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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

Religious School Teacher and Youth Group Leader positions available; CLICK HERE to  
learn more!


Etz Hayim was featured in the Washington Jewish Week: CLICK HERE for the article about our upcoming 75th anniversary, our history, and our community!

2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Adult Education Classes now in session!
CLICK HERE for the brochure for complete class listing and schedule.

Tuesday, December 1 | Adult Education Class: Introduction to Rabbinic Judaism Part 1, 7:00pm (Please RSVP to

Saturday, December 5 | Etz Hayim's 75th Anniversary Testimonial Gala, 7:00pm-11:00pm (Please RSVP to

Tuesday, December 8 | Adult Education Class: Introduction to Rabbinic Judaism Part 2, 7:00pm (Please RSVP to

Wednesday, December 9 | Congregational Chanukah Party, 6:00pm

Saturday, December 12 | Chanukah Concert featuring Ein Lanu Z'man, 7:00pm -- Purchase tickets at (Concert co-sponsored by Etz Hayim, Kol Ami Reconstructionist & Agudas Achim)

Sunday, December 13 |
Fall Membership Meeting with Unveiling of Strategic Plan, 11:30am

Tuesday, December 15 | Adult Education Class: Introduction to Rabbinic Judaism Part 3, 7:00pm (Please RSVP to



CLICK HERE to order Rosendorff’s challahs for Shabbat!

Challahs are $6.00 per loaf and must be picked up on Fridays by 4:00pm. Please submit your order and drop off payment in the synagogue office. Checks should be made out to Congregation Etz Hayim.


If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.