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Shabbat Times & Services January Chronicle
       
 
 
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Tikkun Olam
This Friday, January 12  - Sunday, January 14 Learn More

Each year, Adas Israel dedicates the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend to the pursuit of racial justice and equality. Please join us for an array of speakers and events from this Friday, January 12 through Sunday, January 14. The weekend kicks off with Friday night Return Again Shabbat Service at 6:00pm (please note earlier start time).
 
MLK Weekend Highlights:
Friday, January 12, 2018
6:00pm: Return Again Shabbat Service
6:30pm: Traditional Lay-led Shabbat Service
7:45pm: Shabbat Dinner w/ Community Partners and Guest Speakers Lashonia Thompson-El and Ryane Nickens (dinner sold out)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
9:30am: Shabbat Service in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary, featuring guest speaker Angela King, cofounder of Life After Hate, and joined by the Howard University Gospel Choir
Sunday, January 14, 2018
10:00am: Adas and Rabbi Alexander attend Peoples Congregational Church, featuring special performance by the Ushindi Performance Tribe,
United Church of Christ, at 4704 13th Street, N.W.
 
       
 
       
 
 
 
 
MakomDC January Scholar: Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Boundaries and Borders

Next Tuesday, January 16 @ 7:30pm Register Here
 
Please join us on Tuesday, Janaury 16 in the Biran Beit Midrash as we welcome January MakomDC scholar Rabbi Gordon Tucker. Rabbi Gordon Tucker is a renowned Jewish philosopher and published writer currently serving as the Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, New York. He was, for 19 years prior, an Instructor and Assistant Professor of Jewish Philosophy at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and has published scores of articles on Jewish philosophy and law, and on Jewish affairs.
 
This event will be livestreamed: adasisrael.org/adaslive
 
       
 
       
 
Enroll for Gan HaYeled Preschool
Registration Now Open: Apply Today!

January is here, which means it is time to register your child at Gan HaYeled for the 2018-2019 school year! The Gan will be accepting all Adas member Preschool applications beginning January 2nd. If you or someone you know is looking for an exceptional early childhood school experience, please be sure to check out Adas Israel's Gan HaYeled. With both traditional (onah) school year programs and year-round (shanah) schedules, the Gan has programs to fit most families' needs.
 
Please visit our website to get more information, or call the Gan office at 202.362.4491 to sign up for one of our remaining Open Houses.
 
       
 
       
 
Annual Hesed Committee Meeting
With Special Guests Steven Cook and Susan Barocas 
Sunday, February 11 @ 10:30am Register Here

Find out more about the activities of the Hesed Committee and learn how you can participate! Discover a Torah lesson from Rabbi Lauren about Hesed, hear from the Hesed Team Leaders about the amazing work they are doing, learn how you can get involved with Hesed, and enjoy refreshments from the Zahav cookbook made by the Adas Israel Hesed Cooking Committee! Please join us!
 
       
 
       
 
Behrend-Adas Senior Fellowship Program:
Come for Lunch and Stay for Friendship

Co-Sponsored by the Edlavitch DCJCC and Adas Israel 

Calling all seniors! Please join us at Adas Israel Monday-Friday (third Floor Youth Lounge) for coffee, tea, snacks and camaraderie beginning at 10:30am. This program is open to all seniors without regard to religion or economic circumstance. Lunch is served at noon. No need to RSVP.
 
Our program features a daily kosher lunch, exercises 4 days a week, movies on Mondays, live entertainment and a brief Sabbath Service on Fridays. We have speakers on health, nutrition, Judaism, elder law, and how to use cell phones, computers and tablets. We ask those who are able, to pay $4.00 for the day. We hope you will join us and we look forward to meeting you. For more information contact Kim Cauthen.
 
       
 
       
 
 
L'Dor Vador Friday Night Service and Dinner
Friday, January 26 @ 6pm Register Here

Experience a joyous Friday Night service for all generations, featuring  participation from our wonderful 5th grade Religious School students. This service will be followed by a home-style Shabbat Dinner. Services begin at 6pm in the Gewirz Beit Am. Feel free to bring your own kosher wine to enjoy. Please register in advance for the L'Dor Vador Shabbat dinner.
 
   
 
 
 
       
  One Congregation, One Family (OCOF)
Help a Young Family Rise Up From Poverty

Interested in being part of an exciting new initiative to mentor a young family in need achieve and sustain self-sufficiency? Adas Israel’s second One Congregation One Family Mentor Team immediately needs two more members to work with our new client family. This team will develop a relationship with the family to help with life skills (i.e. budgeting and financial planning, job hunting, parenting, nutrition, literacy).  This is a commitment of time and skills and there is no money involved. For more information please contact Adas OCOF Team Leader Joel Fischman.
 
       
 
       
 
PJ Havdallah for Families with Young Children
Saturday, January 27 @ 5:30pm Register Here

Bid goodbye to Shabbat and welcome the new week in comfort -- join us in your pajamas for Havdalah led by Rabbi Aaron Alexander and a sing- and dance-a-long with Sally Heckelman! While you're here, children will get to make their own besamim (spice bags) for the Havdalah ceremony, and stay for a delicious dinner! Please register in advance.
 
       
 
       
 
 
Bodies of Water
An Award-Winning Mikvah Program at Adas

Sunday, January 28 @ 1pm Register Here
 
Join us for “Bodies of Water,” an award-winning program that introduces you to Mikvah as a path to body positivity from a Jewish perspective. Framed along with other healthy practices like mindful eating and Jewish yoga, this experience is a very special way to explore how Mikvah is relevant in a modern Jewish life.
 
We will watch a demonstration immersion by someone in their bathing suit, explore different ceremonies for Mikvah use, learn simple ways to bless our food with Rabbi Sarah Tasman, and get a taste of Jewish yoga with Ronit Zelivinski. Everyone is invited, including kids ages 10 and up.  *$10 suggested donation*
 
       
 
       
 
 
Upcoming Sisterhood Events
Click Here for a Full list of Sisterhood Events and Information
 
Sexual Harassment: How Did We Arrive at This #MeToo Moment?
Panel Discussion, January 23 @ 7:30pm Register Here

What kind of impact have legi​slation, societal pressure, and the permanent presence of women in the workforce had on this paradigm shift in American attitudes? Hear three experts: Lynne Revo-Cohen, Sar​ah Fleish Fink, and Franc​ine Weiss, talk about Title VII protections, your rights as an employee, how employers can improve their workplace environment, and where this moment might take us. Questions? Contact Jodi Ochstein.

 
Sisterhood’s Weekday Torah with scholar Norman Shore 
Tuesday, January 23 @ 10am, Funger Hall
 
The Talmud discusses suppressing parts of the Bible including the story of Lot and his daughters, the Golden Calf and the curses. Norman Shore leads a discussion asking are there traditional texts and language, from the Tanakh, Talmud, or siddur that we should avoid, downplay, or keep from children? Do they contradict some of our basic principles?
 
       
 
       
 
Inclusion Shabbat
Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10 Learn More Here
 
This February will mark the 5th year that the Adas community will actively participate in National Jewish Disability Awareness Month. This Shabbat is an opportunity to continue to learn from members at Adas and others from the Jewish community in DC about why inclusion is important to us, and what more we can be doing to remove physical and attitudinal barriers. The program being presented by the Inclusion Task Force is assembling a diverse group of people who have wonderful, thoughtful comments to make.
 
       
 
       
 
Multi-Cultural/Multi-Racial Jews Lunch and Meet & Greet
Sunday, February 11 @ 1pm in Funger Hall Register Here
 
Adas Israel is proud to be a community of communities and we view the diversity of our membership as one aspect of our strength. For this event, we welcome Adas members and families who identify as multi-cultural, multi-racial and/or from different countries to join us for a lovely afternoon of connecting with one another, eating, schmoozing and learning about upcoming events at Adas that will celebrate the diversity within our community. With Rabbi Aaron Alexander, and Adas members, Blanche Cotlear and Lynn Zuckerman.
 
       
 
       
  Babysitting for Shabbat Morning Services Now Available!
Beginning the first weekend of January, Pre-Register Here
 
We are thrilled to have the opprtunity to now offer babysitting in order to enrich your Shabbat morning davening experiences. Beginning in January, an array of our wonderful Gan teachers will be providing babysitting for children ages 4-7. Babysitting will be available from 9:30am – 11am in the art room (343). While this service will be provided free of charge, pre-registration is required.
 
       
 
       
 
I Support The Girls (ISTG) Collection Drive
Women's Health Products for Homeless Women and Girls

Now, December 13 - January 15 
 
A woman shouldn’t have to choose between feeding herself and her personal health. Sisterhood and the Social Action Committee are teaming up to organize a collection drive for I Support The Girls (ISTG).  ISTG, the amazing charity started by local mensch, Dana Marlowe, collects and distributes donations of new bras, sealed packages of tampons, and maxi pads to homeless women and girls in the DC area, across North America and four locations worldwide.  Look for the donation box in the coatroom. Join us in bringing light into the world by helping to restore dignity and self-respect to thousands of women. Contact Jodi Ochstein or Jamie Butler with questions.
 
       
 
       
  Adas Book Chat - Read an Israeli Novel: Judas by Amos Oz 
Sunday, January 28 @ 10am

Celebrate Israel’s upcoming 70th birthday by reading this short, but powerful novel of ideas – patriotism, loyalty, and treason – by  a celebrated Israeli author. Many of you are traveling this month – why not bring this novel along? Book Chats are co-sponsored by the Library and Sisterhood.  For more information, please contact Robin Jacobson.
 
       

This Shabbat Learn more about Shabbat
 
Friday, January 12
Candle Lighting: 4:49pm
 
PARSHA WITH HASSIDUT
10am; Biran Beit Midrash
 
MLK "RETURN AGAIN" SERVICES WITH RABBIS HOLTZBLATT & ALEXANDER
6pm; Charles E. Smith Sanctuary
 
TRADITIONAL LAY-LED SHABBAT
6:30pm; Biran Beit Midrash
 
MLK COMMUNITY SHABBAT DINNER & SPEAKER
7:45pm; Kay Hall
 
Saturday, January 13
PARSHAT VA'ERA
 
BOKER OR TORAH STUDY
8:30am; Biran Beit Midrash
 
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
BAR MITZVAH: ETHAN WOLIN
SERMON BY: RABBI ALEXANDER
9:30am; Charles E. Smith Sanctuary
 
TRADITIONAL EGALITARIAN MINYAN
9:30am; Gewirz Beit Am
 
 
 
 
TOT SHABBAT
11am; Cohen Hall
 
NETIVOT
11am; Classroom 345
 
MINCHA
12:45pm; Biran Beit Midrash
 
POST-KIDDUSH SPEAKER ANGELA KING
1:15pm; Biran Beit Midrash
 
HAVDALAH: 5:49pm

 
In Memoriam
Recently we have been bereaved of...
 
Mildred Saks Schlesinger 
Philip Lewis 

Ely Drogin
Rosa Tijman

Irving Rothstein 
 
May their memories be for a blessing.
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