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Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation

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From our beginning, Adat Shalom has been the story of individuals coming together to form a unique congregation with a sense of intellectual integrity, moral purpose and meaningful community. It is through the combined efforts of our founders, our current officers, Rabbi, Cantor/Rabbi, staff, and membership that we continue to nurture and develop our original dream.

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation strives to be a progressive, participatory, diverse and inclusive synagogue community. As American Jews living in multiple civilizations, we revere Torah and our evolving Jewish tradition, while embracing meaningful innovation in all aspects of communal life. Guided by Reconstructionist principles, we heed our spiritual tradition’s call to care for creation, pursue justice and peace, and nurture and support deep relationships with Israel. We are committed to educating and engaging our youth, fostering lifelong Jewish learning, and cultivating close interpersonal connections. We welcome all to follow this Jewish path with us.

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel Ann Hersh

Founding Rabbi Sid Schwarz


Bethesda, MD 20817-4517
United States


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