Shabbat Times & Services November Chronicle
  Israel @ Adas
Connecting, Programming and Strengthening Ties

IsraAid Discussion with Co-CEO Yotam Polizer
Saturday, December 9 @ 1:15pm in the Biran Beit Midrash

Come learn about how an Israeli INGO - IsraAID - is providing support for refugees and victims of natural disasters, while building bridges between Israel and the rest of the world. IsraAID's Co-CEO, Yotam Polizer, and Adas member Jake Shapiro will share opportunities for people to get involved, both in the US and on the ground.
Israel Through the Decades - Community Concert
Saturday, December 9 @ 7pm Register Here

We hope you will join us as we look toward Israel’s 70th anniversary with a celebration of 70 years of song. Our community singalong session will include a musical Havdallah, hit songs of Israel from each decade, and songs from the band Banot performing several of their original pieces, representing the new wave of Israeli music. Our evening will continue with Israeli dancing and dessert. Click here to hear our guest band Banot.
Connecting Adas Families with Ties to the IDF (Israel Defense Force)
Do you have a son or daughter who served in the IDF? We are looking to bring together a cohort of Adas families who's closest relatives have served in the Israel Defense Forces. If this includes you, please reach out to Marcia Miller at the Adas office.
November MakomDC Scholar: Rabbi Sharon Brous
When the Particular and the Universal Collide:
What’s In? What’s Out? And, Who's Inside?

Today, 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
This 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.
  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.
  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.
  Hesed Committee Cooking Event
Sunday, December 3 @ 1:30 – 3:30pm 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. 
Upcoming Sisterhood Events
Sisterhood Works from Home
Monday, November 20 @ 10am - 12pm

Work from home? Sisterhood Works from Home is here to support, advise and make you feel more connected.  Contact June Kress, for location and more information. No need to be a Sisterhood or Adas Israel member…all are welcome. 
Jewelry Making for Chanukah
Sunday, December 3 @ 12:30pm - 2pm, Funger Hall
Repurpose your vintage jewelry for the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. You supply the materials, Sisterhood will help you create jewelry that sparkles. For more information and to get a list of materials you’ll need, email Barbara Friedell or call 702-630-5106.

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.
  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.
  Summer Subsidy Application
Apply Here for Your Summer Program Scholarship

Summer Scholarships are back! Adas Israel will again be offering Summer Scholarships for engaged youth of our community. Please fill out the summer subsidy application here. For questions or information about Jewish summer camps or Israel trips, please email Danny Weininger or call 202-362-4433. Deadline is February 1, 2018.
  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 17
Candle Lighting: 4:34pm
10:00am; Biran Beit Midrash
5:30pm; Cohen Hall
6:00pm; Biran Beit Midrash
Saturday, November 18
8:30am; Biran Beit Midrash
9:30am; Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am
9:45am; Library
11:00am; Cohen Hall
11:00am; Classroon 345
12:30pm; funger Hall
12:30pm; Biran Beit Midrash
1:00 pm; Biran Beit Midrash
HAVDALAH: 5:34pm

In Memoriam
Recently we have been bereaved of...
Todd Miller 
Benjamin Karasik
Eleanore Waxman
Adeline Jolson
Doris Wacker Wolin 

May their memories be for a blessing.
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