April 17, 2019 | 12 Nisan 5779
6 pm Friday Night Service in the Chapel
Rabbi Harold KravitzPesach Day 1, April 20
9:30 am in the Chapel

Speaker: Rabbi Harold Kravitz

Shabbat Mincha —1 pm

For your home observance - Friday Night Candle Lighting: 7:46 pm
Rabbi Aaron WeiningerPesach Day 2, April 21
9:30 am in the Chapel

Speaker: Rabbi Aaron Weininger

For your home observance - Saturday Night Candle Lighting: 8:47 pm
Gan Shelanu is closed April 19-26 in observance of Passover.
Firstborn Study and Breakfast
Friday, April 19 • 7:20 am in the Chapel with breakfast in the Adult Lounge

If you're a firstborn child, please join Rabbi Aaron Weininger and other firstborn children in the congregation for minyan, a short time of learning together, followed by breakfast.
Torah for Tots Childcare
April 20 • 10 am-12 pm in Room Gimel in Gan Shelanu

Childcare for children 2 years-PreK
Fun, interactive play time. Includes Shabbat stories from the Torah, Shabbat-appropriate activities and games.

Torah for Tots Childcare
Sunday, April 21 • 10 am-12 pm in Room Gimel in Gan Shelanu

Counting the Omer 7-Week Challenge with Hazzan Joanna Dulkin
Starts Sunday, April 21

Receive weekly emails from Hazzan Joanna Dulkin containing short practices around the daily counting, including weekly highlights with kavanot (intentions), meditations and middot (soul traits). 

Sign up HERE


Matzah Brei & Pizza Dinner
Tuesday, April 23 • 6-7:30 pm

Tired of searching for creative ways to cook matzah? Skip a night of cooking and join us for the best Passover dinner deal in town! Matzah brei, matzah pizza and more plus BINGO and face painting! Enjoy a fun and casual evening with the Adath community. All ages welcome.

Cost: $6/person ages 6-106, $5/child ages 2-5, Under 2 years FREE  RSVP

Mia CytronHesed and Adath USY are proud to announce that Mia Cytron is the winner of the Hesed/Adath USY essay contest! Mia’s outstanding essay entitled “Bring Them Home” appeals to the Israeli Knesset to bring all the 8000 Jews still in Ethiopia to Israel. In her essay, Mia describes that the Ethiopian Jews desperately want to come to Israel as they consider it their “home”.
You can read a copy of Mia's essay HERE. Mazel Tov, Mia!

In This Issue...

Judaism Behind the Veil with Jim Sherman

Sunday, April 28 • 9:30 am minyan, 10 am breakfast & class in the Adult Lounge
Feed your mind and your belly! Jim Sherman leads this spirited discussion while Scott Gordon cooks breakfast. This series was designed to deepen your understanding of some common questions including the what, why and where of Judaism and more!

This month's discussion topic is "Holiness."
Also in this issue:

Passover Service Schedule — April 25-27

Pesach (Day 7 & 8)

April 25-27
7:53 pm — Thursday Candle Lighting
6 pm — Thursday Evening Service
9:30 am — Friday Morning Service
7:54 pm — Friday Candle Lighting
6 pm — Friday Evening Service
9:30 am — Saturday Morning Service
1 pm — Saturday Mincha Service

Yizkor Memorial Service

April 27 • 9:30 am service
On the final day of Pesach, the Yizkor Memorial Service in memory of loved ones is chanted as part of the Shabbat Morning Service. It will be followed by a Pesach Kiddush lunch.

Getting Ready for Passover!
Gan Shelanu Preschool students enjoyed a flurry of Passover activities this week. They dressed as Israelite slaves and recreated the Exodus; rolled over 150 matzoh balls to add to their chicken soup; chopped dozens of apples to make charoset; whipped up 25 batches of macaroons; created special Haggadot to use at their families’ Seders; and that was just the beginning! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy Passover!
Hat Day in honor of Ella Chester (z"l)
Saturday, April 27 in the Sanctuary

Each year around this time we celebrate the life of Ella Chester (z"l) by wearing hats to services. It has been customary for those wearing hats to gather on the bima for an aliyah during services.

Intermediate Torah Study
Intermediate Torah Study with Todd Werner

Saturday, May 4 • 10-11 am in the Library
Already know how to read Torah? Enhance your skills with this study group on Shabbat mornings in the Library through the month of May.


To the End of the Land by David Grossman
Adath Reads: The Adath Book Club with Heidi Schneider

Sunday, May 5 • 12:15-1:45 pm in the Library
This month we'll be discussing "To the End of the Land" by David Grossman. No RSVP necessary.

PLEASE NOTE the new time for this date only.

Adath Annual Benefit

Divas on the Bima
Thursday, May 30 • 6-9 pm

Join us for an evening to honor Norman and Dorothy Pink for their Extraordinary Service and Leadership in the Adath Community.

6 pm — Craft Cocktail Dinner Party Limited spots available for Dinner
7:30 pm — Divas on the Bima live in the Sanctuary

Learn more about the Divas, the Pinks, become a Sponsor, purchase tickets and much more on our website at

The Infamous T Screening with Keruv and J-Pride Screening of "The Infamous T" with Keruv and J-Pride

Thursday, May 9 • 7:30-9:30 pm
Join J-Pride and Adath Jeshurun’s Keruv committee for a screening of The Infamous T, a documentary following the story of a local 18 year old participant in Avenues for Homeless Youth’s GLBT Host Home Program. We’ll spend the evening watching the documentary, learning about LGBTQIA+ housing and community, and discussing creating safer and more accessible LGBTQIA+ spaces within the Jewish community. RSVP suggested at

Shul by Sheldon Wolf
"Shul" at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company with TAMID

Wednesday, May 15 • 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)
Don't miss the World Premiere by Sheldon Wolf of "Shul" by the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company. This funny, charming, and endearing new work explores what it means to be Jewish for different generations while touching on themes of religious tradition, gentrification, and poverty.

Cost: $19 Limited Seats Available

RSVP required by April 30

Additional Spring Programming
The Center for Learning & Spirituality• SPA (Soulful Prayer at Adath) — Saturday, May 4, 9:45 am in the Library
Family Fridays — Friday, May 10, 5:15-7 pm in the Social Hall
• Soul Sisters: The Untold Stories of Biblical Women with Hazzan Dulkin — Saturday, May 11, 1-2:15 pm in the Adult Lounge
The Zionist Salon: Tribes of Israel with Heidi Schneider — Tuesday, May 14, 7-9 pm in the Library
Check our website to see a full list of classes, programs, study groups & more!

Weekly Torah Portion: Passover

Every week, JTS (Jewish Theological Seminary) sends out new commentaries created by their faculty, students and staff.

In this Torah portion, Moses instructs the elders of Israel in all of the laws of Passover. All generations to come are to observe the Passover traditions. In addition, the children of succeeding generations are to be instructed at Passover as to the origin and significance of the festival.

The Torah reading concludes with the last of the 10 plagues: the slaying of the Egyptian firstborn. Pharaoh summons Moses and Aaron and tells them that he wants them out of Egypt as soon as possible. Moses and Aaron comply, and the children of Israel begin to make a quick exit, not allowing time for their bread to rise.

Print a copy to discuss during Shabbat dinner with your family & friends.

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