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Congregation Adat Reyim Choir

Music Director Mitch Bassman founded the Adat Reyim Choir in the fall of 1983 as a way to standardize the melodies that were used in the Shabbat services of our then-young congregation. Our volunteer adult choir helps the rabbi lead Friday evening services once each month and provides cantorial soloists on Fridays when the choir does not participate.  We also lead High Holiday services and are featured in many special events, such as the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service and the annual Martin Luther King Shabbat of Solidarity, both of which are held jointly by Adat Reyim and local congregations of many other faiths.

During our Jewish religious services, we sing all prayers a capella (without musical instruments.) We do use musical instruments during interfaith services and other special events.

Choir rehearsals are held twice a month on Sunday evenings at the synagogue, with weekly rehearsals during the month before the High Holidays.

If you are a new member of the congregation (or even an "old" member) who likes to sing, give the choir a try. It's fun! Proficiency in Hebrew is not required, but it's really helpful if you can read music and sing in tune.

Come join us and let our music add spirituality to your life! For more information, please contact Mitch at or 703-569-7577.

Mon, March 27 2023 5 Nisan 5783