Weekly Services and Events
21 Tevet: Parashat Shemot
Thursday, January 16
Friday, January 17 *Shabbat Services, 6:15pm (Candle lighting, 4:55pm)
Saturday, January 18
*Shabbat Services with Bar Mitzvah of Sam Jackman, 10:00am (Havdalah, 6:04pm) Sunday, January 19
*Religious School, 9:30am *Adult Education – The Jewish Community of Hong Kong, 10:15am
Monday, January 20 *Office and Preschool CLOSED due to Martin Luther King’s Day *Volunteer Arlington MLK Day of Service, 8:00am to 12:00pm
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.
Etz Hayim Events & Notices
Next Week! MLK Day of Service: “A Day On, Not A Day Off”!
Monday, January 20, 8:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Washington Liberty High School (1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201)
We are proud to partner with Volunteer Arlington, a program of Leadership Center for Excellence for MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2020. This day will help strengthen and empower our community through hands-on service projects and on-site volunteer training opportunities. Please register on the Volunteer Arlington website at https://volunteer.leadercenter.org/MLK. You are welcome to choose any of the service projects.
Come meet us at the lobby of Washington Liberty at 8:45am for a Congregation photo!
Sponsored by the Jean Koshar & Samuel Rothstein Memorial Fund.
The Jewish Community of Hong Kong with Fred Cooper
This Sunday, January 19, 10:15am – 11:45am
Before Fred Cooper began tutoring CEH B’nai Mitzvah students, he was a broadcast
journalist for Voice of America (VOA), the U.S. government’s official international
broadcaster. From 1995-2000, Fred was assigned to create and run VOA’s Asia
news gathering and radio/TV production center in Hong Kong. Fred and his family became active in the thriving Jewish community there (dating back to the mid-1800s) and Fred was chair of the Council of Wardens (aka, shul president) of the historic Ohel Leah synagogue. In a time when Hong Kong is part of our daily news cycle come learn about the Jewish presence there.
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Bass
Thursday, January 23, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Bring a vegetarian/dairy lunch, and the Book of Judges for an in-depth learning of this fascinating text. 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.
Rabbi Lia Bass on Sabbatical
Rabbi Bass will be on Sabbatical from December 19 through January 16 (Back on January 17th).
You still can dedicate our new siddurim!
We are still dedicating our new siddurim, Siddur Lev Shalem. You can dedicate a siddur in honor or memory of special people in your lives. Each dedicated Siddur is $54.00.
Please contact the office (email@example.com) with the information for each siddurim you would like to dedicate.
Here is an example of dedication: “This Siddur Lev Shalem is dedicated by ABCD in memory/in honor of ABCD”
Please note this first 4 spaces out front are reserved accessible parking.
The Jewish value of hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests) is a mitzvah modeled in the Book of Genesis by Abraham and Sarah when they welcomed visitors.
This level of warmth, security, and comfort is something we want all members and guests to feel each time they participate in an event with the Etz Hayim community. So now all members have name tags!
Name tags are located on a large metal board outside the coat room. Adults’ name tags include last names; children’s do not.
We hope you will choose to wear your name tag when you are in the building, and don’t forget to return your name tag to the board when you leave.
If you can’t find your name tag or need a new one, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Mitzvah Mission – Feed the Homeless
Thursday, January 30, 5:30pm
Friday, January 31, 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
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 – DUE TO RABBI BASS’S SABBATICAL, THE NEXT MEDITATION WILL BE ON 02/08/2020
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. .