28 Tammuz 5777: Parashat Matot-Masei
- Thursday Minyan, 7:00am
- Friday Shabbat Unwrapped, 6:15pm
- Saturday Shabbat Unwrapped with Baby Naming, 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
Bridges to Independence “Look Cool for School” program
Register by July 31
From the CEH Social Action Committee: Here is a fun way to involve the whole family in helping local students get ready to go back to school. Bridges to Independence is looking for donors to purchase an outfit and new backpack for children in need (click below to sign up).
To clarify, CEH supports BOTH Bridges to Independence (homeless services in Arlington) as well as Doorways (domestic violence services in Arlington). These are two different and fantastic local organizations. Please remember to join us on July 23 for our Mini-Golfing For Good event to support Doorways!
Details: Now in its 12th year, our Look Cool for School program has helped hundreds of families give their children a new backpack and outfit for the first day of school. Bridges is currently looking for donors and/or donor groups who can purchase a complete outfit and backpack for a child in need. Register by July 31 to participate. CLICK HERE to complete the brief form to participate!
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.
This Sunday, July 23, 10:00am-12:00pm
Held at: Upton Hill Regional Park, 6060 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, 22205
Please join us for a round of mini-golf at Upton Hills on Sunday, 7/23 at 10am. Not only will we have fun, but we’ll be collecting gift cards for Doorways to use for their fall backpack drive. Please bring gift cards (in any denomination) from Target , TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, Old Navy, Amazon, Giant, Safeway, or Office Depot. Hope to see you there!
Sunday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 26
Held at: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is holding its annual convention right here in Arlington this year on July 23-26. It is so close to home that it would be a pity to miss it! This year Women’s League is celebrating its centennial and there will be outstanding scholars presenting a variety of sessions to appeal to all interests. For more information or to register, log on to www.wlcj.org.
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.
Congregation Etz Hayim is an egalitarian shul, both on the bimah and in the kitchen, and we are opening up signups to assist with Kiddush preparation to the entire congregation! Please reply through this Doodle poll: https://tinyurl.com/CEHSisterhoodDoodle
If you are interested in volunteering with specific other people, or have a strong preference for one date over another, please email Laura Jacobs.
Thursday, August 10, 5:00-8:00pm
Religious School students in rising grades 3 – 7 are invited to join us for Hebrew Boot Camp on Wednesday, August 9 from 5 – 8 PM (dinner and snacks included). We will have different stations to practice all levels of Hebrew. All participants will receive a Hebrew mug and hot chocolate to take home (because learning is sweet). This event is FREE!
RSVP HERE (https://goo.gl/forms/GNsiLmzMIzyMQCXa2) by August 2, 2017.
Contact Morah Laura at email@example.com for questions.
Sunday, August 27, 2017 – Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets
Held at: Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
- Gates open at 11:00am (Pre-game fun begins at 11:30am)
- First pitch: 1:35pm
- Buy tickets here: www.shalomdc.org/gss2017etzhayim
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! Don’t wait — tickets for his last cabaret sold out fast!