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Established more than sixty years ago, Temple Adas Shalom is the oldest synagogue in Harford County and brings cultural diversity to our rural setting. As the only Reform congregation, we directly serve more than 200 Jewish families through weekly services, life cycle events, daily programming, religious school, adult education, and pastoral care. We proudly feature one of Harford County’s premier pre-schools for Jewish and non-Jewish children. And, we regularly engage in social action and social justice programs with like-minded organizations throughout our county. Directly and indirectly, Temple Adas Shalom serves thousands of individuals in the immediate and surrounding areas every year.

Rabbi Gila Ruskin came to Temple Adas Shalom ten years ago. She is affectionately known to be one of the most vibrant Rabbis in the Mid-Atlantic region – a well-sought spiritual leader and a renowned mosaic artist. It is one of our greatest blessings to share in Rabbi Gila’s tenth anniversary, and it is one of our greatest hopes that she will remain our Rabbi for a very long time.

Join us as we celebrate Rabbi Gila Ruskin's first ten years at Temple Adas Shalom/Harford Jewish Center. This gala event will feature dance instruction and dance expo sponsored by Dancing with Friends; a spectacular wine pull sponsored by Midway Liquors; a diamond giveaway sponsored by Saxon's; photo booth sponsored by Charm City Photo; and a scrumptious dinner.

Be a sponsor! Put your congratulations to Rabbi Gila in writing by completing a sponsor form. Purchase a 1/4, 1/2, or full page ad, or send a tribute message. You are welcome to send your congratulations even if you are unable to attend the event.

In addition, if you have any story about Rabbi Gila that you would like to have included in the Rabbi Gila Memory Book, please send them to patwolkow@gmail.com. Please observe a 500 word maximum to each story. We hope to publish a wide range of activities and interactions... not just during her time with Temple Adas Shalom, but throughout her career.

We look forward to seeing you on October 20th!

The Rabbi Gila Tribute Committee

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