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 February 9, 2015                         20 Shevat 5775

Services this Week:

Wednesday, February 11th

Minyan 7:30pm

Friday, February 13th

7pm Erev Shabbat Family Service

8pm Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, February 14th

9:30am Shabbat Morning Service

Upcoming Events:

Hypothermia Prevention Week @ Westwood Baptist Church.  

February 8-12

8200 Old Keene Mill Road. Volunteer to prepare and serve breakfast or dinner, or to "hang out" with the homeless in the evenings from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 or 9 p.m. facilitating board and card games, or just talking.  If you would like to help, contact Randi.



Please continue to bring in your donations. We greatly appreciate it. Here are a few items needed this month.

Powdered milk, jelly, canned meats, vegetable oil, shaving cream, deoderant and kleenex.

Adult Education- “It Ain’t Necessarily So”

Wednesday, February 11th 6:15pm

Ned Sturzer will give a presentation and address such questions as, how did the Torah come to be divided into five parts? Who invented the names Genesis, Exodus, etc? What role did the Greeks have? These and other traditional beliefs will be challenged. Pizza will be served. RSVP to

Erev Shabbat Family Service with Frannie Nadel                    

Friday, February 13th

Family service will be geared toward families in our congregation and the community with young children. The service teaches Jewish traditions, prayers, and rituals in a fun, comfortable, and interactive setting through singing and storytelling. Rabbi Bruce Aft joins us to tell a story and celebrate Simcha moments with our families, and there is a special oneg afterward during which families can mingle. We hope you and your family and friends will join us on the second Friday night of each month at 7:00 pm. For more information, please email

Operation Understanding DC

Friday, February 20th

Operation Understanding DC (OUDC)’s mission is to build a generation of African American and Jewish community leaders who promote respect, understanding and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination.  The OUDC program offers a yearlong dialogue and leadership development program that brings together African American and Jewish high school students. The twenty-four accepted students meet biweekly to explore the heritage and history of their cultures, spend a month during the summer traveling to New York and the U.S. South on a civil rights journey, and receive training to lead diversity and inclusion workshops in DC-area schools, synagogues, mosques, and churches.  At our Erev Shabbat service on February 20, we will be joined by OUDC’s Executive Director Aaron Jenkins, who will tell us about the program.  In addition, we will hear from two of the program’s students, Adat Reyim senior Ashlyn Champ and her classmate Kadiata Toumbou, who will share reflections on their experience in the program and discuss what it means to be a freedom fighter and social justice advocate in today's world.

Learner's Minyan

February 21, 2015

Learner’s Minyan is a unique opportunity in our congregation to have a shorten service in which congregants and worshipers of all ages are involved in the Shabbat morning service.  This month’s Learner’s Minyan will occur on February 21, 2015.  Join us as both the Fifth and Sixth Grade classes will be called to the bimah to lead some prayers and for the honor of opening and closing the Ark doors at different times during the service.  This Shabbat morning service will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.  It will be followed by a light kiddish.

3rd Annual Debbie Friedman Folk Service

Friday, February 27th

Please join us as we celebrate the life and music of Debbie Friedman during the 3rd semi-annual all-Debbie Friedman folk service on February 27th.  Shir Reyim, our Adat Reyim folk group, will help lead the service in which most of the melodies were composed by Debbie Friedman, probably the most popular Jewish singer-songwriter of the 20th century. In addition, Shir Reyim will perform a mini-concert at 7:15, prior to the service, highlighting some of Debbie’s more famous non-liturgical songs.  Come join in and sing along (not required, just encouraged), both before and during the service.

NOVA Jewish Film Festival Sneak Peek “24 Days”

Saturday, March 14 at 7:00pm

24 Days tells the true story of a 23 yr old Jewish young man’s kidnapping in France in 2006. The 2014 film, based on a book co-written by the victim's mother, Ruth Halimi, is a 110 minute thought provoking and emotional journey which gives some perspective on the current environment for Jews in France, and provides topical material for discussion in today’s Jewish communities around the world. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door and may be purchased at the synagogue or online (further information on how to buy tickets coming soon).

Looking Toward the Future:

Congregation Adat Reyim Choir and Folk Group, Shir Reyim Performing Together! 

May 16, 2015

An Event you won’t want to miss! Put it on your calendar now and stay tuned for more information coming soon.

Trip to Israel- January 2016

A Congregational trip is now being planned to Israel. The Trip is for January 2016. It will be a 9 day adventure. If you are interested please contact Dr. Russell Rayman at or by telephone at 703-822-3185.

Congregation Adat Reyim


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