27 Av 5777: Parashat Re’eh
- Thursday Minyan, 7:00am
- Friday Shabbat Unwrapped, 6:15pm
- Saturday 9:30 Club Parashat HaShavuah, 9:30am
- Saturday Shabbat Unwrapped, 10:00am
CLICK HERE for discussion and notes on the weekly Torah portion
- Potluck Shabbat: 1st Friday of each month
- Musical Shabbat: 2nd Friday of each month
- Shabbat Unwrapped: 3rd Friday and Saturday of each month
- 9:30 Club: Meditation on 2nd Saturday of each month at 9:30am; Parashat HaShavuah (Torah portion discussion) on 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30am. Sponsored by the Samuel & Jean Koshar Rothstein Memorial Fund
Israeli Folk Dancing Classes: 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 8pm-10pm
Contact Sherri Edgar: 571-338-4712
Contact Jerry Jacobs: 301-340-8144
Upcoming Events & Notices
- Mazel Tov to Ben Edgar, son of Sherri Edgar-Wasserman and Lenny Wasserman, on his recent engagement! Ben got engaged to Sheryl Greene on August 5, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA. They met on September 1, 2011, at the University of Virginia and have been together for almost six years.
Got wonderful news to share with the congregation? Email email@example.com to have it mentioned in the weekly email!
Fair runs August 16-20, 2017
Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington, 22204
Etz Hayim is looking forward to yet another year participating in the Arlington County Fair with a booth in the exhibit hall! We need you to help tell the community all about us.
Volunteers can help set up the booth, staff the booth during the fair, and/or take down the booth when the fair is over. If you can sign up for more than one shift, even better!
Shift details are in Sign Up Genius; CLICK HERE to volunteer for a shift!
Social Action Committee presents: Monthly Mitzvah Mission: Help Feed the Homeless in Ballston
Held at: Central United Methodist Church, 4201 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, 22203
Join us each month to help feed Arlington’s homeless. CEH has partnered with the Central United Methodist Church (CUMC) of Ballston’s soup kitchen, and we’re calling on CEH volunteers to participate each month on the last Thursday PM / Friday AM of the month. To participate, volunteers just show up at 4201 Fairfax Drive. The kitchen entrance is on the Stafford Street side of the building, and parking is available behind the church.
Sunday, August 27: Gates open 11:00am; Game begins 1:35pm
Held at: Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
You may have heard that MLB recently added a doubleheader on August 27, but rest assured, the date and time of Federation’s Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park have NOT changed. All Grand Slam Sunday activities will continue as originally scheduled, and we hope to see you there at 11:30am for all the pre-game fun.
Ready for more good news? Tickets are still available for the game: www.shalomdc.org/GrandSlam
Do you have a fun-loving daughter? Join the Girl Scout troop drawn from Agudas Achim Congregation (Alexandria) and Etz Hayim. Ours is a multi-age “Rainbow Troop” with four different age groupings for girls in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Troop meetings are generally monthly, on Sundays from 1:00-2:30pm at either Agudas Achim or Etz Hayim. We eat lunch together as a group before troop meetings begin.
Please join us! Save the date for our Parents Meeting: Sunday, September 10th at 7pm at the Kaminski home. We welcome all new members and particularly invite rising Kindergarten and First Grade girls to join our Daisy Girl Scout troop. We are also looking for new parent volunteers to help with all aspects of our troop.
For the parent meeting address, registration, and more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in touch with troop leaders Beth Robbins and Debbie Altenburg.
Jewish National Fund invites you: Northern VA Breakfast for Israel – “The Fifty Best Jewish Jokes and What they Show About the Jews”
Sunday, September 10, 10:00am
Held at: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV), 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031
RSVP by September 1: www.jnf.org/novabreakfast
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is a lecturer and bestselling author of more than 15 books on Jewish ethics and literacy, including Jewish Literacy, the best-selling book on Judaism of the past 25 years. Rabbi Telushkin was named one of the 50 best speakers in the U.S. by Talk Magazine.
Saturday, September 16, 8:00pm
Selichot is coming sooner than you think! This year we are separating from Temple Rodef Shalom. Etz Hayim’s services will feature a play by Merle Feld about 10 people addressing their individual quests through conversation and interior monologues on Kol Nidre evening. We hope you will join us for this new approach to the start of this year’s Yamim Norayim (Days of Awe). A dessert reception will follow services.
Sunday, September 17, 8:00pm
Held at: Creative Cauldron, 410 S. Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046
Buy tickets here: www.creativecauldron.org/2017cabarets.html (Scroll down to Will’s cabaret)
Our very own Will Stevenson returns with a brand new cabaret! 100% of the proceeds from Sept 17th will go to Etz Hayim. Expect a hilarious evening of song and stories any parent knows all too well. Will shares the joys and frustrations of parenthood through cabaret standards, musical theater favorites, and more!