- 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
Contact Sherri Edgar: 571-338-4712
Contact Jerry Jacobs: 301-340-8144
Etz Hayim Events & Notices
Survey for the Congregation
The Board and the Emergency Preparedness Committee are seeking the appropriate balance between two imperatives: the mitigation of security threats and the openness of the Congregation.
We are looking for input regarding people’s preferences regarding other security measures that could be taken. We appreciate your participation in the survey and look forward to sharing the results of the survey with the community as well as taking actions based on the responses we receive.
CLICK HERE for the survey.
What’s Jewish About Libraries?
Sunday, February 24, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA)
For Families with children ages 4 -8. Arlington author and CEH member Madelyn Rosenberg will read from The Schmutzy Family, a PJ Library book, and will lead activities that include improv and team storytelling.
We’ll explore what goes into a story including character, setting, and of course, problems. And we’ll answer the burning question: What does a monster eat for breakfast?
Participants will also have the chance to work on stories of their own. For more about Madelyn, visit http://www.madelynrosenberg.com.
This event is co-sponsored with PJ Library.
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Bass
Thursday, February 21, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
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 12-1:30pm.
Jewish History – The Last 175 Years, Part 2 with Noam Vinokar-Meinrath
Sunday, February 24, 10:15am
Our second session will cover the first half of the 20th century. We will discuss Zionism and it’s primary opponent, the Jewish-Socialist Bund movement, the rise of fascism in Europe, the Holocaust and the formation of the State of Israel. We will also touch upon the relationship between the US and Israel.
Jewish Comedy: Why Are We So Funny?
Saturday, March 2, 7:00pm
Enjoy an evening of Jewish comedy! We’ll go on a two-hour journey that spans Groucho Marx, Gertrude Berg, Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, and more. Using an entertaining mix of video, lively discussion, and interactive quiz games, we will explore the origins of Jewish comedy, what makes Jewish comedy unique and different, what comedy offers society and whether there are limits to humor. Laughter, education, fun and a glass of wine/beer – what’s not to like? Note: This evening is for mature audiences (ages 14 and more) and has been rated PG-OY VEY! by the Etz Hayim Film Institute.
New Class! The Book of Psalms
Tuesday, March 5, 2:00pm
Location: Brandywine Living at Alexandria (5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA 22304)
Join Rabbi Bass and learn more about the book of Psalms. Enjoy an afternoon of knowledge. Classes will be every 1st Tuesday of the month. No RSVP needed it, just bring a copy of the book of Psalms in English.
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Please note – Reserved Accessible Parking on Route 50
As you know, Congregation Etz Hayim does offer reserved accessible 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 accessible 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
- Thursday, February 21, 5:30pm
- Friday, February 22, 5:30am
Location: Central United Methodist Church (CUMC), 4201 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, 22203
Join us at CUMC’s soup kitchen to help feed Arlington’s homeless!
Monthly Recurring Events