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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

July 21, 2018
9 Av, 5778
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events

Tuesday, July 31st
Sisterhood Book Club
Killers of the Flower Moon
by David Grann

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Sima and Ben Schall on the birth of a grandson.  
Mazal tov to the proud parents Alizah and Jeremy Schall, and to new big brother Max.
  Mazal tov to Aunt and uncle Mindy and Alan Schall and to all the cousins. 

Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by 
The Etz Chaim Community

Shabbat Chazon & 
              Tisha B'Av Schedule 5778

Friday, July 20th

Candle Lighting -8:06pm

Mincha - 7:00pm

Shabbat Chazon - July 21st

    Parsha Shiur - 8:30am

Shacharit - 9:00am

Sof Z'man Kriat Shema - 9:24am

 Kiddush Following Services

Mincha - 8:00pm

Rabbi Kapustin's Pre-Tisha B'Av Shiur 

   **There will be no Seudat Shlishit in Shul 
this week**

     Last Time To Eat Before Fast - 8:23pm
    Shabbat Ends - 9:11pm

Maariv Followed by Eicha - 9:20pm

Sunday, July 22nd - Tisha B'Av Observed

Shacharit - 9:00am - 
followed by Explanatory Kinnot

Chatzot - 1:04pm

Mincha - 7:55pm with Taalit & Tefillin

Fast Ends - 9:10pm

Usually on Erev Tisha B'Av, there is a final meal before the fast that is called the Seudah Ha-Mafseket.  At this meal one may not eat more than one cooked food (usually a hard boiled egg). 

When Tisha B'Av falls out on Shabbat (as is the case this year) or Sunday, the final meal is the Seudah Shelishit.  SinceTisha B'Av falls out this year on Shabbat, July 21st, none of the usual restrictions applies.  One may even eat meat and drink wine at the Seudah Shelishit, BUT one must stop eating before sunset.  This year the time of sunset on Shabbat is at 8:23PM, at which time one must stop eating.
We do not, however, remove our shoes until after Shabbat.  This week Shabbat ends at 9:11 pm  At the close of Shabbat, one should recite the following:Baruch hamavdil bein kodesh le-chol, then remove one's shoes and put on sneakers or any other footwear that contains no leather.  It is advisable to bring your Tisha B'av 
non-leather footwear to Shul before Shabbat so that you will be able to change accordingly after Shabbat.
We will be davening Maariv on Motzaei Shabbat at shul at 9:20 pm so that we can first change our shoes after Shabbat and then travel to shul with our families.  This year on Saturday night (Motzaei Shabbat), the customary Havdalah is NOT recited.  We will say only the blessing Borei meorei ha-esh, in shul after Maariv.  The Havdalah on the cup of wine is postponed this year until Sunday night after the fast. On Sunday night, only the blessing on the wine and the blessing of Hamavdil are recited.

May we all merit to see the rebuilding of the 
Beit Hamikdash speedily in our time.
A Summer Short Vort 
Parshat Devarim-Chazon
Life is filled with contradictions.  We often have to manage different forces that come together and pull us in different directions.  This Shabbat is Tisha B'Av.  Although the fast is observed on Sunday, the import of the day is the same and there are some mourning practices that already emerge on Shabbat.  Our job is to understand how to fuse the Simcha of Shabbat Kodesh with the Aveilut and harshness of Tisha B'av.

Shabbat Shalom 
Sisterhood Book Club
Killers of the Flower Moon 
by David Grann
Tuesday, July 31st
RSVP Required

Killers of the Flower Moon 
by David Grann

The Book Club will be held Tuesday, July 31st. 
RSVP is required.
Since it is a summer meeting, we want to make sure we have enough people to move forward with this date.
Please RSVP to Shelley Paradis at

About the book:
"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  Devarim
Shabbat Chazon


Candle Lighting


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

Shabbat Day



Z'man Kriat Shema


Shabbat Ends 

July 22nd-27th

Sunday - 
See Tisha B'Av Schedule



*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!
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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

Youth Happenings will return after the Summer!

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