Shabbat

Our Religious Practices Committee (RPC) at Temple Adas Shalom assumes responsibility for promoting a religious atmosphere in the community and among our members. We offer many opportunities for worship and spiritual growth for the diverse needs of Jews and their families in Harford, Cecil and Baltimore Counties, and parts of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Join us for one of our participatory services that are filled with soulful, moving music, relevant Torah teachings from our rabbi and guest teachers, and a community that welcomes you. 

  • Services are led by Rabbi Gila Ruskin or one of our lay leaders. Music is led either by the Temple Adas Shalom Choir or one of several soloists. We are a “sing-along” congregation, where all congregants are invited to participate in all of the prayer-songs. Musical instrumentation, when present, is usually piano or guitar; however, we have utilized a wide variety of music for special occasions.

    Our prayer book is Mishkan T’filah, published by the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Most Friday evenings include a Torah service, with Torah chanted by our Bal Korah or a lay leader. When Torah is not read Friday night, there will be a Torah service on Saturday morning.

    A dessert ONEG follows our service inside our Social Hall.

    MOST FRIDAYS  |  7:30 PM  |  TEMPLE ADAS SHALOM SANCTUARY

  • Services are led by Rabbi Gila Ruskin or one of our lay leaders. Music is led either by the Temple Adas Shalom Choir or one of several soloists. We are a “sing-along” congregation, where all congregants are invited to participate in all of the prayer-songs. Musical instrumentation, when present, is usually piano or guitar; however, we have utilized a wide variety of music for special occasions.

    A variety of “themed” services are held on Friday evenings throughout the year. Grade level services highlight prayers that specific grades have learned through the Religious School curriculum; periodic services are led by our Temple Youth Group; and, various other events and recognition’s take place such as a Sisterhood Shabbat, Educator Shabbat, Confirmation Shabbat, Shabbat Across America, and others.

    A dessert ONEG follows our service inside our Social Hall.

    SELECT FRIDAYS  |  7:30 PM  |  TEMPLE ADAS SHALOM SANCTUARY

  • Daven (Pray) and Dine is one of our newest and most exciting family friendly services.  Services are typically led by Rabbi Gila Ruskin and on the rare occasion one of our lay leaders if Rabbi is unavailable.

    This unique service is an early starting, 45 minute Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming of the Sabbath) Service that featuring hymns, Psalms, and an abundance of blessings. Lately we have had various themes that relate to the month or Parashat of the week. 

    Afterward attendees are encouraged to dine out at one of two select restaurants in Harford County with fellow members and friends of our community.

    SELECT FRIDAY EACH MONTH  |  6:00 PM  |  TEMPLE ADAS SHALOM SANCTUARY

  • Saturday morning services are held twice a month and are led by Rabbi Gila Ruskin or one of our lay leaders of the congregation.

    Saturday services take on two formats. Services that include a Bar/Bat Mitzvah use the the Mishkan T’filah prayerbook, while the other is a more traditional service using the Sim Shalom prayerbook. ]

    A dessert ONEG follows our service inside our Social Hall.

    SELECT SATURDAYS  |  9:30 AM  |  TEMPLE ADAS SHALOM SANCTUARY
    (unless there is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah then services will begin at 10:00 am)

  • How empowering to watch a young person lead our community in prayers and ritual! How exciting to listen to a teen chant Hebrew and understand what s/he’s saying!  How inspiring to listen to fresh, meaningful interpretations of Torah through the lens of Jewish values, history, and culture!

    This age-old rite of passage is always personally relevant and meaningful at Temple Adas Shalom, and you are welcome to join any Friday night for Shabbat and Saturday morning or afternoon as our teens become B’nai Mitzvah!

    SELECT SATURDAYS THROUGH THE YEAR  |  10:30 AM  |  TEMPLE ADAS SHALOM SANCTUARY