Adult Education

Arlene Pressman:
Harriet Theila:

Bichor Cholim

P: 860-346-4709 E:
Bikkur Cholim is the Outreach Committee of our synagogue. We try to reach out to the elderly who are part of the Jewish community, to visit or assist those who are homebound, in nursing homes, or hospital. We also assist with special tasks (shopping, rides, cooking) for any congregant with a special need, and wel¬come your offer to share in this very necessary and caring act of love. If you wish to help, or if you or someone you know requires assistance, please contact P: 860-346-4709 E:

Chevra Kadisha

Lewis Goldberg:
CHEVRA KADISHA: The Adath Israel Chevra Kadisha is responsible for providing a Jewish burial in the Congregation’s Pine Street Cemetery in Middletown. The management and maintenance of the Cemetery is in-cluded in that responsibility. Lewis Goldberg is the Chair of the Chevra Kadisha. For more information, rules, and regulations, you may send an email to or leave a message at the Synagogue Office (860) 346-4709.

Contributions Review

Eliot Meadow:
Contribution Review is a simple process based on Jewish justice, sensitivity and respect, to address requests for individual rate adjustments. The Committee, consisting of synagogue past-presidents, works to confidentially address the needs of individual congregants or families who are facing unique, one-time, or ongoing financial hardship.


Sharon Ferrari:
Colleen Poliner:
EDUCATION COMMITTEE: The Education Committee meets monthly to discuss planning and oversight issues as well as what is happening in the Religious School. This committee consists primarily of parents of chil-dren at¬tending the school, but any member is welcome. Please call if you have any questions: Wendy Wilkins, Chair at (860) 613-0398 or email her at


Myron Poliner:

Facilities Maintenance

Jack Adler:
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE: The duties of the Facilities Maintenance Committee are to take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the synagogue property. Jack Adler, Chair, is creating a volunteer crew to help with things that do not require professional expertise, e.g., minor repairs, gardening, changing light bulbs, etc. Ideally, volunteers should be in the syna¬gogue frequently, and somewhat familiar with maintenance concerns. Please call Jack Adler at (860) 347-6863 or email him at


Robert Goldstein:

Long-Range Planning

David Director:
Sandra Beckman:
Eliot Meadow:

Membership / Welcoming

Richard Kamins:
Nancy Shapiro
MEMBERSHIP/COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE: The Membership/Communications Committee reaches out to individuals and families interested in learning about Adath Israel and its programs. Coordinating Adath Israel’s message across multiple venues (print, eBulltein boards, eNews, website, phone, face-to-face meetings) the Membership/Communications Committee, gets the word out about the great people and programs of Adath Israel and facilitates new members feeling at home. For more information or to give the name of someone who might be interested in becoming a member, please contact Richard Kamins at (860) 632-1067 or

Memorials & Gifts

Marge Sadinsky:
Stanley Sadinsky:
MEMORIALS AND GIFTS: The synagogue is pleased to accept donations in honor of, in memory of, and in celebration of special people. There are several funds to which contributions can be made, and gifts in any amount are gratefully appreciated. You can also celebrate a special person or occasion with a plaque on the Liv-ing (Simcha) Menorah in the main hallway. Marge and Stan Sadinsky are the Co-Chairs of the Memorial & Gifts Committee. You can reach them both at (860) 347-4178 or by sending an email to

Museum Sponsor

Stephen Shapiro:
MUSEUM: The Congregation Adath Israel Museum was founded in 1961 on the 50th wedding anniversary of Harry and Rose Shapiro by their family and friends. Over the years, the Museum has acquired over 240 items of interest and antiquity. Its purpose is to exhibit diverse items for religious and personal use from all over the world and to show the various cultures in which Jews have lived. Funds are raised through monetary gifts in honor or in memory of special people or occasions. Stephen Shapiro is the Sponsor of the Museum. For more information, call Stephen at (860) 347 6494 or send him an email to


Bern Padawer:

Seating / Ushers

Irwin Zagoren:
Stanley Sadinsky:

Social Activities & Programs

Lynn Bennett:
Anita Hennessey
Arlene Pressman:

Social Action (Tikkun Olam)
Youth / USY / Kadima

Stephanie Meadow:
YOUTH ACTIVITIES: Kadima and USY are Adath Israel’s youth groups and are affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Kadima is for children in grades 5—8, and USY is for high school age students. Both groups or¬ganize events, locally and with other CT chapters and attend national meetings. Mem-bership in the youth groups is a wonderful way for youth to connect with other Jewish kids and to reinforce their ties to our synagogue. For more information, contact Stephanie Meadow, Chair at (860) 632-7731 or

Interest Groups

Jewish War Veterans

The Major General Maurice Rose Post 51 of Jewish Veterans in War and Peace was founded in 2004 and presently has 43 members, both men and women. We generally met the 3rd Sunday of each month except in July and August at the Nester Center for breakfast which is then followed by a business meeting.

Members participate in veteran and community events.

Maurice Rose was born in 1899 in Middletown. He served in World War I and was killed in action on May 30,1945 in Germany at the close to World War II.

For information please contact Norman Hanenbaum 860-345-2181 or Morty Pear 860-347-5213

Mah Jogg

Eileen K Daling:

Service Times

  • Minyan
    • Daily morning minyan (Mon.-Fri.) 8:00 a.m.
    • Sunday 9:00 a.m.
  • Early Risers Minyan (1st Wednesday of the month) 7:00 a.m.
  • Friday Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
  • Pray-Eat-Sing (once a month) 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Morning Service 9:30 a.m.
  • Holiday Services – weekdays & Sundays 9:00 a.m.