This Week at Etz Hayim

Week of: December 3 – December 7, 2018

CANDLE LIGHTING & HAVDALAH TIMES

Candle Lighting – Friday, December 7:  4:28pm
Havdalah – Saturday, December 8:  5:28pm

 

View our Calendar for upcoming events

Weekly Services

30 Kislev 5779: Parashat Miketz

  • Thursday Minyan, 7:00am
  • Friday Shabbat Services with Potluck, 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

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Volunteer Arlington MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 21, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Washington Lee High School


Congregation Etz Hayim is a SPONSOR for this family-friendly event to benefit over 20 local non-profit organizations. Join your CEH friends as well as other community members to make this holiday a “day on rather than a day off” and work together to move closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.

There will be volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.

Afterwards, CEH friends will meet for lunch at Chesapeake Bagel Bakery at Lee-Harrison Shopping Center – around 1:00pm.

Please, CLICK HERE and register as soon as possible to get the volunteer job of your choice – especially if you are trying to sign up as a group of friends. This is a popular community event that fills quickly.

 

Adult Education

Join us in for our Adult Education events.

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Bass
Thursday, December 6, 12:00pm – 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 the conquest of Canaan. 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.

Event with Rabbi Julia Watts Belser: Dreams and Dreamers in the Babylonian Talmud: Saturday, December 8, after services
Location: CEH

Event with Rabbi Julia Watts Belser: The Generation of the Flood: Rabbinic Tales of Cleverness, Catastrophe and Climate Change: Sunday, December 9, 10:15am
Location: CEH

Equality Virginia, Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau
Sunday, December 16, 10:15am
Location: CEH

Embrace all of our neighbors by engaging in dialogue with a member of the Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau. Our speaker will help us build a better understanding of transgender life experiences though storytelling and open, candid dialogue.

THIS WEEK! CANTOR JACOB GREENBERG WILL JOIN US FOR SHABBAT:

*Friday, December 7, 6:15pm

*Saturday, December 8, 10:00am

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 for our Congregational Gala in Honor of Lyn & Jill Shenk and Alan Savada & Will Stevenson.

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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!

Monthly Mitzvah Mission – Feed the Homeless

Next dates:

  • Thursday, December 27, 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Friday, December 28, 5:30am-11:30am

Location: Central United Methodist Church (CUMC), 4201 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, 22203

Join us at CUMC’s soup kitchen to help feed Arlington’s homeless!

 

Events Out and About in the Community

Great Opportunity to learn about Ramah Day Camp!
Discover why Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, DC is one of the fastest growing Jewish day camps in the area.

Learn more at a Parlor Meeting on Monday, December 10th at a home in Arlington, VA. Click here for details about both events.

Ramah Day Camp is open to current Pre-K through 4th grade students. RSVP’s are encouraged for both events. Contact Sharon Rosenberg Safra, Assistant Director (sharons@campramahne.org, 301-658-6627).

 

Monthly Recurring Events

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

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Need a Minyan?

Please contact the office or a member of the Religious Affairs Committee with the specific date you need a minyan and we will do our best to accommodate. When possible, please notify us 2-3 weeks in advance of your requested minyan date.

Bikkur Cholim (Helping the ill) & Bereavement Committees

These committees are on standby to help in the hour of need for those who are ill or recuperating (Bikkur Cholim) or to assist a bereaved family in arranging for the funeral, Shiva Minyan, and a meal of condolence (Bereavement). SEE MORE…