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Installation 2022

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Congregation Adat Reyim is excited to formally welcome and install Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer to our “Community of Friends”. Rabbi Glazer joined our synagogue in July 2020 at the height of the pandemic, but with her extraordinary gifts of compassion, intellect, and persistence, she has carried our congregation through these difficult times.

At last, we are able to formally install her as our rabbi in a sacred ceremony committing ourselves to strengthen our congregation with her leadership. Join us on ZOOM  January 29, 2022 as we formally begin this new chapter of renewal and hope with our rabbi, Chana Leslie Glazer.

A weekend of special services and activities will celebrate this occasion. Read below or explore these links to find out more.

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Special Guests

Rabbi Elyse Wechterman
Executive Director,
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Elyse Wechterman as the officiant for the installation ceremony, a friend and mentor to Rabbi Glazer.

Read more about Rabbi Wechterman here.



The Rev. Dr. William Michael Kondrath
Esteemed Speaker and Educator

The Rev. Dr. Bill Kondrath is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Massachusetts. He served for 20 years in congregational, campus, and hospital ministries before becoming the William Lawrence Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Supervised Ministry at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA (1995-2014). He is a Lead Consultant with VISIONS, Inc. ( doing multicultural training and consulting primarily with universities, non-profits, congregations, and judicatories. His own consulting practice focuses on faith communities in transition and the role of feelings in valuing, and working across, differences. He has worked in more than 140 Christian and Jewish faith communities. He also does leadership coaching from a systems perspective.  Bill is author of God’s Tapestry: Understanding and Celebrating Differences (Alban 2008), Facing Feelings in Faith Communities (Alban 2013), and Resources for Facing Feelings. He was the President of the Academy of Religious Leadership (2013-14) and Co-editor of the Journal of Religious Leadership (2015-17). Bill is an inaugural member of the Town of Sharon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. More information is available about Bill at:

The Commemorative Journal

The Commemorative Journal documents this happy occasion with letters, essays, and poems written by members of our congregation, staff, civic leaders, and our neighboring Jewish communities and interfaith partners.  A printed version was distributed during the Installation Weekend. Click here for the Commemorative Journal   Please note all donors and advertisers who sent well-wishes and supported the weekend financially.  For a more satisfying reading experience, experiment with the different "tools" on the bottom to enlarge the print. 

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 28, 2022

7:30 PM        Erev Shabbat Service  with guest Rev. Dr. Bill Kondrath, and our beloved musical groups, the Choir and Shir Reyim!


Saturday, January 29, 2022

9:30 AM     Shabbat Morning Services with the Installation of Rabbi Glazer,  and guest Rabbi Elyse Wechterman


Sunday, January 30, 2022

Mitzvah Day Activities - See details below

INOVA Blood Drive

Mitzvah Day activities with Religious School students

ECHO Food and Clothing Drive

Hypothermia Prevention Meal

Preschool Book Drive

Support for Afghan Refugees

To honor and celebrate the installation of our new rabbi!

INOVA Blood Drive 

The INOVA Bloodmobile will be in our parking lot from 8:00am - noon.  Blood bank supplies are low due to fewer people donating because of COVID.  Help support community efforts to replenish INOVA's supply and receive a winter hat to celebrate National Blood Donor Month! To view flyer/details click here.

Contact: Steve Schwartz (703) 250-4030 -  You must sign up in advance at .

ECHO:  Ecumenical Community Helping Others - Food and Clothing Drive 

Adat Reyim's ongoing support for ECHO helps those right here in our community. Adat Reyim will be collecting food and clothing for ECHO.  To view what ECHO needs most, visit .  Please note that they especially need adult winter coats and teen clothing for boys. Donations are accepted whenever the synagogue is open.  You can also drop off your donation when you come to pick up your Shabbat To Go Bag on Thursday or Friday, January 27-28, or on Sunday morning during religious school hours.

Hypothermia Prevention Week (observed on Monday, January 31)

The recent cold weather is a good reminder of why local faith groups participate in Hypothermia Prevention Week for those without a roof and a warm home in our community.  We are joining with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church to help those right here in our neighborhood by providing a lasagna dinner on Monday, January 31. We are asking people to cook at home and bring the food to the church and/or serve.    To sign up to participate click here.

Book Drive

The Preschool is sponsoring a children's book drive for Everybody Wins.  EWDC's shared reading programs help students develop the literacy and social-emotional skills that are critical to success in the classroom, community and beyond.  Click on the Amazon link below and donate directly to support Everybody Wins DC in celebration of Rabbi Glazer's installation.

If you make an Amazon book donation to EWDC, please be sure to add the "FREE GIFT NOTE" to your purchase. On the gift note, write your name and "Congregation Adat Reyim."

For even more information about Everybody Wins DC, see .

Ongoing Support for Afghan Refugees

Please continue to donate gift cards for our Afghan refugee neighbors.  These are especially appreciated as so many families continue to find homes and continue to need support as they gradually become independent.  Grocery stores, Target, Walmart and Visa/MasterCard are most useful.  Drop them off at the synagogue when you pick up your Shabbat-To-Go bag or make an ECHO donation.

Over the Installation Weekend, our teen group will be participating in a home set up.  They will carry furniture, distribute supplies, and help assemble things as needed.  What an honor to provide this support at this time!

Volunteers Needed!

Please help make our Installation Weekend as successful as possible by contributing a little bit of time!  We still need volunteers to help distribute Shabbat-To-Go bags and collect ECHO contributions at the synagogue over the weekend. You will need to dress for the weather.   To sign up, please click here.

Fri, January 27 2023 5 Shevat 5783