Congregation Adat Reyim
When you find the right synagogue it feels like home!
Congregation Adat Reyim is a community of friends, offering individuals and families from diverse backgrounds religious, social, and cultural activities and programs for both youth and adults. With the leadership of Rabbi Bruce Aft, our independent Progressive-Conservative congregation strives to honor Jewish values and traditions while reflecting the needs and concerns of modern society. We share a commitment to inclusion, participation, and Tikkun Olam – repairing the world. There is constantly some activity going on at Congregation Adat Reyim that you can join and be involved in. We offer a variety of opportunities for education, worship, service, and fun!
Welcome to Congregation Adat Reyim
Friday, Feb 24th 7:30p to 9:00p
Erev Shabbat Folk Service with Folk Group with all Debbie Friedman Songs to Honor the anniversary of her birthday. The Reiter's will share personal recollections of Debbie Friedman.
Sunday, Feb 26th 9:15a to 10:30a
The membership committee is hosting a meeting to get your ideas on how we can spread the word about what makes Adat Reyim such a special Community of Friends. Meet us in the Rabbi’s office to share your ideas about outreach, connecting, and maintaining a rich and diverse membership at Adat Reyim. Get involved in any or all of the sub-groups forming to enrich our Synagogue community.
Sunday, Mar 5th 1:00p to 4:00p
Join our siterhood and learn how to make dairy Hamentashen taught by Rebecca Gibson! Nosh and drinks will be provided. Take home some Hamentaschen to celebrate Purim! We will make enough so the Caring Committee can share with our members who may be recovering from an illness or in the hospital.
Wednesday, Mar 8th 6:00p to 8:00p
Traditions and teachings of the holiday will be presented and discussed. Questions of 'What about intermarriage'? and 'Does Vashti deserve to be a feminist icon'? will be covered and answered. SPEAKER: Dr. Maurice Mizrahi, Resident Religious CAR Scholar DETAILS: Wednesday, March 8, 6 pm FREE pizza, 6:30 - 7:30 pm program, Education Wing
Shabbat, Mar 11th 12:00p to 1:00p
The Talmud says that Jews must get drunk on Purim to extent that they cannot tell the difference between Haman and Mordechai. Is this really a commandment? We tell our kids in Religious School that Mordechai refused to bow to Haman because Jews bow only to God. Is this really correct? Come and find out! SPEAKER: Dr. Maurice Mizrahi, Resident Religious CAR Scholar DETAILS: Lunch 'n Learn, Saturday, March 11, 12 Noon in Sanctuary Rooms
Shabbat, Mar 11th 5:00p to 6:00p
Please join us for a pre-megillah reading family dinner. Please RSVP for planning purposes, the event is free but donations are appreciated.
Shabbat, Mar 11th 7:00p to 11:00p
Sunday, Mar 12th 11:00a to 2:00p
Monday, Mar 20th 7:30p to 9:00p
We will be discussing, Notorious RBG, The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. The book is available from the Fairfax and Alexandria libraries. It is also available on Amazon.
Sunday, Mar 26th 3:00p to 6:00p