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Join the Congregation Where YOU Matter!

Thank you for your interest in Congregation Adat Reyim!

Our "Adat Reyim," or "community of friends," is a caring, connected congregation reflective of a diversity of Jewish practices and welcoming of interfaith families. We are a participatory, innovative congregation. You matter here, from the moment you step inside our doors. We offer many opportunities to connect with each other - spiritually, socially, and individually. 

We celebrate Shabbat and holidays in many ways, serving the needs of our diverse membership. Our weekly Erev Shabbat services include monthly services with our a capella choir, monthly Spirit of Shabbat services led with instruments, and “Shabbat at home” dinners giving congregants an opportunity to know each other better. On Saturday mornings, we have Torah study and traditional Shabbat services, and on Wednesdays, a weekly evening minyan, often lay-led.

Our holiday celebrations are varied and engaging – traditional High Holiday services are held alongside a Spirit of the High Holidays service on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur with instruments and new readings. Purim celebrations include the Megillah reading, a Purim carnival, and a Purim Schpiel for the grown-ups. We mark Passover with workshops on hosting a Seder, a chocolate Seder at Religious School, a Women’s Seder, and a Community Seder.

We care about our neighbors and are active in interfaith activities.  Tikun Olam is critical to our congregants. 

Education is a cornerstone of our congregation.  From preschool to religious school  to adult education, there are many ways to learn and grow - and to share your insights. 

If you haven't already joined us for worship, we would like to welcome you. Please check out the Adat Reyim calendar (click "Event Calendar" on the menu above) to see the schedule for services.  We make a point of welcoming new faces! 

In addition, don't hesitate to contact any of the following people:

Rabbi Glazer at (703) 866-5531
Elizabeth Bayer – Executive Director and Religious School Administrator at (703) 569-7577

Therese Fournier – Preschool Director, at (703) 455-PLAY (7529)
Or send a note to our Membership Chairs, Michelle Mermelstein and Josh Green -  

                                                                               We look forward to getting to know you!

Welcome Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer

Adat Reyim is excited to announce that Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer is our new spiritual leader, following the retirement of Rabbi Bruce Aft.  She embodies the values our members identified for our next rabbi, including compassion and caring, engaging spiritual leadership, an inspiring educator, and a commitment to collaboration in our highly participatory congregation. Learn more about Rabbi Glazer here. 


Fri, October 15 2021 9 Cheshvan 5782