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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

April 21st, 2018
6 Iyar, 5778
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events

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

Shabbat, May 25th & 26th
Dr. Erica Brown
Sponsored by the Singer Family in memory of 
Julie Lipsett-Singer's mother, Phyllis Lipsett, z"l

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 Noreen & Jeffrey Punia on the birth of their granddaughter, Chloe Blake Kramer.  

Mazal Tov to proud parents Alison & Stephen Kramer.

Pirkei Avot is Back!

Now that Shabbat afternoons are longer, come join us for our  very popular series on Pirkei Avot.

Each Shabbat afternoon, from now until early summer, we will meet at different homes in the community for enlightening study and discussion.

This Shabbat we will hold the shiur at 6:00 pm 
at the the home of 
Rabbi Natan and Melissa Kapustin
16 Westover Terrace, West Orange.

Rabbi Kapustin will be giving the shiur.

If you would like to host a class, please let 
Rabbi Klibanoff know!
Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this week is sponsored by the 
Etz Chaim Community

Rabbi's Message
Parshat Tazria-Metzora
Seventy years is a long time and in some ways a very short time. As I prepare to sadly depart Israel after celebrating her 70th birthday, I am filled with all sorts of emotions and inspirations.

Today, I watched a young mother feed her baby. Each time she spooned him his food, she talked about the Chag today. "Today Israel is 70 years old. Today is a special day."
It occurred to me that neither of them knows or will ever know what a world without an Israel looks like. Most people here do not.

On the other hand, in the scope of history, seventy years is but a flash. Communist Russia didn't last much longer.
Our job is to ensure there will always be the State of Israel. Our job is also to make sure that no one ever takes this most precious gift for granted.

In the meantime, visit Israel, celebrate Israel and most importantly, pray for Israel.
I look forward to sharing my reflections of this week with you in Shul this Shabbat.
Shabbat Shalom

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.

          Community News & Events

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

JNF - Breakfast for Israel
Friday, May 4th

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

Davening Schedule


Candle Lighting


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

Shabbat Day



Teen Minyan

Z'man Kriat Shema


Shabbat Ends

  April 22nd-27th



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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