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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

September 1, 2018
21 Elul, 5778
Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov to Michele & Garrett Neubart on the 
B ar Mitzvah of their sons Blake & Colby.
Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Michele & Garrett Neubart in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their sons Blake & Colby.
Rabbi's Message
Labor Day Weekend.  Three words that are most welcome to some, yet fearful and anxiety ridden to others.  While this holiday signals an end to summer and the need to "Get Back to the Grind," for us it is so different.
Chazal teach us that Parshat Ki-Tavo is always read soon before Rosh Hashanah because of the Tochachah found in the Parsha.  We want to end off our Jewish year and be done with all the negatives and "Curses" that have befallen us.  We will then enter a month-long period of introspection, prayer, observance and ritual that will hopefully set the proper tone for the coming year of 5779.
So maybe the fun and games are over (for now) and we have serious work to do, but I know that each and every one of us is equal to the task.  

Shabbat Shalom
High Holidays 2018-5779

Rosh Hashanah begins 
Sunday, September 9th!

Selichot begin this Motzaei Shabbat at 11:00pm.  

We will have nightly Selichot at 10:00pm thereafter as per the schedule below.

If you haven't already, please let us know if you are attending services at Etz Chaim.
This year we are issuing admission cards, and will have security checking the cards at the door.  
We need to get them mailed out to everyone, so it is important we hear from you.  
Please call the office or fill out the attendance form below and send via fax or email ASAP.

We wish you a Shana Tova and look forward to a year of good health, happiness and peace.

Click Below for Davening Schedules:

Rosh Hashanah Card Fundraiser

With Rosh Hashanah just around the corner, we want to remind you that it is not too late to sign up for Sisterhood's Rosh Hashanah Card fundraiser! 

Deadline extended to  Monday, September 3rd
What better way to welcome in the New Year than to send best wishes to your shul friends and family through our annual Rosh Hashanah Card Fundraiser!
Your participation is not only a wonderful way to begin the New Year, it also helps raise funds for our Shul and for the charities we support.

This year, 10% of your donation will go to 
 JESPY House - a not-for-profit organization that enables adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve their full potential and lead independent lives.  

What do you need to do to participate?
Sign up is quick and easy at
If you have forgotten your login code, you can request it on the login page. If you have any other questions, please contact Amy Silverstein at, or she may be reached at 917-751-6294.
We hope you will consider participating this year
and many thanks to those of you who have
already signed up!

Sisterhood of Etz Chaim

Community News & Events
Israel Bonds 
Annual Tribute Dinner
October 3, 2018

Israel Bonds 
Women's Division Diamond Gala
November 8, 2018

Zumba Classes

We are pleased to announce that Zumba classes are being held at Etz Chaim.

For more information,  please visit

Davening Schedule
Parshat Ki Tavo


Candle Lighting


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

Shabbat Day



Z'man Kriat Shema


Shabbat Ends

Selichot - 11:00pm

Sept. 2-7


Sunday &
(Labor Day)
8:30 am




Selichot - 10:00pm
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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