Musical Moments




Brought to you by Cantor Arianne Brown and the Musical Moments Committee
Join us for an inspiring and uplifting array of musical programs for the 2017/18 Season @ Adas Israel

Special Musical Event: Vision of Israel
A Celebration of Culture and Creativity

Sunday, June 3 @ 7pm
Our big music event of the year! We celebrate the miracle of Israel by immersing ourselves in Israeli cultural arts. Israeli headliners will be joined by Theater J and other top DC community talent, along with Cantor Arianne Brown, Adas Israel’s Flash Choir, and the young voices of Kolot for an engaging cultural experience, followed by a dessert reception!

2017/18 Highlights:    

Sunday, November 5 @ 7:30pm
Bimah to Broadway to Beltway
Come join Cantors Arianne Brown, Elisheva Dienstfrey, and Hinda Labovitz in a dazzling concert of Jewish music spanning liturgical and theatrical styles. For tickets:


Saturday, December 9 @ 7pm
Israel Through the Decades
Celebrating 70 years of song! Join us for Havdallah, a singalong, and a concert with groovy Israeli band Banot, followed by Israeli dancing and dessert. An evening to be enjoyed by all ages!


Sundays, Jan 7 & Feb 4 @ 10am
Move and Groove 
Exciting concerts for families with young children! Come move and groove with our children’s entertainers. All are welcome.


Saturday, March 10 @ 8pm 
Kol HaOlam 2018
Who will be crowned as the 8th champion in 2018? Witness the ever popular Annual National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Championship Competition! 


Special Event: Argen-Cantors
Wednesday, Feb 28 @ 7pm
It’s a jungle out there! “Be prepared” to laugh and sing as our Adas community acts out the Purim story, along with a traditional Megillah reading and jungle themed spoofs and surprises.




Return Again to Shabbat
Presented by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington
With Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt & Elie Greenberg

Join us for a reflective journey into the power of Shabbat. Featuring seasoned musicians and a spiritual, ecstatic excursion into prayer & song. Followed by a festive Israeli tapas-style feast:

DATES & REGISTRATION (click a date to register):
November 10, 2017
December 8
January 12, 2018
February 9
March 9
April 13

May 11
June 8


L’Dor VaDor Shabbat
Experience a joyous Friday Night service for all generations, featuring full participation from our wonderful students. Followed by a home-style Shabbat Dinner for all.


Return Again to Shabbat Morning
Presented by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington
With Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt & Elie Greenberg

You loved the Return Again Friday night experience and asked for more – and we are thrilled to bring the same soulful sounds to our Shabbat morning service!



Shabbat In Harmony
With Robyn Helzner
Join our Smith Sanctuary service on these weeks for extra special music with a folk-like quality, including extra spirited participatory renditions of favorite melodies and a chance to experience exciting new tunes.

February 25, April 22, May 27, June 24 


Flash Choir
Love to sing?
Did you sing in your high school choir or college a cappella group? Perhaps you just enjoy singing with others and even harmonizing on your own? Or maybe you have formal training and time makes it difficult to immerse yourself in music? This is a group for you! The Flash Choir is a commit-per-event choir. The only requirement is being able to sing on key.  Contact to join!

Kolot is our youth choir, for students in grades 3-6. Come join us on select Sunday mornings to sing, learn music, and perform with Cantor Ari! Contact to join!