HdG Temple Invites Community To Kick Off Jewish New Year With Picnic

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From Temple Adas Shalom: Temple Adas Shalom’s Social Committee is pleased to announce its New Year Kick-Off Picnic and Meet & Greet is open to all families who are interested in connecting with the Jewish community in Harford and Cecil Counties. Come meet the congregants, lay leaders, principal of Kehillah MAGNET religious school, director of the HJC Early Learning Center, and the synagogue’s new rabbi, Meeka Simerly, on Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Temple Adas Shalom in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Meet & Greet

For those who are new or returning visitors to Temple Adas Shalom, a Meet & Greet will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to enjoy a drink (wine, beer, or non-alcoholic) while touring the facilities, ask questions, and meet congregation members to learn more about the services offered at Temple Adas Shalom.

“We are excited to give Jewish community members a chance to come see Temple Adas Shalom and learn all about the great services and events we offer in addition to our weekly religious services,” says Susannah Kolstad, co-chair of the Social Committee. “In addition, we are thrilled to introduce Rabbi Meeka Simerly to the community and congregants.”

New Year Kick Off Picnic

At 6:30 p.m., guests and congregants are welcome to partake in hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings at a picnic to celebrate the start of a new year. Kids will have access to a bounce house thanks to Jump On It in Belcamp, Maryland. The picnic will also feature live music and dancing while Days of Vinyl, a local band, performs for the crowd. The synagogue’s Sisterhood will be providing hats to be decorated and worn during the event.

“The picnic is a great opportunity to meet the congregation while having a great time outside.” Susannah Kolstad said, “We look forward to welcoming families from our Early Learning Center and Kehillah MAGNET Religious School as well as families from our community to help us welcome the new Jewish year, 5783.”

Tickets for the event are: $10.00 – Adults, $7.00 - Youth (10-17 y/o), $5 - Kids (4-9 y/o), and FREE for toddlers under 4 y/o. To RSVP and purchase tickets please visit https://templeadasshalom.shulcloud.com/event/congregationalpicnic822.

Temple Adas Shalom is a reform synagogue, which has been a staple of the Havre de Grace, Maryland community for the last 67 years. The synagogue offers a friendly and inclusive environment for all Jewish and interfaith families. The wide range of programs and activities provide many opportunities to share meaningful experiences with friends and neighbors of the Jewish community. As the only full-service congregation between west Baltimore and Newark, Delaware, Temple Adas Shalom draws its members from Harford County, Cecil County, northwest Delaware, and eastern parts of Baltimore County. Their membership consists of approximately 140 families.

About Temple Adas Shalom

Temple Adas Shalom’s purpose is to build a strong and vibrant Jewish Community, focused on providing for the spiritual well-being of its members. The congregation acts as a center for Jewish life in Harford County and the surrounding areas. Temple Adas Shalom welcomes households of all sizes, ages, orientations, and colors, including those in interfaith relationships, who want to learn and grow in the knowledge of the Jewish faith and in the spirit of the Reform Jewish movement. For more information visit http://templeadasshalom.shulcloud.com.

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