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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

June 9, 2018
26 Sivan, 5778
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events


Shabbat, June 16th
Graduation Kiddush

Monday, June 18th
Etz Chaim Annual BBQ

Thursday, June 28th
Men's Club Golf Outing

Mazal Tov

 Mazal Tov to BatSheva & Murray Halpern on the occasion of Gabriel's Bar Mitzvah.

 The entire Halpern and Rozen Families welcome our community and our guests from near and far to help celebrate Gabriel's Bar Mitzvah. 

Mazal Tov

 Mazal Tov to Julie-Ann & Mark Miller 
on the engagement of their daughter Rachel to Gabe Cooper, son of Janet and Jonathan Cooper 
of West Hempstead.  

Mazal Tov

 Mazal Tov to 
Susan and Jerry Yoskowitz 
on the birth of a grandson.

Mazal Tov to proud parents 
Rachelle and Lev Kuperman.
Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this week is sponsored by 
BatSheva & Murray Halpern in honor of the 
Bar Mitzvah of their son Gabriel.

Rabbi's Message
Parshat Shelach

Israel is hard.  Plain and simple.  Ask anyone who was born there, lived there, moved there or left there.  The Talmud tells us that one of the things that is acquired only through "Yesurim" - hardships - is Israel.

Indeed, we witness this with the debacle of the spies.  Yes, they reported on what was good, but they emphasized all that they saw as wrong and lacking.

There is no question that Israel historically until this very day is fraught with challenges and uphill battles.  One could easily follow the multitudes and majority (as Bnai Yisrael followed the majority number of spies) and see all that is wrong with Israel.  However, as a people with faith in Hashem and that which is "Lema'alah Min Hateva," we should focus on all that is right with Israel.

We all have Caleb and Joshua within us.  It is just a matter of finding the right voice. 

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 tomorrow, Friday,  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

Deadline extended to June 12th
 to make your reservation and submit ads.

Ads received by the deadline will be screened at the BBQ and listed on a poster at the BBQ. 

Late ads will be available for online viewing only.   

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
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

 Crash Course in Basic Judaism by Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald
Next Class - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Davening Schedule
Parshat  Shelach

Shabbat Mevarchim


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 10th-15th




 Rosh Chodesh 



*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

Click Here for
Parshat Shelach
Youth Happenings

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