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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

August 25, 2018
14 Elul, 5778
Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Sylvia & Arthur Stark 
on the wedding of their daughter 
Danielle to Joshua Blank.
Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by 
the Etz Chaim Community
Rabbi's Message
Parshat Ki Teitzei

It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of August, which also signifies the end of summer and the beginning of the school year.  Hopefully, many of us are able to grab a few days off between now and Labor Day to refresh and recharge before the Yom Tov season.

Next week we will already begin reciting Selichot after Shabbat.  We will do so through Erev Yom Kippur.  As you think of what you may want to "Take on" to get ready for the Teshuva season, perhaps you should consider committing to saying the Selichot each day.  That will certainly get you in the mood.

I hope to see you there. 

Shabbat Shalom 
High Holidays 2018-5779

That time of year is almost upon us!  

Rosh Hashanah begins 
Sunday, September 9th!

Please let us know if you will be attending services at Etz Chaim  (and also if you aren't), by filling out the form below.

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

Rosh Hashanah Card Fundraiser

Annual Rosh Hashanah Card Fundraiser

Deadline - August 30th
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

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 Teitzei


Candle Lighting


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

Shabbat Day



Z'man Kriat Shema


Shabbat Ends

August 26-31


8:30 am




*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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