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5780 High Holiday Schedule
6:15 PM SELICHOT Program & Service
Challah “Braid & Twist” Workshop
Roll Torah & Place in Holiday Whites
7 th Annual Apple & Honey Bake Off
7:30 PM SOUL CLEANSING PRAYERS
Rosh Hashanah Schedule
Sunday 8:00-9:30 PM EREV ROSH HASHANAH Service
September 29 th
September 30 th
9:15-11:30 AM ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1
Family Service & Shofar for All
10:00-10:30 AM Pre-Reader Service (Age 2-5)
Rabbi dismisses Storytime by ASTY (Ages 6-10)
11:45-12:00 PM Tashlich Service
(All Congregation by the Susquehanna River)
6:30 PM ROSH HASHANAH Gourmet Sephardic Seder
October 1 st
9:15-12:30 PM ROSH HASHANAH DAY II
Morning Service (Sig Gast Melodies)
Yom Kippur Schedule
October 8 th
7:30-9:30 PM KOL NIDRE Service
(White Attire – No Leather Requested)
Wednesday 9:15-1:00 PM YOM KIPPUR Service
October 9 th 9:45-10:15 AM Pre-Reader Service (Ages 2-5)
9:45-11:30 AM Youth Experiential Service (Ages 6-12)
12:15-12:45 PM Yizkor Memorial Service
1:30-2:30 PM Fast & Learn with Dr. Paul
2:45 PM Nature Walk on Mr. Bob Trail
4:30-6:30 PM Neilah/Havdalah/FINAL SHOFAR
6:30 PM Break The Fast
October 18 th
October 20 th
6:15 PM SUKKOT Family Dinner
7:30 PM Family Shabbat Service/Lulav & Etrog Parade
(ONEG in SUKKAH)
11:00 AM SIMCHAT TORAH
7:00-8:00 PM Yizkor Memorial Service
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Co-Presidents: Wendy Drabinski & Linda Needel
Board Secretary: Jonas Vogelhut
Treasurer: Brian Schorr
VP Membership: Naomi Walton
VP Education: William Schwartz
Immediate Past President: Charna Kinneberg
Fundraising Trustees: Alli Baker & Randi Chancey
Social Trustees: Michael Herrin & Ethan Levy
Adult Education Trustee: David Bober
Caring Committee Trustees: Paula Mathai & Paula Mullis
Emeritus Trustee: Jayne Klein
Sisterhood President: Elise Woods
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Board Members and Appointed Chairs
Religious Practices, Co-Chairs: Mark Wolkow & Melissa Brown
Building & Grounds: Fred Edeson
HJC Early Learning Center Committee Chair: Pat Wolkow
Religious School Chair: OPEN
Social Action Chair: Julie Sang
Technology Chair: Stu Needel
IMPORTANT TEMPLE ADAS SHALOM CONTACTS
Rabbi: Gila Ruskin
Religious School Principal: Jennifer Bober
Early Learning Center Director: Kristi Schwartz
Office Administrator & Webmaster: Courtney Washburn-Marcheski
Bookkeepers: Amy Schoenberger & Kristi Schwartz
ASTY President: Sophie Schorr
ASTY Advisor: Naomi Walton
B’nai B’rith President: Andrew Fridberg
Catering Committee: Robin Way
Cemetery Chair: Melissa Brown
Choir Director: Michael Mullis
Gift Shop: Pat Wolkow
Oneg Chair: Charna Kinneberg
Temple Shammas: Irwin Rosenfeld
Security and Check-In Procedures
Security and Check-In procedures at
Temple Adas Shalom ensure our safety during
the High Holidays. These procedures are
necessary and appropriate for the visibility
that accompanies High Holiday services,
especially given recent events and our
proximity to I-95.
Admission is for all members in good standing.
Families with two adult members will receive
admission for two; families with one adult
member will receive admission for one. If you
have a dependent who is 18 or older, who
plans to attend, you must contact the
office to request additional admission.
There is no charge.
Admission Information for
HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES
All are welcome to attend our services.
Non-members should contact the office
to request admission.
Understanding that there are expenses
associated with running a synagogue,
donations are appreciated. Any
donation will be credited toward dues
should you wish to join.
For membership information, please
contact Naomi Walton at
Something new for this year:
Now that our construction is completed, we
will be entering from our new main lobby
entrance at the top of the parking lot. As usual,
a Temple member, along with a security guard,
will be stationed at the door with a checklist of
members in good standing. You may be asked
to produce positive (picture) identification to
check against the list of members and registered
guests. Information for pick up will be available
at the Welcome Desk. As always, our goal is to
ensure the safety of all members and guests for
Out of Town for
HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICE?
Members in good standing can request
courtesy seating at other Reform
Temples. Contact the TAS/HJC office
with the following information: The
Temple name, location, and fax number
(required). If attending with a member
with whom you wish to be seated,
include their name(s) as well.
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Temple Etiquette and Friendly Reminders
We present the following guidelines for our individual and collective
conduct and respectfully request that you honor them:
• Please turn off all electronic devices before you enter the building.
We prefer that you leave them in the car; however, you may bring them in for
emergencies as long as they are set to mute.
• Please arrive at services promptly.
Worship begins at the scheduled times. Everyone should make an effort to be in the
Sanctuary 10 minutes before services commence. If you are not able to arrive on
time, please enter the front lobby to register and then enter from the rear of the
Social Hall, and proceed to your seats as quietly as possible.
• Late arrivals can participate by standing in the back of the
sanctuary and refrain from taking seats:
- When the Ark is open
- When the congregation is standing
- During the Rabbi’s sermon
- During the two lines of the Sh’ma and the full Amidah
• Adults, teens, and children are requested to dress in modest and
appropriate clothing for this sacred season.
For aliyot and honors, tallit and head covering are our custom. Please return your
tallit to the rack where it was hanging when departing the sanctuary, and use the
hooks provided rather than wearing or bringing tallit into restrooms.
• During services, please do not visit or exchange lengthy greetings
with friends and family or congregate in the lobby outside the
sanctuary, the kitchen, or the rear of the social hall.
Voices carry into the sanctuary and present an unwanted distraction to those
participating in the ongoing service. We ask that you take any conversation outside
the building. The new front lobby will be available for conversation if and when
• If you feel your child will become disruptive, we recommend
signing up for our baby-sitting service.
Please complete the comprehensive form to reserve space for your child.
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High Holiday Message
Rabbi Gila Ruskin
When you turn 5, as my grandchild recently did, the planning and anticipation
of your birthday celebration consumes the household for at least a month or
more before the big day. Zeev was brimming over with excitement. When the
Basketball in the Alley party was over, he was not only delighted and satisfied,
but really seemed to have grown and matured before our eyes.
The new year of 5780, marked by the holy days of
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, is definitely on
the horizon. Let’s prepare for the birthday of our
Creation with the enthusiastic anticipation of a
five year old, and with the mature reflection of a
Apples or challah and honey instead of birthday
cake, “Avinu Malkaynu” instead of the “Happy
Birthday Song”, enhanced by the potential to
improve our lives as we spiral to a higher, yet
deeper level of spiritual existence.
As every birthday party is similar to all others, yet unique to the occasion and
honoree, here at Temple Adas Shalom, we do indeed sound the shofar, and pray
that we will be inscribed in the Book of Life as are the ages-old traditions, but
we also create our own unique celebration.
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Here are some highlights:
Selichot challah baking and braiding workshop and
opening the Torah scroll across the Social Hall
Family Rosh Hashanah morning service with interactive
participation of all ages
Tashlich and shofar blast at the Susquehanna and skipping
our teshuva stones into the water
Storytime for the younger kids
Second evening Rosh Hashanah Seder with yummy Sephardic fare prepared by our own
Robin Way, enriched by pun blessings for the new year
Sig Gast chanting ancient melodies on second day Rosh Hashanah and of course, Kol
Nidre on Erev Yom Kippur
A sea of white clad worshippers on Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur Fast and Learn with Paul Ruskin
during the afternoon break
Yom Kippur walk in the woods
Experiential youth programming on Yom Kippur
led by ASTY
Havdalah ritual leading into a delicious break-the-fast as we have moved from repentance
to atonement and beyond
Melodious and welcoming prayers in song by our
Musical uplift by Michael Mullis and Karen
Wood on Yom Kippur
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Who knows what surprises Rabbi Gila Ruskin has in store for us?
Please contact us with any inquiries. We look forward to celebrating
Creation and cleansing our souls together with you at Temple Adas Shalom.
High Holiday Message
Wendy Drabinski & Linda Needel
A new year is about to begin. It’s once again time to reflect on the past
year and look forward to a new beginning with the coming year. We
will once again see the familiar faces of our community, new faces of
those who have recently joined us, and visiting family and friends. We
will pray together, catch up with each other in between services, and
meet our new members and visitors. We will express our gratitude for
our lives and our wonderful community. Just think of all the friends we
wouldn’t know if we didn’t belong to our community – all of the people
who have celebrated simchas with us, and all the people who comforted
us when we needed it. We are truly blessed, thanks to those who came
before us and gave us this wonderful gift. Now it’s our turn to ensure
this community endures from generation to generation.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Temple Adas Shalom, we wish you
a happy and healthy New Year.
Wendy and Linda
Check our website for High Holiday
Inspiration and Event Information
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RPC High Holiday Message
Mark Wolkow & Melissa Brown
The Religious Practices Committee welcomes the congregation to High
Holiday services. We hope that you will find both comfort and meaning
in this year’s services, and that you will take advantage of the variety of
experiences that are offered, from Selichot through Simchat Torah.
Selichot this year will include rolling the Torah scrolls and dressing
them in holiday whites; participating in our very popular Challah
Braiding Workshop; and tasting (or entering) our 7 th annual Honey and
Apple Bake Off.
The High Holidays will feature music by Sig Gast, the Temple Adas
Shalom Choir, Mike Mullis, and Karen Wood, moving sermons by
Rabbi Gila, and our annual Tashlich service down by the Susquehanna
We will also have several programs for youth of various ages, and the
ever-popular Fast ‘n Learn, hosted by Dr. Paul Ruskin. The holidays will
conclude with our annual Sukkot dinner and festival service on Oct. 18,
followed by Simchat Torah on the 20th, featuring the parade of
Torah scrolls. Consecration this year will be held on Nov. 3.
We encourage you and your entire family to spend the High Holidays at
Temple Adas Shalom, and invite friends and relatives to be with us as
Mark Wolkow and Melissa Brown
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We extend High Holiday greetings to the Temple Adas Shalom family and our sincerest wishes
that the New Year will bring good health and much happiness to all. Please take a moment to
review this booklet. It has some very important information about our security procedures,
check-in policies, and other items that you should know about the upcoming High Holidays.
From the Temple Adas Shalom Board
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High Holiday Children & Teen Programs
Saturday, September 21 st at 6:15 pm
Come help dress the Torah scrolls in their holiday whites. Learn all the different ways to
braid Challah in our popular Challah “Braid & Twist” Workshop, and/or enter our 7 th
annual Honey and Apple Bake Off.
Monday, September 30 th
9:15 - 11:45 am - All Congregation Family Service in the Sanctuary
10:00 - 10:30 am - Pre-Reader (Ages 2-5) service in the Pre K classroom
Rabbi’s dismissal - Storytime by ASTY (Grades 6-10) meet in 8/9 grade classroom
Rosh Hashanah Seder (Paid Reservations are Required) at 6:30 pm
Monday, September 30 th at 11:45 am
By the Susquehanna River following Rosh Hashanah Day 1 services.
Wednesday, October 9 th
9:45 - 10:15 am Pre-Reader Service (Ages 2-5) service in the Pre K classroom
9:45 - 11:30 am Youth Experiential Service (Ages 6-12), meet in 8/9 grade
Sukkot Festival & Shabbat Torah Service
Friday, October 18 th
Sukkot Potluck Dinner (Paid Reservations are Required) at 6:15 pm
Shabbat Service and Oneg in the Sukkah.
Bring your Lulav/Etrog!
Simchat Torah Celebration
Sunday, October 20 th at 11:00 am
Parade the Torah! Fun for the whole family to share.
5 th Annual Torah Karaoke
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Four times a year Jews light a special candle, called a Yahrzeit Candle, in memory of
loved ones who have died.
Yizkor is a memorial service recited on Yom Kippur as well as the last days of
Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. Yizkor, which is the Hebrew word for "Remember,"
asks God to remember those we mourn and to grant them proper rest. A Yahrzeit
Candle is lit at sundown on:
Yom Kippur (Service and Candle Lighting on October 9 th )
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Shemini Atzeret (Service on October 20 th at 7:00 pm and Candle Lighting on
October 21 st )
End of Passover (Service on April 10 th and Candle Lighting on April 16 th )
Shavuot (Service and Candle Lighting on May 30 th )
Consult the Temple calendar for these dates and times. We urge all congregants, both
young and old, to be present during Memorial Services (Yizkor). It is a mitzvah for all
of us to recall those whose lives shaped our own. Many people choose to stand for our
ancestors who perished in wars, in acts of terror, and the six million who perished in
Book of Remembrance
One of the most beautiful customs of the Jewish people is the annual remembrance of
dear ones through memorial contributions made at the time of Yizkor and Yahrzeit.
Temple Adas Shalom’s Book of Remembrance, used on Yom Kippur and throughout
the year, contains the names of your friends and relatives whom you have designated
to memorialize. It will be distributed on Yom Kippur before the Yizkor service.
A special commemoration is the reading aloud of the names of those who have passed
away this past year.
Cost is a $50 flat fee to have your name/names listed. Order & Renewal forms have
been emailed if you have an email on file or mailed if you are email free. If you are not
already listed in the Book of Remembrance and would like to be included or you have
changes (edits or removal) for your existing listing from the 5779, please contact the
office no later than September 24 th . Books will be printed on September 27 th and
distributed at Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur.
May Their Memories be a Blessing
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Temple Adas Shalom
8 North Earlton Road, Extension
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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