Shabbat Times & Services October Chronicle
  Sukkot @ Adas
Celebrate the Festival with your Adas Israel Family
Wednesday, October 4 – Friday, October 13
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Sukkot begins almost immediately following Yom Kippur (Erev Sukkot begins tonight, October 4th) and continues for seven days. It is known by several names, none more descriptive than Z’man Simchataynu, Day of Our Rejoicing. Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, calls to mind the huts (sukkot) in which our ancestors dwelt in the desert for forty years on their way to the Promised Land. It concludes with the festive Holiday of Simchat Torah! Take a look at some of the exciting upcoming Community Opportunities in the Sukkah below:
Community Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah
Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm Register Here
Join with fellow Adas Israel congregants to celebrate Sukkot with a Shabbat dinner in the Adas Sukkah! Save the date for Friday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. following the 6pm Non-instrumental Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Rabbis Holtzblatt and Alexander. Deadline to register is Wednesday, Oct 4.

New Member Reception In The Sukkah
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30pm
This is an invitation to all our wonderful new members at Adas Israel to join us for a relaxed "meet & greet" with the Adas Israel clergy, lay leaders, and community members!
Community Kiddush in the Sukkah
Join us after every every Chag and Shabbat morning service throughout the Festival for a joyous community Kiddush in the Sukkah. There's no happier way to celebrate the holiday than by feasting together with friends outside in our beautiful Sukkah. All are welcome.
Simchat Torah 2017
Dancing with the Torah scrolls!

Thursday, October 12 @ 6:30pm
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Join the Adas Israel family for an ecstatic, musical community celebration on the most joyous holiday of the year! Featuring the stars of the Klezmatics – the Lisa Gutkin and Lorin Sklamberg Klezmer Duo, to lead us in festive song & dance. There will also be a Simchat Torah service with the Traditional Egalitarian Minyan, without instruments, at 7pm. All are welcome!
5778 Simchat Torah Honorees
Alvin Dunn, Sandra Eskin, Lois Fingerhut, and Ron Lapping
Please join us on the morning of Simchat Torah on Oct 13 @ 9:15am, when we will honor this year’s worthy honorees! Read all about our honorees here.
October MakomDC Event
“The Heart of Torah” Book Talk and Signing w/ Rabbi Shai Held 
In conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor In Chief of The Atlantic 
This Sunday, October 8 at 7:30pm Register Here
Please join us as we host Rabbi Shai Held who will discuss his new book The Heart of Torah, in conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief of The Atlantic. Books available for purchase here and Rabbi Held will sign books at the end of the evening.
The Heart of Torah by Rabbi Shai Held has been ranking as the #1, #2 and #3 new release in Amazon's category of Torah. The work grows out of an intense labor of love and covers an extraordinary array of topics. Some of the core themes featured prominently are: the centrality of compassion and empathy in Jewish ethics, the predominance of divine love in Jewish theology, and the lived experience of being summoned by God to lives of goodness and holiness. Co-sponsored by Sixth & I and the Washington Board of Rabbis.
  Beginner's Hebrew Class
Give Yourself the Gift of Learning to Read Hebrew
Begins Sunday, October 22 @ 10:30am - 12pm Register Here
Give yourself the gift of learning to read Hebrew. Whether you’ve never seen a Hebrew letter before, or you’re a little bit more advanced, these classes will help you reach your next skill level. Classes are $54 for the 6 part series. Register online or call Marcia Miller at 202-362-4433 ext.112
Advancing Israeli Security & Preserving Two-States
Israel Policy Forum Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Octoer 24 @ 7pm Register Here

Join the Israel Policy Forum and it's partners, the Commanders for Israel's Security, for an in-depth discussion on the latest regional developments and how Israel's security can be bolstered in the absence of a peace process. Learn about new Israeli proposals for enhancing stability and preserving the viability of the two-state vision. Featuring: Brig. Gen. (Res.) Udi Dekel, Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen and Dr. Nimrod Novik, moderated by Dr. Michael Koplow. Learn more here.
The Anne Frank House Walk to End Homelessness
Sunday, October 15 @ 11:15am Register Here

Our annual Walk to End Homelessness at Adas Israel is one of the ways we raise funds for Anne Frank House and build awareness of the need to help homeless people with mental illness in our community. Registration Fees: $18 per youth (25 or younger), $36 per adult.Your registration fee will serve as a donation to Anne Frank House even if you can’t be present at the walk. For additional information about either the walk event, corporate sponsorship or any other questions about Anne Frank House, please email Sue Ducat or contact her at (301) 841-9962.
Hesed Committee Cooking Event
Wednesday, October 25 @ 6:30pm Register Here
Come cook for a cause! The food that is prepared will be used for hesed (loving kindness) activities such as visiting ill or housebound members, those in mourning, helping parents of newborns, and welcoming new members. In addition to focusing on this effort as an act of hesed, each cooking event incorporates kavanah (intention) and Torah learning with one of our rabbis. Volunteers are asked to be at least 16 years of age.
We welcome all levels of cooks to help with Hesed cooking projects! Registration is limited to 20 people. If the sign-up list is full, please email Kristen to add your name to the wait list. Because of the planning and food purchase involved, we ask that you sign up only if you are as sure as possible that you can participate. 
What Do I Do Again?
Study Sessions with Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith
Sundays @ 10:15am - 11:15am Register Here
First Session: Oct 15, Oct 22, Nov 5
Second Session: Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17 

Join Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith for a series of classes on Sunday mornings. The first session courses will be a refresher of synagogue skills. If you have questions about the Shabbat service, where to go on the bimah, how the calendar or torah reading works, or why everyone else is standing up, this may be a good place to spend a few Sunday mornings. The second class of the series in December will be learning to read Megillat Esther for Purim!  If you know a little Torah trop, here’s your chance to expand your repertoire and participate in Purim services next March. 
Provide-a-Meal at SOME (So Others May Eat)
Monday, October 30 @ 10:30am Register Here
Adas volunteers will return to SOME to serve lunch on Monday, October 30th. Adas is funding the cost, thanks to an anonymous Adas donor. Join us as we work with SOME staff to serve a hot meal to the men and women who use their services. In 2015, SOME served 241,548 meals in their dining rooms. Volunteers must be 13 or older. The closest Metro station is the New York Avenue (NoMa) station. SOME is located 1/2-mile from the station.  For questions please contact Sharon Burka.
Upcoming Sisterhood Events
Knitting, Sewing and Crafting Circle
Begins Sunday, October 8 @ 10am in Funger Hall
Join designer Lesley Frost and bring your ideas, inspiration and works-in-progress.  Beginners and experienced crafters, all are welcome. Please RSVP to Lesley Frost.
Weekday Torah with Sisterhood with Amy E. Schwartz
Tuesday, October 17 @ 10am, Biran Beit Midrash
Amy E. Schwartz will lead a discussion of "Psalms, Old and New," examining both ancient and contemporary responses to some of the best-known and most beloved of the 150 religious poems that make up the Book of Psalms. To RSVP please email Marilyn Cooper.
Sisterhood Works from Home
October 19, from 10am - 12pm at the home of Caron Dale

Work from home? Sisterhood Works is here to support, advise and make you feel more connected. Join us at the Cleveland Park home of Caron Dale. The location is Metro-accessible and there’s plenty of parking. A light brunch will be provided. All are welcome! Please RSVP to Caron Dale.
Up Close and Personal
Share Your Light with Candlesticks in Our Biran Beit Midrash
Continue the theme which began from the High Holydays, "Then like the dawn shall your light burst through," and go from introspective light to the weekly glow of Shabbat in an expanded UP CLOSE & PERSONAL. Please share your personal Shabbat candlesticks and their special stories or meanings to be lovingly displayed in the Biran Beit Midrash. All members and staff are invited to participate. The candlesticks will be on display from January 2018 through April 2018. Please send in a photo of your candle sticks, height dimensions and a few sentences about ther meaning to you or where they came from and why they are a treasure to Carole Klein with subject: Up Close and personal - candlesticks. We will get back to you in December to arrange drop off times and dates.
The Pajama Game
Adas Night Out at Arena Stage!
Sunday, November 19 at 2pm Register Here
Join other members of the Adas Israel community at the theatre! The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency — so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the trouble-making head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers’ strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes. Packed with seductive dance numbers like “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway,” the best way to ensure a good night’s rest during the hectic holiday season is to play The Pajama Game! 

This Shabbat Learn more about Shabbat
Friday, October 6
Candle Lighting: 6:24pm
9:15am; Gewirz Beit Am
6:00pm; Biran Beit Midrash
7:30pm; Adas Israel Sukkah
Saturday, October 7
8:30am; Biran Beit Midrash
9:15am; Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

9:15am; Gewirz Beit Am
9:30am; library
11:00am; Cohen Hall
11:00am; Classroon 345
1:00pm; Biran Beit Midrash
HAVDALAH: 7:58pm

In Memoriam
Recently we have been bereaved of...
Bonnie Jacobson
Lorain Rothstein 
Irving Tranen

Walter Rosenkrantz
Susan Charen 
May their memories be for a blessing.
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