Welcome to Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth!

Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth is a traditional congregation in Wilmington, Delaware, now located a few minutes from Exits 7 and 8 off of I-95, just north of Wilmington. You can find us at our transitional home,  1801 Baynard Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19802, on Google Maps.

We are an embracing, engaging and enriching congregation and welcome you wherever you are in your spiritual journey.

For a listing of current events and activities, as well as our weekly service schedule, please read our current newsletter by clicking AKSE Newsletter – February 22, 2020. Our Kol Nidre supplement is chock full of information on the congregation and activities planned for 5780 / 2019-2020. You can also jump directly to our Classes, Events & More page

We are now scheduling “Mobile Minyanim” at places where some of our less mobile members live on a monthly basis. See an article about it here. There will be a “Mobile Minyan” followed by “Parsha and Pizza” at Lodge Lane at 6 p.m. on March 18 and May 6.

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updated address, just until Mark has a chance to fix it

Here’s (Rabbi Jonathan) Sacks with (AKSE’s own Rabbi Steven) Saks — Really!

Sacks picture

AKSE Time Capsule Extracted

On June 3, 1962, before the completion of our new synagogue building, a time capsule was placed in the cornerstone between the large concrete tablets of the Ten Commandments facing Washington Blvd. On June 12, 2018, 56 years later, the time capsule was extracted. On the next day, June 13, the contents of the time capsule were revealed before our annual congregational meeting.

Thanks to Paula Gordon for coordinating this project and for assembling a slideshow detailing the extraction of the time capsule and the revelation of its contents. You can view the slideshow here.

time capsule 2

time capsule 3 (2)

Announcing a New Kosher Restaurant in Wilmington!!! 

See Wilmington News Journal article here.

Rabbi Saks presents certificate of kashruth to Abundance Child, owner of Drop Squad Kitchen:

Rabbi Saks and Abundance Child


Slideshow: 60 Years of Cafe Tamar Memories

Café Tamar 60 year slideshow pic

Click the “full screen” symbol in the lower right of the box above and then the play button to view a slideshow celebrating 60 years of Cafe Tamar, AKSE’s signature annual musical celebration of Israel and the longtime labor of love of Faith and Lou Brown. The slideshow was presented at this year’s show on May 29. It was assembled by Mark Wagman from photos taken by many individuals over the years. Talia Goren compiled the soundtrack. Enjoy!!!

If desired, you can also download the slideshow as a Powerpoint presentation by clicking here, which will allow you to view the slideshow more slowly, extract individual photos or edit the show. If you do not have Powerpoint, you can download the free Powerpoint Viewer here.


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When you follow this link–Shop At Amazon–any purchases you make from Amazon will earn AKSE 4%-10% of your purchase total.  When the link is clicked, a new window will open and take you to Amazon.com.  Once there, shop as you normally would.  This link will work for Prime Members as well as the occasional Amazon shopper.  Use this link each and every time you shop at Amazon.  If you forget to use the link prior to checking out, simply return to the AKSE website and click on the link.  A new window will open at Amazon and your cart will still be there ready for checkout.  Let your friends and family know how easily they can raise funds for AKSE too!  Please email Kerry Shweiki if you have any questions at khshweiki@gmail.com.

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