This Week at Etz Hayim

Week of: October 15 – October 19, 2018


Candle Lighting — Friday, October 19:  6:07pm
Havdalah — Saturday, October 20:  7:07pm


View our Calendar for upcoming events

Weekly Services

11 Cheshvan 5779: Parashat Lech Lecha

  • Thursday Minyan, 7:00am
  • Friday Shabbat Services, 6:15pm
  • Saturday Shabbat Services, 10:00am

CLICK HERE for USCJ’s Torah Sparks, discussion and notes on the weekly Torah portion

  • Potluck Shabbat: 1st Friday of each month
  • Musical Shabbat: 2nd Friday of each month
  • 9:30 Club: Meditation on 2nd Saturday of each month at 9:30am. Sponsored by the Samuel & Jean Koshar Rothstein Memorial Fund
These committees are on standby to help in the hour of need for those who are ill or recuperating by visiting, calling, helping with grocery shopping, providing transportation to doctors or the synagogue, bringing meals, etc. (Bikkur Cholim) or to assist a bereaved family in arranging for the funeral, Shiva Minyan, and meal of condolence. Notify the Etz Hayim office or Rabbi Bass about your needs. In the event of a death, Rabbi Bass should be notified immediately (but not on Shabbat). Please contact Sherri Edgar (Bikkur Cholim) or Jerry Jacobs (Bereavement) if you’d like to join their committees.

Contact Sherri Edgar: 571-338-4712

Contact Jerry Jacobs: 301-340-8144

Etz Hayim Events & Notices

Adult Education

Join us in October for our Adult Education events.

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Bass
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Location: CEH

Bring a vegetarian/dairy lunch, and the Book of Joshua for an in-depth learning of this fascinating text which contains the story of Israel from the conquest of Canaan to the Babylonian exile. No knowledge of Hebrew is necessary, just your desire to learn! The lunch group meets at CEH the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 12 -1:30 PM. Contact the CEH Office for a copy of the text.

Book Discussion: “Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation”
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 12:30PM
Location: CEH

Come for services, stay for great literature discussions. After services, CEH congregants will lead discussions about books of particular interest to them. There are copies of each title in the CEH library. These diverse selections are sure to spark lively discussion! Discussion led by Jonathan Goldberg

Copies are available in the CEH Library.

Informative – Reserved Handicap Parking on Route 50

As you know, Congregation Etz Hayim does offer reserved handicap parking on S. Fenwick St. The availability we offer today is not enough to attend the needs of all congregants.

With that thought in mind, we are working together to make sure our 3 first spots on Route 50 are also reserved for handicap parking for our congregants during Shabbat Services on Friday nights, Shabbat Services on Saturday mornings and Religious School on Sunday mornings.

       Please, help us share this initiative!

Click here if you would like to bake. All money collected goes directly to the Shul.

Not all artists accept credit cards. Don’t forget to bring cash/checks.

Events Out and About in the Community

The Immigration Crisis: Taking Action

Thursday, October 18, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Temple Rodef Shalom

Hear from immigrants and local and national non-profits working on their behalf. Understand where things stand and how you can help.

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