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October 27 2018
18 Cheshvan, 5779
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events
Tuesday, November 13th
Sisterhood Book Club

Shabbat, November 16th & 17th
Guest Speaker Eli Beer from 
United Hatzalah in Israel
Rabbi's Message
"Zerizim Makdimim Lemitzvot."  This is a Jewish value that we learn from our Parsha this week.  In essence, it means that when it comes time to perform a Mitzvah, we should do so with alacrity.  Avraham Avinu was known for exuding this behavior.
Human nature may be to procrastinate when it comes to performing certain tasks.  This can range from studying for tests, cleaning out the garage or taking care of monotonous paperwork.  Mitzvot can have the same effect on us.  We don't want to come to Shul on time, we hesitate to fulfill our pledges and we may delay fulfilling all of our good intentions.  
As the children of Avraham and Sarah, we should find within our DNA the gene that has us do things when we are supposed to.  In fact, we should do them even before that!  We have it in us, but sometimes we need inspiration to motivate us.  May we all be blessed to act in such a fitting manner.

Shabbat Shalom
Kiddush Sponsor
Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by 
Maggie and Cliff Newman in 
honor of the Simchat Bat for 
Emmy Emuna Liora
Mazal Tov to the parents Sabrina & Alon Bendory and big brother Natanel.
Mazal Tov to the grandparents Maggie & Cliff Newman and Judy & Chaim Bendory.
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 
Guest Speaker:  Eli Beer 
United Hatzalah in Israel
Shabbat, November 16th & 17th 
Eli Beer was born in Israel, where he witnessed his first terror attack at the age of seven. This traumatic experience, coupled with his desire to help save people, encouraged him to become a volunteer medic. Beer has been involved in emergency medical first response in Israel since 1988. With 25 years of life-saving experience, he has responded to some of the worst civil, wartime and terror-related incidents. He currently serves as Founder and President of United Hatzalah; featured speaker at TEDMED and AIPAC; lecturer to health organizations worldwide on the importance of receiving medical care within the first few minutes of an incident through a network of volunteers; has expertise in creating cohesive and integrated responses to mass casualty incidents as well as terrorist attacks; is a pioneer in the field of GPS-based technology for medical response; recipient of awards, including the 2010 Social Entrepreneur for Israel received by the Schwab Foundation, the 2011 Presidential Award for Volunteerism in Israel received by President Shimon Peres, and the 2012  Young Global Leader award. Married with 5 children and when not saving lives or guiding United Hatzalah, he manages the family real estate company, Beer Realty.
Community News & Events
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. In this fiscal year, Trenton allocated only $75 per pupil in security funding for our children, while public school students received over $210. Learn how to close this gap in security funding.

ACT for Jewish education. Don't wait. Our children's safety depends on it.  

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!!
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


Candle Lighting


Shabbat Day



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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