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Our Unique Shabbat Experiences

Potluck Shabbat – 1st Friday*

Musical Shabbat – 2nd Friday*

9:30 Club Meditation – 2nd Saturday

Shabbat Unwrapped – 3rd Friday & Saturday

9:30 Club Parashat HaShavuah – 3rd Saturday

*These events are especially fun for families with young children.

At Etz Hayim, Shabbat is always for children of all ages and their parents. Children’s attendance at our services is encouraged and fulfills the mitzvah of passing our cherished Jewish customs from generation to generation. We also welcome children’s participation – from assisting our Rabbi in leading prayers to singing Bim Bam!

If children become restless, they can take a break in our family room, which is attached to the sanctuary. We also provide babysitting at our first Friday monthly potlucks.

We want each and every family to feel at home at Etz Hayim. You and your family belong here. We look forward to sharing tefilla with you!

Congregation Etz Hayim serves the Arlington, Virginia, and surrounding communities, with 75 years of history of offering a welcoming spiritual home while fostering unity and connection as we journey together on a path toward holiness.