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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

April 14th, 2018
29 Nisan, 5778
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events

Thursday, April 12th
Etz Chaim Yom Hashoah Event
Led by Eli Spigler Who Will Share His Family Story

THIS SHABBAT, April 13th & 14th
Dr. Chana Tannenbaum

Thursday, April 26th
EC Sisterhood:
Yoga with Mara Berger

Shabbat, May 25th & 26th
Dr. Erica Brown

Thursday, June 7th
Sisterhood Book Club:
Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate

Monday, June 18th
Etz Chaim Annual BBQ
Details to Follow!

Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov to Jessica and Ari Wise on the 
Bar Mitzvah of their son Isaac
Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this week is sponsored by 
Jessica and Ari Wise in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of  their son Isaac
Etz Chaim Yom Hashoah Program

Please join us tonight for our annual program in observance of Yom Hashoah.

This year our guest speaker will be our very own Men's Club  Co-President Eli Spigler.

Eli will take us on a journey through his family's experiences in the Shoah from Eastern Europe to Israel to Australia to America.

This is an important opportunity for third and fourth generations to learn how to tell their family story.

Mincha will be at 7:15pm followed by the program.
There will be Ma'ariv at the conclusion. 

Rabbi's Message
Parshat Shemini
I don't particularly enjoy birthday parties.  I don't love going to them and I certainly don't love making them.  However, this week I will make an exception. 

It's hard to believe, but Israel is turning seventy years old! It seems like just yesterday that she was a fledgling infant who was so unsure of what may come.  Here we are today with a bursting population, growing economy and a mighty army.  As we observe Yom Hashoah today, we can't help but note that when we say "Never Again" we can back that up with the support of the State of Israel and our great nation.

So I will be going to this milestone birthday party in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv and all over our beloved country.  I hope that each and every one of us finds an appropriate way to celebrate this coming week.  For me, it means greeting the guest of honor in person so I can give my very best wishes for a most Happy Birthday! 
Etz Chaim Welcomes 
Dr. Chana Tannenbaum as our 
Scholar-in-Residence this Shabbat!

Dr. Tannenbaum will be speaking on the following topics  this Shabbat:

Shabbat Morning Shiur - 8:30am
Nadav and Avihu: What Was Their Sin?  
Shabbat Morning - 
After Davening in Main Sanctuary
The Blossoming Desert of Yehezkel  
Shabbat Afternoon - 6:00pm
At the Home of Maggie & Cliff Newman
34 Chelsea Dr
Yom Habesorah - Day of the Good Tidings
The Haftorah of Metzorah and the Establishment 
of the State

Thank you to Fran and Arie Schwartz who are helping to sponsor  Dr. Chana Tannenbaum this Shabbat in memory of Fran's  sister,  Leah Gisha Gottlieb Sattin, z"l.

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
April 13 & 14

Next Sisterhood Book Club Read:
Before We Were Yours
June 7th

Start Reading!

The next Sisterhood Book Club meeting will be June 7th
Location TBA

Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate

Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals--in which Georgia Tann, director of a Tennessee adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country--Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets 
where we belong.

*The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish 
has been moved ahead  to be read over the summer

          Community News & Events

Yom Hazikaron Program & 
Yom Ha'atzmaut Chagiga
Wednesday, April 18th
Israel at 70
Community-Wide Celebration
Thursday, April 19th
NORPAC Mission to Washington
Wednesday, April 25th

Norpac Flyer

Mission to Washington
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

NORPAC's Mission to Washington is an annual event where we bring close to a thousand citizen activists to Washington, DC, in order to advocate for a stronger U.S.-Israel relationship with Members of Congress. 

Mission attendees are bused (or can use their own transportation) to Washington in the morning, and arrive at the Warner Theatre where they attend a brief plenary session with presentations by Congressional leadership. Afterwards, individuals converge to their assigned groups - usually of 4 to 6 people - and meet with Members of Congress and their staff to discuss this year's talking points regarding pressing legislation on U.S.-Israeli concerns. 

The event wraps up the same day in the early evening, and transportation is provided to get back home.


Contact Eliane Levy at 973-422-1705 
for more information.  

Mikvah Chana Women's Annual Gala
Monday, April 30th

American Society for Yad Vashem
Spring Luncheon
Wednesday, May 23rd
Golda Och Academy 
Spring Gala
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Davening Schedule
Parshat Shemini
Shabbat Mevarchim


Candle Lighting


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

Shabbat Day

Given by Chana Tannenbaum


Sephardic Minyan

Shiur from Chana Tannenbaum after services

Teen Minyan

Z'man Kriat Shema

Shiur Before Mincha given by Chana Tannenbaum
(at home of Maggie & Cliff Newman) 6:00pm


Shabbat Ends

    April 15th-20th



Rosh Chodesh
6:40 am

6:45 am



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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