A Special Message from Rabbi Aft - Happy Chanukah

12/13/2017 08:59:22 AM

Dec13

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - A Time for Hope or Despair

12/08/2017 10:34:24 AM

Dec8

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message -

12/01/2017 10:38:39 AM

Dec1

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Happy Thanksgiving

11/22/2017 11:29:53 AM

Nov22

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - The Power of Hope

11/17/2017 10:02:39 AM

Nov17

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Commemorating Two Important Events

11/10/2017 10:01:36 AM

Nov10

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Making a Difference

11/03/2017 09:42:28 AM

Nov3

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Making the World a Better Place

10/20/2017 10:53:27 AM

Oct20

Rosh Hashanah Message from Rabbi Aft

09/20/2017 09:29:59 AM

Sep20

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Preparing For the High Holiday's

09/15/2017 05:49:35 PM

Sep15

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Preparing For the High Holiday's

09/15/2017 10:23:34 AM

Sep15

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Fascism, Floods, and Eclipses...

09/01/2017 09:51:40 AM

Sep1

Dear Friends, As we all return to the area and get back into the swing of things some are already back with the beginning of school this past week, I want to be sure that you are aware that we have a major program on Sunday night, Sept. 10 at 7pm

A Special Message from Rabbi Aft - Standing Together

08/17/2017 09:29:46 AM

Aug17

Dear Friends, I came across this article and wanted to share it with you.We must all stand together to combat hatred and bigotry and we will be keeping you posted about a special program being planned for early September at Adat Reyim.

A Special Message From Rabbi Aft

08/14/2017 12:12:07 PM

Aug14

Dear Friends, I often think about the words of Rabbi Joachim Prinz, who was a rabbi in Berlin during the early years of the Holocaust before he emigrated to the US. He once said that the greatest sin of the Holocaust was the sin of silence. After

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Friday, July 28th

07/28/2017 09:47:28 AM

Jul28

Dear Friends, It is always a dilemma for those in the liberal Jewish community... How does one commemorate Tisha B'Av in our world? At Adat Reyim, we have a commemoration that includes adult education, the chanting of Lamentations, and an evenin

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Searching for Meaning

07/21/2017 10:14:33 AM

Jul21

I wanted to share the following article which appeared last week in the Washington Jewish Week. We continue to watch as our sanctuary is rejuvenated and hope that each of us will be going through a process of rejuvenation in our own lives as the sum

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - July 14, 2017

07/14/2017 01:35:35 PM

Jul14

Dear Friends, Goose bumps....being there each time always gives me goose bumps... Where is there??? Sue and I joined Arnie Daxe at an Honor Flight last Wednesday where we welcomed veterans of WWII and the Korean War who came to Washington DC to

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message -

07/07/2017 10:05:52 AM

Jul7

Dear Friends, As I write this note, Sue is in the midwest beginning the process of going through her mother's things. As many of you know, this is a nostalgic and emotional process. While we were at her mom's funeral and sitting shiva in three d

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message -

06/30/2017 03:42:50 PM

Jun30

Dear Friends, Sue and I returned last night from her mom's funeral, shiva, and family time. We continue to be grateful for the good wishes and support from many of you. Losing a loved one is always challenging and whether one is prepared for the

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message -

06/23/2017 12:17:58 PM

Jun23

Dear Friends, As Sue and I conclude the week of shiva, we are very grateful for all your kind wishes. Sue's Mom's death was very sudden. Although her health had been deteriorating for awhile and there have been ups and downs for 212 years, her

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - In Memory of Esther Steinberg

06/16/2017 12:23:06 PM

Jun16

Dear Friends, As you read this column on Friday, Sue and I will be at her mom's funeral. Sue's mom was a very special lady. Sue has two siblings and Sue's mom was blessed with 14 grandchildren including grandchildren through marriage and 8 grea

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Celebrations!

06/09/2017 08:57:32 AM

Jun9

Dear Friends, Last weekend our opportunity to celebrate milestones was very inspirational. We began with honoring pre school families who had given birth in the past year and our extended pre school family has been blessed with more than 10 newbo

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Milestone Weekend!

06/02/2017 01:30:47 PM

Jun2

Dear Friends, We have finally reached our weekend of milestones and I hope that we will see you throughout this weekend. I want to wish mazel tov to Michael Josephson and Adam Katz who will become confirmed this evening at services. It is a trib

Rabbi Aft's Weekly Message - Shavuot

05/30/2017 10:13:30 AM

May30

Dear Friends, As we celebrate Shavuot tonight at 8pm with a service and study session and tomorrow at 930am with services and Yizkor at 1130ish, I hope you will join us. It is customary to light a yahrzeit candle tonight before sundown one light

Special Yom HaShoah Message from Rabbi Aft

04/24/2017 11:33:45 AM

Apr24

Rabbi's Weekly Message - Yom HaShoah Programming

04/21/2017 09:43:36 AM

Apr21

Dear Friends, Last Sunday and Monday I had the privilege of speaking to a number of students at Virginia Tech under the auspices of Hillel. I met with some student leaders, fraternity members, and other students at a special luncheon program. I also