Shabbat Times & Services September Chronicle
  Selichot @ Adas Israel
An Outdoor Experience of Preparation and Song
Saturday, September 16  @ 9pm on Connecticut Ave Plaza
The Selichot service is the perfect way to prepare for the Jewish new year and for the approaching Days of Awe. Several days before Rosh Hashanah, Jews around the world begin to recite the Selichot, a beautiful series of penitential prayers and meaningful liturgy. This tradition invites us to open ourselves up to the essential work of the High Holy Days: the process of repair and return, of acknowledgement and longing. Please join the community for a warm evening of personal reflection through song, text, and sharing our own stories. The perfect way to prepare for the spiritual heights of the Days of Awe. This service and program is generously underwritten by the Joseph & Mollie Muchnick Selichot Fund. 
Click here to listen to Adon Haselichot -  a piyyut (liturgical poem) we will sing together at Selichot. 
High Holy Days Begin Next Week – L’Shana Tova Tikatevu!
Rosh Hashanah Begins in just 7 Days!
The High Holy Days urge eternality; a steady gaze backwards, a full stop in the present, and a chance to dream forward with Hope & Light.
You, our community members, are the heart of our community, and we are immeasurably proud of everything the Adas family has accomplished this past year. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you beginning next week, and we look forward to another year of warm community experiences and spiritual growth in our kehillah kedosha (sacred community). You can view all High Holy Day information online hereIf you have any questions about ticketing, please contact Melissa Adler in the synagogue office
Yom Kippur Afternoon Speakers
A Discussion with Dana Bash, Frank Foer & Judy Woodruff

Saturday, September 30 @ 3:15pm in Kay Hall
Join us for an afternoon discussion with Dana Bash, Frank Foer and Judy Woodruff as we explore key issues surrounding the modern day intersections of Media, National Dialogue, and Social Justice. Please Note: You must have High Holy Day tickets to enter the building for this program. Seating for this event is open seating on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Dana Bash is an award-winning journalist and anchorwoman for CNN, as well as CNN’s chief congressional correspondent, responsible for diligently covering the activities of both the U.S. House and Senate.

Frank Foer is a writer of features and essays for The Atlantic. He served as editor of The New Republic magazine for seven years. Foer is the author of the international bestseller How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization—named one of the most influential books of the decade.
Judy Woodruff is anchor of PBS NewsHour and a renowned journalist and writer. She has worked for several television organizations, including CNN and NBC News, and is a board member of the International Women's Media Foundation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  Community-Wide Sukkah Building and Decorating
We have so many community events already planned to take place in the sukkah: the Gan “snack in the shack,” Religious School Shacharit Live, New Member Reception, Kiddush in the Sukkah, etc. Now we need a community to help build and decorate the famous Adas Israel sukkah on the Connecticut Avenue patio. Please join us for this fun and rewarding mitzvah as we work during the morning and afternoon to build and decorate our beautiful Sukkah. We hope you’ll join us -- breakfast and snacks served throughout. If you have any questions, please reach out to Courtney Tisch
Announcing the 2017-2018 MakomDC Season
"Bridges and Boundaries: The Contours of Community"

Click Here for the full schedule of our upcoming year!
Over the course of the year, our rabbis and distinguished scholars will lead us in guided text study, conversations, and presentations that explore the Jewish tradition's essential teachings on defining holy community. Together we’ll navigate the particular values that bind us and the universal ideas that inspire us, and then think together about where they do and don’t intersect. Featuring renowned guest scholars Rabbi Sharon Brous, Rabbi Gordon Tucker, Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, and Rabbi Elie Kaunfer
Upcoming Learning Highlights:.
• Post-Kiddush Halakhah class with Rabbi Aaron Alexander
This Saturday, September 16 @ 1:00pm, Post-Kiddush
Rabbi Alexander will give a text-based class, using halakhah as a prism with which to access this year's High Holy Day theme.
• “The Heart of Torah”  with Rabbi Shai Held, in conversation with Jeffrey Golderg, Editor In Chief of The Atlantic 
Sunday, October 8 at 7:30pm Register Here
Rabbi Shai Held with discuss his new top ranking book with featured themes including the centrality of compassion and empathy in Jewish ethic and the predominance of divine love in Jewish theology. 
Please Give to the The Adas Fund 2017
Chaired by Alumni of the Ma’alot Israel Trip

Annabelle Friedman, Isaac Frumkin, Kalia Hoechstetter, Julia Kagan, William Satloff and Ethan Sorcher
And Supported by the Adas Fund Champions!
This year, we are particularly proud to announce that six incredible alumni of Adas Israel’s annual Abe & Minnie Kay Israel Experience have volunteered to chair the Adas Fund. These six remarkable “Adas Israel-ites” grew up in our community and are now working to ensure that future generations will have the same opportunities to grow and thrive within our remarkable congregation. 
The Adas Fund campaign is the congregation’s only annual fundraising effort, and is essential in ensuring that our congregation can function and thrive in the way so many of us have come to count on and deserve. We are appreciative of all contributions; no amount is too small. Please Pledge Your Gift Online Today.
High Holy Day Livestreaming at Adas Israel
Available for Services in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to provide accessible and inclusive community offerings at Adas Israel, livestreaming will be available for High Holy Day Services in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary. This means that if you or a loved one will face difficulties in physically coming to the synagogue for the holidays, you will still be able to watch and hear our services from any computer, tablet or mobile device. Access to this service is strictly password protected for privacy purposes, but if you are a member of the synagogue, and would like to ensure access to our password protected livestreaming webpage, please call the synagogue front desk at 202-362-4433, and the password will be provided to you. L’Shana Tova!
Pre-Rosh Hashanah Learning Session
With The Jewish Study Center

Wednesday, September 13 @ 7pm & 8:15pm Register Here

7pm -8:15pm - The Binding of Isaac in Midrash and Literature
We read the story of the binding of Isaac on Rosh Hashanah. Although the story can be troubling to modern readers, it is also an inexhaustible source of interpretations and inspirations that make it continually relevant for poets and biblical commentators. This class will review ancient, medieval, and modern commentaries as surveyed in Shalom Spiegel’s book.

8:15pm -9:25pm - Book Discussion:
This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared by Rabbi Alan Lew
This class will explore Rabbi Alan Lew’s book, a modern work—influenced by Buddhism—about the spiritual practice of Teshuvah (returning or repenting), the spiritual work we do before Rosh Hashanah. Learn More.
Hesed Committee Flower Arranging Event
Sunday, September 17 @ 1pm Register Here
If you ever wanted to confidently arrange your holiday or Shabbat table flowers and do a good deed, this is the event for you! We will be learning two styles of small table arrangements that are perfect for the New Year. Please join us to make High Holiday flower arrangements which will be distributed to celebrate the new year. Please note that by signing up you are agreeing to create the flower arrangements and deliver a couple of them to the recipients. The flower arranging will be taught by a very special guest, the renowned Janet Flowers (yes, that’s her real name!), the founder of Nature of Design. Registration is limited.
  Order your Lulav & Etrog for Sukkot
Orders Due By, Tuesday, September 19
Click Here to Order Your Lulav and Etrog Online!
"…and you shall take the fruit of goodly trees… and rejoice before the Lord your God."  We encourage you to order your Lulav and Etrog ($40 per set) in preparation for the festive observance of the Sukkot holiday. Lulavim may be picked up on Tuesday, October 3rd, Wednesday October 4th or Thursday October 5th. Lulav and Etrog Orders are Due by Tuesday, September 19th. 
Adas Book Club - Summer Reading
Sunday, October 29 @ 10:15am

Going to the beach?  Traveling? Take along All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen, an award-winning, engrossing memoir of Hasidic life. Adas Israel’s book club will discuss this book on Sunday, October 29, 10:15-11:15 in the library.  Questions?  Please contact Robin Jacobson.

This Shabbat Learn more about Shabbat
Friday, September 15
Candle Lighting: 6:58pm
10am; Biran Beit Midrash
6:00pm; Biran Beit Midrash
Saturday, September 16
8:30am; Biran Beit Midrash
9:30am; Biran Beit Midrash
9:30am; Library
9:45am; Gewirz Beit Am
11:00am; Cohen Hall
11:00am; Sisterhood Hall
11:00am; Classroon 345
12:00pm; Kay Hall
12:30pm; Funger Hall
12:45pm; Biran Beit Midrash
1:15pm; Biran Beit Midrash
8:40pm; Biran Beit Midrash
9:00pm; Connecticut Ave Plaza
HAVDALAH: 7:58pm

In Memoriam
Recently we have been bereaved of...
Rae Rubin 
Lois Levy Brooks
Jeanne Clayman   

Mark Heller
Dr. Snyder Spigel 
May their memories be for a blessing.
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Tuesday, September 19 at noon.
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