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October 13, 2018
4 Cheshvan, 5779
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events

THIS Shabbat, October 12th
Friday Night Dinner with Community Scholar 
Dr. Erica Brown

Thursday, October 25th
Etz Chaim's Comedy Night with Joel Chasnoff

Rabbi's Message
Rashi, our great guide throughout the entire Chumash, cites a famous dispute regarding Noach and his righteous status.  Noach is indeed labeled a "Tzaddik," but the question remains whether or not this is a relative term.  Had he been with other paragons of virtue like Avraham Avinu, would he have been given the same appellation?  The debate goes on and on.
The way I see it, Noach is called a Tzaddik and no one else is.  Noach saved humanity much like Yoseif did during the famine in Egypt. This is why Yoseif is called (though not in the Chumash) "Yoseif Hatzaddik."
How do you think you will be remembered in future generations?  What are you doing to solidify that legacy?

Shabbat Shalom
Mazal Tov
   Mazal Tov to Barbara Berger on the birth of a grandson. 
Mazal Tov to parents Rebecca Rindler &  Amos Berger. 
Mazal Tov to aunt and uncle Neeli & Michael Margolis. 
               Mazal Tov to cousins Adam, Nate & Maya. 
Kiddush Sponsors

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by 
Mrs. Louise Pantirer, Nancy & Larry Pantirer, 
Betty & Howard Schwartz and  Elisa & Alan Pines  in commemoration of the 10th Yahrtzeit of 
Murray Pantirer, Z"L.

Shabbat with Community Scholar
Dr. Erica Brown
THIS Shabbat, October 12 & 13th

Please join us as we have our first visit of the new year with our Community Scholar Dr. Erica Brown. 

Dr. Brown will be speaking at the following times:
  Friday evening immediately following Davening.  The topic will be:  "Leaving a Legacy".
The community Shabbat dinner will follow where we will all have a chance to interact with 
Erica and Jeremy Brown.
Shabbat Morning Parsha Shiur - 8:30AM
Shabbat Morning, Oct 13th after Davening-
"Noah, the Tower of Babel and the Creation 
of a Better Society"
Shabbat Afternoon Shiur for Women - 4:45PM
Hosted by:  Maggie and Cliff Newman-  34 Chelsea Drive
"Work/Life Balance: An Ancient and Modern Jewish Perspective"
We look forward to a most inspirational 
and educational Shabbat.
Erica's future Shabbat visits will be on 
March 29-30 and May 10-11, 2019

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. 


Community News & Events
JNFuture: An Evening with Special in Uniform
Sunday, October 21st, 7:00PM

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

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!!

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

Davening Schedule
Parshat Noach


Candle Lighting


Shabbat Day

Given by Erica Brown

Erica Brown Lecture after Davening

Teen Minyan

Z'man Kriat Shema


Shabbat Ends

Oct. 14-21






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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