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Shabbat Times & Services November Chronicle
       
 
 
 
 
November MakomDC Scholar: Rabbi Sharon Brous
When the Particular and the Universal Collide:
What’s In? What’s Out? And, Who's Inside?

Wednesday, November 15 @ 8pm Register Here
 
Rabbi Sharon Brous, the senior and founding rabbi of IKAR based in Los Angeles, is a leading voice in reanimating religious life in America and has previously been named #1 on Newsweek’s list of the most influential rabbis in America. Click here to listen to Rabbi Sharon Brous on TED Talks!
 
November MakomDC Learning Opportunities:

Mendelson Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer
Saturday, November 18 @ 1:00pm, Post-Kiddush
Rabbi Reuven Hammer is a renowned Jewish scholar and lecturer who is one of the founders of the Masorti movement as well as the past President of the International Rabbinical Assembly.

"The Text" Text Study
Tuesday, November 21 @ 7:30pm
Explore transformative Jewish texts with Rabbi Elianna Yolkut in their original Aramaic and Hebrew. That means we will break our teeth together and study with no translations but with lots of support from your peers and teachers.
 
       
 
       
  "Return Again" to Shabbat
Part of the Washington Jewish Music Festival
This Friday, November 10 @ 6:30pm
 
Adas Israel's famous "Return Again" to Shabbat will be participating in this year's Washington Jewish Musical Festival! "Return Again" to Shabbat is styled in our innovative outdoor Kol Nidre Service. The lively, soulful service features seasoned musicians and a spiritual, personal excursion into prayer and song. Join as we dance, sing, and discover the deep shabbat within us all. Traditional Lay Led Service begins at 6:30pm, followed by a community Shabbat dinner. Click here to learn more about the 18th Washington Jewish Music Festival.
 
       
 
       
  Shabbat for Families with Young Children
Friday, November 17th @ 5pm (services 5:30pm) Register Here

Join us for our special monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services! It all starts at 5:00 with a Happy Half Hour! This is time for the adults to shmooze with wine and cheese to tide you over, and there is a built-in playdate for the children. Services will begin at 5:30, followed by a delicious dinner at 6:15. Come for some or all of this special evening! Registration is required. The registration deadline is Friday, November 10th. If you or your child have any questions or dietary concerns, please contact Jocelyn Dorfman.
 
       
 
       
 
 
  Daily Wisdom: A Conversation with Ilana Kurshan
and Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt
Monday, November 13 @ 7:30pm Register Here
Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 Sixteenth Street, NW
 
At the age of 27, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce, Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for “daily page" of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning 500 years. In her book If All the Seas Were Ink, Kurshan provides an accessible and personal take on the Talmud, shedding new light on its stories and providing a modern, inclusive take on its life lessons. Author Ilana Kurshan will be in conversation with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt. Rabbi Holtzblatt was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and was recently appointed Co-Senior rabbi of Adas Israel.
 
       
 
       
  Racial Justice Working Group: Book Club Event
Sunday, November 19 @ 10am – 12pm
 
Please join the Racial Jusitce Working Group in Kay Hall, on Sunday November 19 to discuss the book: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein. This book offers an original and insightful explanation of how government policy in the United States intentionally promoted and enforced residential racial segregation. In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. For more information please email sierrayen@aol.com.
 
       
 
       
  Israeli Cuisine as a Reflection of Israeli Society
Panel Discussion, Screening, and Israeli Luncheon
Monday, November 13 Beginning @ 9:30am Register Here
American University East Campus Constitution Hall
 
This all-day conference features Israeli food scholars, writers, and chefs from around the world including Michael Solomonov, author of award-winning Zahav and 2017 James Beard Chef of the Year. Three discussion panels: "Living Off the Land: from Biblical Times to Today," "Cuisine as an Expression of Modern Israeli Culture," and "Israeli-Arab Food Politics" will be followed by a screening of the film, In Search of Israeli Cuisine, and discussion with director Roger Sherman and producer Dorothy Kalins. Presented by the Center for Israel Studies and co-sponsored by AU's Jewish Studies Program and Conflict Cuisine. This conference is free and open to the public with RSVP ($10 donation requested for lunch).
 
       
 
       
  Gan HaYeled Preschool Open House
Come and Explore DC's Premier Jewish Preschool
Wednesday, November 29 @ 7:30pm Register Here
 
Come see the Gan in action! The NAEYC accredited Jewish preschool at Adas Israel invites you to join us for an opportunity to learn about our educational philosophy, experience our infused Jewish values, meet our community, and see our meaningful classroom environments. Learn about our support for individual needs, parent education, and enrichment programs. Open to all prospective families. Email Abby Koplow to sign up or if you have any questions.
 
       
 
       
 
Upcoming Sisterhood Events
 
Sisterhood Opening Event Featuring Joan Nathan 
This Sunday, November 12, Biran Beit Midrash
Come for the book chat, stay for the lunch! The ever popular Joan Nathan discusses her new cookbook, “King Solomon’s Table” at 10 am (no charge), followed by a catered luncheon featuring dishes from the cookbook at 11 am (tickets are $15 at the door). Book purchases are by check or cash only.
 
Norman Shore leads Weekday Torah with Sisterhood
Tuesday, November 14 at 10am, Biran Beit Midrash
ommunity leader and scholar Norman Shore leads a discussion of Shivat Tzion --the return to Zion. We will discuss texts about reinventing Torah, internal schisms in the Jewish community and building the land of Israel.  The class is open to all.

For a complete listing of Sisterhood events, visit adasisrael.org/sisterhood.
 
       
 
       
 
Up Close and Personal -
Share Your Light with Candlesticks in the Biran Beit Midrash

From January 2018 through April we would like to light up the windows of the Biran Beit Midrash with collective candlesticks shared by the Adas Israel community. We are looking for personal Shabbat candlesticks to be lovingly displayed. They can be homemade, made by your kids, or just ones that make you smile! Please send in a photo of your candlesticks, height dimensions, and a few sentences about why they are treasured to Carole Klein with the subject: Up Close and personal - candlesticks. 
 
Please note: If you only have one set of candlesticks, please do not bring them to Adas! It is important to us that each home has candles to light every Friday night in order to lift the spirit of Shabbat.
 
       
 
       
  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!

Adas members are invited to stay for a special talkback discussion immediately following the performance. Get a sneak-peek behind the scenes!
 
       
 
       
  Kindergarten Consecration service
Saturday, December 2 @ 11am, Biran Beit Midrash

We look forward to welcoming our Kindergarten families on the morning of Saturday, December 2nd  for the Kindergarten Consecration service. We will come together in the Biran Beit Midrash with Rabbi Kerrith Rosenbaum at 11am for a program in which your child will receive their own Torah. Following the program, we will join the service in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary, and the children will join the clergy on the bimah to receive a blessing and a certificate from Adas Israel. Please mark your calendars and RSVP to Sarah Attermann so we know that you will be joining us.Please also send us your child’s Hebrew name so that we can include it on the certificate.
 
       
 
       
  Camp Ramah Informational Meeting
Tuesday, November 14 @ 7pm, Congregation Beth El

Please join us for to learn more about Camp Ramah New England on Tuesday, November 14 at Congregation Beth El at 7pm. Hear how Camp Ramah's rich and varied program offer campers the opportunity to grow, learn, and develop life-long friendships as they connect to Judaism in a unique way. Camp Ramah offers two-week sessions for children currently in grades 2-3 and four or eight-week sessions for children in grades 3-10. Parents and children are welcome. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lori Fish Bard
 
       
 
       
  Hanukkah Book Event for Young Children
with Adas Israel Author Pamela Ehrenberg
Sunday, December 10 @ 10am Register Here

Pre-schoolers and accompanying adults are invited to the Adas Book Launch of Pam Ehrenburg’s just-published, Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas, a charming tale that blends Jewish and Indian traditions. Pam will read her book and lead a fun activity. Book-signing to follow. Register for this free event here. You may also reserve one or more copies of Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas to be picked up and purchased at the event for $17 each plus tax (purchases by cash or check only). This event is co-sponsored by the Adas Library and Gan HaYeled.
 
       
 
       
  Friendship Place Winter Warmth Drive
Now through the end of November

Friendship Place seeks winter clothing for its annual Winter Warmth Clothing Drive between now and November 30: Bring new or clean and gently used winter hats, gloves, scarves, socks and sweaters for the adults and children being served at Friendship Place. Drop them off in the bins labeled “Friendship Place donations” located at the back of the Adas coatroom. The clothes will be distributed at Washington Hebrew Congregation on December 3. Friendship Place is an organization whose mission is to empower people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to attain stable housing and to rebuild their lives.
 
       

This Shabbat Learn more about Shabbat
 
Friday, November 10
Candle Lighting: 4:40pm
 
PARSHA WITH HASSIDUT
10:00am; Biran Beit Midrash
 
"RETURN AGAIN" SERVICE
WITH RABBIS HOLTZBLATT & ALEXANDER
6:30pm; Kay Hall
 
TRADITIONAL LAY-LED SHABBAT SERVICE
6:30pm; Biran Beit Midrash
 
COMMUNITY SHABBAT DINNER
8pm; Cohen Hall
 
 
Saturday, November 11
PARSHAT CHAYA SARAH
 
BOKER OHR CLASS
8:30am; Biran Beit Midrash
 
SHABBAT MORNING "RETURN AGAIN" SERVICE WITH RABBI HOLTZBLATT BAR MITZVAH: SAMUEL TAUBMAN
9:30am; Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

TRADITIONAL EGALITARIAN MINYAN WITH RABBI ALEXANDER
BAR MITZVAH: ISAAC TROMMER
9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am
 
 
 
 
TOT SHABBAT
11:00am; Cohen Hall
 
NETIVOT
11:00am; Classroon 345
 
MINCHA
1:00pm; Biran Beit Midrash
 
HAVDALAH: 5:40pm

 
In Memoriam
Recently we have been bereaved of...
 
Adeline Jolson
Doris Wacker Wolin 
Muriel Rothman 

David Bubes 
Mary Nissenson
 
May their memories be for a blessing.
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