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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

June 2, 2018
19 Sivan, 5778
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events


Thursday, June 7th
Sisterhood Book Club:
Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate

Shabbat, June 16th
Graduation Kiddush

Monday, June 18th
Etz Chaim Annual BBQ

Thursday, June 28th
Men's Club Golf Outing

Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this week is sponsored by the 
Etz Chaim Community

Rabbi's Message
Parshat Beha'alotecha

It is June.  Period.  No matter where we are in life we seem to always revolve around the school year.  Finals, graduations, camp preparations and travel plans are on our minds.
June also marks an important part of the Shul year.  This is a time when we celebrate our accomplishments while taking note of our shortcomings with an eye towards improvement.
We will toast our graduates, honor our hard workers and swing for the fences (or fairways) all in the span of these few weeks.

Our Shul BBQ is the largest fundraiser of the year and we rely on that event to enable our Shul to function and provide all that we do.  You have heard me call it the "Anti-Dinner" as we do it casual style, outdoors and in a very, very fun atmosphere.   I am amazed each year how people simply do not want to leave the event.

So I ask each and every one of you to participate, contribute and join us for a wonderful event as we recognize Alan, Neil and Goldy for jobs well done.  Let us celebrate our wonderful Shul and community after what has been a fantastic year. 

I look forward to seeing you all there. 

Shabbat Shalom 
Where in Livingston is Yoni?? 

We're bringing back 

Each Friday afternoon for the first three weeks in June at approximately 3:00pm,  the Shul will be posting/sending out 
a selfie of Yoni in a local establishment. 

The first 4 kids to figure out where Yoni is & show up there win prizes from that place of business and tickets for the year-end raffle!

Graduation Kiddush 
June 16, 2018

Join Etz Chaim in honoring all of our amazing graduates at a special kiddush on Shabbat, June 16th.

Please send us the names of your graduate(s) by 
June 8th, so they are included in the  printed list.  
(include the name of the school and grade...
Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Grad School & Everything In Between!)
You can help sponsor this exciting kiddush by contacting Suzannah at
Suggested Donation
$54, $72, $180, $360

Mazal Tov to all of our graduates!

Etz Chaim 21st Annual 
BBQ & Virtual  Dinner Journal
Thursday, June 18th

Come Celebrate With Us at Our Annual Family BBQ
Monday, June 18th, 2018
6:30 pm

Honoring our Presidents:
Neil Kaplan & Alan Schall

Special Community Service Award 
presented to  Stephen Goldman

Please join us for an enjoyable evening at the BBQ, and help support Etz Chaim through the ad journal!

We will also have the 
Youth Department 
Year-End Raffle! 

Only Mitzvah Money may be used to purchase raffle tickets, but don't worry, we'll be giving out double at groups the next few Shabbasim!

Men's Club Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, June 28th


Join the Etz Chaim Men's Club for our Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, June 28th

Event Schedule:
11:30 am - Registration
12:00 pm - Lunch/Brunch
1:00 pm - Shotgun Start
5:30-7:00 pm - Cocktail Reception

$360 per person
Sponsorships Available

Questions about the Event?
Contact Kenny Weiss at, 
or Eli Spigler at
Next Sisterhood Book Club Read:
Before We Were Yours
June 7th

Start Reading!

The next Sisterhood Book Club meeting will be June 7th
Location TBA

Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate

Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals--in which Georgia Tann, director of a Tennessee adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country--Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets 
where we belong.

Kol Ha'nearim Tallit 
Deadline to Submit Names is June 25th
kol hanearim

Kol Ha'nearim Tallit for Simchat Torah

Missed the opportunity last year to have your child's/grandchild's name included on the Tallit on Simchat Torah? 
Now is your chance! 

We will once again have forms at the BBQ to fill in, or you can download the form and send it to the office.  

Forms may be mailed to the office:
1 Lafayette Drive in Livingston
fax: 973-597-1659

 $36 per name 
*Deadline to submit names is June 25th*

          Community News & Events

Golda Och Academy 
Spring Gala
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

 Crash Course in Basic Judaism by Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald
First Class - Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Davening Schedule


Candle Lighting


* Mincha on Friday afternoons will be at 7:00pm through the summer *

Shabbat Day



Teen Minyan

Z'man Kriat Shema


Shabbat Ends 

June 3-8






*We now move to our summer 
Plag Hamincha  schedule for Mincha/Ma'ariv during the week*

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!
 א גרויסן דאנק
Cholim List
Prayer for the Ill

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

Etz Chaim Youth

Click Here for Parshat Beha'alotecha
Youth Happenings

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