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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

June 23, 2018
10 Tammuz, 5778
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events


Thursday, June 28th
Men's Club Golf Outing

Sisterhood Book Club
Killers of the Flower Moon
by David Grann

Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this Shabbat is being sponsored by 
The Etz Chaim Community.

Rabbi's Message
Parshat Chukat

Somewhere in this Parsha we move from year two in the Midbar to year forty.  This means that there are thirty-five plus years that are virtually silent and unrecorded in the story of Bamidbar.  This does not mean that nothing happened during this time.  It just means that the Torah does not relate every detail of every year during this period.  

In Bereishit, we cover twenty generations in a matter of a couple of Parshiot, whereas the forty years in the Midbar take up quite a lot of space in the Chumash.

One should not look at the Chumash as (only) a book of history, but as a book of teaching and guidance.  The Torah relates laws and narratives that are there for a specific learning purpose. Our job is to figure out what each verse is teaching us.

That task takes far longer than forty years!

Shabbat Shalom 
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
Kol Ha'nearim Tallit 
Deadline to Submit Names is 
Monday, 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! 

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*

Sisterhood Book Club
Killers of the Flower Moon 
by David Grann
Date TBA

Start Reading!

Killers of the Flower Moon 
by David Grann

"A tale of murder, betrayal, heroism and a nation's struggle to leave its frontier culture behind and enter the modern world... Filled with almost mythic characters from our past - stoic Texas Rangers, corrupt robber barons, private detectives, and murderous desperadoes like the Al Spencer gang - Grann's story amounts to a secret history of the American frontier."
Davening Schedule
Parshat  Chukat


Candle Lighting


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

Shabbat Day



Z'man Kriat Shema


Shabbat Ends 

June 24th-29th






*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

Youth Happenings will return after the Summer!

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