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Adas Israel Congregation

2850 Quebec Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone: 202.362.4433
Fax 202.362.4961
Metro: Cleveland Park (Red Line)




Adas Israel Congregation is located at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Porter Street in Northwest Washington, DC. Come easily via the Red Line Metro! 


The clergy and staff of Adas Israel are available to help you, answer questions, or provide direction.

Please call the main synagogue telephone number (202-362-4433). And feel free to use the phone extensions below to direct you to the correct person. 

In case of an after hours death or emergency, please dial the main number and listen to the instruction or call our emergency answering service at 301-421-5271 and someone will return your call.

Our clergy can be reached at these extensions and email addresses:

Name   Extension E-mail
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf   120
Rabbi Aaron Alexander   122
Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt   123
Cantor Arianne Brown   114



If you need help with… Contact Person Extension E-mail
Adult Education Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt 123
Aliyot Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith 141
Appointments with Rabbis Marcia Miller or
Beryl Saltman
Aufruf Scheduling Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith 141
Baby Namings Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith 141
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Beryl Saltman 121
Bereavement David Polonsky or Carole Klein 130 or 157
Bikkur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) Marcia Miller or
Beryl Saltman
Billing / Dues Lesley Brinton
Rita Nicholls

Booking dates on calendar Carole Klein 157
Catering or food service Gail Mattison 144
Cemetery information Carole Klein 157
Chronicle ads and articles Brenah Srour 133
Contributions Jane Baldinger 146
Conversions Marcia Miller 112
Employee Benefits Lesley Brinton 145
Funeral Arrangements Carole Klein 157
Gan HaYeled Nursery School Sheri Brown 135
Gift Shop Diane Keller, Jean Bernard, or Susan Weinberg 202-364-2888
Hebrew classes Marcia Miller 112
Jewish Literacy class Marcia Miller 112
@Adas E-Newsletter Brenah Srour 133
Kiddush arrangements Gail Mattison 144
Library Robin Jacobson 116
Lifelong Learning Marcia Miller 112
MakomDC Marcy Spiro 113
Media Questions David Polonsky 130
Meeting arrangements Carole Klein 157
Estelle & Melvin Gelman
Religious School

Rabbi Kerrith Rosenbaum 117
Membership  Marcy Spiro 113
Memorial Plaques Marcia Miller 112
Mikvah Naomi Malka 202-841-8776
Minyan information Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith 141
Pulpit announcements Beryl Saltman 121
Seniors' programming Erica Steen 202-777-3255
Services schedule Carol Ansell 110
Shabbat announcements (printed) Marcia Miller 112
Simcha Wall Plaques

Marcia Miller


Sisterhood Marcia Feuerstein
Tikkun Olam (Social Action) Jamie Butler
Website Brenah Srour 133
Wedding arrangements Gail Mattison 144
Yahrzeits Marcia Miller 112
Young Professionals (ages 21-35)
Marcy Spiro 113
Youth Programs (K – High School)
Yoni Buckman 134

Safety & Security

At Adas Israel we have always taken safety and security very seriously. For some time now our staff has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Security Department to constantly assess, and re-evaluate in real time, all synagogue security procedures and protocols. If you have any questions, feel free to contact a member of the staff using the directory above. Thank you. 

For anything not listed above please contact the office at 202-362-4433.

Department E-mails   Lay leaders and committees
(Young Professionals)
(Gan Parents Association)   Clergy Emeriti