Shabbat

Shabbat Shalom

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 John Franken 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).

    On the Friday evenings that include a Torah service, a reading from the Parshat of the week and in depth discussion is held. The Torah is typically chanted by our Bal Korah or a lay leader.

    A dessert ONEG follows our service inside our Social Hall.

    MOST FRIDAYS  |  7:00 PM  |  TEMPLE ADAS SHALOM SANCTUARY

  • Services are led by Rabbi John Franken or one of our lay leaders. Music is led either by the Temple Adas Shalom Choir or one of several soloists. We are a family friendly “sing-along” congregation, where all congregants are invited to participate in all of the prayer-songs and your small children are welcome to dance in the aisles. 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 Kehillah MAGNET Religious School curriculum; periodic services are led by our Temple Youth Group (ASTY); 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  |  7:00 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 John Franken 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. You can RSVP to dinner by visiting HERE.

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

  • Our Taking Hold of Torah, Saturday morning Torah studies are held once a month and are led by Rabbi John Franken.

    Taking Hold of Torah is a in depth discussion with Rabbi Franken in a close and intimate setting about a portion of the Torah that related to the week or month.  This is an opportunity to come and learn more about the Torah and reflect on the meaning it creates for you.  No experience with the Torah or Hebrew are required and all are welcome to attend.

    SELECT SATURDAYS  |  10:00 AM  |  TEMPLE ADAS SHALOM SOCIAL HALL

  • 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 a Shabbat service and again for a Torah service on Saturday morning or afternoon as our teens become B’nai Mitzvah!

    SELECT SATURDAYS THROUGH THE YEAR  |  10:00 AM or 10:30 AM  |  TEMPLE ADAS SHALOM SANCTUARY