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Friday Evening, August 31
at 6:00 p.m.
L'dor Vador Shabbat Services and BBQ Shabbat Dinner
Deadline to RSVP Wednesday, August 29, by 11:00 am.
Welcome Cantor Brown
Cantor Arianne Brown recently began her tenure at Adas Israel. She was featured last week in an article in the Washington Jewish Week. We look forward to welcoming her, her husband, Rabbi Randy Brown, and their new son, Yonah in the coming months.
Several opportunities to welcome Cantor Brown and her family to our congregation and community have been planned. Please join us at the following:
Saturday Eve, Sept. 8
Pre-Selichot film about Cantor Brown’s Visit to Poland
(with the Cantors' Assembly)
followed by a reception with
the cantor and clergy.
In addition to the above, watch for the date of the Installation of Cantor Brown after the High Holy Days. Our Welcome Cantor Brown Committee, chaired by Meredith and Michael Cymerman, has been planning a series of opportunities for our members to welcome and get to know Cantor Brown. Read the Chronicle for details.
Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington
The Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington at Adas Israel offers programs and workshops to help deepen our experience of the spiritual, and create connections to foster a vibrant, diverse spiritual community.
For the High Holidays this year we are pleased to offer the following new programs:
Spiritual Shofar Blowing
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 10-11:30 am
Immersing in Holiness: A New Year Mikveh Renewal Experience
Sunday, September 9, 6:30-8:30 pm
Exploring the Path of Your True Nature: A Meditative Hike
Monday, September 17, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Preparing Body and Soul through Mindful Moments
Wednesday, September 26, 3:00-3:25 pm
Kever Avot Memorial Services &
Jews worldwide mark the approaching High Holy Days with annual visits to the graves of departed loved ones. An ancient custom, Kever Avot, literally “graves of the fathers,” dates almost as far back as Jews themselves. Gathering at the grave facilitates healing within families by creating an opportunity to grant forgiveness to one another. Others visit graves to connect with their past and to contemplate the life they want to live. The Adas Israel Kever Avot schedule is as follows:
Kever Avot Memorial Cemetery Service
Sunday, September 9 at 10:00 am
Adas Israel Cemetery – 1400 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington, DC
With Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Bus leaves from the congregation at 9:00 am. Call Carol Ansell at the synagogue office, 202-362-4433, to reserve a seat. Space is limited.
Judean Memorial Gardens Kever Avot Service
Sunday, September 23 at 10:30 am
With Rabbi Charles Feinberg
The Adas Israel Cemetery on Alabama Avenue will be open on Sunday, September 9 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. If you wish to visit at any other times, please call Carole Klein at 202-362-4433 x157.
May the memory of your loved ones forever be a blessing and inspiration.
Tikkun Olam Opportunities
N Street Village Yarn Project
Sisterhood is collecting and donating supplies for the Village's knitting and crocheting classes. If you have any yarn or needles, please deposit them into the coat room bin marked "N-STREET VILLAGE YARN COLLECTION".
The Ezra Pantry collects food to benefit S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat). Please buy one more item than you need when you shop for food and bring it to the Ezra Pantry shelves in the synagogue cloakroom. Feeding the hungry is a mitzvah. Thanks for your continued support!
Deadline for submissions for Kesher Ishi and printed announcements is each Monday by 5:00 pm.
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Friday, August 25
Saturday, August 25
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
Smith Sanctuary Shabbat Service; with Rabbi Feinberg; Bat Mitzvah: Sophia Fishman
TRADITIONAL EGALITARIAN MINYAN
HAVDALAH 8:33 pm
‘Dial-in’ for Programs & Services: If you are unable to attend programs, lectures, or services, dial in to hear them. Call 202-686-8405
A letter from Synagogue President Johanna Chanin
"We will commence construction after Sukkot, in October of this year, with construction to be completed in late summer 2013! This occasions two important steps for the congregation: procuring a bridge loan and entering into a construction contract..."
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Recently we have been bereaved of...
Elinor Yudin Sachse
Sylvia Kaplan Shugrue
Zachary Alfred Newman
May their memory be a blessing
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