Temple Adas Shalom is a warm and welcoming congregation of approximately 160 families. We continue to have a dynamic Rabbi in Rabbi Gila Ruskin with strong ties to both the local and regional Jewish community. Our membership is very welcoming, friendly, and diverse, running the complete gammut of ages and marital status. We have and welcome traditional and interfaith families.
Many programs are offered aside from the weekly worship services and life cycle events. Our Pre-School has excellent learning opportunities for toddlers through Pre-Kindergarten. The Religious School has classes from Pre-K through High School that meet on Sundays from 9:00 AM – 12 Noon. There is also a mid-week Hebrew class on Wednesdays for grades 3 – 6 from 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM. Majority of our students who complete confirmation continue as teacher assistants, gaining valuable work experience. Our Adas Shalom Temple Youth (ASTY) teenagers are the most active in the National Federation of Teen Youth – Mid Atlantic Region (NFTY-MAR). Adult Education can provide various activities for our members such as learning Hebrew, watching films, and discussing books. We have an active Sisterhood that plans many functions throughout the year. The Social Committee organizes several Shabbat, holiday, and special dinners during the year. Our Social Action Committee is involved in community affairs and sponsors volunteer opportunities throughout the year including feeding the needy, care for people in difficult periods of their life, and support to other community support groups. We have active relationships across the county with other religious organizations such as churches and the mosque, making a statement of peace and tolerance.
Regardless of your membership status, you are welcome to come and worship with us for Friday evening services which begins at 7:30 PM, led by a healthy combination of Rabbi Ruskin and our post B’nai Mitzvah teenagers. An Oneg Shabbat follows the service. We would love to become your congregation of choice for a lifetime.
Our treasurer would be happy to work with you for any financial considerations that affect your decision. Please give us the opportunity to make a difference in your life.