Shabbat Times & Services November Chronicle
  The Festival of Lights @ Adas, Happy Hanukkah!
December 12 - December 20 Click Here to View Highlights
This year, Hanukah begins Tuesday evening, December 12th. As you celebrate the holiday, may your homes be bright with happiness, joy, and light. We hope you will join us for nightly community Menorah Lightings and a variety of wonderful events throughout the Festival of Lights. Click Here for more information about programs, celebrations, community candle lightings, full blessings, and other Hanukkah Highlights at Adas.
  Return Again to Shabbat!
Next Friday, December 8 @ 6:30pm 
Register Here for the Community Shabbat Dinner
The Shabbat experience you cannot miss! In the style of our innovative outdoor Kol Nidra Service, this is a reflective journey into the power of Shabbat. The lively, soulful service features seasoned musicians and a spiritual, personal excursion into prayer and song. Traditional Lay-Led service will be held at 6:30pm. A festive community Shabbat dinner follows. Join as we dance, sing, and discover the deep shabbat within us all.
  Kindergarten Consecration Service
This Saturday, December 2 @ 11am, Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

We look forward to welcoming our Kindergarten families for the Kindergarten Consecration service. We will come together in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary with Rabbi Kerrith Rosenbaum at 11am for a program in which your child will receive their own Torah. Following the program, the Biran Beit Midrash Shabbat morning service will join, and the children will receive a blessing and a certificate from Adas Israel clergy. 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. This event will be livestreamed! To gain access to the password protected broadcast, please call the synagogue office at (202) 362-4433.
  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

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 currently serves or recently served in the IDF? We are looking to bring together a cohort of Adas families whose closest relatives have served in the Israel Defense Force. If this includes you, please reach out to Marcia Miller at the Adas office.
Sounds of Faith: Songs of Hanukkah
Concert at the American History Museum with Cantor Brown

Sunday, December 3 @ 2:30pm (Free, no registration required)
On Sunday, December 3, Cantor Arianne Brown will perform traditional Hanukkah songs and share stories about the origins and traditions of the holiday, at the Sounds of Faith program at the National Museum of American History. Hanukkah music recalls the holiday’s traditional lighting of the menorah in commemoration of the dedication of the Jewish temple in 165 B.C. This program is part of the Smithsonian Holiday Festival. Click here to learn more. 
Shabbat for Families with Young Children
Friday, December 15, Beginning @ 5pm Register Here
Join us for our special monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services, this month with Cantor Arianne Brown! 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. If you or your child have any questions or dietary concerns, please contact Jocelyn Dorfman.
Upcoming Sisterhood Events
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.
Weekday Torah with Sisterhood with Cantor Arianne Brown
Tuesday, December 12 @ 10:00am, Kay Hall
Weekday Torah with Sisterhood is an engaging approach to traditional Hebrew text study that offers participants the opportunity to study and discuss challenging texts and ideas. This class is open to the entire Adas Israel community. Join us this month as Cantor Brown explores "Music in the Jewish Tradition," focusing on the psalms, liturgy and poetry associated with Chanukah. 
For a complete listing of Sisterhood events, visit adasisrael.org/sisterhood.
What Now?
Meditation for Times of Transitions, Change, and Upheaval with Yael Shy and the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington

Tuesday, December 5 @ 7:30pm, $10 Register Here
Change is hard. Transitions can often feel de-stabilizing and disorienting. In this special JMCW workshop, Jewish meditation teacher and author, Yael Shy, will share strategies and wisdom from Judaism, psychology and other traditions to help us ease our way through life's many transitions. This program will include some meditation practice, teaching, and discussion. Yael Shy is the author of What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond. There will be select books on hand for purchasing and signing after the event.
  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.
  On My Mind/ In My Heart: Voices of Women in Public Housing
Monday, December 18 @ 7:30pm Register Here
Theater J, Edlavitch DCJCC, Cosponsored by Adas Israel and JCRC
On My Mind/In My Heart: the Voices of Women in Public Housing invites you into the lives of 6 women and their real thoughts and experiences about living in public housing in DC. Developed by playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings (Queens Girl in the World) using the true stories of the performers, the piece includes themes of housing justice, disability, loss, and what it means to be a leader in your community. The piece is accompanied by a musical soundtrack spun by DC’s own DJ RBI and followed by a talk-back and discussion with the audience. Tickets are $10 and support EmpowerDC and their efforts to increase affordable housing in DC.
  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.
  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, December 1
Candle Lighting: 4:28pm
10:00am; Biran Beit Midrash
6pm; Biran Beit Midrash
6:30pm; Wasserman Hall
7:30pm; Gewirz Beit Am
Saturday, December 2
8:30am; Gewirz Beit Am
9:30am; Biran Beit Midrash (moving to Charles. E Smith Sanctuary around 11am)
11:00am; Charles E. Smith Sanctuary
9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am
9:45am; Library
11:00am; Cohen Hall
11:00am; Classroon 340
12:30pm; Funger Hall
1pm; Biran Beit Midrash
HAVDALAH: 5:28pm

In Memoriam
Recently we have been bereaved of...
Gail Rubin
Margery Feingold 

Todd Miller  
Benjamin Karasik
Eleanore Waxman
May their memories be for a blessing.
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