Shabbat Times & Services December Chronicle

Nancy, Alan, Harriet, & David Bubes
& Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

January 18-20, 2013
Featuring Shem Tov Award Ceremony: Honoring the Bubes Family
on Friday, Jan 18.

This Year's Theme:
The Crisis in Homelessness in the District Join us for Saturday sessions with Audrey Lyons, Executive Director of Yachad-DC, David Bowers, Vice President for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., and Jean-Michel Giraud, Executive Director of Community Council for the Homeless.

Register Here for Friday Night Dinner, followed by Award Ceremony

Full Weekend Schedule

L'Dor VaDor L'Dor VaDor Service & Dinner
Friday, January 11

A Shabbat Experience for all Generations!

Friday Night Schedule:
5:30 L'Dor Vador Oneg
6:00 Service, Cantor Brown & Rabbi Steinlauf
7:00 L'Dor Vador Dinner

Click Here to Register

Gan HaYeled Nursery School Gan HaYeled Nursery School
to offer FULL DAY Programs!

A Note from Gan Director Sheri Brown:

"We are very excited to announce that the Adas board has approved the Gan expanding its programs to include a full-day option in addition to our part-week and part-day programs we know you love!" 

View the 2013/14 Registration Packet.

Registration Open Dates:

Jan 7-10: Adas Israel Synagogue members
Jan 11-16: Current students & their siblings
Jan 16: Returning Gan HaYeled families

Friday, Jan 25 at 6:30pm
Shabbat Shirah

A NEW Shabbat experience in the style of
our innovative outdoor Kol Nidre Service.

Join us for a reflective journey into the power of Shabbat - an eternal Oasis in Time. Featuring seasoned musicians and a spiritual, personal excursion into prayer and song. 

Ashira joins us for Shabbat Shirah/Tu B'Shevat 
& Community Concert
Sat & Sun, January 26 & 27

A Musical Trio featuring our very own Cantor Arianne Brown, and vocalists Laura Lenes and Leah Tehrani!

Musical Schedule:
Sat @ 9:30am: Smith Shabbat Service
Sun @ 2:00pm: Community Concert

Concert hosted by the Adas Israel Sisterhood.
Followed by Reception. $5 Couvert. 
RSVP to Carol.Ansell@adasisrael.org

This trio draws upon the backgrounds of its amazing singers – ranging from cantorial music and opera to pop and musical theater – to create an exciting, new sound within Jewish music!

"The Cantor's Son"

 "From the Black You Make Color"
Cantor Brown to Perform at the
Jewish Film Festival 

January 7, 5:30pm @ the DCJCC

"The Cantor's Son"
Directed by Llya Motlyeff & Sidney Goldin
Supported in part by the Adas Israel Esther Saks Abelman Yiddish Culture Fund.

Film Introduction by Cantor Arianne Brown, performing a duet in Yiddish with Cantor Elisheva Dienstfrey from Agudas Achim.

Also at the Jewish Film Festival:
Sisterhood Night at the Movies
Sunday January 6 @ 1:45pm

"From the Black You Make Color"
Followed by Sisterhood moderated dicussion!
Register Here

Next Adas Book Chat with...
Adas Author Faye Moskowitz
Sunday, January 13 at 10:30am

Adas Israel Congregant, Professor Faye Moskowitz teaches Creative Writing & Jewish American Literature at George Washington University and is the award-winning author of several works of fiction and non-fiction.

Book copies are widely available. (Ask for the Adas Book Club discount at Politics & Prose)

For more information, please contact Robin Jacobson, Director of Library Services at librarian@adasisrael.org.

Spiritual Connection at Adas "A Spiritual Connection at Adas"
by Phil Jacobs, Executive Editor of Washington Jewish Week

WJW explores the Jewish Mindfulness
Center of Washington
@ Adas Israel.

"My eyes were closed, and I was feeling a sense of mental clarity. The clutter of the day was gone for now. Everyone around me that cool November Tuesday evening contributed to a serenity I have longed for. We were meditating over the words of the Torah portion. The only voice we heard from our circle of chairs was that of Adas Israel's Rabbi Gil Steinlauf. The meditation was..."

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This Shabbat  
Friday, January 4



D'var Torah by Rabbi Feinberg

Saturday, January 5
Parashat Shemot



*In the Kogod Chapel
Bar Mitzvah: Michael Fensterheim;
Sermon by Rabbi Steinlauf

*In the Youth Lounge D'var Torah by Rabbi Feinberg
D'var Torah by Mel Gelman



Full Shabbat Youth
Services Brochure

Follow the Renewal Progress - Now in Phase II
Charles E. Smith Service ‘Dial-in’ for Programs & Services: If you are unable to attend programs, lectures, or services, dial in to hear everything at 202-686-8405!
Read the latest newsletter for Jewish Day School Families: "Mah Koreh"

In Memoriam
Recently we have
been bereaved of...

Paula Sadun
Irving Burka
Norman Frumkin
Peter Kenen
Miriam Baskind
Sidney Silberman
Victoria Ain
Zoila Luskin
Ian Butler
Esther Silverman

May their memory be a blessing.
Daily Minyan

Monday–Friday: 7:30 am
Sundays & Legal Holidays
(except Columbus Day & Veteran's Day):
9:00 am

Sunday–Thursday: 6:00 pm
Sisterhood Call for Participation

Please read this important letter below.
From the Adas Israel Sisterhood:
The return of Sisterhood Shabbat, the Sisterhood Flash Choir, and more: 

Read the letter from the Adas Sisterhood now!
Gift Shop Hours

Sunday – Friday
9:30am to 12:30pm

Extended Tuesday Hours
12:30pm to 3:00pm & 6:15pm to 8pm

Phone: 202-364-2888
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