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Shabbat Shalom from Aspen Hill!
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Parshat Nitzavim

6:33PM Candle Lighting

6:35PM Friday Davening with Dvar Torah by Jenna Wloszczowski.

9:00AM Shabbat Shacharit with Derasha by Aliza Libman Baronofsky.

5:45PM Rabbi's Shiur

6:30PM Shabbat Mincha

We welcome Maayan and Sharon Fox for Shabbat. Maayan will be our Chazzan for the Yamim Noraim. They will be sharing some words of Torah at Seudah Shlishit.

7:30PM Shabbat Ends

7:45AM Sunday Shacharit beginning with Selichot.

Sign up for High Holiday Childcare.

RH Davening Schedule:

Sunday evening, 10/2

Candle Lighting 6:30PM

Mincha/Maariv 6:35PM

Mon, 10/3 & Tues, 10/4

Times listed for both days.

Shacharit 8:30AM

Rabbi's Derasha 10AM

Shofar not before 10:30AM

Mincha & Shiur 6:25PM

Oct 3 @ 5PM
Rosh Hashanah, Day 1
Family Tashlich Program
Meet at Oriental Ave entrance to Rock Creek. Children are invited to bring Shofarot for a blowing contest!
(Rain plan: Go on Day 2!)

Oct 5

Tzom Gedaliah

Fast begins at 5:57AM and ends at 7:17PM

Oct 8
Ritual Committee Meeting after Kiddush to discuss the Women's Torah Reading.

Oct 9 @ 8:30AM
JCADA 5K Event
Begins on the Berman track. Register to run/walk or volunteer:

Oct 9 @ 6PM

Sephardic Liturgy Concert  at Magen David.



Mikveh will be open to men Erev YK from 2:30-3:30PM. We will be collecting tzedakah for Kapparot at Mincha on Erev Yom Kippur, and before Kol Nidrei.

Early Mincha at 3:30 PM

Candle Lighting at 6:16 PM

Fast Begins at 6:35 PM


Weds. 10/12

Shacharit 8:30 AM

Yizkor not before 10:45 AM

Rabbi's Shiur 4:00 PM

Mincha 4:40 PM

Neilah 5:50 PM

Shofar at 7:14 PM

Oct 16 @ 9AM

Sukkah Decorating

Adults and Kids needed! 

Oct 20 @ 7:45PM

Corks n Canvas in the Sukkah. $15 p/p. RSVP to

Oct 24 @ 5PM

Simchat Torah Honorees Dinner followed by Mincha, "Torah Heroes Guessing Game," Maariv, and Hakafot. The entire congregation is encouraged to sponsor this year's dinner in recognition of our shul honorees. Click here.

Dave Herschander and Marcia Abrookin

(Chatan Torah)

Jackie and Elan Burman

(Chatan Bereishit)

Miles and Sara Logan

(Kol Nearim)
Nina Zimm
(Kallah Torah) 

Sponsorship levels:
$36 Simcha Dancers
$54 Flag Bearers
$72 Torah Holders

Oct 25

Simchat Torah Day

9AM Shacharit

9:45AM Hakafot

Oct 30 @ 10AM

Family Minyan

Nov 1 @ 7:30PM

YIZKOR: An Evening to Remember Pregnancy Loss held at Har Shalom in Potomac.

Nov 13 @ 9AM

Congregational Meeting

Childcare will be provided.

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A Taste of the Last Shabbat of the Year

**This week, Friday davening begins at 6:35PM.**

Dear Friends,

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Tonight begins the last Shabbat of the year.


I sat with my high school students this morning and asked them to reflect personally on their year. What has changed? What has become? What has been lost? What is new?


Unexpectedly, each student shared a story of gratitude. 

Their heartwarming and heart wrenching tales reminded me of the writings of Marie Kondo in her bestselling, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Among her many important lessons is the suggestion that when we declutter our spaces, it is wise to give gratitude to each item before we let it go.


So we say thank you to the puzzle that gave us a couple of hours of parent-child fun one Shabbat afternoon. Even as we throw it in the garbage due the numerous pieces that have been eaten by the back of the closet. We say thank you to the old pair of shoes we kept for some imaginary need, remembering the gift of many comfortable walking miles.


There are also memories of the past year to say thank you for. Many of which will soon disappear into the recesses of our minds. Before we lose a sturdy grasp on them, let us take the time this Shabbat to say thank you to the lessons learnt, to the moments of inspiration, to the bursts of laughter, and to the tears that were shed. There is much to be grateful for in 5776, even when there is pain.


I am also thinking about all the holy souls we lost in 5776, including Jewish international luminaries such as Shimon Peres, Elie Wiesel, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, and yes, Gene Wilder. May their memories be a blessing, and may we be grateful for the lessons they leave behind.


I invite you this Shabbat to tidy up 5776 with a little gratitude.

Shabbat Shalom!

See you in shul,

Rabbi Uri

Join me in Selma over JAN 13-15

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

Registration and program details are available here.


Melton Adult Learning 

Tuesday Nights Nov 15 - April 4 at Tikvat Israel. Co-taught by Rabbis Shull & Topolosky.

Join us for this comprehensive, text-based Jewish studies course developed by Hebrew University. Designed for all ages and religious backgrounds. 

Register online here. Special $100 Early bird discount by Oct 31 with code: Core100.


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Shabbat Children's Programs

9:15AM - 5th and 6th graders (and 7th graders who wish to) meet in the cafeteria.
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.

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