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Shabbat Shalom from Aspen Hill!

Parshat Vayera

5:40PM Friday Davening 

5:47PM Candle Lighting

9:00AM Shabbat Shacharit Kiddush sponsored in honor of the birthday of Shai Charlton!

A religious committee meeting will take place during Kiddush.

4:55PM Rabbi's Shiur

5:40PM Shabbat Mincha

6:46PM Shabbat Ends 


Sunday Shacharit 8:15AM

Monday Study @ 8pm
Nov 6 - Chassidut at the Landsman home
Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8
Feb 12, and Mar 12 on contemporary topics.

Melton 25 Week Course
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Film Screening 
Nov 8 @ 7pm at Berman

Aura Chadasha
Nov 19 @ 8PM

Membership Meeting 
Nov 19 @ 9:30AM
Our annual meeting will include a presentation of logo concepts for our rebranding of Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue, as well as approval of our 2018 budget. It's also Rosh Chodesh Kislev!

Mikvah Appointments can be scheduled by emailing

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A Taste of a Watch Party for Shabbat

Dear Friends,

Rabbi Uri picture

A story ran in yesterday’s Washington Post (Reeling from Disaster) about the watch party at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Wednesday night for Game 7 of the World Series. The game was actually played in Los Angeles, but 40,000 free tickets were given out to fans in Houston, so they could watch their team on the stadium jumbotron win their first ever baseball championship, just 9 weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated their city.

One fan was quoted as saying, “It’s a wonderful distraction from the source of pain that all of us feel. It’s medical. It’s almost spiritual. It’s almost as though somewhere out there the universe is saying, ‘Sorry about that.’ Like an apology.”

I was living in New Orleans, and vividly remember how the Saints’ 2010 Superbowl victory brought real healing to a city still reeling from the devastating floods caused by failed levees in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I also remember how my own childhood team, the Red Sox, won the 2013 championship shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing, inspired by a “Boston Strong” rallying cry.

Houston’s win, is a much needed shot in the arm, and from experience in disaster recovery, I can tell you, that is no small thing. But we also know that the city’s recovery has a long way to go, and Houston, as well as Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, continue to need our help.

I will be travelling to Houston for Martin Luther King Jr Weekend (1/12-15) with my son Elyon. We will be volunteering for a couple of days, and we will also celebrate a Bat Mitzvah that was supposed to take place the same Shabbat as Elyon’s Bar Mitzvah this past Labor Day weekend, but had to be postponed due to the hurricane. Please come with us! Or consider supporting our trip. Or contribute towards a gift for the Bat Mitzvah girl, or for her shul in her honor. Or find your own way to give, to be a part of a winning city feeling whole again.

Shabbat Shalom!

See you in shul,

Rabbi Uri

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Regular Shabbat Children's Programs

9:00AM - Early Bird Book Worm Club 
9:30AM - Tot room opens for supervised play 
10:15AM - Groups begin for Tots, K-2nd grade, and 3rd-4th grade.
10:20AM - Gym time for 5th graders and up
11:00AM - Gym time for K-4th grade
All children return to the main sanctuary to help lead tefilot at the end of Musaf.

Lily Landau is our Youth Director. You can contact her at
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13300 Arctic Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
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