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Chai Lights: Week of March 23rd-29th

03/23/2015 11:42:53 AM


March 23, 2015                    3 Nissan 5775

Services this Week:

Wednesday, March 25th

7:30 Minyan

Friday, March 27th

8:00pm Erev Shabbat Service with Folk Group and Guests from Beth El Klezmer Group

Saturday, March 28th

9:30am Shabbat Morning Service


Upcoming Events:

Social Action



March 22- April 26

Take home a shopping bag, or two, from the lobby.  Fill it with chametz and other non- Passover items that you clean out of your pantry.  Return the filled bags to the lobby.  All donations will go to ECHO.

Special thanks to Saar and Opal for stapling the Passover Pantry food lists to 100 grocery bags. 

Most Needed Items:

dry milk, sugar, flour, syrup, canned meats, canned vegetables, instant oatmeal packets, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, Easy Mac 'N Cheese, fruit cups, boxes of raisins

Other Needs:

soap, shampoo, shaving needs, detergent, paper towels, toilet paper,tooth brushes, toothpaste

Young Adult Chavurah

Chinese Dinner + Folk Group Shabbat

Friday, March 27 - Dinner at 6:15; Shabbat Services at 8:00

Dinner: Tau Tau

Folk Group Services: Adat Reyim

Join us for dinner, then for Shabbat services led by Adat Reyim's Folk Group, who will be joined by members of the Beth El Klezmer group.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP by Wednesday, March 25 for dinner reservations

Presentation by Eileen and Larry Kuglar and 
Pot Luck Dinner

Friday, March 27th 

6:30pm Pot-Luck Dinner

7:15-7:45pm Slide presentation


Larry and Eileen Kugler will share photos and stories from their work to improve literacy in a rural South African school. They are returning this Fall for their 5th volunteer visit. Many congregants helped to create the library that now serves the school and community.

A Folk Service will follow the dinner, with guest Klezmer musicians joining Shir Reyim

8pm Erev Shabbat Folk Service

Please RSVP CLICK HERE for the pot-luck to by March 26th.

Food must be dairy or pareve only.  Remember to adhere to our "Rules for Pot-Luck-Dinners," as posted on our website:

If you last name begins with: 

A-H: Bring a main dish

I-P: Bring a side dish

Q-Z: Bring a dessert

D'var Torah delivered by Dr. Maurice Mizrahi

Saturday, March 28th

During Shabbat services, Dr Maurice M. Mizrahi will deliver the d'var Torah on "The Eternal Light".  In this week's portion, Tzav, we learn about the "ner tamid", which burns continuously above the Ark in every synagogue.  Does this low yet constant light also reflect Jewish history?  Dr Mizrahi will also lead Torah discussion in the Library at 8:45am:  Why are we enjoined not to eat blood, and why is this so important as to be repeated seven times in the Torah?

Annual Community Seder

Saturday, April 4th at 6:00pm

We would love for you to celebrate the second night of Passover with Rabbi Bruce Aft and our community of friends at Adat Reyim. Enjoy our traditions, foods, desserts, and favorite songs! Reservations and payment MUST be received by Wednesday, April 1st. To register and pay Click Here

Special Passover Message

If you have extra space at your Seder table; if you need a place to go for Passover Seder; If you wish to donate a meal or part of a meal for someone who cannot afford to attend the Congregations Community Seder on April 4th; Please contact the office and we will assist you with your needs

Interiors Committee

Sunday, April 12, 9:30am

Would you like to help Congregation Adat Reyim make our interiors priority list? Would you like to help chose our color pallet or how about you just want to know what's happening before you see it on the walls. If this is something you are interested in please join us for our upcoming meeting. 

Adult Education

 Weds, April 15, 6:15 PM. 

Dr Maurice Mizrahi will give a presentation entitled, “The Messiah.” We Jews are waiting for the Messiah. There have been many contenders over the centuries, but the rabbis disqualified all of them. What exactly are the job requirements? What are we expecting? What will happen after he arrives? Come and learn. Maybe you qualify.

(Pizza will be served.) Please RSVP to click here Link

Mark Nebel Memorial Scholarship Award 

The Mark Nebel Memorial Scholarship (MNMS) was established in the Fall of 2006 to honor the memory of Mark Nebel, son of Louis and Beverly Nebel and father of Erika, who was an active volunteer and member of Adat Reyim and who died from a sudden heart attack at age 47.


This years application deadline is April 24. Details and the scholarship application can be found in the following link.

Titunik Scholarship Award

The Michael G. Titunik Pathfinder Foundation Annual Scholarship Award has been presented since 2002.  The award is a single $2,000 scholarship.  The award is named in honor of Michael G. Titunik who died in an automobile crash in November 2001, a few weeks following his 16th birthday.  This years application deadline is April 24. Details and the scholarship application can be found in the attached 3 documents.

Message from the Choir Director- Mitch Bassman

The Congregation Adat Reyim Choir is recruiting new adult members. If you are a new member of the congregation (or even an “old” member) who likes to sing, give the choir a try. We typically rehearse twice a month on Sunday evenings and participate in two Friday evening services each month. We also help to lead High Holiday Services. It’s fun! Proficiency in Hebrew is not required, but it’s really helpful if you can read music, at least a little bit.

For more information about joining the choir, contact the music director, Mitch Bassman, at <>.

Looking Toward the Future:

Casino Night!!! 

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

More details to follow. If you would like to help plan casino night please contact Liz Bayer exec

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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

An Event you won’t want to miss! Congregation Adat Reyim Choir and Folk Group, Shir Reyim, will be joining together along with guest soloist Alex Kugler. In addition students from religious school grades K-3 will be participating in 3 numbers! Stay tuned!

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.

Shop for Adat Reyim at Amazon

Click through this link and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Congregation Adat Reyim. This fiscal year we have received $299.80 so keep on shopping!


You can also link your account to Congregation Adat Reyim by using Amazon Smile selecting us as your organization!

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Congregation Adat Reyim


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