
Sunday, October 6
Sukkah Raising - Jews with Power Tools!
from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

No experience necessary! Click here to read more.
Join the Great Jewish Books Initiative Starting with Megillat Kohelet Sunday, October 6 th at 10:00 AM with Rabbi Leila Gal Berner

Class continues, Saturday, October 12th at 1:00 PM
Guided Quiet Retreat with Kit Turen
at 2:00 PM in the Sanctuary

A Quiet Retreat offers the opportunity for letting go of the hectic pace of life
Click here to learn more; RSVP to Kit Turen .

Days of Awe -Yom Kippur
 Tuesday, October 8- Kol Nidre Service in our Sanctuary
6:30 PM New! Mincha at
7:00 - 9:30 PM Kol Nidrei
Rabbi Sid's Sermon at roughly 8:30 PM "The Complicity Trap"

Wednesday, October 9- Yom Kippur Service in our Sanctuary 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
12:00 Noon Rabbi Rachel's Sermon: “Facing Anti-Semitism: Affirming Memory, Transcending Trauma.”

10:00 AM Tot Service with Miss Ellie followed by services for grades K-2 (note the time is different then Shabbat)

10:30 AM B'Yachad Inter-generational Service at
2:15-3:30 PM
3:45 PM
3:45 PM
5:00 PM 
5:45 PM
Ne’ilah – Consider feeding your children early and returning to Adat Shalom before 6:30 PM for the final moments of Ne’ilah (the Concluding Service of Yom Kippur) followed at 6:50 PM for Havdalah and the Final Shofar Blast! (Glow sticks might be involved!)
6:50 PM
Final Shofer Blast and Havdalah
Days of Awe - What to Expect
We thank the choir and all the volunteer readers, leiyners, ushers, greeters and staff for a beautiful Rosh HaShana.

There are still opportunities to volunteer! Volunteer here.
Look here for a complete list of services.

To read more about what to expect, click here For more details, check out the FAQ here.

There are still opportunities to volunteer! Volunteer here.
The clergy and staff wish you and your loved ones a G'mar Hatima Tova! A Good Finish!
Social Action-Kans for Kol Nidre extends to Harvest Against Hunger
join us in a Manna competition from Kol Nidre night through Sh’mini Atzeret, October 8 through October 22. Our “Harvest Against Hunger” competition challenges congregations to compete with one another and increase our seasonal food contribution to Manna by at least 10%

To borrow from a different season, “let all who are hungry come and eat.
High Holiday Appeal launches tonight
Our financial contributions to Adat Shalom are an investment in the strength of our community, and essential to the daily operation of our synagogue. Our fundraising target for this year’s High Holiday Campaign is $165,000.  You will receive a “check-in” phone call from a volunteer on the Board or Program Council tonight, Thursday night or Sunday. We hope you will do your part, exercise your generosity of spirit and “Check-In” during this year’s High Holiday Campaign. 
Click here to contribute.
Life Cycle
Celebrating a birth, wedding, or other simcha? Please let us know about it! Need a visit with clergy or an aliyah? 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
(including yahrzeit dates), 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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