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October 20, 2018
11 Cheshvan, 5779
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events
Thursday, October 25th
Etz Chaim's Comedy Night with Joel Chasnoff

Tuesday, November 13th
Sisterhood Book Club

Rabbi's Message
This week many people observed what is known as "Yom Aliyah".  This recognizes the day that so many people have made the bold step to move to Israel.  This is naturally observed during the week of Lech-Lecha since it was Avram and Sarai who followed Hashem's command to move forth to the land of Canaan.  This was the first Aliyah!
While I may be spending Shabbat Lech Lecha in Israel, I am not (yet) moving there for a variety of reasons.  While those reasons may be good and valid ones, there still is the overarching dream and value that one day we should end up in Israel.  

I hope to see you there!

Shabbat Shalom 
Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by 
the Etz Chaim Community
Etz Chaim's Comedy Night
featuring Joel Chasnoff
Thursday, October 25th, 7:30PM

Register now for Etz Chaim's 
Comedy Night featuring 
Joel Chasnoff, America's Premier Jewish Comedian!

Thursday October 25th at 7:30pm 

 Join us for the hip, smart and resonating humor of internationally acclaimed comedian Joel Chasnoff. He's appeared as a warm-up act for Jon Stewart of the Daily Show and is currently writing a pilot for Comedy Central. He's edgy and witty - yet always appropriate. From his stint on the Solomon Schechter basketball team to his tour of duty in the Israeli Army, Joel has a lifetime of relatable Jewish experiences. 


Sisterhood Book Club
Tuesday, November 13th, 7:15PM
The Sisterhood Book Club will discuss
Killers of the Flower Moon,
by David Grann 
Home of Debbie Zuckerman 
36 Chelsea Dr., Livingston
Community News & Events
JNFuture: An Evening with Special in Uniform
Sunday, October 21st, 7:00PM

Blood Drive at AABJ&D
Sunday, October 28th, 9AM-1PM
Wheels of Love 2018
October 28 - November 1, 2018
    WHEELS OF LOVE is the ALYN  Hospital's largest annual fundraiser. 

  The annual bike ride brings together Americans, Canadians, Israelis and Europeans who are all passionate about Israel, children and cycling. The ride is a five day moving caravan of love and hope. The money raised through the ride helps offset the staggering shortfall the Hospital has because the amount reimbursed from health insurance lags far behind the actual cost of ALYN's life changing care. The 2018 goal is to raise $3,000,000. We will reach it gift by gift; just as the ALYN children reach their goals step by step.
  Please support Etz Chaim members, David Anfang; Paul Glick; and Michael Mamet, by visiting their individual pages below. 

Etz Chaim is the only synagogue with riders participating in this event and funds raised are going to help children with severe disabilities. 
David, Paul, and Michael are covering all of their own expenses, so all funds go directly to Alyn.
David Anfang
Paul Glick
Michael Mamet

Voting and Tuition
Wednesday, October 31st, 7:30PM
Please join Teach NJS's event on Wednesday, October 31st at 7:30 PM at Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center in Livingston. 

We will be joined by 
Jeremy Halpern  of Kushner Academy,  Sam Moed  who serves as the Chairman of Teach NJS and  Cheryl Weiner Rosenberg  who serves on the Englewood Council and on the Executive Committee for Teach NJS.  We will discuss how voting in your local elections directly impacts the cost of your tuition bill so our children receive fair funding including security funding. 
Light refreshments will be served. 

Kindly RSVP to Jackie Yehudiel, Teach NJS Director, at 
or CLICK HERE to register. 

Israel Bonds 
Women's Division Diamond Gala
Thursday, November 8th, 6:30PM

Click HERE to Register
Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
Sunday, November 11th, 9:00AM

Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School invites all 8th graders and their parents to join us at our Open House on Sunday, November 11, 2018. 

Experience RKYHS during an inspirational morning as we highlight the vast opportunities for students, demonstrate our values, and define our difference. Come see the dynamic and innovative academic and Judaic programs, first-rate educational initiatives and co-curricular opportunities. Registration begins at 9:00 am followed by the program at 9:30 am.  

Please register at 
For more information, please contact Allison Lyons at  or 862-437-8050.  
Thank you!!
Honey Foundation: 
Religious Choice in Israel
Sunday, November 11th, 10:30AM

OR Movement
Thursday, November 15th, 6:30PM

The ATID Society at JKHA/RKYHS Presents  Rami Kleinstein
Sunday, December 2nd, 7:30PM


Davening Schedule
Parshat Lech Lecha


Candle Lighting


Shabbat Day

Given by Rabbi Kapustin


Teen Minyan

Z'man Kriat Shema


Shabbat Ends


Oct. 21-26






Rabbi's Classes
Tuesday Mornings:

Women's Class

History & Meaning
of Prayer
10:30 am
When was the siddur  compiled? 
Who chose what  to include? 
Why were certain prayers chosen and w hat do they mean?  
Join us to answer these questions and more.

Tuesday Evenings:
New Class!

"Arvei Pesachim"
after Davening

Yiddish Class

*Now on 

MONDAY Evenings*

Please join us for our class in Yiddish, led  by our very own Morris Glicklich. 

Class will be held on Monday evenings
after Minyan.
If you have any questions or if you want to find out more, please speak with Morris or
Michael Mamet.
All are welcome!
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Cholim List
Prayer for the Ill

To add or remove a name from the cholim list, 
please contact 
Shelley Paradis at

Etz Chaim Youth

Zumba at Etz Chaim
We are pleased to announce that there are Zumba classes being held at Etz Chaim.

For more info, please visit 

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