Tikkun Olam Pillar Weekend
This Weekend, January 13–16
This year's Tikkun Olam Pillar Weekend on Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend will feature a host of events celebrating Adas Israel’s commitment to tikkun olam,repairing the world.
Friday, January 13
► Kabbalat Shabbat Service, 6:00 pm
► Congregational Shabbat Dinner, 6:30 pm (advance reservations required for dinner).
► Maariv / Shem Tov Service, 8:00 pm, highlighting Shem Tov honoree Congressman Henry Waxman; no reservations required for the service.
Saturday, January 14
► Kiddush and discussion following services at 1:00 pm, featuring Dr. A. Janelle Goetcheus, founder of Health Care for the Homeless Project and named a Local Legend of Medicine by the National Institutes of Health, Gabriela A. Garcia, perinatal coordinator at the Center for Perinatal Advocacy at Providence Hospital, and Dr. Pierre Vigilance, former director of the DC Department of Health and Visiting Professor for Public Health Practice at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, on “The Effects of Poverty on Community Health.” The discussion will be moderated by NPR's Alix Spiegel.
Sunday, January 15
► We join in People's Church's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday service; Rabbi Feinberg will take part. The service begins at 11:00 am.
Monday, January 16
► Adas Israel participates in the National Day of Service honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering at various locations around DC. There are volunteer opportunities for different age groups. Sign up to volunteer at adasisrael.org/dayofservice.
Library open this Saturday from 12:30-1:30 pm. Rachel, our Shabbat volunteer, will help you find just the right book to bring home. For assistance during the week, contact our librarian, Robin Jacobson (email@example.com
Saturday, January 21, Learners’ Minyan. A service designed for those who wish to become better acquainted with the structure and ritual of Shabbat worship, meets in the Library. 10:00 a.m.
Time to start reading for the Adas Book Chat! Read My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner, a funny and poignant memoir by celebrated Israeli author Meir Shalev. Meet other Adas readers to discuss the book on Sunday March 11, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. in the Library. Russian Grandmother is available in our library, the D.C. and Montgomery County libraries, and through local and online book sellers. For questions, contact Robin Jacobson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sponsored by the Library Committee and Sisterhood.
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Next Vigil January 15:
Join members of Adas and People's Congregational Church for a vigil to bear witness against the genocide in Sudan. We protest on the third Sunday of the month in front of the Sudanese Embassy, 1:30-2:30 pm, 2210 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Any questions, contact Laura Cutler 301-980-7182, or Judy Herr, email@example.com.
The Ezra Pantry collects food to benefit S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat). Please buy one more item than you need when you shop for food and bring it to the Ezra Pantry shelves in the synagogue cloakroom. Feeding the hungry is a mitzvah. Thanks for your continued support!
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Friday, January 13
SHEM TOV/MLK CONGREGATIONAL SHABBAT DINNER
MA'ARIV/SHEM TOV SHABBAT SERVICE
8:00 pm, with Rabbis Steinlauf and Feinberg. Honoring Shem Tov Award recepient Congressman Henry Waxman.
Saturday, January 14
Nicolas Berlinski and Rachel Geltman
BOKER OHR PARASHA CLASS
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
9:30 am. Sermon by Rabbi Steinlauf. Congregational Kiddush sponsored by Sami, Carola, and Toby Berlinski in honor of the Bar Mitzvah.
TRADITIONAL EGALITARIAN MINYAN
PANEL DISCUSSION ON "THE EFFECTS OF POVERTY ON COMMUNITY HEALTH"
1:00 pm. Free and open to the community.
MINCHA / MAARIV
4:45 pm, with Rabbi Feinberg and Hazzan Lubin. Bat Mitzvah of Rachel Geltman.